Index vs Railgun: Pros and Cons of Both
Britt: Hello! I had just recently finished the last episode of "A Certain Magical Index", and I really wanted to compare and contrast it to "A Certain Scientific Railgun". Now, I'm going to make this like a point system. Separating them into categories and giving you all my own opinions on each show. Regardless of the end results (you know, whichever one comes out on top in the end) I want you all to know that I actually enjoyed both shows (I enjoyed "Railgun" slightly more, but I liked both shows.) Also, please remember that I'm only talking about the "anime". I am not talking about the source material. Not the manga, not the light novels. The ANIME. I might bring up the light novel once, but I'm not talking about it entirely. This discussion will not be about the source material. OK so, let's get started!
Honestly, I watched Railgun before Index but I hear that Railgun is just a spin-off and that I should have watched them in a "specific" order, but
Anime Reviews: Fairy Tail!Setting: Tory and everyone walking through a town and evenually stopping in the Fairy Tail Guild.
Tory: Finally, I never thought we would have made it here.
Spike: Tory... What the hell are we doing at a guild?
Tory: Not just any guild my friend! This is the Fairy Tail Guild.
*As they go through the door and see people passing by as they head up the bar.*
Flogger: Why are even at Fairy Tail?
Lex: How did you even find this?
Serena: What was the point of even coming here if Kai isn't with us?
Tory: Okay, first off he hates drinking and this is part bar. I quite honestly, did not wanna hear it again. Second, *Removes his hat showing his bald spot when he approches Mary Jane.* I would like to join the guild please! *As he gets stamped on his bald spot then puts his hat back on.* Third, I have no logic when it comes to moving on place to another. So if you wanna act all like you know everything about my logic, test me. Other wise, bit me!
Spike: Okay... What was out point in coming here th
Steven Universe Theory: Stevens Fusions.Steven Fusions. How do They work?
Hello, and I'm doing a quick theory before Wanted comes out. Why well, something has been bugging me for a few seasons that seems really simple, but no one bothered mentioning it for a while. So, we all know Steven has some fusions that are kind of strange. Just like Connie and him making Stevonnie, there's also Smokey Quarts and... Wait!
You see that, I am free from this point, Okay and the new leak on Steven and Lars fusing. It made me question a few things, How does his fusions work? We all know that gems can fuse with other gems, and Greg can't fuse with Rose cause he's human. However, Steven is able to fuse with humans and gems now. So, the biggest question is...why can he do this when others can't? The answer is actually really simple,
Review: Samurai Jack (Season 5)http://www.ticgn.com/reviews/movietv-reviews/review-samurai-jack-season-5/
NOTE: There may be some spoilers in the review. Far, far from enough to spoil any episode in great detail, but I still advise you proceed with caution.
“Long ago, in a distant land, I, Aku, the shapeshifting Master of Darkness, unleashed an unspeakable evil! But a foolish samurai warrior wielding a magic sword stepped forth to oppose me. Before the final blow was struck, I tore open a portal in time and flung him into the future, where my evil is law! Now, the fool seeks to return to the past, and undo the future that is Aku…”
Samurai Jack is one of the many shows from Cartoon Network’s golden era; whereas the other programs placed a big emphasis on comedy, however, Samurai Jack was a lot more subtle and deep. It still provided humor, but it was balanced with a sense of adventure and suspense. Viewers follow this lone samurai in a surreal futurist
Samurai Jack season 5 review (updated)This morning I saw the series finale of Samurai Jack. *13 years later (kidding) Not that one in 2004 that left the series in a hiatus, but the proper series finale to the show. Before the 2003 teen titans show and Justice League/JLU Samurai Jack was my go to show in 2001. When I heard it was renewed after almost 15 years, I made sure to record all the episodes on my DVR. Now to the important thing my thoughts on the finale. I thought this finale was good, not great, not terrible either just good. I kind of felt that maybe the pacing was a little too fast. It would've been properly paced if this show was a one or two hour series finale, with some storylines including the scotsman's arc as a ghost. Even all of jack's friends from the past who were trying to save him didn't get enough screen time. Also there should've been a proper hero vs villain final battle with Aku and Jack. Now for the positives, the action packed finale was good, the humor with the scotsman and Ashi having the power
Sodium Scrutiny: Samurai Jack Series
Sodium Scrutiny: Samurai Jack Series (2001-2004 & 2017-2017)
"I've been telling Jack to get a job for 50 years, but he just won't move out of my house. Motherfucker gets sushi everywhere too, believe me he is just the worst!"
Well well well, this is quite a surprise, isn't it?
"Natrium is reviewing western animation too?! Thank god, I thought he was a fapanese faggot who cannot appreciate the greatness of our Messiah Mysterious Mr. Enter."
Hahaha, well first off, thanks for your concern, but I am no stranger to western media, as I am also a film critic that looks at both cinematic classics and modern movies alike. You should know this if you've been on my page long enough.
Second, don't get used to this! I never planned on reviewing cartoons, so don't expect me to suddenly pump out Animated Atrocity cards or rant about how the creators of Teen Titans Go should go die (BTW, if you're so pathetic and worthless that you actually wish physical harm on pe
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Director: Rob Marshall
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the second most successful film in the franchise (as of this writing) and also the one that everyone seemingly forgets ever happened. This one tries to skirt around the heavily divisive second and third movies and tries to be a standalone adventure film, and while I give credit for it being self-contained there are several clear faults that keep it from being as memorable as the other sequels or well written like the first.
After a failed attempt to rescue his first mate, Joshamee Gibbs (Kevin McNally) in London, Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is brought before King George II (Richard Griffiths). The king wants Jack to guide an expedition to the Fountain of Youth before King Ferdinand and the Spanish Navy can locate it. Jack’s old nemesis, Captain Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), now a privateer in service to the British Navy after losing his leg and the Black Pearl
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Director: Gore Verbinski
“I wash my hands of this weirdness” - that’s probably what many people thought after seeing At World’s End, because it’s certainly by far the most out-there of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, though mostly not in the best way. Despite enjoying it in the cinema at the time, I distanced myself from it over time because it was so far removed from even the second film to fully enjoy. With that said, there are still aspects about it I enjoy and even respect, but not enough to say it’s worth recommending all the way through.
As the new governor of Port Royal, Lord Cutler Beckett (Tom Hollander) executes anyone associated with piracy by mass hangings and ordering Davy Jones (Bill Nighy) to destroy all pirate ships in the Caribbean. A row of condemned prisoners sing “Hoist the Colours” to compel the nine Pirate Lords to convene at Shipwreck Cove to hold the Brethren Court.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Director: Gore Verbinski
For a time, I actually found myself watching Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest more than The Curse of the Black Pearl. Of all the Pirates sequels, this one is mostly made up of the parts that I would want to see in a pirate movie of this nature but it’s still a flawed film. The decision to film this film and At World’s End back to back results in a mix of really fun action and adventure with heavily drawn out and confusing plot threads and other annoyances. Though for my part, this is the more re-watchable of the two.
On the day of their wedding, Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) are arrested by Lord Cutler Beckett (Tom Hollander) of the East India Trading Company for allowing Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) to escape his hanging. Beckett promises to spare both of them from execution if Will tracks down Jack and brings him the pirate
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
Director: Gore Verbinski
I am going to be straight up with you dear readers. I am a fan of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Not just the first film, although that is undoubtedly the best as this review shall demonstrate, but the series at large. Despite the many flaws in the sequels and ways in which they test the patience of many critics and cinephiles (and good friends), I cannot help it - they satisfy my craving for pirate swashbuckling action and adventure. Plus the pirate genre pretty much lives or dies with this franchise, so it’s worth considering just why the first in this franchise was not only so successful but a damn good film.
On the HMS Dauntless’ voyage to Port Royal, Jamaica, Governor Swann (Jonathan Pryce) and his daughter Elizabeth Swann retrieve a wayward boy, Will Turner, a survivor of a shipwreck. Around Will’s neck is a golden skull medallion, which Elizabeth keeps in order to protect him fr
Review: Puyo Puyo Tetris (Switch)http://www.ticgn.com/reviews/game/review-puyo-puyo-tetris-switch/
Recently, my time has been devoted to two games on the Nintendo Switch: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Puyo Puyo Tetris. I’ve stated my praises for Nintendo’s premium port of an already fascinating entry in the long-running racing series, so it’s only fair that I also shine the spotlight on the puzzle crossover that’s also been eating up my hours. This hybrid was previously released a few years ago on the Wii U, 3DS, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Playstation Vita, and Xbox One…in Japan.
I hadn’t been much of a Puyo Puyo fanatic, but I love me some Tetris, so I was curious about the title ever since I heard about its release overseas. It seemed so weird to me, and I mean that in a good way; I wanted to play it and see what this strange Japan-only game could offer. Fast-forward to now, and I’m in possession of a locali
Retro Review: Faceball 2000http://www.ticgn.com/nintendo/retro-review-faceball-2000/
Today’s first-person shooters are so bland and boring. Televisions have more than three colors, yet you wouldn’t know that if you’re playing the annual “realistic” monochrome shooter with grumpy tough guys that only ever feel artificial. Oh, the newest one takes place in World War II? Just like most of the other ones before it? What a lovely surprise. Maybe after all these years, they’ll finally learn there were actually battles that took place that didn’t involve American intrusions. I would rather just go back to a time where “FPS” didn’t mean “hyperrealistic bam bam ‘Murican men”.
OKAY NEVER MIND. PLEASE TAKE ME BACK TO MODERN TIMES! THESE THINGS ARE SCARY.
To be serious for a moment, what we have here is a little game named Faceball 2000. It was originally a game for the Atari ST (under the name “MIDI Maze”
Darth Vader 2015 ReviewI got into this series thanks to an excellent fandub on this youtube channel. Eventually I the story hooked me in enough that I went read the rest before that dub could finish.
So a comic about Darth Vader. The basic premise came from the writer Kieron Gillen noticing that despite failing to defend the Death Star in the original movie, Darth Vader is in a much stronger position by Empire Strike Back. Thus he wanted to write a story as to how that happened. Likewise, how exactly did he learn that Luke Skywalker was his son?
The comic starts right after A New Hope. The emperor is not pleased with the Death Star's destruction and since Vader is only one still alive who can be blamed for it, he's demoted to work under the newly promoted Grand General Tagge. If you didn't pay attention to the names of all the minor Imperial officers, he's the one on the Death Star that actually saw the Rebels as a threat. The Sith L
Finished Reading Stardust CrusadersThis was the arc I was interested in since I read it was one of those manga that inspired many of the common tropes seen in manga after it, even if I also read it hadn't aged well.
I can definitely say some parts aged better than others, though that's the same with Phantom Blood and Battle Tendency. The fights with the Stands are still really good. This made the fights feel a lot more unique and involved more strategy, and with the exception of Jotaro getting the power to stop time there wasn't any powers getting pulled out (Araki kinda wrote himself into a corner with that one). It was just the characters using the one power they had to get out of situations, with dumb luck also helping them because no Shonen manga can seem to get through some fights without the heroes surviving because of luck.
On the downside, and this was really something that could drag it down; this story was MUCH longer than it needed to be. It was longer than Phantom Blood and Battle Tendency combined an
Britt Reviews: Mai-Chan's Daily Life (18+)
Well, the first manga I was going to review was originally gonna be the disappointment known as "Vampire Knight", but after my friend Michael warned me about this particular manga called "Mai-Chan no Nichijou" or as it's called in English "Mai-Chan's Daily Life", I decided to check that out instead and see what was so bad about it. Hmm, I can certainly say his warning wasn't for nothing. Mai-Chan's Daily Life is probably the most disgusting, despicable, inhumane piece of dog sh*t I've ever laid my eyes upon. Now for those of you who don't know what this manga is, let me explain. Mai-Chan's Daily Life is an ero guro manga written and illustrated by Waita Uziga, and if you're into some nasty sh*t, just search up his name on Google, and you'll get what you so desire. Now, ero guro is a type of genre consisting of "grotesque pornography". Ya know, sex (or in this case, rape) mixed with torture, then that's what that is. I honestly cannot understand how something like that would appeal
Britt Reviews: Vampire Knight (manga)
Hello there, everyone. Britt here, reviewing one of the worst manga I've ever read. Well, worst manga endings I've read at least. And that manga is called: Vampire Knight. Now, let's just jump right into it, shall we?
Story: "Cross Academy is an elite boarding school with two separate, isolated classes: the Day Class and the Night Class. On the surface, Yuuki Cross and Zero Kiryuu are prefects of the academy, and attempt to keep order between the students as classes rotate in the evenings. As the Night Class is full of utterly gorgeous elites, this can sometimes prove to be a bit difficult. It is completely necessary, however, as those "elites" are actually vampires. Yuuki and Zero act as guardians, protecting the secrets of the Night Class and the safety of their ignorant morning counterparts. As the adopted daughter of the academy's chairman, Yuuki takes her job with a serious and energetic attitude. It also allows her to interact with her secret crush and savior, the president of th
Review - Triple H - Thy Kingdom Come
Between my friend and my husband, I was convinced to watch Triple H’s new documentary video, Thy Kingdom Come. That was perfectly fine. When I heard about it, I wanted to see it anyway. I wasn’t sure what to expect. I didn’t want another fiasco like the Undertaker video where it was just matches and virtually no talking. Thankfully, I didn’t get that.
It starts off with Paul Lavesque’s entire history from birth to present in a consecutive pace. It was very nice and easy to follow. A lot of people came together, friends and family, and just other people in the business, to go over the things Triple H has done and how he’s grown from one character to another over the years, yet still retained his wonderful personality as a student, mentor, and humble/calm individual, respected by everyone. Granted, this man is now in a high position, so there’s no telling how much was said simply to please, but nothing seemed overly overblown to me.
Lego Batman ReviewSo this was a prospect that quickly got my interest. Seeing a movie about The Lego Movie's version of Batman. That alone promised to be hilarious. The first trailer promised that, while the second promised to also have some emotional scenes.
The movie opens up with Joker teaming up with the rest of Batman's rogue's gallery, including D-listers like Calendar Man and Condiment King, while hatching a plan threatening to destroy Gotham unless he's given control of the city. Naturally Batman stops him, and delivers a massive blow to Joker's ego telling him he doesn't him or anybody as his greatest enemy, or need anybody.
Batman seems on top of the world with his constant saving of the city, but underneath he is a very lonely person who is afraid to get closer to other. Not that he'll admit it, even if Alfred points it out to his face.
Alfred wants Batman to stop shutting himself off from others, with no success. He can barely even get him to take off his cowl when telling him to attend Jim
Tory Reviews: Milo Murphy's Law #2!
I needed to word myself better with this. Most people complain about alot of things on this saying it's not that unpopular, I get that. But there's one thing people complained about that I needed to word better. I should have cutteed Justice League Action out of the list, I understand that part. I should have also explained that, when I first reviewed Milo Murphy's Law, I said it might have the same problems that Phineas and Ferb had that got me out of the show quickly. I was waaaaaaaaayyyy to harsh on the show, and that's some thing people would disagree with me on cause I gave it a fair grade of a B-.
But no, this show is much better, like I should have given it a A+++++++-+. Okay, maybe I'm overthinking it, but still, I would consider this on levels of Star Vs. The Forces Of Evil or Gravity Falls.... if not better.
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