REVIEW: ‘Pokémon: Detective Pikachu’

Pokémon is one of the most popular franchises in all of entertainment and it has proven time and time again that it can have long lasting power to grab hold of popular culture. The revival of Pokémon is in part due to the popularity of Pokémon Go, which grabbed hold of the public consciousness in … Continue reading REVIEW: ‘Pokémon: Detective Pikachu’

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Why Pokémon Has Maintained Its Relevancy & Popularity

I think one thing that can be truly incredible about popular culture is that it can sweep so many people off their feet simultaneously. If there is some big franchise or individual work of art that catches on you will see that thing everywhere and in every store and household. It will become ubiquitous. This … Continue reading Why Pokémon Has Maintained Its Relevancy & Popularity

Why Anime & Manga Are Difficult To Adapt To American Films

Japan has become one of the most influential nations. With their continued export of technology that has changed the world it is no surprise that they would be largely responsible for creating some of the most popular Art. The Gaming industry has thrived because of Japan’s innovations, but their more traditional mediums have also touched … Continue reading Why Anime & Manga Are Difficult To Adapt To American Films

Da Phoenix Den: Episode 6! Evangelion!

Angels! Mechs! Emotions and colorful goo! On this thicc episode of Da Phoenix Den, I sit down with EDJ Studios artist, Jamison, and my good friend Isaac to chat about Hideaki Anno's historic psychological mecha-anime saga, Evangelion! Witness my epic noobage as we laugh, learn, and listen to multiple perspectives on one of the most … Continue reading Da Phoenix Den: Episode 6! Evangelion!

OtakuDay 2018 in Mexicali

On September 1, 2018, Mexicali held it's 10th 'OtakuDay' anime convention. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to stick around for the entire convention as I left early on, but I did manage to take pictures of cosplayers, vendors, and events within the convention such as a dance competition. I filmed a bit of the convention, and … Continue reading OtakuDay 2018 in Mexicali

Da Phoenix Den: Episode 3 with EDJ Studios!!

Yes I know it's been forever, calm your feisty nipples. I sit down for another podcast adventure with two of the best artists in town, Jamison and Esteban, from EDJ Studios! We talk about the problems with the anime market, how to be a better artist, and what shows you should be watching. Boy did … Continue reading Da Phoenix Den: Episode 3 with EDJ Studios!!

REVIEW: ‘Batman Ninja’

Wondercon 2018 was a massive year for geek culture, cosplay, and guests. I was extremely excited to go there and do my best to represent the amazing things we have to offer here at Up Your Geek. Wondercon had a lot to offer including the World Premiere  screening of the new animated Batman film, Batman … Continue reading REVIEW: ‘Batman Ninja’