|Posted by Madhog thy Master on December 12, 2012 at 2:35 PM||comments (0)|
By Madhog thy Master
Somewhere over the Rainbow, between Sesame Street and Carmen Sandiego’s hideout, stood the magical land of Equestria, a peaceful realm ruled by princess Celestia, whose divine powers could bring the sun to rise every morning and the moon to shine at least once a month. It was also a remarkable tourist spot: the Laws of ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Madhog thy Master on November 23, 2012 at 10:15 AM||comments (2)|
This is just some terrible artwork.
"The Buzz on Maggie" was a 2004's animated series that was broadcast on Disney channel. It's about a young teenage fly who dreams to be a rockstar.
It's pretty good and I suggest you to give it a look.
|Posted by Madhog thy Master on October 9, 2012 at 9:15 AM||comments (0)|
In many ways, the “Clannad” anime represents the culmination of several bold achievements: it’s the third and arguably best series in the ideal trilogy of Key’s visual novels-based episodic renditions developed by Kyoto Animation (after “Air” and “Kanon”, which I’ve already covered), it’s possibly the smoothest transition between the two media (soft-core eroge and Japanimation, that is) and, in the long...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Madhog thy Master on October 3, 2012 at 4:10 PM||comments (0)|
N/A: I could not help but notice this site has recently added to its blog roster a "Fan Fiction" related category. Funnily enough, that reminded me of the days I used to write horribly pretentious fanfics in the underwhelming attempt to deconstruct the very genre and give something "clever" to the world, for a change.
Now that I consider myself a "respectable" and "highly educated" critic (see what I did there with the air-quotes?), I think it's now time I...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Madhog thy Master on September 26, 2012 at 11:30 AM||comments (5)|
A/N: This old review of mine might be the most confounding, befuddling and mindbumbling piece I have ever written. Enjoy.
"Ar Tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel" is a game produced by Banpresto Co., LTD (a subsidiary of Namco Bandai) and Gust Incorporated (which is better known for the "Atelier"&...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Madhog thy Master on May 29, 2012 at 10:55 AM||comments (6)|
From a conceptual viewpoint, Pendleton Ward’s animated crack-fest, “Adventure Time”, drowns itself in an ocean of bewilderingly ambitious and thought-provoking ideas. Finn the Human and Jake the Dog’s trippy, colourful setting of high fantasy galore is supposed to be, in fact, a post-apocalyptic world completely reshaped by a nuclear holocaust that wiped out all life as we know it - the one event cleverly referred to as t...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Madhog thy Master on May 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM||comments (15)|
When Rarity, the fashion enthusiast unicorn of the pony-bunch, went to the big city of Canterlot in order to procure herself the finest materials for Twilight Sparkle’s birthday dress gift, she found herself swapped into a rather poignant satirical overview on the vain superficiality and alienating lack of self-awareness consuming every anachronistic facet of high society.
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|Posted by Madhog thy Master on May 18, 2012 at 6:25 AM||comments (8)|
|Posted by Madhog thy Master on May 9, 2012 at 7:50 AM||comments (0)|
Attention duelists! Before reading the following review, check the video introduction provided by Paradise and Faries.
Click on the image.
Much like series likeRead Full Post »
|Posted by Madhog thy Master on May 5, 2012 at 11:35 AM||comments (0)|
Here’s a conundrum to wrap your mind with: what if H.P. Lovecraft’s “Cthulhu Mythos” were to be reinterpreted in the form of a Harem-like comedic hi-jinks scenario? Light novel writer Manta Aisora and animation studio Xebec have the answer to that - and it will blow your mind.
“Haiyore! Nyaruko-san” is a massive, light-hear...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Madhog thy Master on May 3, 2012 at 7:55 PM||comments (2)|
Much to his many fans' collective bemusement (I'm sure of it), Stan Lee's out-of-this-world creative mind seemed to have wavered far off in the ocean of new possibilities, only to take a decisive stop into the Land of the Rising Comic. The "Excelsior" writer (and master of totally expected movie cameos) has taken a liking into the anime/manga industry in the latest years of his life. In 2010 he delighted many of us by pulling out a dream co...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Madhog thy Master on May 2, 2012 at 5:15 PM||comments (4)|
Humour is a thoroughly subjective matter. Its functionality depends on several factors such as personal tastes, current mood, specific settings, styles, pay-offs and the charismatic endeavour of its igniting devices - the comedians and/or props involved. There are shows (animated series to be exact) out there that are usually considered funny and entertaining by a general audience (like “Adventure Time!”, to make a random example) bu...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Madhog thy Master on May 1, 2012 at 5:50 PM||comments (6)|
“Journey” is Art. It’s pure, emotionally-entangling, soul-flourishing Art. It’s not even a “game” from a strict, literal perspective: it’s an experience, a visual marvel that speaks and woes the traveller (player) with its unique language mostly made out of silent contemplations, sound effects or soft ambient music. From the very start, our cognitive senses get wrapped into the atmosphere, le...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Madhog thy Master on April 30, 2012 at 6:45 PM||comments (2)|
Occasionally, not all that often (especially not in Western-developed ones), a videogame would feature somewhat of a peculiarly-put together animated or cinematic opening sequence right before the main menu's availability. Its purpose is to create an appealing mood to ease the player's mind into a possible catharsis towards the particular product it's trying to sell - much like anime intros or any good titl...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Madhog thy Master on April 28, 2012 at 11:10 AM||comments (4)|
|Posted by Madhog thy Master on April 25, 2012 at 4:20 PM||comments (6)|
More often than none, when a show, a franchise or an on-going series of any sort, starts to be fully aware of its audience, it would usually mark the first signs of its own downfall. A downfall brought upon partly because the people in charge of said product thought it was a good idea to woe their fans in any way possible, and partly because of the fandom itself making more and more buzzes and going hay-ware thanks to the...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Madhog thy Master on April 24, 2012 at 2:30 PM||comments (8)|
If I ever get to achieve some sort of Internet celebrity status in my current life-time before reincarnating into a “Sweet Transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania”, one of my goals would be to round up into one room all the most infamously renowned video-reviewers of the moment (such as Oancitizen, Phelous and JesuOtaku, to name a few), sit among them on a comfortable sofa and get them to watch a 2011’s Japanese...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Madhog thy Master on April 23, 2012 at 7:10 AM||comments (3)|
The following document reports the final memoirs of a gamer who couldn’t survive the first hour of “Corpse Party” on his PSP:
It’s all over… I cannot escape.
I’m stuck in here. Stuck with them… eh eh eh eh eh eh eh… ha-ha…hahahahahahahaha…HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! I’m going… to die, ri...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Madhog thy Master on April 22, 2012 at 7:50 PM||comments (9)|
It has become a common occurrence (or at least, a fairly popular conception among various kinds of niche audiences) to automatically associate the term Hentai with certain conventions belonging to Japanese animation - more specifically the kind of Japanimation that involves alien tentacle rape scenes, gangbanging and/or other forms of sexual exploitations normal, low-budget porn films shot insome undisclosed motel room wouldn&...Read Full Post »