Author Archives: Nathan

Berserk – Episode 9 Review

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Attempting to infiltrate the tower where Casca is being held, Guts has finally made his way to its exterior with Luca and the rest in an attempt to rescue her. Falling behind, Guts only has a split second to decide what to prioritize, and how to proceed. Will he finally be reunited with his one time partner, or will she elude his grasp once again?

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Berserk – Episode 5 + 6 Review

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With Casca’s fate in question, Guts can only press on with his quest to find her and save her from the demons that chase them both for their brands. With renewed vigor and a restored Dragon’s Tooth blade, his mission is the only step forward. Does he stand a chance against the perils that await, or will he ultimately succumb to the crushing weight of the world around him?

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Berserk – Episode 2 Review

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Now that Guts has been properly introduced to us in his new garb with his new Dragon’s Tooth massive zweihander, he finds himself confronted by a certain sect of knights that seem intent on his capture. What ends do they meet by securing him, and will he go down quietly? The answer should be fairly obvious for both.

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Berserk – Episode 1 Review

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And so, moving on from discussing a show primarily revolving around high school teenagers attempting to figure out if they can bother to feel feelings anymore, now we move onto a show centered around grotesque physical, sexual, and mental violence with heavy dashes of moral ambiguity. With a prequel movie trilogy under its belt, Studio 4C has moved on to the first full story arc- the Black Swordsman arc. Will the anime hold up to the quality of the movie trilogy, or does it falter right out of the gate? Warning: Berserk is loaded with graphic violent content, do not watch or read if you are easily queasy.

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Spring Season 2016 Wrap-Up (Nathan Edition)

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And so the season ends, not with a whimper, but a legendarily big, colorful bang of the Jojo trinity among others. As usual, I declared I wouldn’t be watching as much this season as last season… and quickly went to prove myself wrong on how much I would end up binging on. What were some of the high points of the season and what were the low? I’m about to tell you! Please remember my personal rating scale: 5 is the average, typically showing no true advancement on any medium with positives and negatives canceling each other out, with 1 and 10 being total extremes on the spectrum. I don’t simply rate a show based on how much I personally enjoyed it! Some shows can be a 6 that I greatly enjoyed, while I can give a 7 to a show that I personally might not be as interested in but has greater artistic merits. With that being said, let’s see what rocked!

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Kiznaiver – Episode 12 Review

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With Sonozaki threatening to reinstate the Kizna system on a massive scale, encompassing all of Sugomori City, the previous Kiznaivers find themselves embroiled in a new conflict beyond any experience they’ve shared from the summer. With the entire city at stake now, what will the team do to prevent all of Sugomori from becoming connected with a large scale Kizna?

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Kiznaiver – Episode 11 Review

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Now that Katushira knows the truth of the friends he had before, Urushi ends their appointment and leads him, Yoshiharu, and Nico (aka my personal DREAM TEAM) back out to the city. Unlike previous revelations, however, Katsuhira seems lost in thought about something, but not before asking if it would be okay to see his old friends again in the future. What is it that Katsuhira is thinking about, and what will he do about this thoughts?

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