The Story Monster Podcast – Episode 03

Welcome back witnesses! In this podcast, we cover episodes 13-24 of Dororo. Tensions are high as war is on the horizon. The border of the Daigo Clan is being invaded by the neighboring clan of Asakura. To make matters worse, famine, and plague are ravaging the lands. You would think people would just pack up…

The Story Monster Podcast – Episode 02

Dororo is a hardcore anime. It's strange and really embraces Japanese mythology. Each demon has a unique design that stands out from the Western view of what we're used to. Some look like regular humans while others look like something that crawled out of an elephant anus. They appear out of nowhere like wild Pokemon…

Castlevania Season 4 (2021) Review

For the past four years, Castlevania has inspired me. The animation in the show is of the highest caliber. Even when my eyes were tired, I couldn't turn off the TV. That is how spectacular the storytelling is. It has no equal or rival to compare, its simply in a class of its own. The…

The Promised Neverland (2019) Review

My best friend recommended I watch this show. After the finale last night, I was highly upset with him. The Promised Neverland is good as grandma's cooking. The story revolves around orphaned children raised to be "adopted" once they reach a certain age. It is an emotional rollercoaster from start to finish. Emma, Norman, and…

Invincible (2021-) Review

I think the last animated property to make me cry was Pixar's Up. Well that's no longer the case. Invincible, based on the books by Image Comics, is a galvanizing story! One that will keep you wanting more but weary of the outcome. I can't see this being adapted to live action and having the…

Akame ga Kill! (2014) Review

One of the most bizarre shows I've seen this year! Akame ga Kill is like watching a Tarantino movie. Its got profanity, extreme violence, sexual themes, and shocking deaths. At times I felt like I was watching Game of Thrones the way characters were being picked off. The story begins with a young warrior named…

The God of High School (2020) Review

This anime appeared on my radar by word of mouth. One night I decided to see if the hype was real and....it is. The animation itself is what makes this show golden! The God of High School is about a fighting tournament in Korea, where the winner gets any wish they want granted. No it's…