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Darren’s Weekly Jump

Darren’s Weekly Jump

Darren Davis, Staff Writer December 8, 2022
At the top of Shonen anime stand three paragons: Naruto, One Piece, and Bleach. In 2017 Naruto finally concluded, and now with the final arc of Bleach finally being animated, another of the Big Three has reached its finale. Bleach has always had a bit of a problem with its story compared to the other two champions of anime, however, this last arc is making sure it ends with a bang.
Darren’s Weekly Jump

Darren’s Weekly Jump

Darren Davis, Staff Writer December 1, 2022
Standing atop the world of anime right now is Chainsaw Man. Never before has a show garnered so much attention even before its release, yet even more surprising is how Chainsaw Man continues to not only meet, but exceed its enormous expectations. This strange spin on the shōnen genre has risen to match the very best anime coming out through its masterful story and great production.
Image from Ado’s Film Red promotional and Darren’s edit

Darren’s Weekly Jump

Darren Davis November 21, 2022

A single soul has captured the hearts of the entire One Piece world, and with her debut at the massive Music Festival, Uta has announced that her endless concert will be the start of a new age. Uta also...

Image from Blue Lock’s promotional video and Darren’s editing

Darren’s Weekly Jump

Darren Davis, Staff Writer November 3, 2022
To reach the top, intensive training is necessary. Playing against a wide range of opponents, honing your abilities, and bettering every aspect of yourself is what the Blue Lock project is about. This manifests through a facility focused on eliminating the worst players and building up the best in order to create Japan’s best soccer striker for the purpose of winning the World Cup.
Uzumaki’s Omnibus cover

Ghoulish Halloween Manga

Darren Davis, Staff Writer October 31, 2022

Finding good works of horror in the anime industry isn’t easy; however, there is someone who always persists with his gut-churning storytelling, Junji Ito. Whether it be a story about a spiral overtaking...

Images from Pokémon Fandom Wiki

Darren’s Favorite Childhood Game

Darren Davis, Staff Writer October 18, 2022

Growing up, I was obsessed with Pokémon. I watched the show for hours, collected hundreds of cards, and spent days playing through each and every game. I explored vast regions aiming to become the greatest...

This game is one of the newest to hit the Esports arena in KHSAA

The Freshest Esport

Darren Davis, Staff Writer October 6, 2022
Since it’s original release in 2015, Splatoon has been a unique landmark in the world of gaming. The premise is a family-friendly shooter that focuses on painting the ground instead of killing enemies. Now with its third iteration, the ideas in Splatoon aren’t anywhere near as novel as they once were so it’s up to the game’s quality to retain interest. While it does deliver a supremely enjoyable experience, it’s still haunted by many issues.
Dragon Ball’s Latest Hit

Dragon Ball’s Latest Hit

Darren Davis, Staff Writer September 20, 2022
Toriyama’s “Dragon Ball” series has had plenty of movies, and while this new entry isn't the best of those films, it certainly is enjoyable. The goal of “Dragon Ball” has always leaned more towards entertainment rather than a deep, life changing story, and in that respect, this is the best of the few films i've seen of this franchise. 
Many options to choose from over the course of last summer

Anime Over The Break

Darren Davis, Staff Writer September 1, 2022
This summer has been slow: the calm before the storm. Many sequels of major shows were released during the latest simulcast, and though I would describe the season as a slow one, that doesn’t mean nothing worthwhile appeared. This season has had many a hits to pay attention to and these are the best to look at before the huge fall season…
Splash Screen Mashup

The Spring Anime Season

Darren Davis, Staff Writer May 27, 2022
Since the drought of anime caused by 2020, we haven't had one bad season of anime, and this spring simulcast was taking notes. Even after the insanity of last season with juggernauts like Demon Slayer and Attack on Titan, a show has still found a way to take the spotlight. I’ve been looking at three particular anime this season, and their developments have all certainly been interesting.
The movie’s title screen

A Sunken Tokyo

Darren Davis, Staff Writer May 16, 2022
Overall, Bubbles is a good movie that’s pretty much only held back by the current high standards of anime. Three years ago, this movie definitely could’ve been much, but as of now, it’s originality isn’t enough to carry it to the top. Watching it isn’t really necessary with better movies out there like Your Name or any Ghibli film, but if you’ve been over-saturated with anime’s sameness, this could be a nice break.
Sonic 2 Promo

A Video Game Movie Done Right

Darren Davis, Staff Writer May 9, 2022
I don’t think that Sonic 2 is the best movie ever made or even close to that. It has numerous problems and leans a bit too much into “for kids” rather than “for everyone., but it’s still a great flick. Sonic 2 is hopefully the beginning of many meaningful and impressive movie adaptations of games.
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