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By Joe Ballard, February 18, 2019 0 Reviews

After last week’s action-packed hour-long premiere, the second episode of Sword Art Online: Alicization – titled “The Demon Tree” – is almost entirely dialogue-driven but succeeds thanks to its stunning soundtrack and the continually endearing Eugeo. After being stabbed by… Read More »

By Joe Ballard, February 11, 2019 0 Reviews

The long-anticipated return of sci-fi/VR adventure anime Sword Art Online‘s English dub has arrived. The adaptation of Reki Kawahara’s widely acclaimed light novel series continues into its third season, beginning the Alicization story arc. It’s the longest arc of the novels so… Read More »

By Joe Ballard, June 9, 2018 0 Reviews

Boku Dake ga inai Machi, better known in the West as Erased, is a thriller/murder mystery anime that surprises, chills, and humors – sometimes all in the same episode. Based on the manga series by Kei Sanbe, Erased is the… Read More »

By Joe Ballard, March 15, 2018 0 Editorials

One of the most anticipated anime series of 2018, Violet Evergarden began subtly yet emotionally powerful with its first two episodes. The last couple weeks, however, left some viewers a bit wanting with plot inconsistencies and a lack of real… Read More »

By Joe Ballard, May 26, 2016 138 Editorials

Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Tar…Sta…Snow. Fire and Ice. Essos and Westeros. Conqueror and (ex-) Lord Commander. Whether you watch Game of Thrones, read A Song of Ice and Fire or both, most of us have made the pretty safe bet that… Read More »

By Joe Ballard, April 29, 2014 391 Editorials

The wildly popular HBO fantasy epic Game of Thrones is a unique show for numerous reasons. Probably the biggest one is that it’s based on George R.R. Martin’s not-yet-completed book series called A Song of Ice and Fire whose first… Read More »