Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!: A Review By Earl

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Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! aims to retell the funny yet touching story of how Ash and Pikachu first met. It also shows how they became the closet of friends, and in that regard, it’s successful. Moving on, the movie emphasizes the importance of friendship above anything else with an energetic presentation full of obscenely cute and charming Pokémon. FUN FACT: The title of the movie is the same title for the very first episode of the entire Pokémon series. Everything plays out as you’d expect, until the end where things take a sharp turn into some cringe-worthy material. This ultimately leaves things on a sour, awkward note; to be honest. Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!: The Short Review Essentially, this movie is all about Ash’s Greatest Hits from Season 1, only stuck in fast-forward mode. We see a ton of pivotal moments like […]

Pokémon Black And White

Pokémon Black and White: A Review On Ash’s Unova Journies

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I know a lot of the fan base is going to curse me for this, but I LOVE THE BLACK AND WHITE (Best Wishes in Japanese) SEASON of Pokémon. The hate for this series is utter nonsense and the constant “Ice Cream Pokémon” criticism is starting to get old. It’s actually much better than it looks and if people would stop comparing it with the Original Season, Advanced Generations and the Diamond and Pearl Season. You’d be able to see how old school the Black and White season really is. Story wise, it starts off as all new Pokémon seasons do with Ash Ketchum setting out on a new adventure. Yet, he’s still 10 years old. How does this guy never age? Teach me your secrets master! Anyway, he sets out on a journey to a brand new region with butt-loads of brand new Pokémon […]


ToraDora: The Tiger Meets The Dragon Review

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ToraDora: A Quick Synopsis Takasu Ryuuji is the leading man in ToraDora feared by his classmate for his eyes – which he unfortunately inherited from his father. Not only that, but anyone who’s bumped into him also feels threatened. The only people who’s not threatened by Ryuuji’s eyes are two of his friends, Kitamura Yusaku and Kushieda Minori. However, that all changes the day when he meets Aisaka Taiga in the school’s hallway. Taiga and Ryuuji’s meeting was a bit awkward to say the least. It was due to a mix-up around the rumors centered around their meeting and the fact that Taiga later misplaced a love letter in Ryuuji’s bag. This brought the two of them together with a common purpose; to help each other out all for the name of love. ToraDora: The Review One thing I always keep in mind when it […]

School Rumble

School Rumble: A High School Anime Filled With Romance

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Love! It’s an emotion that’s all around us. Love brings out the best — or even the worst — in all of us, and it helps shape your lives in one way or the other. Love, in other words, is what School Rumble all about. The show is mostly about Harima Kenji. A high school student that falls in love with Tsukamoto Tenma. However, Tenma is madly in love with a guy named Karasuma Ooji. Unfortunately, neither of them are particularly successful at getting their feelings across. All I can say is that a high school romance is a fickle thing indeed.   School Rumble: Overview Of The Anime Back then, I didn’t know what School Rumble had to offer. Right up to this moment, I’m not really sure if some relationships here are serious . That or if they’re just lampooning. I could probably […]


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl: An Honest Review By Earl

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When you think of a series that’s been done to death, Pokémon is usually the first to come to mind. While I grew up watching and loving the original Pokémon series as a kid and dabbed in Pokémon Advanced, I found myself wondering if anyone still likes the series. In all honesty, this was the time when I found myself becoming less of a fan ever since high school happened. However, I still enjoyed the franchise as a kid as it offered something I always wanted to go on: that is on an adventure. For most people, Ash as the main protagonist isn’t very appealing. However, what I loved about him is that he never gives up in pursuing his dreams. And he can be too kind to other people as well. I then decided to ask a friend about their opinion about the Diamond and Pearl […]


Pokémon Advanced Generation: Ash’s Journey To Hoenn

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Just a bit of fun fact before we get to the point. A lot of people, including myself, consider Generation II of Pokémon to be the highlight of the Pocket Monster series. Furthermore, it does symbolize the perfect point between depth and convolution. The moment before Pokémon became needlessly complicated and required at least 15 spreadsheets in order to maximize it potential. With so much work going on, both Gold and Silver meant to be the franchise’s final act. That includes the Johto arc of the anime. Did you know or didn’t you? Well, you do now! President of the Pokémon Company, Tsunekazu Ishihira even explains, “I worked with the assumption that after we put out Gold and Silver, my work as far as Pokémon was concerned would be done.” Furthermore, he also said that he doesn’t have any more plans to make more Pokémon […]


Pokémon The Original Series: A Review On Ash Ketchum’s Start

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Pokémon started out as a pair of Game Boy games. As they took the world by storm, so did the anime series. The first season, The Pokémon Original Series, introduces one of the world’s most prominent protagonists. Ash Ketchum (or Satoshi), along with his trusted partner Pikachu, set out on a journey to become the best among the rest. Pokémon: The Name Etymology The name Pokémon is the romanized contraction of the Japanese brand Pocket Monsters (ポケットモンスター Poketto Monsutā). The term, in addition to referring to the franchise itself, also collectively refers to all of the 807 fictional species that have made an appearance in other media. Fun fact, the series started out with 151 original Pokémon. The franchise has indeed gone a long way. “Pokémon” is identical in both the singular and plural, as is every individual species name. Put it this way, it’s […]