Kvasir’s Recommendations: Shield Hero – The Worst Hero and Runt of Isekai

A Youtuber named Masumi has done a video on some of the issues plaguing Shield Hero, bringing up some of the points that I had when I watched it. Despite the clickbait title, however, he goes to great pains to try and not come out offensive to any fans of the series while pointing out … Continue reading Kvasir’s Recommendations: Shield Hero – The Worst Hero and Runt of Isekai

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Rising of the Shield Hero: The Villain Problem

Okay, Episode 22 is out and if you've seen any of my previous posts, you know where this is going. So let's skip the pleasantries and start with a simple question: Why is Myne not dead or in a prison cell? You see, in today's episode our disgraced villain decided that she was going to … Continue reading Rising of the Shield Hero: The Villain Problem

Kvasir’s Recommendations: The Capitalist Hero – The Individual and the Collective in Rising of the Shield

Explanation Point has done a video on Capitalism in Rising of the Shield Hero, in which he believes that trickle down economics is in play. It's a good perspective, though I personally think the author of the story just accidentally walked into that trope more than anything and ran with it. I personally never minded … Continue reading Kvasir’s Recommendations: The Capitalist Hero – The Individual and the Collective in Rising of the Shield

Rising of the Shield Hero: In Defense of the Three Heroes (First Wave Arc Spoilers)

Oh boy, this is going to be controversial. Especially when you consider what's coming on Episode 4 of the anime. But I'm going to do it anyway because I feel that bringing this point up is worth doing as a thought exercise. So... let's talk about Rising of the Shield Hero for a bit, with … Continue reading Rising of the Shield Hero: In Defense of the Three Heroes (First Wave Arc Spoilers)

Kvasir’s Recommendations: The Difference Between Good and Bad Isekai – An Analysis

Right, so the new season of anime is out and I don't see anything worth reviewing, so I thought instead I would post videos on the topic of anime, light novels, and manga that deserve more views. Since Shield Hero is out I figured we'd start with Isekai. Now, while I still have a ton … Continue reading Kvasir’s Recommendations: The Difference Between Good and Bad Isekai – An Analysis

Kvasir’s Recommendations: Literary Analysis of Transistor – Games as Lit.101

Now, I've always been an individual who saw games as a medium for great storytelling, but sometimes describing how certain games tell a story can be difficult. As such, I have a fine appreciation for anyone who can do so with great detail and in a way that grabs my attention. To that end, I … Continue reading Kvasir’s Recommendations: Literary Analysis of Transistor – Games as Lit.101