Amongst nerds who love anime, there is one subject that is even more controversial than such classic arguments as whether or not the Star Wars Christmas Special is cannon. When it comes to anime, the big debate is whether or not it’s better to watch the sub or the dub. It’s a topic so contentious at conventions that entire screening rooms can burst out in vicious brutal screaming matches as the unruly cosplay masses vie to see which continent can shout down the other side. On one side, the sub contingent believes that most anime is better heard in its original language. Voice acting is treated as a much bigger deal over in Japan where some VO performers are treated like superstar idols.
On November 12th, Disney will launch their exclusive streaming service Disney Plus, firing the first salvo in what will become one of the bloodiest most brutal competitions in the world of media and entertainment. They will begin the great streaming wars. Netflix has evolved from a cute little niche DVD rental service into a tech behemoth completely reshaping the way the world consumes entertainment. With over 151 million subscribers worldwide, Netflix has become a digital buffet trying to cater towards every niche taste imaginable and racking up tremendous amounts of debt to continue to feed their audiences endless appetite for content, with some estimating the amount of debt to be as high as 20 billion dollars to make sure you're stocked with new seasons of Stranger Things.
Destiny has become one of the greatest enigmas in the gaming sphere in the past few years. One of the biggest new IP’s to launch during the twilight of the seventh generation and the beginning of the 8th console generation for all intensive purposes, this series should have been dead on arrival considering the considerable critical drubbing it received on release and for good reason.
All Might is the central pillar holding up My Hero Academia. But he has death flags all over him and I have some conflicted feelings about this. First of all let me clarify things. Fear not, All Might is not dead. He is still alive in well in the manga, but throughout the manga there have been numerous times where his death has been not so subtly foreshadowed.
Remember those Batman and Superman guys. Pretty lame right. And even those Marvel movies are all the same. I mean I watched a video essay where a guy told me as much, how they all look generic and grey and have shitty music that all sounds the same. But my parents love all that generic mass market cape shit. Even my grandma thinks she’s cool because she knows who Groot and Rocket Racoon are, but you know what I’m sick of it because
Pokémon fever is once again sweeping the nation, thanks to the one-two punch in 2016 of Pokémon Go and the release of the seventh generation Pokémon games, Sun and Moon and Pokemon Sword and Shield right around the corner. While all of you might be rushing grab your Nintendo Switch so you can catch all 801 Pokémon in the never ending quest to become the very best and all that, one thing you might not be aware of is the fact that Pokémon developer Game Freak actually has a storied development history and has made other games outside of Pokémon. Sure, they’ve been a practical Pokémon factory, producing all seven generations of Pokémon games as well as their respective spin-offs, but before and even during their Pokémon development cycle, they’ve managed to put out a few games that might surprise even the most diehard of Pokémon fans. Before they were even a video game developer, Game Freak was a self-published fanzine that was created by studio founders Satoshi Tajiri and Ken Sugimori in the 1980s.