Valentine’s Day is for Plebeians and Normies!
. . . And I’m Not Just Saying That Because I’m Lonely!
By: Head Writer – Justin Tafoya
Monday, Feb. 13th –
Hello again Giga-Landers! I hope you’re doing well this week, as with every week! I’ve still been stuck playing Tale of Berseria, because it’s really damn fun, so my last week’s discussion of the game still stands!
In the meantime, Fate/Grand Order has started their Valentine’s Event this year! It’s certainly interesting and I love getting Valentine’s gifts from my favorite servants, even if because I never got them in real life! *holds in tears of extreme pain* But, it’s a fun event that stars William Shakespeare, of all people, going around trying to find out why Valentine’s Day destroyed the world. . . In so few words. Also, why the hell chocolate is coming to life and attacking people. Though, something tells me he’s there just for the spectacle of the entire debacle . . . and to ruin little girl’s dreams.
In other news, I went manga hunting for the first time in a while and came away with a haul larger than I’d like to admit. But, when I’m playing DnD with some of my buddies online (yes, that’s a thing) and it isn’t my round or I’m not involved, I sit down and read manga. One I was surprised to see in English was Re:Monster. The tale of a young man, whose power to “consume” abilities from other people and things, that was killed by a stalker only to be reincarnated as a . . . Goblin . . . with all his memories! Even as a goblin, he still has his ability to eat things and gain their abilities and all of his memories of his previous life. But, what’s interesting about it other than the reincarnation aspect, is how it’s written. It’s written like a journal that goes day by day, rather than a 3rd-person story in the present tense. It gives the manga a different feel altogether, but also adds a layer of emotional depth to the main character. I highly suggest giving it a try when you get the chance!
NOW ON TO ANIME!
KonoSuba is anime of the year. Already.
That aside, Kobayashi-san chi no Maid Dragon is another really good comedy/slice-of-life that I highly recommend. It revolves around, well, Kobayashi-san who drunkenly wandered up a mountain path one night to discover a dragon who had been impaled by a sword. After (drunkenly) removing the sword, Kobayashi (drunkenly) invites the dragon to live at the house as a maid. This dragon, Tohru, gains a sort of “affection” for Kobayashi that plays pretty strongly into a lot of the comedy. What surprises most people is the animation. And by that I mean how damn good it is! For as serious as the show isn’t, the animation is absolutely stellar during random parts of the show and it really catches you off guard. Get ready for some amazing dodge ball, kids!
Anyway, that’s it for me today Giga-Friends. I hope you have a wonderful day and an even better week! -J.R