Category: Opinion Piece

Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody

The Fantasy and Leisure of Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody

Life can suck. It can be stressful with not even enough time to enjoy the quieter moments. Various circumstances leave you powerless under the pressures of society. What if you...

/ February 11, 2018

Hinamatsuri and the Maturation of Comedy

A lot of comedy manga are based on formulas. Here is a premise. Here are jokes that arise from that premise. Basic sitcom stuff. The manga Hinamatsuri takes these fundamentals...

/ January 28, 2018

Things Fall Apart in UQ Holder! Episodes 10, 11 and 12

So this is it, the end of the UQ Holder! anime. It’s been a wild ride, and these last three episodes were the craziest part of that ride. Shall we...

/ December 29, 2017

The Fate of Tota and UQ Holder! in Episode 8

UQ Holder! completes it’s adaptation of the Fate arc from the manga, as well as lay the seeds for the show’s future. How did it fare in this endeavour? Fairly...

/ November 30, 2017

UQ Holder!’s Lack of Competency in Episode 7

Although Kirie calls Tota incompetent a lot in this episode, UQ Holder! has returned to being a mostly competent show. Let’s see how it works as an adaptation as the...

/ November 22, 2017

The Importance of Character in UQ Holder! Episode 5

Another week, another episode of UQ Holder! to write about. With the conclusion of the First Mission arc, UQ Holder!‘s gearing up to bigger things, but did it properly set...

/ November 7, 2017

Plot Without A Point in UQ Holder! Episode 4

UQ Holder!‘s fourth episode begins the shows first major arc. Generally, it hit most of the major plot points and was fairly well paced. It just so happens to be...

/ October 29, 2017