In Defense of Original Hardware: A Discussion on ROMs and Playing Retro Games

As an avid fan of retro gaming (especially on original hardware), Emuparadise’s decision to take their ROMs down and the discussions that have followed have a left a lot of mixed thoughts in my mind. I thought I’d throw my two cents about the whole situation, as well as clarifying some things that you may not…

RockmanDash Rambles: Some Thoughts on the Character Leilia from Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (Spoilers)

When I walked out of Maquia, I had a ton of thoughts, but a lot of what was brewing in my head was in regards to one of the side characters, Leilia. These are some thoughts about Leilia that i’d like to comment on here, because it would be rather inappropriate to have in a review due to spoilers. This is a spoiler

Kimi no Na wa/Your Name's Voice Acting and The Impacts of Different Interpretations

When talking about the influences of the experience in an anime, we rarely discuss the impacts of voice acting. Everyone talks about subs vs dubs, or the quality of dubs themselves, but rarely do we discuss how these things add to our enjoyment of a show. Today, I’d like to talk about Kimi no Na wa/Your Name, a great…

The State of Anime: How Legal Anime Streaming Went to Shit in 2017

Throughout the years, we’ve seen anime grow and mature. From pirated VHSes to fansubs and now the the legal simulcasting of shows, being able to watch them right after they air in Japan, anime distribution has truly evolved throughout the ages. As years gone by, it became much easier watch the shows we hold dear and…