Series Review: Dragon Ball Super – Episode 130

What follows a “Final” Transformation in Dragon Ball? A stare down. And commentary. “Ah, so that’s Ultra Instinct!”, “Well, we’ll see how he does against Full Power Jiren!”, “I wonder how this battle will conclude?”–thank you, minor characters, for tapping into the hive-mind and saving us from original thought!


OVA Review: Diebuster

What do you get when you dice up a side of Gunbuster, a filet of FLCL, a quarter pound of Gurren Lagann, dollop in some Love Live! Sunshine!!, drop the mess into a blender, and press the “crush” button? A cloyingly sweet puree known as Aim for the Top 2: Diebuster.

Series Review: Darling in the FranXX – Episode 9

“By following your gaze, your forecasts are always simple and accurate” Goro narrates while leering at Ichigo through a window. Can anyone verify the validity of this statement? Does gazing at an attractive body ensure the gazer’s relationship success? Unwittingly, the writers’ focus on Goro’s “male gaze” submits the episode to analysis via Laura Mulvey’s “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema.”

Movie Review: Gundam Wing – Endless Waltz

Gundam Wing, better known as the robot show that came on after DBZ on Toonami, inspired enough yaoi lemon fanfiction to fill the Library of Congress ten times over. It also led to the creation of Gundam Wing: Endless Walt, a movie following a psychopath, a Satanist, a circus clown, a violinist, and a terrorist on their mission to murder a seven-year-old who assumes control of the government.