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A would-be writer, who enjoys living the geek life and indulging in comics, cosplay, anime, and more. He hopes to one day have something created that other people can enjoy and review, but until then continues to work on various projects such as parodies and short stories.

December, 2019

  • 3 December

    TV: Doctor Who Returns New Year’s Day

    Fans of the British sci-fi hit “Doctor Who” have been waiting patiently for the 13th Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) to make her return. While the news that there will be no Christmas special caused concern, Whovians will be happy to know they’ll only have to wait a little bit longer to return to the TARDIS. The …

September, 2019

  • 25 September

    “Konosuba” Movie Heads to Theaters for One Night Only

    Konosuba, the comedy isekai (“other world”) anime, as entertained fans with two seasons of fantasy mayhem. Fans have been awaiting any announcement of a new season, but while that remains a far-off dream, the Konosuba movie will be coming to theaters soon. Crunchyroll and Fathom Events have announced the U.S. theatrical premiere of “KONOSUBA – …

  • 10 September

    Junji Ito Talks Horror at CRX 2019

    When discussing horror manga, one name almost always comes up: Junji Ito. The manga writer and artist is known for creating a wide array of terrifying series, from “Uzumaki” to “Tomie” to “Hell Planet Remina.” His manga has sparked adaptations and references, such as a newly-announced “Uzumaki” anime, and even “Steven Universe” referenced “The Enigma …

  • 10 September

    Con Report: Crunchyroll Expo 2019 Takes a Trip to New Crunchy City

    This past Labor Day Weekend, Crunchyroll Expo returned to the San Jose Convention Center. The convention’s third year brought more attendees than ever, along with an impressive variety of guests from Japan and America alike. The convention themed itself as “New Crunchy City” and promised a convention experience like no other. So how well did …

August, 2019

  • 19 August

    Dungeons & Dragons Returns to Eberron in a New Sourcebook

    Dungeons & Dragons is returning to the world of Eberron with the release of a new campaign sourcebook. The newly-announced “Eberron: Rising from the Last War” will introduce new races, classes, and worlds to the popular roleplaying game. Dungeons & Dragons is a game set in many worlds, from Greyhawk to Dragonlance to the star-traveling …

May, 2019

  • 3 May

    Con Report: DaiCon 2019 is a Welcome Return

    After a hiatus lasting several years, DaiCon returned to the UC Davis campus. Anime fans from around the area came in to mingle, shop, cosplay, and generally have a good time. The one-day event brought in a fine crowd, with plenty of programming to keep attendees entertained. DaiCon itself took a small area of the …

April, 2019

  • 23 April

    Event: SF Cherry Blossom Festival 2019

    Every year, San Francisco’s Japan Town fills with attendees celebrating the Cherry Blossom Festival. For two weekends, the streets and plaza hosted booths, events, and vendors participating in the festivities, all concluding in a massive parade through the city streets. The Cherry Blossom Festival is a celebration of Japanese culture, so it included an array …

  • 3 April

    Dungeons & Dragons Announces “Acquisitions Inc” Sourcebook

    The incredible growth in popularity for Dungeons & Dragons has, in large part, been driven by streaming shows or podcasts like “Critical Role,” “The Adventure Zone,” and of course, “Acquisitions Inc.” The live shows draw thousands of attendees, with packed rooms at PAX and other events. While many of these shows have published their own …

February, 2019

  • 27 February

    Gaming: Pokemon Sword and Shield Announced

    After Nintendo hinted at new Pokemon news with a picture of three pokeballs, the announcement for the eighth generation of Pokemon games went live this morning. The newest games will be called “Pokemon Sword” and “Pokemon Shield,” and are the first entirely new generation of Pokemon main series games available on the Nintendo Switch. While …

  • 21 February

    Con Review: DunDraCon 43

    DunDraCon as managed to keep going strong for 43 years, with the latest one taking the San Ramon Marriott by storm over President’s Day weekend. With a plethora of tabletop games old and new alike, what did the convention hold for attendees? Although the convention may be named for Dungeons & Dragons, there was far …

  • 3 February

    Film: “I Want To Eat Your Pancreas” is a Beautiful Emotional Trip

    With a name like “I Want To Eat Your Pancreas,” one might not know what to expect. The name might make somebody think of a zombie comedy, or a cannibal documentary, but what we get is a heart-wrenching anime movie. The film is an emotional character piece that looks at mortality and the importance of …

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