Still Catching Up,
Still Can’t Catch a Break
By: Head Writer – Justin Tafoya
Monday, August 7th –
Hello again, Giga-Landers! It’s been about two weeks since we’ve had any contact . . . or HAS IT!? I’ve been busy writing my anime preview articles. Recounting the tales of how my friend had begun a game of picking anime, and then anyone who picked an anime would watch the anime that anyone in our group picked. To put it short: six people, six anime to watch!
Anyway, in the meantime I’ve been trying my hardest to catch up on both Persona 5 and FFXIV. . . I know, I am just the slowest person when it comes to games. But, I’m one of those guys that likes to talk to all the NPCs whenever their dialogue prompts change, or look at all the cool scenery wherever I go, and generally just move at my own pace in games. However, in my defense, I have finally caught up in both games! In P5, I’ve finally figured out who the traitor is and gotten to the next part of the game, and in FFXIV I’ve finally finished all the story content and caught up on all the new raids. Feels good to kill Exdeath finally.
Unfortunately for me, my Steam list grows longer by the month. Especially with the recent summer sale, I bought about 8 out of 12 games on my wishlist! Thankfully for me, I only spent about $40. THANK YOU STEAM SUMMER SALE!
NOW ON TO ANIME!
Since I’ve just finished my Summer preview articles, I don’t really feel the need to talk about them too much more, despite the fact that I’m just absolutely adoring Ballroom e Youkoso. I’ve found quite a few others that are definitely in the running for top anime of the season.
The first one is probably one you’ve heard: Kakegurui (Compulsive Gambler). It centers around Jabami Yumeko, a girl who has just entered a high school where money and making money through gambling are the only way to excel. However, Yumeko has a deep lust for gambling and often gets somehow aroused more, the higher the stakes become in her bets. Unfortunately for her opponents, she could care less about the money. She only ever cares about getting her high off of the ridiculously high stakes she sets for herself.
What sells the show, more than the music or the theme, is the faces the characters make when they’re at their highest and lowest. They become so distorted and disgusting that it’s just hard not to love. I had originally only recommended this for people who liked Kaiji, but I really just recommend it to everyone now.
Anyway, that’s it for me today Giga-Friends! I hope you have a wonderful day and an even better week! -J.R
P.S And a very loving Happy Birthday to my little brother on this day!