With double the Shingeki and one half the Naruto, Spring 2017 was a season that I inevitably couldn’t help but write about. The unheard cries of anime fans clamoring for a sequel to Attack on Titan (Shingeki anime number one) are finally getting their prayers answered. In addition, the legendary Naruto is starting a new series with the younger, scrappier Boruto as the main character. While those two definitely caught my interest, it’s the return of Shingeki no Bahamut that had me quivering with anticipation for this season to roll around.
Now every anime season always has a lot more to offer than the blockbuster highlights. That’s why I’m here, returning from a 1 year writing hiatus, to devote my time across a dozen of this season’s new anime. As for what has become tradition, I’m going to put the worst foot forward, and start with the disappointments, then work my way up to the Spring 2017 delights. And spoilers do lurk in the shadows. If you are really curious about the story of episode one, then don’t read past the opening paragraph. The first one’s spoiler free, after that, it’s a minefield. Have fun reading, folks, and it’s good to be back.
Hello, my precious followers. Some of you may not have even noticed my absence, but it has been quite a while since I’ve posted. What this post is for is to tell you all that I’m poised to begin blogging again. Continue reading
Welcome to my first official explanation of the keywords and abilities of this expansion! Kuo: Overworld of Mana introduces five new keywords, one for each of mono-color civilization that this set focuses on. Every expansion in this block and the next will focus on 5 of the 25 civilizations, but there is one bigger mechanic that is prevalent amongst all of them, and that is a brand new card type called Civilization. Civilization cards are inspired by aspects of almost every other card type in Magic: The Gathering and offer a fun way to focus on board state synergy. The general focus of this world is to create rather than destroy so the natural balances leans more towards proactive spells rather than destructive ones, but there is still enough here to combat the threats as a control player, don’t you worry. There’s also a couple cycles and unique subtypes that I will explain that don’t do anything momentous, but still warrant your attention. All of this will be described after the table of contents, below! Continue reading
Spoilers are currently in progress as I get feedback from the community. Continue reading
Hello folks. I do intend for these to be in the first week of each month, but it was my birthday yesterday. Upon aging another year, I took a breather for a few days! I’m not old yet, reaching the lofty heights of 26, but I definitely feel the extremely early signs of becoming senile. Anyways, here’s the March edition of Anime Fan Art which will basically encompass everything I came across throughout February. For those stopping by for the first time, I get this art from Zerochan where I subscribe to every anime I like. Whenever a new season ends I subscribe to the ones that pleased me which just constantly expands the amount of fan art I see every day. Here’s my personal favorites for your easy perusal. If you want to see more I highly implore you join Zerochan or another like-minded website! Click the image for the full size and there is a link to that artist’s profile in each caption! Continue reading
We’re now six or seven episodes into each of this season’s selection of anime. Normally at this point, the number of anime I drop roughly equals the number of anime I choose to keep up with. I’m pleased to say that between the ones I dropped during the premieres and the time of writing, I have only dropped one additional anime! That was Prince of Stride, the free-running anime that free-ran out of steam way too quickly for my taste. What is continuing to flutter my fancy with the anime I’m still following includes the gorgeous art of Grimgar, the endearing, yet pulse-pounding Erased, and the masterful, mature Shouwa Genroku. That’s just to name a few. There’s plenty more detailed below! From their current status of worst to best, here’s what I’m still watching this Winter season. Continue reading
Art by Sam Burley
Welcome to the first actual preview for my multi-block fan expansion! While my prologue featured cards from all nine sets, we’re now going to focus solely on the first one. After it’s adequately revealed from a flavor and gameplay perspective, we’ll move on to next set. This way, you all can get a better look at how this set will actually interact with itself without influence from the future sets. So before we break down each of the five civilizations, here’s the set details in rough draft form. Continue reading