Yasuke

Yasuke takes the historic story of Japan’s only Black samurai and twists it with gundam-esque robots, soul-infused magic and demonic forces. But despite the swirling, dangerous world he lives in, we find Yasuke a husk of what he used to be — tired, hopeless and without purpose. The six-episode Netflix series follows two parallel arcs.Continue reading “Yasuke”

Guest Writer: Love Is Hard for Otaku

A review by Nick Moran Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku is a show about honesty, doubt, growth and, most importantly, love. Narumi Momose escapes a sour relationship by taking up a new office job where she bumps into her childhood friend, Hirotaka Nifuji. Bonded by their otaku lifestyles which are curtailed by the coldContinue reading “Guest Writer: Love Is Hard for Otaku”

Guest Writer: Samurai Champloo

A review by Nick Moran Listen, everyone likes a good samurai story. You want space samurai? You got it. Pirate samurai? Yup, there’s a show for that. But what about normal samurai? Samurai Champloo is grounded, historic, and pushes the boundaries of historical fiction in a way that feels like it sits in a uniqueContinue reading “Guest Writer: Samurai Champloo”