The Rising of the Shield Hero #8: Curse Shield Review

Overall Rating: 8.3/10 Plot/Story: 8/10 Animation/Design: 8/10 Characters: 8.5/10 Music: 8.5/10 Action/Fights: 8.5/10 Synopsis Team Naofumi, once again, ends up in a village that needs saving. The team must clean up a mess left by another Cardinal Hero and comes face-to-face with a zombie dragon! Unexpected events trigger one of Naofumi’s most powerful shields yet, […]

The Rising of the Shield Hero #5: Filo

Overall Rating: 7.4/10 Plot/Story: 8.5/10 Animation/Design: 7.5/10 Characters: 8/10 Music: 8/10 Action/Fights: 5/10 Synopsis: We open with a woman I am assuming to be a queen, speaking with a mysterious spy/scout about a plan the king is currently engaging in. The queen inquires about the Shield Hero specifically, learning about the Melromarc kingdom’s resistance to […]

The Rising of the Shield Hero #4: Lullaby at Dawn

Overall Rating: 7.5/10 Plot/Story: 8/10 Animation/Design: 7.5/10 Characters: 7.5/10 Music: 7/10 Action/Fights: 7.5/10 Synopsis: After defeating the first wave, The Cardinal Heroes are celebrated at the King’s palace for their courageous deeds. Raphtalia’s slave status is revealed to the public who, once again, condemns Naofumi. Plot/Story: Tensions rise amongst the Cardinal Heroes once Motoyasu (the […]

The Rising of the Shield Hero #3: Wave of Catastrophe

Overall Rating: 7.3/10 Plot/Story: 7.5/10 Animation/Design: 7.5/10 Characters: 7.5/10 Music: 7/10 Action/Fights: 7/10 Synopsis: Naofumi has gained new skills and his field practice with Raphtalia is beginning to yield results. With the Wave of Catastrophe looming, Team Naofumi needs to be well equipped. The duo upgrades their gear and venture to the dragon hourglass where […]

The Rising of the Shield Hero: #2 The Slave Girl Review

Overall Rating:  7/10 Plot/Story: 7.5/10 Animation/Design: 7.5/10 Characters: 6/10 Synopsis This episode initiates and explores Naofumi’s relationship with his new party member, Raphtalia which he procured from a local slave dealer to fight for him. Raphtalia is a demi-human with raccoon-like characteristics who ended up in slavery after the brutal massacre of her parents. Raphtalia […]

Heroes of Anime: Was All Might inspired by Might Guy?

Hello, geeks, nerds, and dweebs alike! Today, I want to discuss a topic which has been on my mind for some time now; the similarity between Naruto’s Might Guy and My Hero Academia’s All Might. Upon first consideration, it may be easy to write this topic off as another crazy fan theory but hear me […]

Review for You: My Hero Academia Episodes 1-2

Hello, Everyone! I know I am a tad bit behind the times, but, I am finally caught up on My Hero Academia (MHA). MHA is a Shonen Jump manga, written and illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi. The manga was adapted into an anime by Studio Bones in 2016. MHA revolves around the protagonist Izuku Midoriya (Deku), […]

The Daily Brew: Thoughts on Dominaria Pre-release

For those who do not know, I am a huge fan of the trading card game Magic the Gathering and this past weekend Wizard of the Coast released possibly their biggest set of the year, Dominaria! Filled with some of the most unique spells in one set that I have seen in recent years. My […]

Hopes and Heroes: Why I consider Star Wars a Superhero Movie

Everything about Star Wars screams superhero movie. This classic Sci-Fi franchise was developed in such a way that contains the core elements that define a “superhero” movie such as an action-packed universe that pits evil villains, bent on universal domination, against noble heroes, who are destined to bring balance to the Force. Star Wars is […]

Zero to Hero: Superhero movies of 2017 ranked by gross domestic income (GDI)

Superhero films flew into theaters for fans frantic to see their favorite heroes and heroines on the big screen. Highly anticipated movies of classic caped crusaders and several casual contenders competed to cash in big bucks at the box office. Action packed, funny, and heartfelt, the yet to be clearly defined, superhero movie genre made […]