Category Archives: Our Allies in Nippon

Free-Scenario System

SaGa Frontier is perhaps the most Josh RPG I’ve ever played. Advertisements

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An ending, indeed

I haven’t been writing much lately – a number of things, including but not limited to the worst instances of insomnia that I’ve experienced in my life yet, have left me frequently feeling just kinda tired and demoralized. But these … Continue reading

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The Leger of Zeldo: Broth of the Wilde

The short answer is that, yeah, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a great game. But on the question of whether it’s the ultimate Zelda game or the best game ever, or whathaveyou…

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Perchance to dream

Of course, having just described Akira Kurosawa as a great populist filmmaker I immediately turn my attention to one of his movies that very much does not fit that description – Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams, one of the last features he … Continue reading

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Spider’s Web Castle

When I made my most recent top ten movies list, I casually described Akira Kurosawa as the greatest filmmaker who ever lived. Which is ultimately something of a silly title – artists can and do use the medium for a … Continue reading

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The king of elfland’s daughter’s friend

I’ve been making a greater effort to reconnect with my weeb roots lately, and it occurs to me that anime is one medium that seems to be doing a good job of retaining its quality – if not getting better. … Continue reading

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Elsewhere…

I have another post up at Beneath The Tangles, talking about the season of Lent and Haruhi Suzumiya (as you do). Chapter 1 of my comic, Future Fairyland, is now completely online. So it’s possible to read the whole thing … Continue reading

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50mm

It’s interesting when one thing unexpectedly becomes an inroad to something completely different. So it is that David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: The Return and The Straight Story became a sort of key to Yasujiro Ozu. The last time I saw … Continue reading

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True romance

I’ve got a piece up at Beneath the Tangles giving a rundown on some of the 2017 JRPGs I played. Which makes this as good a place as ever to note that my attempt at playing Phantasy Star II crashed … Continue reading

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JoJo

Towards the beginning of the year I began reading Hirohiko Araki’s manga, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. I didn’t like it at first; the early volumes were just so tonally all over the place and all the characters were designed with an … Continue reading

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