The Gift of the Magi Review

Original Title: Magi no Okurimono Story and Art by Kumichi Yoshizuki Original Publisher: Grand Jump Premium (6 Chapters, 1 Volume) Publication Date:  2014 *** I’d like to start this piece by reminding everyone that this manga is 6 chapters long. It will take you less than an hour to read, and I highly recommend you do so. I’ll be here waiting patiently until you’re done… … Continue reading The Gift of the Magi Review

Why Pokemon Quest is Great for all Players

Video Version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O05HEcVdYIA&t=33s   When I first saw gameplay footage for Pokemon Quest, I was sad. I felt like Nintendo were waisting their time making, mediocre freemium games that no players really wanted. That’s not to say that fans didn’t want Pokemon games on mobile devices. For years the idea of porting older Pokemon games has filled veteran fans of the franchise with excitement. Yet, this … Continue reading Why Pokemon Quest is Great for all Players

A Contract With God Review

Story and Art by Will Eisner Original Publication Date: 1978 Will Eisner is considered by many to be the pioneer of the “graphic novel”. His body of work was not intended to whisk children away into worlds filled with caped crusaders. Instead, he was dedicated to the depiction of real life struggles that a more mature audience could relate to. During the 1940s he revolutionised … Continue reading A Contract With God Review

What is Petscop?

Video Version –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8CCoErW8vU Today I’m going to be discussing a very interesting creation I came across a few months back. While 6 hours into a youtube deep-dive, I came across a let’s play for a game I had never heard of before. While the Youtube video seemed to mimic that of a normal lets play video, I became increasingly intrigued with the odd occurrences sprinkled … Continue reading What is Petscop?

Blankets Review

Blankets Review  Story and Art by Craig Thompson Published by Top Shelf Productions: July 23, 2003 Summary: Blankets follows Craig through his most impressionable stages. We explore sibling rivalry in rural Wisconsin, the importance of faith, its destructive capabilities and the budding romance of adolescent love. Our protagonist must come to terms with his life, and the decisions he must make, even if he must … Continue reading Blankets Review

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Review

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind  Release date: 11 March 1984 Relation to Ghibli: Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, Produced by Isao Takahata Synopsis: Far in the future, after an apocalyptic conflict, dubbed the “7 days of fire”, has devastated much of the world’s ecosystem. The few surviving humans, now divided into warring factions, live in scattered semi-hospitable environments within what has become a “toxic jungle.” … Continue reading Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Review

The Importance of Pokemon’s 7th Generation

Video Version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oloKJJLp-4c&t=3s   The most recent Pokemon games, Ultra sun/moon have been out for a while now, and as far as remakes go they are pretty standard (in a good way). They seek to add extra content and story to their predecessors, with many graphical and technical updates. However, as I progressed further through the game, and thought back to my experiences with Sun/Moon, I’ve … Continue reading The Importance of Pokemon’s 7th Generation

Ayako Review

Ayako Story and art by Osamu Tezuka Originally published by Daitosha (1973, 2 volumes) Synopsis: Set in 1949, Ayako takes place in a Japan crushed by the Allied Powers. As a result, the nation has entered a massive societal shift, with the Agricultural reform dissolving large estates and redistributing plots to tenant farmers. For patriarch Sakuemon, leader of the Tenge family, it means he must … Continue reading Ayako Review