Tag Archives: Brandon Beatty

Otaku Corner: Gundam Thunderbolt Vol. 2

Gundam Thunderbolt Vol. 2 tackles war, death Editor’s note: Contains descriptions of drug use, suicide, use of children as war combatants and abuse involving medical treatment. I previously reviewed Mobile Suit Gundam: Thunderbolt, a Gundam story that takes place at … Continue reading

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Otaku Corner: High School of the Dead

High School of the Dead relives the goriest of days During the Covid-19 pandemic, I prohibited myself from games such as Yakuza: Dead Souls and horror-based anime like Hellsing to keep myself from needlessly doing harm to my mental health. … Continue reading

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Otaku Corner: Tokyo Tribes Vol 3

Tokyo Tribes Vol. 3 looks at dynamics of gang life Previously, I reviewed Santa Inoue’s Tokyo Tribes, an experiment mixing hip-hop with manga. Volume 3 is here and to be honest, this volume is a collision course of fathers concerned … Continue reading

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Otaku Corner: Black Lagoon

Black Lagoon a fast-paced, fun action adventure Pop quiz, fellow otaku. You have questionable items you need transported, safely and without questions; who do you call? I’d be flattered if you said Gaming Insurrection, but due to many legal requirements … Continue reading

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Otaku Corner: Great Teacher Onizuka

Great Teacher Onizuka inspires kids, otaku alike In this issue’s Otaku Corner, we’re going to time travel back to the late ’90s/early 2000s to focus on an anime classic that is situated in a high school setting. Instead of having … Continue reading

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Otaku Corner: Women’s health and video games

Insensitivity knows no boundaries when it comes to women’s reproductive health Editor’s note: Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court on June 22, 2022. On May 2, political news website Politico obtained and released a 98-page draft document … Continue reading

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Otaku Corner: Outlaw Star Ep. 1-26

Outlaw Star shines among anime of early aughts I’m paying homage to an anime series that has made a major impact on otaku culture as well helped in the renaissance of anime in America. First, I’ll give a little background. … Continue reading

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Otaku Corner: Death Note Vol. 12

The Death Note saga comes to an end in Volume 12 Here we are, at last. The last volume of Death Note is here, and I could not be any happier to close the chapter on manga’s most self-righteous and … Continue reading

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Otaku Corner: Death Note Vol. 11

The light at the end of the Death Note tunnel is clear Light, Light, Light. I keep finding more reasons for confining Mr. Yagami to a high-level mental health facility than having him in ANY level of employment in public … Continue reading

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Otaku Corner: Gundam Thunderbolt Vol. 1

Gundam side story delves deeper in the mecha ethos “Only the dead know the end of war.” — Plato As many of our readers know of my love for the Gundam series, I have mentioned the series’ legendary mark on … Continue reading

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