Breaking the Narrative Episode 113: False Accusations Are Here Again: Vic Mignogna Is Innocent!

This should be no surprise to anyone but with the accusations against voice actor Vic Mignogna (Edward Elric of Full Metal Alchemist, Broly of Dragon Ball Super, and several others) I am likely to have to put in my two cents. First let me disclose that I do not personally know Mr.…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 111: Will the Defender of Truth Please Rise Up? A Review of Rising of the Shield Hero!

Well its definitely been an interesting month this January, between the screeching about defending borders to false accusations being hurled at school children by obtuse hordes of activists. This anime we are going to talk about today came out in the most interesting of climates.…

Breaking the Narrative Episode 109:We Are Plato’s Philosopher. The Lesson of Gurren Lagann!

Happy New Year and Welcome Back! I hope you had a good holiday season whatever you celebrate! Tim… Winter-een-mas is never gonna be a thing much less what you’ll be remembered for….accept it and the LOSS! Now that I have that dead set of memes out of the way I bet you are wondering “What are you talking about today Alex and where is that Gundam shit you promised?” Hold on now hold on, I’ll get there….Trust me I have till the beginning of April to finish what I want to finish.…

Breaking The Narrative Episode 108: Did Gundam Predict Male Feminist Activity? A Character Review of Paptimus Scirrocco!

I am realizing that a few times this year I’ve mentioned aspects of the Mobile Suit Gundam anime franchise. There is good reason for this, as the entire point of the franchise as according to the original creator Yoshiyuki Tomino is ‘reality.’ This means through the use of fiction it shows the reasons why certain lofty and overblown concepts can’t work in reality.…

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.…