Breaking the Narrative Episode 102: So Much Blood! Whats Up With Goblin Slayer???

If you are in any way acquainted with anime then this past month you’ve likely heard of the new series Goblin Slayer! With the fourth episode having just passed, I figured that this makes for the best time to cover it. This is not just because of how much is out there but because it’s Halloween.…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 101: I Feel Moist! A Review of Hinomaru-Zumou.

Well here is an anime that’s going to be rare and odd for me. I’m going to review a….SPORTS ANIME!
“Wait, wasn’t Keijo a sp…”
A SPORTS ANIME!
This one is called Hinomaru-Zumou or Sumo Wrestler Hinomaru.…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 99: Feminists Can’t Write Heroines! A Comparison Between Cinema Heroines and an Anime Heroine!

Within this past month we’ve seen the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe trailer of Captain Marvel. The title character is written in the frame of the more feminist variant of recent comics if the trailer is any indication. This is one in a long line of feminist protagonists that no one can find likable.…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 96: Fandom isn’t Toxic Trekspertise. Put Down the Kool-Aid.

This week I’m covering a request from a fan of my work here: A YouTube video by Trekspertise called “The Rise of Toxic Fandom: A Theory.” Since this is a rarity for my work I’m simply attaching the direct video link. I do have to request you not leave any comments on the video as due to the fact I don’t believe it will do any good, though it might help to have this article ready in case someone links to the video’s strawman of an argument when going forward.…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 93: Boy’s Love or Simple Male Bonding? A Review of Banana Fish!

This summer season of anime has shown some of the usual mindless fare that could be expected. However, there is one anime this time around that has honestly shocked me, something rare for this day and age to be sure. Before I begin, I want to explain that this particular title is not simply purely for adults but is NOT for the faint of heart.…

Breaking An Opinion Episode 3: It Was Never About Succeeding.

In the 2 1/2 years since I’ve been writing for this site and the nearly 4 years since the advent of #GamerGate, I’ve been starting to notice something very specific. Nothing the SJWs have attempted to overtake has ever been ‘successful.’ I’m starting to think that succeeding with these outlets were never the goal.…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 85: I Snorted Something Fierce! A Review of Devil’s Line!

I hinted at this one in a prior article, but I that’s only because in this anime season this is important to keep an eye on. It tackles something very relatable to our movement. This anime is known as Devil’s Line – the premise? Vampires are real in our modern world.…

Breaking The Narrative Episode 84: Aim for the Top! A Review of Megalo Box!

Something I’ve been noticing this season of anime is a lot of anime coming out that show the true nature of men and masculinity. Either through what we’ve gone over with emotion in Souten No Ken Regenesis, or with the nature of a show I plan on covering later called Devil’s Line, which not only tackles demonization and isolation, but the loneliness that occurs from it.…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 83 : Can A Bloodsoaked Demon Shed Tears? Fist of the Blue Sky: ReGenesis!

I was going to do a tear apart of AniFem’s review of this new release in what I’ll effectively call the ‘Fist of‘ franchise, even if it only consists of Fist of the North Star and Fist of the Blue Sky, essentially. However considering the overall feeling and legacy this cult classic property holds, I think I’ll do something that I bet AniFem refuses to do – Give this series a two episode cover.…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 0079: Variations and Evolution of Masculine Rivalry! Conflict Between Men Can Be Constructive!

I first apologize for the obvious Universal Century joke in the title of this article, but I thought it was neat correlation considering what I’m covering this week. Yes, I’m going to be covering male rivalry and how it can be both destructive and constructive.…