Quick Thoughts: Amagi Brilliant Park

Amagi Brilliant Park Cover

When I first look at the promotional pictures of Amagi Brilliant Park I thought I knew what it was about. Generic handsome looking protagonist, busty tsundere lead with some sort of weapon, frail blonde girl. Yep looks like another romantic comedy/harem anime. I can foresee the mascot characters being overtly pervy and getting away with it because it’s Ok by the girl being molested. These shows are a dime a dozen so I didn’t give it a second thought, unless my tumblr feed dumps a gif from the show.

Then some lonesome night on youtube, I stumbled upon a clip from the show and it turned my perception around.

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September Sakura: Street Fighter Sakura Ganbaru! Volume 2 Review

Sakura Ganbaru

Mike Zaimont, creator of the indie game Skullgirls, when asked why he didn’t change the name of game since there were two male DLC characters, responded

“the same way Capcom can still call it ‘Street Fighter’ when they fight inside”

And its true. For all the Street Fighting Street Fighter boasts, there’s not a lot of action on the streets. There’s jungles, shrines, temples, airfields, but rarely do brawls ever occur on the street. The same is true in Sakura Ganbaru! Volume 2 where we go on a jet setting adventure on the search for ‘that person’ a.k.a. Ryu.

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