Table Talk: How Gundam Build Fighters Does Marketing Right

Gundam Build Fighters is a guilty pleasure of mine. It’s definitely a kids’ show, but like Dragon Ball, it still manages to get me hyped. Maybe that’s just a symptom of me being a kid in an adult’s body, I dunno. From the characters to the plot to the fights, everything fits together in this oddly satisfying way. Even as a newcomer to Gundam, it still captured my imagination, and watching it parallel to Gundam 00 made me really appreciate the attention to detail the … Read more Table Talk: How Gundam Build Fighters Does Marketing Right

Her Soul’s Rebellion

How do I love Madoka? Let me count the ways! I love her pastel hair. I love her gentle voice. I love her love for others. I love…well, I think it’s obvious. Puella Magi Madoka Magica is an anime near and dear to my heart. It has all the elements I love in a story: interesting characters, a gripping narrative, and a lot of ideas to chew on. If Madoka were a game, it would be one of those indie RPGs with several endings: a … Read more Her Soul’s Rebellion

Centaurs, Communism, and Creation, Oh My!

Do you ever people watch? Not stalk, that’s different, but just watch? In-between classes, I sometimes enjoy sitting in a public area on my campus and enjoying the view. People are funny. Some people take their day seriously, charging full speed everywhere they go. Other people are chill, taking everything and everyone in their stride. You can tell when people are friends, and when people aren’t on the best terms. There’s so much diversity, a surprising amount of unity, but not everything is peachy. We … Read more Centaurs, Communism, and Creation, Oh My!

A True Hero

Not all heroes wear capes, but do they at least give good speeches? That’s the vibe I’ve been getting form My Hero Academia lately. Shounen anime shines in delivering that classic “coming-of-age” story, and the recent increase in mentorship has really solidified that. Todoroki and Endeavor, Deku and Gran Torino, even Bakugo is learning little by little how to be a true hero. Yet, what does that really mean?

Fight Me With All of Your Strength!

Anime is a worldwide medium. Rising far beyond it’s miso-soaked roots in Japan, anime and otaku culture have attracted thousands of fans internationally. Old and young, rich and poor, of all genders and body shapes. Diversity doesn’t even begin to describe the community, and with that comes a variety of different tastes and opinions towards the medium. Yet despite all of this, one fact holds true: shounen anime have some dope action sequences.

2-Year Anniversary!

As of today, June 22, 2017, it has been officially 2 years since my first attempt at writing a blog post discussing anime and my faith, way back when on Google+. Time really has flown, and so much has changed. From the site to my writing style to even the amount of anibloggers I knew, I still can’t believe how much the blog has evolved, and how I’ve changed because of it. I’ve gotten to meet some really amazing people, and been able to participate … Read more 2-Year Anniversary!

Why I Love Death Note – in 100 Words

An intriguing premise asking intriguing questions, the idea of the Note and the ideology of Light fascinate me. Shinigami apathy contrasted with the intricate game of wits between L and Kira, the rise and fall of tension to a precise rhythm. Serious in all the right ways, I often forgot it was an anime, being swept along in the story. Characters: solid and defined. World: realistic, not pandering or too gritty. Exploring personal questions without feeling wooden or preachy, it fuses supernatural mystery with philosophical … Read more Why I Love Death Note – in 100 Words

Good Bad Things?

Politics is a weird sandwich. Ideally, it should have a specific mixture of condiments, meats, vegetables, and bread to make it worth investing into. Practically…it depends. A lot of the time you end up with horseradish instead of mayo, cabbage in place of lettuce, and sourdough when you really wanted pumpernickel. Okay, while politics might not actually be a sandwich, it’s kind of similar: sometimes what you get out isn’t want you expected to be put in. But sometimes what seems like a bad combo … Read more Good Bad Things?

Episode 13.5 – The Recap

 It’s been a while since I’ve taken the time to blog here on Unsheathed, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been watching any anime. On the contrary, over the past couple weeks I’ve been working my way through shows like Taylor Swift works through boyfriends, and I’m definitely excited for what’ll be coming down the pipeline for you guys. In the meantime tho, here’s what I’ve been watching!