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The Challenging Craft of Gender Bender

12 Jun 2021 8 minute read 0 comments Comical, yet Purposeful

After almost twenty years of growing up as somebody with insecurities about my gender and confusing feelings involving such a subject, I’ve learned of many different perspectives people have come to have on the subject. A lot of people these days jud...

Shaman King, Ep. 11 - Confronting The Past

12 Jun 2021 3 minute read 0 comments LateToTheParty

Introduction Last week's episode was a nice breather from all of the action from Yoh's 3 preliminary fights. It was nice seeing Ren gradually warming up to Yoh and his other friends. The episode also had a few surprises including two songs exclusive...

Shaman King, Ep. 10 - Slowing Things Down

4 Jun 2021 3 minute read 0 comments LateToTheParty

Introduction In Episode 9, Yoh and Ren had a very intense high stakes shaman fight. The battle ended in a draw, but the Great Spirit decided to advance both shamans. In my review, I commended the musical score and Romi Park's, Ren's voice actress, pe...

Shaman King, Ep. 9 - Be Water, My Friend

28 May 2021 4 minute read 0 comments LateToTheParty

Introduction Last week, I gave my opinions on Episode 8. It was a mostly solid episode that was carried by a well-organized structure, great voice acting, and compelling character development from Yoh and Manta. I also liked how Ryu has become sort o...

The Anime Man Interviews the Author of Redo of Healer - A Crossover I Never Knew I Wanted

23 May 2021 3 minute read 0 comments LateToTheParty

Introduction I never thought I would revisit Redo of Healer again and yet, here we are. Over a month ago, I did a full review of the anime adaptation and in my opinion, it was pretty mediocre. Even when you ignore the controversial aspects, from a st...

Shaman King, Ep. 8 Review - Evolving One's Spirit

21 May 2021 3 minute read 0 comments LateToTheParty

Introduction Previously, Yoh fought against Faust VIII for his second shaman match. However, Yoh unwisely wasted his furyoku after getting angry at Faust dissecting Manta open. I was a tad disappointed with how the episode left out some of the more g...

Shaman King, Ep. 7 Review - I'm... Absolutely Gutted

14 May 2021 4 minute read 0 comments LateToTheParty

Introduction Last week, Yoh and Horohoro faced off on their first shaman fight in the tournament. Yoh managed to beat Horohoro by having the latter completely deplete his furyoku and lose his Oversoul state. The episode had some very funny moments, b...

Shaman King, Ep. 6 Review - Katana vs. Snowboard

8 May 2021 3 minute read 0 comments LateToTheParty

Introduction Last week, I reviewed the 5th episode of Shaman King. While the Yoh vs. Silva fight wasn't impressive animation-wise, the funny humor definitely carried the show and hearing 2001 adaptation's OP was a huge nostalgia trip. I noted that th...

Shaman King, Ep. 5 Review - Oversoul

3 May 2021 4 minute read 4 comments LateToTheParty

Introduction Last week, I praised Episode 4 for its good pacing and emphasis on the emotional elements. I liked how it effectively tried to show the audience a different side of Ryu and how he was not some delinquent thug, but someone who just wanted...

Shaman King, Ep. 4 Review - Finding the Best Place

25 Apr 2021 3 minute read 1 comment LateToTheParty

Introduction When I reviewed Episode 3 of Shaman King, the biggest issue I had with the adaptation thus far was the fast pacing. While Shaman King does have some cool action and supernatural powers, in my opinion, the series' strongest points are the...