12 Days 2019, Day 4: Recontextualizing a Hero – Adol Christin in the 90s

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Technically these first OVAs started coming out in 1989 so this is 80s Adol but we’re talking about both OVAs here and 80s/90s made for a less snappy title so shh.

So last year I ended up replaying the entire Ys series on Nightmare on a whim, it’s one of my favourite game series and playing them all so close together gave an interesting perspective on a bunch of games I’d previously played spread out over several years. Mechanically the games are pretty drastically different (although they do fall roughly into three broad gameplay eras) as the series has evolved over the past 30 years but there are a few constants, with the exception of one distant prequel to the original games we’ve had one persistent world since the beginning, and our window into that world has always been the adventures of one man, Adol Christin.

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12 Days 2019, Day 4: Recontextualizing a Hero – Adol Christin in the 90s

12 Days of Anime 2018, Day 4: Utawarerumono

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Every now and then you stumble across a series which fill a space you didn’t even know was there, but which you can’t imagine how you went so long without filling it. This year I discovered Utawarerumono. Continue reading “12 Days of Anime 2018, Day 4: Utawarerumono”

12 Days of Anime 2018, Day 4: Utawarerumono