Kamen Rider Wizard and Depression

The 2012-2013 season of Kamen Rider, Kamen Rider Wizard may seem like a typical show about magic at first glance; hell the word ‘Wizard’ is even in the title. Its overall structure is the same as any toku series: a monster of the week appears up, the plot inches forward bit by bit until a big bad is found, and the world is saved. It has its pacing issues and its plot is rather rote, but there is this thing that draws me to it.

And that thing is how depression can be read into it as an important subtext.

Read More »

Advertisements

Why Link Should be Allowed to Be a Girl

So this past week at the big sparkly, but eventually causing a sense of emptiness and some hype, Electronic Entertainment Expo, the new Legend of Zelda, named Breath of the Wild, was fully revealed. Prior to this announcement, there were a lot of rumours swirling around about Link potentially being a girl/woman this time round, or at the very least the ability to chose Link’s gender would be present. Turns out Link is still a guy in this new one.

Read More »

REPOST: Kamen Rider Drive Episode 24 Review

(This review originally appeared on http://www.moderngafa.com/ before the change in web providers)

So. This episode. It seemed like it was going to have so much potential. It seemed like Gou’s backstory was going to be revealed and so explaining the reasons behind his deep hatred of Roiimudes and himself. But no. Instead we got a simple bandaid on his obvious problems of self-worth. At least we got some nice comedy this week though!

Check after the jump for more of my disappointment along with the rest of the review!

Read More »

REPOST: Kamen Rider Drive Episode 23 Review

(This review originally appeared on http://www.moderngafa.com/ before the change in web providers)

This week on drive we get an explosive start to a new mystery where mysterious detonations are occurring all around town with no trace of the bomb or the bomber! We also get a small update on Chase’s situation, Type Formula shows off more of its powers and Gou may be in peril?!

Check after the jump for more details and the full review!

Read More »

REPOST: Kamen Rider Drive Episode 22 Review

(This review originally appeared on http://www.moderngafa.com/ before the change in web providers)

Firstly, I would like to apologize for another week of using Type Formula as the header image, but that really encapsulates what has been wrong with this week’s Kamen Rider Drive: namely that Type Formula’s debut takes precedence over other, far more interesting mind you, plot points.

Check after the jump for more on the interesting plot points and why this episode kinda sucks.

Read More »