C. J. Nicholas

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Location: Birmingham, England


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Usagi Yojimbo: Yokai by Stan Sakai
Usagi Yojimbo: Yokai by Stan Sakai
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I'm a massive fan of the Usagi Yojimbo comics, so when I found out that Stan Sakai wrote his first Usagi Yojimbo Graphic Novel, titled Yokai, I pounced upon it. One of the great strengths with "Yokai" is it's a stand alone story and you don't really need any previous information or knowledge of past Usagi Yojimbo stories (UY from now on) to really get into the story. It follows the exploits of Miyamoto Usagi, the main protagonist - roaming ronin, travelling through a haunted forest (natch) where he stumbles upon a crying woman who asks for help. Of course, Miyamoto Usagi agrees to help and thus travels deeper into the forest - encountering many Japanese folklore monsters, meeting up with an… Read more
Hey Arnold(The Movie) Dvd [1996] <b>DVD</b> ~ Francesca Smith
Hey Arnold(The Movie) Dvd [1996] DVD ~ Francesca Smith
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Hey Arnold is a personal favourite cartoon series of mine, with the release of the movie I was in a frenzy state yet I never watched the movie until I reached the age of 20! Having said that, has the growing up affected the charm or my opinion on this great cartoon series?


Hey Arnold is still as an enjoyable as it was when it was first released over a decade ago. It never quite reached the popularity ranks as Rugrats or Spongebob, yet I believe the cartoon is cleverly written and the stories are far more engaging. The same can be said for the movie. It's basically a long episode of the show in the same vein as The Simpsons Movie. It's nothing against the film… Read more
Usagi Yojimbo Volume 19: Fathers And Sons by Stan Sakai
Fathers and Sons is about the relationship between Miyamoto Usagi (the protagonist) and Jotaro, his secret son. It shows their turmoil because they both know that they are father and son but hide the fact from one another due to their life styles. The first story in this collection is about Usagi finding Jotaro who went missing in book 18 (Travels with Jotaro) and one thing leads to another and they have to help out the Lone Goat and Kid from bounty hunters who want the bounty placed on their heads. There's also a story about Katsuchi-Sensai (one of my favourite characters in the Usagi Yojimbo universe) and his lover that leads to a very sad and quite shocking, conclusion. This book is very… Read more

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