Author Archive: ThunderStryke

Ultraman X and Cyclical Gateways

Nostalgia is a powerful force in the modern age, but it can involve more than simply revisiting old things from one’s childhood. Drawing on the properties and tropes that you loved in the past can be a great way to discover new things that meet the same criteria years later. This is something that has …

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Communication & Conflict – My Impressions of A Silent Voice

Last week I had a rare opportunity to catch a cinema screening of the recent anime movie release A Silent Voice with some friends and while I don’t usually write up or review individual works outside of my classic anime section I was particularly enamoured with it and felt compelled to give it some attention. So …

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P-p-p-pick up a Podcast Part 1: Factual Podcasts

Last summer I started getting into podcasts as an alternative to background music while at work and doing housework and got hooked pretty quickly. I started with recorded episodes of a quirky show from my favourite radio station and once that was finished  I went looking for other podcasts and quickly discovered how many shows …

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My Top 10 Anime Characters Discovered in 2016

Belated New Year’s greetings dear readers! Whatever you did to acknowledge another trip around the sun, I hope you enjoyed it! This time last year I cast my mind back to the animated shows I had watched in 2015 and had a great time picking out a list of ten characters that I had discovered …

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You Mean You Haven’t Watched Azumanga Daioh?

It’s a little late, but happy holidays everyone! Whatever you celebrated this month I hope you had a great time, and I wish everybody a happy and productive 2017 going forward. My New Year’s blogging resolution is to build my output level back up after a trying few months of low productivity, and I’ll start …

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The Omega Mobile Games Roundup

Love it or hate it, mobile gaming has taken modern culture by storm. Anyone with a smartphone or tablet can join the gaming sphere with a few taps of the screen, and this wider audience has facilitated the creation of a greater range of games in smaller, easy-to-handle packages. This year I’ve been listening to …

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The Curious Case of Short-Form Anime

Normally one of the biggest things that stands out about anime when one thinks about it is sweeping large-scale narrative of a type that, until recent decades, has been harder to find in mainstream Western animation. But in reality, anime is a very diverse breed, and today I’d like to dedicate a little time to …

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10 Great Engrish Anime Themes

At some point in our lives we have all come across the wonderful world of Engrish; foreign use of the English language that is either poorly spelled, poorly structured or otherwise just plain wrong, with hilarious results. Japan in particular likes to use English words in order to make their products look cooler and more …

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Gotta Hunt ’em All! Monster Hunter X Pokémon

After a long, unscheduled hiatus, The Omega Geek is back up and running! I’ve got a small backlog of ideas scribbled in my notebook, some fresh new ideas knocking around my skull, and I’m ready for action! And today we’ll be looking at a theme that WAS topical before my unplanned blogging break, but what …

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What I’m Watching This Season (So Far)

As I’ve mentioned before, this year’s summer anime season marks the first time I’ve been watching new anime shows as they come out, and while I’ve been enjoying thinking up old shows to talk about it would be nice to change tack briefly and ruminate a bit on the here and now. So I’d like …

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