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Anime review: Violet Evergarden (Season 1)

An emotional masterpiece For one reason or another, I have a very difficult time getting emotional these days. Whether it's for happy reasons, or overwhelmingly sad reasons, it is incredibly difficult for me to lose myself in my emoti...

 
 
 

Impressions: Darling in the Franxx

Torchman cried tears of joy Yes Torch, I know you are proud of me. For you see, I have finally found a mech anime that I could actually get into, and dare I say, enjoy. Have you even heard of Darling In The Franxx? If not, you would be wis...

 
 
 

Anime review: Devilman: Crybaby

Sick. Twisted. Deep.  Blindly going into Devilman: Crybaby, I had no idea what to expect. Our lovely Community Manager Occams had recommended I give it a look on Netflix, so I thought hey, why not? I'm always open to different ex...

 
 
 

Impressions: Monster Hunter World

There's always a bigger fish If you have some common knowledge of modern video game trends, then I'm sure you are well aware of what Monster Hunter is. One of Capcoms's finest franchises, (and most popular), the series has made its wa...

 
 
 

Impressions: Super Lucky's Tale

Do you feel lucky, punk? I love platformers - and at this point in the blog, you've already written me off as a filthy casual. But in all seriousness, I've long been a fan of the platforming genre. From Mario, to Banjo, to Sonic, to C...

 
 
 

Anime review: Recovery of an MMO Junkie

30 isn't THAT old...right? I have to admit, I'm a sucker when it comes to romance in anime. I also have to admit, when I find something that I can relate to, I tend to feel a strong attachment to it. That being said, Recovery of an MM...

 
 
 

The misery of being a sports fan in Missouri

And you thought my last blog was failblog material So another little fun fact about your old pal JuIc3, I'm a sports fan. I grew up watching the Kansas City Royals as the perennial laughing stock of Major League Baseball. I watched th...

 
 
 

Switch Anxiety: Data Dilemma

Writers note: before I had written this blog, I was under the impression that Nintendo only offered 32gb cards for developers and publishers to store their games on. Credit to community member Barry Kelly for helping me get facts stra...

 
 
 

Anime review: Scum's Wish

Sex, deceit, teenage angst I turn 29 today, and I realize that it has now been over a decade since I graduated from the hormonal wasteland known as high school. Young romance can be downright tragic, messy, awkward, uncomfortable, and...

 
 
 

Anime review: Made in Abyss

Free fallin' I figured that with it being a new year, it was time to try some different writing scenarios. I've certainly done my fair share of reviewing when it comes to video games over the years, but we don't often see an awful lot...

 
 
 

The test of Time (a non game related blog)

2 years ago, my life was all but shattered. I had just gone through a hard divorce, in which my ex had been seeing another man, and all but trampled on my heart up until the very end. During that time with my ex, I passed up on the op...

 
 
 

Christmas with Xbox pt. 1

Christmas cheer Once upon a time, there was a young boy named Stephen. He absolutely loved playing video games - they were his absolute favorite pastime! He would go over to his best friends houses just to play the Super Nintendo, Nin...

 
 
 
 

JuIc3's Top 5: 2017 Game of the Year Honors

Not all about loot boxes and bullshit Hey gang! 2017 has been a hell of a year for gamers. I mean, how about that Nintendo Switch?? Let's be honest, nobody knew what exactly would happen with the big N's poptart tablet, but man, it's ...

 
 
 

Gender Bender, Bender Gender

Little bit about myself before I dive into the core of this little write up today! I'm a happily married man of 28 years old. My wife, and community member Malika Chan, and I love each other very much. We love our cat children (we hav...

 
 
 

Doom: To Switch or not to Switch

(It's about time you gave your Joy Cons a good work out) So as many of you know, Bethesda and id Software's hit first person shooter Doom (2016) has successfully been ported over to the Nintendo Switch. From an outsider's perspec...

 
 
 

Persona 5: early impressions

Well hello there, you cute little ninnymuggins! How have you been? I haven't really done this sort of a thing in a while - blogging that is. Have you noticed?...no? Well that's okay. Being popular is sooo overrated, and I find writing ...

 
 
 

Passing the Buck

Ever heard of the expression? The older I get in life, the more responsibility I take on, and the more I progress not only in my own personal life, but my professional life as well. I've come to witness the passing of the buck, many t...

 
 
 

Switch: Early Impressions

Beauty in simplicity After waiting 45 minutes at my local GameStop just to pick up my reserved games and charging grip, you can bet that I was happy to have my Nintendo Switch delivered straight to my doorstep via Target. While I stil...

 
 
 

Could the Switch be the next Vita?

We are just under 2 weeks away from the launch of the highly anticipated Nintendo Switch. Recently, a user over at NeoGAF was lucky(?) enough to get their hands on an early shipped console, which has many fans discussing the apparent ...

 
 

About JuIc3one of us since 9:12 AM on 02.12.2017

Middle aged teacher, otaku and gaming nerd, JuIc3 is somewhat of a lost Destructoid relic that just doesn't know what to do with himself.

Former Community-Manager/Editor here at Destructoid, I now take solace in the community, where I sparingly blog about whatever the hell strikes up my fancy.

If you like my stuff, be sure to check out my wife, Malika chan. Contrary to popular opinion, we aren't conjoined twins or anything like that. That would certainly make things awkward.

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Anime reviews guideline - I rate my anime series with stars. Star ratings correspond as follows:

★★★★★ - a true masterpiece! An enticing story, amazing visuals, and characters that will stick with you forever. There are few out there that achieve this level of excellence.

★★★★ - a fine show. Some little quirks or pacing issues, but nothing to ruin the overall presentation. The show is bound to have many fans, and should be relevant for years to come.

★★★ - good, but not amazing. Noticeable flaws that will keep the show from truly being embraced by the masses. Likely to have a favorable following, with many good elements to be observed.

★★ - a weaker offering. Features some enjoyable moments, but overall feels very flat and bland. Lacking of originality, a strong hook, and features characters that are forgettable.

★ - anime was a mistake. No coherent point of interest or pacing to be found. Lacking in style, taste, and talent. Don't go near it, for your own safety...