NOTE TO READERS: Just as I had finished the first draft of my seventeenth East Meets West article, unfortunately I had to delay it once again to next week; the reason being that this particular Friday commemorates Our Lady of Fatima, who exactly 105 years ago appeared to three Portuguese children and encouraged them to pray … Continue reading Anime Review #81: Sword Art Online II, Part 2
In recent months Sword Art Online (SAO) has found a resurgence in mention throughout the anime community for many reasons: 6 November of this year, in the story, marks the start of the first episode's events: the eponymous game was released, trapping 10,000 users, kicking off a mass nationwide panic and a fervent race against … Continue reading Anime Review #80: Sword Art Online II, Part 1
NOTE TO READERS: Effective after my post on Easter Monday (18 April 2022), I will be returning to my original roots and releasing posts on Friday for the first time in almost two years! Because of this logistic change, I have pushed my sixteenth instance of the East Meets West series to the following week … Continue reading The Traditional Catholic Weeb Speaks: Sonic X Revisited
I miss the days when I used to work as a software developer in an office setting. Starting from the relaxing commutes on the bus, having a cubicle to myself, being able to talk with others in the lunch room about their day, the enthralling view of Toronto's skyline from high above on the 68th … Continue reading Anime Review #73: New Game!
At this time, I would like to wish all my readers a very Merry Christmas! May the blessings of the Holy Family be upon you this season as we commemorate the birth of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ; let us remember the words of the angelic hosts that night, to the shepherds who saw … Continue reading Anime Review #70: Kirby Of The Stars
Nintendo's famous mustachioed video game plumber, Super Mario, has been long considered an icon of the video gaming world. Ever since his debut in Donkey Kong in 1981, which would be followed up by the Mario Bros. arcade in 1983 and most famously, the NES smash hit Super Mario Bros. of 1985, his adventures have … Continue reading Anime Review #60: The Super Mario Anime Movie
This week I continue my next batch of posts for the East Meets West series, dedicated to comparing/contrasting anime and Western media of similar premises, and, based on a specific set of criteria, decide which of the two is, in my fallible opinion, the superior version. Our two shows this week are based on one of the … Continue reading East Meets West #4: Super Mario Bros. Super Show .vs. Sonic X