Harmonica Jay

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Name: John Haslach
Date registered: 2014-09-26


Harmonica's Wing, nicely tucked away in the corner, is where Harmonica Jay gives his reviews of Adaptations, Comics, sometimes games, and tv shows, all while sitting on the Sidelines.

Latest posts

  1. Mangamania: Kamen Rider Spirits — 2016-07-02
  2. Rider TV Introduction — 2016-05-21
  3. Mangamania: My Hero Academia — 2016-05-07
  4. Sidelines 15: Better Off Dead Review — 2016-04-01
  5. Sidelines: 14: Friendship is Timeless Fan Fic Review — 2016-02-02

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Mangamania: Kamen Rider Spirits

Welcome back to Mangamania and it’s time for Mangamania’s contribution to the 45th anniversary of Kamen Rider with my review of Kamen Rider Spirits, a manga series based off the Showa Era of Kamen Rider, starring every single Showa Era Kamen Rider before Kamen Rider Black. It’s a manga that honors the Showa Era of Kamen Rider in a way that many Heisei Era Writers, like Shoji Yonemura of the Kamen Rider Taisen Films, failed to do. It’s a series that is dark, yet hopeful. New, yet familiar. A series about Heroes that come to the aid of the people in their time of need. A legacy of Masked Heroes. They are the Kamen Riders. Here we talk about my second favorite Manga series of all time.

Rider TV Introduction

In 2011, I saw a video by Internet Reviewer Justin Carmical a.k.a. JewWario about a video game called Kamen Rider Climax Heroes OOO. It intrigued me since it was basically a Power Rangers/Sentai series about a single hero with a slight insect theme to its characters. Though of course it was so much more. From there I was interested in learning more about Kamen Rider and what it was all about. And I have no regrets about it. This article will explore the background of Kamen Rider and will give a feeling as to what Rider TV will be about with my new review series.

Mangamania: My Hero Academia

When I was a kid, I was a huge Manga fan. I remember seeing one of my classmates reading Shonen Jump and I asked to read it. From there, I became a big reader of Manga. I would go down to Borders and use my allowance to buy volume after volume of Manga. Naruto, One Piece, and many more. Eventually I fell out of the hobby and switched to western comics in High School. Recently however, I’ve come back into reading Manga and I have decided to share my love of Manga with the world. And thus I welcome you to Mangamania!

Our first episode will examine a newly translated manga that was brought to the states last year: My Hero Academia

Sidelines 15: Better Off Dead Review

Hello folks, I’m Harmonica Jay and this is the season finale of the Sidelines. Being a teenager is not easy. At all. When we were young, we were a mess of emotions, insecurities, and hormones. We had no idea how to function properly. On top of that, there was nothing so bad as getting dumped by the person we thought we loved, who abandons us for either someone new or just because they didn’t want to be with us. And of course, sometimes… the thought of ending it all would come to our minds. It never did for me, but I do know the pain of being dumped. Looking back, I realized that while painful, it was not the worst thing to happen to me. And if there was ever a film, that stated that breaking up with someone is not the worst thing to happen to you, it would be Better Off Dead.

Sidelines: 14: Friendship is Timeless Fan Fic Review

Fanfiction is a tricky beast. About 90% of the time, you are going to read something crap or something that is basically porn. However, there are people who do have good ideas and want to share them. And the MLP Fandom, while squicky (Believe me, I know first hand), is equally capable of making something …

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