Usagi Yojimbo #20

by Alan Rapp on June 22, 2021

in Comics

Usagi Yojimbo #20 comic reviewUsagi Yojimbo #20 begins a new arc with the introduction of young swordmaster Yukichi Yamamoto who meets Miyamoto Usagi for the second time. The pair’s first meeting is shown in a flashback in which Yukichi retells the meeting where the young pupil was too slow to recognize Usagi’s skill with a blade denying a meeting for the rabbit ronin with Itsuki-Sensei. Now with his master dead, Yukichi travels to deliver Itsuki-Sensei‘s sword his nephew Daido.

The flashback meeting, which Usagi has long ago forgotten about, and hold no ill-will, but which still haunts Yukichi, offers an interesting way to pair the two together as something more than just simple companions on the road. It turns out Yukichi is thankful for Usagi’s company as some local marauders take interest in the two travelers (and aren’t too happy with being publicly rebuffed).

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Legacies – A New Hope

by Alan Rapp on June 21, 2021

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Legacies – A New Hope
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Legacies - A New Hope television review

“A New Hope” is the goofiest episode of Legacies yet as the trio of Josie (Kaylee Bryant), Hope (Danielle Rose Russell), and Lizzie (Jenny Boyd), still tripping from the magic elixir they were dosed with, find themselves trapped in Lizzie’s childhood fan fiction which turns out to be plagiarized mostly from the original Star Wars. Forced to work their way through the story and confront past anguish, the journey also leads to Hope coming to terms with her destiny (thanks in part to the follow up story she penned as a child after being hurt by Lizzie’s version). Oh, there are also ninjas (because ninjas are cool!).

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Here’s the Brie Larson version of Metric‘s “Black Sheep” from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World which the band recently added to their YouTube page.

Here’s a look at the Powers-ish looking How I Became a Super Hero which is set to premiere on Netfilx on July 9th.

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  • Title: We Are Lady Parts – Potential Future Spouse
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We Are Lady Parts - Potential Future Spouse TV review

In the show’s second episode, Amina (Anjana Vasan) agrees to help the band try out in exchange for what turns out to be one awkward date with Ahsan (Zaqi Ismail). Momentarily believing she has landed a potential future spouse, Amina is over the moon (until the point he locks her firmly in the friend zone ruining her romantic fantasy). However, out of that pain comes our protagonist’s first rehearsal with the band where she finds a new side of herself in helping to compose their next song. “Potential Future Spouse” continues its warm embrace of the characters’ awkward human moments as the band members struggle with their relationships, even Saira (Sarah Kameela Impey) gets thrown by her boyfriend’s request to become “official.” While Amina hides the failed romance from her other friends, her experience helps her make connections with the band members and take a first step to becoming the person she was always meant to be.

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