I consider myself a renaissance man of media.
First Squad – The Moment of Truth Review: World War Esper
World War II, so ingrained into the psyche of pop culture that even to this day we are still reading, playing, and watching media based on that time in world history (not just Coach Dunn’s 2A class). Recently, fellow writer,… Read More ›
A•TOMCAT Review: Yo Dog! Heard You Liked Meta!
Astro Boy, a beloved character spanning generations since his premier in 1952, is the flagship and most iconic of all of Osamu Tezuka’s creations. In high school, I had the luck of having fellow writer Franklin Raines as a… Read More ›
Panda! Go, Panda! Review: The Adventures of Mimiko Longstocking
A long time ago when I was in 1st grade, I was lucky to have a weekly Japanese class taught by a lovely woman who worked well with children. From what I remembered, we learned very basic things about… Read More ›
The FP Review: Never. Ignorant. Getting. Goals. Accomplished.
Dance Dance Revolution is a staple in pretty much every decent arcade, whether that arcade is by itself, in a bowling alley, or a restaurant combo such as Dave & Buster’s. We have all wasted a dollar or three on… Read More ›
Jiri Barta – Labyrinth of Darkness Special: Part 2
The Last Thief 1987 The Last Thief starts off at night time with a robber breaking into a supposed house. While he starts off small with a single gold coin, he notices more valuables that further entice him. His greed… Read More ›
Kaoru Mori: Anything and Something Review: Introduction Material or Extended Reading?
An Anglophile is described as a person who is greatly enthralled, to a point even obsessed, with British culture. Fellow CotBF member Franklin Raines and I personally knew and went to high school with an Anglophile. She was obsessed with Doctor… Read More ›
The Adventures of Barry Ween, Boy Genius Review: MOTHER FUCKING SCIENCE!
Boy geniuses have been the subject of many different types of media, like Dexter’s Lab and Jimmy Neutron. While both Dexter’s Lab and Jimmy Neutron are enjoyable to some they are limited due to censors and target demographic. Enter the… Read More ›
Heartless Review: One Heart, Two Heart, Red Heart, Demon Heart
Ah, Valentine’s Day. A time for warm embraces and couples sharing their love. I hope all of our readers here at Children of the Blazing Fist are having as much of a great day as any of us will ever… Read More ›
Dirty Pair Special: Project Eden – Big Trouble In Little Eden
Let us travel back in time to the year 1980 where Haruka Takachiho has just created the short story called, The Dirty Pair’s Great Adventures. He eventually made these short stories into numerous sequels such as Dirty Pair Flash and… Read More ›
Gunhed Review: MMMMMMHH…Delicious Texmexium
One day Franklin Raines and I were discussing what would be the next reviews for the site. He tosses me a DVD case. What I saw was a giant robot and pretty bad ass looking people with guns adorning the cover, so… Read More ›
Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01 Review: Me and My Robot, Together Forever
Mech suits have been around in anime since 1979 with the introduction of Mobile Suit Gundam. There have been many iterations and different styles over the years. I have a personal history with Mecha; some of the earliest anime that… Read More ›
Megazone 23 Special – Part 3: It’s A Thing……..About Robots?
1989’s Megazone 23 Part 3 is directed by Shinji Aramaki and Kenichi Yatagai. Aramaki has worked on other such titles as Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01 and the upcoming Space Pirate Captain Harlock film in 2013. Yatagai’s other works include Super… Read More ›
Color of Rage Review: The Fresh Prince of Nippon
The Edo period, Japans love affair with the past, much like how in America they romanticized the Old West in various forms of media. Many story tellers have visited the Edo period time and time again wanting more, with one of… Read More ›