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Changing of an Age: Looking Towards and Beyond Amazon's "Lord of the Rings"  Changing of an Age: Looking Towards and Beyond Amazon's "Lord of the Rings" 

There are very few things in fiction that come close to be deserving of the word mythology, the works of J.R.R. Tolkien are among those illustrious few. This is due to the fact Tolkien himself and then through his son Christopher attempted to create a world as expansive as any story of old. A world populated by gods,…

Question of the Weeb! Lets Talk Music Question of the Weeb! Lets Talk Music

Hello fellow weebs! We are back for another edition of Question of the Weeb. Last time I hosted one of these things the question was a bit long, kind of convoluted. As such, I thought today would be a good time to keep it nice and light. So in the spirit of lightness lets talk music.

Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz - Glory of Losers Vol. 2 - A Narrative Begins to Emerge Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz - Glory of Losers Vol. 2 - A Narrative Begins to Emerge

If you could sum up the first volume of The Glory of Losers in a single word it would be “perplexing”. In that while it draws at your curiosity, you at the same time have no idea what is happening nor why. The Glory of Losers Vol 2 starts much the same way, however by the end of the volume the narrative choices of…

Question of the Weeb: The Essential Anime Question of the Weeb: The Essential Anime

Hello and welcome back to another edition of Question of the Weeb, I am your Question Master Ishamael. During my last Question of the Weeb I asked you to pick an anime for me to watch and I’d pick one and actually watch it. The “winner” was Sky Wizards Academy which funny enough I finished quite easily. This is likely…

Dragon Ball Super "Ultra Instinct" What we Know/What it Could Mean Dragon Ball Super "Ultra Instinct" What we Know/What it Could Mean

This weekend the long awaited Dragon Ball Super Special aired and the reviews are nearly unanimous; Dragon Ball Super has not been this good in a long time. I for one totally agree, this may be my favorite episode of the series since the incredible Episode 39 when Super Saiyan Blue Kaiō-Ken was first introduced. In…

Adaptation Decay Special: Tokyo Ghoul:re the Anime Adaptation Decay Special: Tokyo Ghoul:re the Anime

In a year stuffed with long awaited anime continuations the announcement of a Tokyo Ghoul continuation should be glorious news for fans. The original anime adaptation of Toyko Ghoul was a highlight of its season and made a distinct mark on the anime community in both Japan and the West. This was also helped by the…

Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star is Dumb but oh so Much Fun Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star is Dumb but oh so Much Fun

As one plays a game many different measures of quality can be used to determine how one feels about the game. The story can be deep and engaging, the production can be top notch and engrossing, the gameplay can be varied and exciting. Unfortunately Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star is none of these things. However it is…

Index III! Index III! Confirmed! Index III! Index III! Confirmed!

Updated: Today at the Dengeki Bunko Festival it has been confirmed that Index 3 will be happening in 2018. However there was also a hint Index 3 may not be the final project, could Railgun 3 be making an appearance or an adaptation of A Certain Scientific Accelerator happen as well?

The Mistakes Sony Made with the Playstation Vita The Mistakes Sony Made with the Playstation Vita

It is well known among the gaming community that Sony let the Playstation Vita wither on the vine, despite this though the powerful handheld has found a niche around the world. This has inspired a passionate community of fans of the small but powerful device that has long maintained Sony’s mishandling of the Vita was…

Zone of the Enders: Hideo Kojima's (Not So) Forgotten Masterpiece Zone of the Enders: Hideo Kojima's (Not So) Forgotten Masterpiece

The story behind Zone of the Enders is almost that of Greek tragedy. Every time the series seems to find a footing something knocks it back down. For the better part of two decades this was how it was and will be. Now once again coming out of the Tokyo Game Show a glimmer of hope shines through the despair as Zone of…

Insane Marketing Blip: Final Fantasy is 30 years old this year and Square Enix is celebrating with (and this is not a joke) a pair of $55.00 French commemorative wines. Funny enough this isn’t the first time Square celebrated Final Fantasys 30th with some wine...

Question of the Weeb! Pick an Anime any Anime Question of the Weeb! Pick an Anime any Anime

As I was trying to come up with a Question for todays Question of the Weeb I like last week was conflicted. What could I say, should it be basic, should it be specific, what to do, what to do... then I thought of something the only rule is it has to be a question. It is Question of the Weeb correctly?

Dragon Ball FighterZ Looks Better Than The Anime Dragon Ball FighterZ Looks Better Than The Anime

As a fan of Dragon Ball Z and Super the news that Arc System Works was making a pure Dragon Ball fighting game immediately caught my attention. Past games spawned from the franchise have trended towards a more casual experience as seen in Dragon Ball Fusions an RPG, Dragon Ball Xenoverse a RPG/Fighter, and Dragon Ball…

"Death Note" (Netflix) Film Review - This is Death Note?  "Death Note" (Netflix) Film Review - This is Death Note? 

The title Death Note caries a lot of expectations for a large number of people, when making a film of a franchise there is two paths one can take. To be faithful or not. Netflix’s “adaptation” takes the path less traveled a wholly unfaithful adaptation of the beloved manga that revels in how unfaithful it is being…

Question of the Weeb Returns!  Question of the Weeb Returns! 

A bunch of authors recently have been discussing how one of AniTAYS best features have been missing in recent months. Of course its the Question of the Weeb, where you the reader and us the author have the chance to get to know each other better. The new generation of Question of the Weeb will be hosted every Friday…

Boruto - Naruto Gaiden Arc - Episode 2 Impressions Boruto - Naruto Gaiden Arc - Episode 2 Impressions

As we enter Week Two of The Sarada Uchiha Arc things are moving quite a bit faster then I was anticipating and that is such a good thing. The arc is moving forward at a brisk pace of about two chapters per episode, while there is still ample opportunity for filler from outside of Gaiden, at the moment the adaptation…

Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz - Glory of Losers Vol. 1 an Odd Take on an Old Classic Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz - Glory of Losers Vol. 1 an Odd Take on an Old Classic

While Gundam Wing may not be the best the Gundam metafranchise has to offer, after more then two decades the series remains near and dear to my heart as one of my first anime. As such when I heard its tie in manga The Glory of Losers was getting an official English release after more then a decade of serialization in…

How to Improve Pokemon GO in Three Simple Ways How to Improve Pokemon GO in Three Simple Ways

First let us get a few things out of the way. Yes people still play Pokemon GO, quite a few people actually. Second this will not be involving some key features that remain frustratingly unimplemented such as peer to peer battling and Pokemon trading. These are ideas Niantic can implement right now using the…

Tokyo Xanadu - Ten Things in Ten Hours Tokyo Xanadu - Ten Things in Ten Hours

Just how “anime” can a game be and still be a game? Tokyo Xandau is a game that asks this question of its player. Coming from the ever growing Persona clone RPG sub-genre Nihon Falcoms latest title to come West is a really hard game to pin down. On one hand it has a surprisingly dynamic battle system you can not wait…

Boruto - Naruto Gaiden Arc - Episode 1 Impressions Boruto - Naruto Gaiden Arc - Episode 1 Impressions

When Boruto: Naruto Next Generations the anime began I was convinced the anime would have... troubles, shall we say. Being nearly entirely anime original, the unsettling comparisons to Dragon Ball GT were all too easy to make. However at the time there was always a lingering idea in the back of my mind, what if they…

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