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Michael Basile

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Nonstop consumer of anime content. Also a budding content creator on Youtube, casual gamer, and classical musician.
The Spring season has finally given me something I can really sink my teeth into with The King’s Avatar. Non-Japanese “anime” series, particularly those from the rest of Asia, have seen a noticeable rise in the past year or so....
Little Witch Academia is by far one of the best TV animes of the year. My criteria for what constitutes a 'great' anime go a bit beyond simple pros and cons. An anime can be 'perfect', without any narrative flaws...
Is The Royal Tutor a regular 'pretty boys' anime, or is it breaking the stereotype? While the reputation of “cute girls” anime has reached relative stability and mainstream success in recent years, the same cannot be said for that of the...
Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer may just be the best manga I've ever read. Every once in a while, you come across that series.The one that totally shifts how you view a plot arc, a character trope, or even an entire...
Surprisingly, Pirates 5  is quite good... To say that the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has gotten progressively more disappointing over time would be an understatement. Dead Man’s Chest was a fun ride, but a bit too melodramatic; At World’s End was a cluttered...
Samurai Jack season five is finally back. But is it better than ever? Unfinished stories create a very bitter sensation, one that animation fans experience far too often. Be it the dead halt of Teen Titans or the “season 3...
After four long years of waiting for AoT season 2, we go back and check whether season 1 of Attack on Titan still holds up today Occasionally, I like to look back at the biggest anime of past years and see how they hold up...
We guide you through 8 popular anime streaming services to help you figure out the best anime streaming service for you. Anime’s popularity is growing exponentially every year. Nowadays, even big corporations like Netflix and Amazon are throwing their hats...
It’s a bit sad that a lot of the anime from the 90s have almost completely vanished from the realm of popular discussion, but here's a hidden gem Generator Gawl. While the huge hits like Neon Genesis Evangelion, Dragon Ball...
Scum's Wish is a melodrama romance. But if that isn't usually your thing, don't let it deter you. The romance genre in anime is one that comes with a lot of negative connotations attached to it. Rom-coms have a tendency to...
In deciding which of last season’s anime to speed through next, I narrowed it down to two options.Option A: a NoitaminA block romance drama that becomes uncomfortably forward with its sexual presentation, sets up an intense drama for the...
Game Freak and the Pokemon Company just dropped two new teaser videos, both revolving around a new Pokemon for Sun & Moon: Marshadow. Marshadow is the first Ghost/Fighting type to exist in a Pokemon game, so its effect on the...