Goblin Slayer it trying its best to make me dislike it

Outrage and disgust were the general sentiments surrounding Goblin Slayer when I first heard about it. Obviously, an anime as foul and disgusting as this would be something I could at least get an interesting blog out of. And so my sense of morbid curiosity once again got the better of me. And while the reasons behind this reaction were glaringly obvious, I continued to watch it. And in a way, I kind of like it.

Goblin Slayer it trying its best to make me dislike it

It’s not to say there aren’t aspects of the show doing their best to try and drive me away. The main problem Goblin Slayer has is an excess of edge. In what is otherwise a well constructed and interesting world. I’m just teetering on the precipice of walking away from this show in disgust.

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A New Beginning – Dragon Ball Super: Chapter 42

I wasn’t going to talk about Dragon Ball again this soon after spending a full week talking about GT, but I just caught the latest chapter of the Dragon Ball Super manga and felt compelled to say something about it. Especially considering it begins to delve into new story lines after the Broly movie. I don’t want to be in danger of purely being a Dragon Ball blogger, but hey, write about what you love.

A New Beginning - Dragon Ball Super: Chapter 42

Previously, I spoke about how I feel the manga’s version of the Tournament of Power story arc lacked the intensity, the drama or the pure hype of the anime, despite actually being a better told version of events from a storytelling perspective.

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My Hero Academia: Series 3 – Trading Hype for Heart

It occurs to me that I haven’t spent any time on my blog taking about My Hero Academia, despite the fact that it’s become one of my favourite anime of the last few years. As a shameless enjoyer of Shonen, Boku no Hīrō Academia is the perfect example of keeping a genre close to its tropes, but just doing them all incredibly well.

My Hero Academia: Series 3 - Trading Hype for Heart

I binged through the first two series last summer before catching up having having to do the agonising weekly wait to see the final few episodes of the second series. The series won me over with its earnest characters, a seemingly never ending escalation of hype and apparent high stakes for every little thing that happened. Season 3 steps back from that slightly, like it’s settled into its own skin, but it doesn’t make me love the show any less.

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