It feels like 100 years have passed since June and July. The world feels liable to change in the most drastic ways, but also to revert back to the same old ignorance. We’re all just individuals in the end, but I hope that we can enrich ourselves just as much as we help those around us. As COVID-19 spikes around the US, I want everyone, even those I vehemently disagree with, to have long, healthy, and fulfilling lives, and to remember that we’re in this together. It shouldn’t be “every man for himself” in this situation.
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Blog highlights from June:
Beyond “Friendship, Hard Work, and Victory”: The Promised Neverland
A full-series review of one of the best shounen manga ever.
Beastars and the Fight Against Behavioral Absolutism
My interpretation of what Beastars has to say about civilization.
Learning About the Butterflies and the Bees: Saotome-senshu, Hitakakusu
A great and silly boxing-themed romance comedy series. Highly recommend.
Chapter 29 shows a bit of tension between Akira and Jin—a first for the series.
Thoughts on Open-World RPGs and the D&D Legacy
It basically turned into a post about JRPGs vs. WRPGs.
The Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga has finished. Could this mean one of the overall best anime adaptations ever is on its way?
A new anime season is upon us, but in this current situation, that means a lot of shows that went on hiatus due to coronavirus are coming back. I’m most stoked for Healin’ Good Precure, which is finally going to be streaming on Crunchyroll in the US. It’s time for Precure to claim its rightful place!