What Makes Senki Zesshō Symphogear So Awesome?

Ever since I found it a couple months ago, Senki Zessho Symphogear has quickly become one of my favorite anime of all time. It is a fun, uplifting spin on the classic magical girl genre filled with awesome action, awesome music, awesome characters, awesome messages, and an awesome story that spans all five season. Here’s a brief description of a scene set in one of the show’s later episodes that…


Review: Astra Lost in Space

In Short: Astra Lost in Space is a twelve episode anime released by studio Lerche in 2019. Set in a future where faster than light travel is common, the show follows a group of high school students who are frighteningly transported from the surface of one planet into orbit above a distant unknown world by a strange energy sphere. They should be dead, but because they were still wearing their…


The Last Word

Bite-sized Backstory 57: The Showdown at Dwindler’s Ridge

For decades, Shin Malphur hunts the man who killed his friend, mentor, father figure. Shin and Yor finally met atop a place called Dwindler’s Ridge. And… this is how it played out. I don’t often quote large portions of Grimoire Cards, my goal is to summarize and make available, not to copy and paste, but this showdown is one of my favorite scenes in all of Destiny’s lore. It is a scene that…


Ranka & Sheryl back to back with magic wings

Macross Frontier Episode Guide 27: Wings of Goodbye

Like the first movie, we start this movie with a voiceover while looking at a purple star field. This time though, we quickly move to a new Sheryl Nome production of the song “Forbidden Elixir.” Last time, Sheryl played the parts of white and black bunnies in her big opening number. This time, she plays both wife and husband! At the end of all the amazing, over the top special effects, Sheryl…


Woody, Buzz, Jessie, Forky

Review: Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4 did it! It managed to continue the series’ nearly twenty-five year legacy of excellence. What could have been a disappointment or a money grab instead turned out to be a fun adventure and an even more fitting conclusion for one of the franchise’s most important characters.  When I first saw the announcement of Toy Story 4, I was saddened because I was afraid that making a 4th movie in…