Akashic Records of Bastard Magical Instructor Episodes 1 & 2 Review

Akashic Records of Bastard Magical Instructor Episodes 1 & 2 Review

The Alzano Imperial Magic Academy is located in the southern part of the Alzano Empire,and is among most prominent magic schools in the world, where students can learn the highest forms of magic. All those who strive to learn magic dream of studying at this academy, and its students as well as its teachers are proud to be a part of its 400-year history. Glenn Radars is a new instructor who has suddenly been appointed to teach part-time at this highly respected academy. The previously unheard-of lessons of this man known as a good-for-nothing bastard are about to begin.

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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations- Episode 2 The Hokage Son (Review)

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations- Episode 2 The Hokage Son (Review)

After being suspended for the uproar he caused at the entrance ceremony, Boruto makes his way to the academy for the first time. His classmates ostracize him for being the son of the Seventh Hokage and for being suspended. Iwabe Yuino, one of Boruto's classmates, picks a fight with him. Iwabe is an older student who has a keen sense for battle, but was held back a year for his bad behavior. At first, Boruto ignores him no matter what he says. But when he sees Iwabe punch Denki for telling him to stop, Boruto can't ignore him any longer

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Interview with Stephanie Sheh & Michael Sinterniklaas The Cast of "Your Name"

Interview with Stephanie Sheh & Michael Sinterniklaas The Cast of "Your Name"

Justin had a great chat with Stephanie Sheh & Michael Sinterniklass about their new anime film "Your Name". Stephanie and Michael the discuss the process of recording the voices for the film, what it was like directing each other and the importance of this film.

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13 Reasons Why Review

Reviewed By Justin D Williams

13 Reasons Why, based on the bestselling books by Jay Asher, follows teenager Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) as he returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers a group of cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) his classmate and crush who tragically committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah unfolds an emotional audio diary, detailing the thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life.

If there is a show that you need to watch, out of all the Netflix original series this is the one to watch. 13 Reasons Why, is a breath of fresh air bringing in an injection of realism and social commentary needed at the right time. This show is an emotional ride that everyone especially parents need to watch with their kids. The show touches on various topics such as bullying, suicide and one topic I won’t discuss due to spoilers. It is in your face and at times uncomfortable but it is a story that needs to be told. Everyone on this project deserves to be applauded from the actors, the directors, producers, cameramen etc. As stated in the synopsis the story follows Clay Jensen, as he listens to a series of tapes left by his crush Hannah detailing the reasons why she killed herself. For the sake of spoilers I won’t even mention one reason why.  I will say that her reasons are a doozey. What I really loved about the show is the build up to Hannah’s death, it’s also how her actions effects everyone around her.

This show greatly displays how someone committing suicide impacts friends, family and even their enemies. Throughout the story Clay is constantly wondering am I the reason she killed herself. There is this sense of guilt and questioning of what could I have done to prevent this. This is a show that you don’t need to binge in one sitting. Instead I recommend that you watch an episode a day or even once a week to let it sink in. The show is very emotion heavy and this is a show I think parents need to watch with their teenagers. In this fast growing world where everything is online and not kept in the dark, things are easy to access this will be a subject matter to really sit down and discuss as a family. The characters in the story all work well. Since this does take place in high school you do get the typical cliché archetypes that you usually see in high school. You have the popular jocks in Justin, Marcus and Zach of course these three end up being bad news. Then there is the cheerleader Jessica who plays a major role in Hannah’s psyche. I really love Jessica’s arc its starts off innocent then gets dark towards the end.  There is this dynamic I couldn’t help but notice that in some ways Hannah and Jessica were the same. Only difference was that Hannah choose a different way of doing things. Overall the story is spot on target. It’s moving, engaging and there is a lot to discuss after the final credits roll.

The acting on the show is really good. Katherine Langford and Dylan Minnette are absolutely fantastic as the leads. Katherine Langford really hits home with her performance as Hannah.  She hits all the right emotional notes when it’s time and when that fateful does come you will have tears in your eyes. Hannah is very likable and credit goes to Katherine Langford’s acting. Dylan Minnette as Clay is the heart of the show. He brings this innocence to the character and gives him a genuine everyday good guy. It’s very hard not to like Clay. At times he can be socially awkward and usually flies under the radar of other students until he discover the tapes. Dylan Minnette shows a vulnerability in his performance which makes you hope that Clay is a not a reason Hannah killed herself. The character had great development which I think audiences will love. The supporting cast does well

13 Reasons Why is truly a show you need to see and discuss with friends and family on how we can prevent these events from happening. The show delivers on great commentary on bullying, suicide amongst other topics. The musical score is just right and fits the dark tone of the show. Get the soundtrack! See the show! Discuss it with your kids!

Final Rating – 5/5 Stars

 

 

 

Star Wars Builders: Millennium Falcon Review

Star Wars Builders: Millennium Falcon Review

Discover what makes the Millennium Falcon the most famous ship in the galaxy with this master builder kit! Featuring a 64-page book detailing out some of the ship's most daring adventures and introducing members of the crew, Star Wars fans will enjoy learning more about one of the most legendary starships in the galaxy. Plus, this kit includes thick puzzle-like pieces so fans can build their very own Millennium Falcon ship for all their adventures.

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Saga of Tanya the Evil (Review)

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Reviewed by Alfred Campbell 

It is June of the year CE 1923. A young girl with blond hair and blue eyes, Tanya Degurechaff, has entered the final curriculum of the Imperial Military Academy and is training at the third patrol line in the northern military district, the Norden Theater, as part of her service to the force. Her training, the first step toward a brilliant career as an aviation mage, should have gone off without a hitch... but things took an unexpected turn.

An anime released in winter 2016, one of the first anime to come out to top off the new year and boy did it top the new year off right. The Saga of Tanya the Evil was one of those gems that if you didn't give it a chance you may have over looked it. The art style was something that was different in it's own right, and pulled off some interesting style differences from character to character. If you cannot tell already, I will say this before I go into any more details. This is a highly recommended series, and now I will explain to you why.

The story revolves around a little girl named Tanya, at the time of the story she is around ten. She was born in an orphanage in an age reminiscent to the era of World War One. The orphanage that doubled as a church often lacked food so she knew what hunger was and suffered as she was growing. Only by the good graces of god that she was gifted with amazing aptitude for magic, and because of that she was able to enlist in the army at a ripe young age. She was a prodigy and showed it, and moved up the ranks fast. There was however, a lot more to Tanya then meets the eye.

This is what makes the story so compelling. Tanya is a reincarnation of a man who died in modern day Tokyo. The middle aged man lived his whole life apathetic and believing in rules and regulations. Doing only what you need to survive and if you cannot follow that order then you cannot blame anyone else but yourself for your actions. This man was a rational and logical man but he lacked empathy and fired a man who was unproductive to the company, it was just a regular day to him.. Until the same man pushes him into the train tracks.

The train was a second from striking him as he was falling, when the world around him came to cease. And a voice came and appeared to him, and asked him a series of questions. The dialog carried on and the man defied the god and condemned him. He condemned this entity and explained why people lost faith, because there was a lack of struggle. To which the godly like figure in the most pettiest of manners declared to him that if that is how you feel, I will put you in a situation and you will come to worship me. This is your last reincarnation, so be sure to live it right.

The whole concept of the story at this point, changes to not one of only survival but defiance as well. This is what caught my immediate attention, that and it's pretty wicked to see this ten year old faux prodigy use her knowledge of her previous life to raise the ranks and develop plans and tactics. The animation is spectacular and amazing to look at, the characters are all well rounded and their personalities matches them. And Tanya herself, is one of the most cold and calculating protagonist I have seen in a long time.

You become confused on if you want to root for her or not, and that in itself is good writing. This is a must watch and as for the first season, it gets a full 5/5.

Marvel Universe Felt Review

 Marvel Universe Felt Review

Stitch together 10 of the world's mightiest, most adorable superheroes to save your crafting space! The 48-page instruction book has step-by-step directions and color photos to help you bring these characters to life. Die-cut templates, felt, stuffing, embroidery floss, and a needle are all included so you can make Iron Man, Black Widow, Captain America, and seven other champions of justice. Dive into the Marvel Universe with these fun, collectible characters!

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