Anime Review: Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)

Happy Halloween, Happy Katana fans! Today, I’m going to embark on a much-anticipated new direction in my articles. In the past month or so, I have found my life consumed by a new manga/anime series. This marks the beginning of a series of articles pertaining to said series. Anyway, without further adieu, let’s jump into this.

If you’re an anime or manga patron, you’ve more than likely heard of, if you haven’t read or seen, a series entitled Shingeki no Kyojin, also refered to by it’s rough English translation, Attack on Titian. Based on the already-popular manga, SNK has been made into an anime that has literally taken the world by storm. From fanart on Tumblr to forum chats to anime conventions the world over, it’s getting to the point where it’s damn near impossible to say the word “anime” without someone bringing up Shingeki no Kyojin. Yeah, it’s that popular. Today, I’m going to take a critical look at the anime, not the manga, to see if this show is really worth the hype it’s created.

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No More Midquels, Please

I have a request of you, Disney: can you please, for the love of all that is decent and holy, stop making midquels? Here’s my one negative article of the month: how much I despise every midquel I’ve ever seen, particularly when you take movies from Disney’s golden age and try to rewrite them. Now, for anyone that isn’t aware, a midquel is a sequel that takes place during events shown off-screen of the original. Confusing? Here’s an example: Bambi. In the original Bambi, after his mother’s death, the scene cuts to spring and shows him fully grown. Bambi II shows us what happened in the winter after Bambi’s mother’s death, while being raised by his father and growing into a buck. There are very few redeeming factors in a midquel, and i’m going to explain why I hate them so much.

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My Top Ten Disney Movies

Here’s the most basic subject possible: my favorites. Plain and simple. These vary from classic to new, and have become timeless in my life. This excludes Pixar, Logan will have a separate list for that. In my eyes, Disney and Pixar are two very different companies. They’re both amazing, as far as I’m concerned, but I don’t feel like they belong in the same list together. So, let’s get started.

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We Reached 10,000 Views!

Aw, hell yeah! I can’t believe it! We finally have 10,000 views! I can’t tell you how awesome this is. If you would have told me at the beginning of the year (when Happy Katana only had 469 views) that we would reach 10,000 by October, I would have thought you were lying. It just goes to show how far we’ve come in this year alone. Thank you all for taking the time to visit this little website. You guys are the best! A few people I want to thank for helping me get this far:

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Disney Channel Fucking Sucks!

Disney Channel

Oh, how I hate thee.

Hello there, Happy Katana fans. Today, I am going to rant about Disney Channel. Wait, criticizing Disney during Disney Month? What kind of asshole does that? This kind of asshole does that, so get over it, shitheads!

I apologize. That was not necessary whatsoever. So please forgive me and read this article. Please? Thank you, I thought you’d understand.

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Disney Month Is Finally Here!

Hello there, Happy Katana fans. The wait is finally over. Starting today, Happy Katana is going to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Disney. We’re going to have reviews, countdowns, and much, much more. While every other site is going to have a single post dedicated to Disney’s 90th anniversary, we decided to dedicate a whole. After all, Disney has provided generations of fans with nine decades worth of entertainment and magic, so what’s 31 days to us? So sit back, relax, and get ready for the ultimate Disney tribute.