Welcome to 3-Point Anime Review, where I talk about the new anime I’ve been watching and discuss my opinion of whether you should keep watching or drop it after 3 episodes (hence 3-point). Keep in mind that this is solely my opinion and dropping or watching the anime series is entirely up to you, the viewers.
It’s been a week since Pokemon X & Y came out, and to say we’ve been enjoying it would be an understatement. Deb already explained why this game is amazing, but I am here to talk about the other aspect that makes this game interesting. As many people know, each Pokemon games have some types of connection between in-game region and the real-life region. For X & Y, they decided to take it out of Asia and into Europe (more specifically, France)
NOTE: These are mostly speculative theories based on my research. Some of the findings here could be a mere coincidence. Reader discretion advised.
“The Internet is a communication tool used in the world over where people can come together to bitch about movies and share pornography with one another.”
- Holden McNeil, Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back (guess who’s the actor?)
When Yaya posted that status above, the cosplay community fell into a huge disarray. Some agreed with her, while others bashed her and lost whatever respect they had for her. The status itself is the most erratic and contradictory statement anyone’s seen out of yaya. This is the woman who urged community to stay tight and to not create any separation, and yet her Facebook statement did opposite of that. I’ve seen friends split between their opinions about yaya, and some of the debate became quite fierce that it would seem that flame war was imminent. But that’s not the biggest problem with her statement.
Welcome to Toku Crossing, a bi-monthly segment where I share my tokusatsu-insipred Animal Crossing clothing design. I will do my best to make design from every Kamen Rider & Super Sentai, but if you have any suggestions or wants to see designs from series you love, leave a comment at the bottom.
That said, first wave of designs come from Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters!
Busters, Ready… GO!
It all started few years ago, when (Patient 0) Jessica Nigri bursted into cosplay scene. There was nothing significant about her. By all account, everything about her was simplistic. She should’ve been forgotten. But then, something happened. She used social media to market her image, and her facebook page hit 100k within short time. Whether she intended to or not, her marketing scheme started a viral infection across the cosplay community.
(This will be a very long column, so brace yourselves)
It’s the 20th anniversary of Power Rangers, a momentous occasion in the history of franchise which fueled our childhood. When Megaforce showcased all the ranger keys, the writing was on the wall: we’re going to have Gokaiger-esque alumni ranger reunions! It was going to be awesome, as we’ll have people ranging from Tommy Oliver to maybe even RPM crew come back for this milestone.
Yeah, about that last part….
In 1964, Hasbro came up with a brilliant idea: to make an original “doll” to boys and sell the dolls to boys as an “action figure”. The name of the action figure? G.I. Joe. Hasbro laid the groundwork for many companies to take a risk with doing something bold and original that no one’s ever seen before.
Since then, many companies such as Kenner, Mego, and Mattel have tried and have been successful in their own ways by making original Intellectual Properties (or IPs) to the market, Some even continue in their own ways. But over the last 30 or so years now, we’ve been on a steady decline of original ideas, companies becoming more reliant on name recognition than coming up with original ideas which leads me to ask this question:
“where are all the new IP’s?”