This week, in honor of GenCon being this month, I’m starting off a short series video of reviews of books based on tabletop games. First off is an adaptation of the plot of one of the earliest sets of Magic: the Gathering. (more…)

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This month I’m covering the next installment of Dark Horse’s Droids comic.

Opening Credits: Star Wars Theme from Super Star Wars on the SNES.
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This time I’m taking a look at the first published Drizzt Do’Urden novel, and the second Forgotten Realms novel.

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The next Star Wars Story installment is out, and I talk about this film’s depictions of Han and Lando, and how they compare to what we’ve seen in the Legends continuity thus far – with the Han Solo and Lando Calrissian Adventures novels in particular.

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I continue with the Best of the Rest with a slew of action games.

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This week I’m taking a look at one of the few Type Moon anime *not* to come to the US.

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The Yamato gets left in the lurch and ends up facing a slew of robots.

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The Yamato attempts another jump, only for it to go horribly awry.

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I give a few possible candidates for another approach to adapting anime to live action.

5 Anime That Could Work in Live Action
Mother’s Basement – When Will Hollywood Anime Git Gud

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In this story installment, the Yamato leaves the solar system for the first time.

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Veich and Kennedy return, with another story of the Emperor Reborn (or, rather, Emperor Reborn^2).

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At long last, the first Record of Lodoss War novel has received an officially licensed US release. I’ve read it, and here are my thoughts, and some notes on the differences between the two releases.

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Snippet of the cover for Nintendo Power #60

We wrap up Year 6 of Nintendo Power with a classic title, and the results of the Nintendo Power Awards

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It’s the battle we’ve all been waiting for.

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This week, in the spirit of this year seeing the release of Alita: Battle Angel, I give my thoughts on 5 anime that could work as western Live-Action films.

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It’s time for another RPG Roundup video. This time I’m making my recommendations based on Anime series!

Whycalibur’s Log Horizon Actual Play

RPGs Recommended:
13th Age: Amazon, DriveThruRPG
Maid: Amazon, DriveThruRPG
Champions: Amazon, DriveThruRPG
Icons: Amazon, DriveThruRPG
Mutants & Masterminds: Amazon, DriveThruRPG
Wild World Wrestling: DriveThruRPG

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Footage Credits:

  • Sailor Moon – Toei
  • Serial Experiments Lain – Pioneer
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion – Gainax/Studio Khara
  • Armored Trooper VOTOMS – Sunrise
  • Bubblegum Crisis – Pioneer
  • Log Horizon (Season 1) – Satelite
  • Hayate the Combat Butler – Manglobe
  • Tiger & Bunny – Sunrise
  • Goseiger – Bandai
  • Tiger Mask W – Toei

I’ve previously reviewed the first two Fate anime. Now it’s time to review the third – Ufotable’s adaptation of the second route – Unlimited Blade Works.

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Fate/Stay Night Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewDl1Eob1Ho
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