Round ’em Up!
Hi everyone! Welcome to the first edition of Weekly Panda Roundup! Why is it called that? Clearly, pandas are so wild that they need to be rounded up, of course! Just kidding.
In Weekly Panda Roundup, I will share the week’s latest videos from my YouTube channel. It gives me a way to post them without making a separate article for each one. Plus, I’d also love to talk about the individual videos and share any stories, which I wouldn’t be able to do otherwise.
But that’s not all! I want to use this space to talk about updates – whether about the channel, site, shout-outs, or miscellaneous recent happenings. For instance, in this weekly roundup, I’m sharing a spoiler-free mini-review of an anime movie I saw this weekend, your name. (Kimi no na wa.).
Basically, I’d love to chat with you all. So please feel free to let me know how you’re doing, what you’ve been playing, and whatever you want to talk about.
Without further ado, let’s round ‘em up!
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We have a hot, fresh, new intro to our channel that we recorded (sang) together! You may recognize it from something that’s not quite Nintendo-related, but we went with it anyway. Hope you get a kick out of it! You can see it in the beginning of our Snipperclips video posted below.
Pandas at Play – Snipperclips
Part 2 of our playthrough of Snipperclips is up! If you haven’t watched the premiere episode, you can start with this one or catch the first part here. In Snipperclips, my wife and I play as paper-thin U-shaped creatures who must cut each other up to solve unique puzzles. In this episode, we continue playing through World 1, making scoops and getting spooked. Turns out Snipperclips was darker than we thought!
You can find the full playlist starting at Part 1 – Stabby Sticks here: http://bit.ly/2nFmc5v
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Spoilercast
We also posted a spoilercast for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Please don’t watch this video until you have finished Breath of the Wild. If you’re still working your way through it or haven’t played it, save this for when you’ve seen the credits. And when you do, we hope you enjoy our discussion on what we thought of the story and spoilerific elements of this amazing Zelda game!
Share any spoilerific thoughts on the video’s comments section to avoid spoiling anything for readers here. Thanks!
your name. Spoiler-Free Mini Review
Makoto Shinkai’s your name. (Kimi no na wa.) finally arrived in the States last Friday, and I was fortunate enough to find it showing at a theater near me. The movie shares a similar body-swap premise with Freaky Friday but elaborates far beyond that, giving substance to this comedic trope. In your name, boy-and-girl leads, Taki and Mitsuha, wake up one morning and discover they’re in each other’s bodies. However, they’ve never met, which makes resolving the situation much more complicated. Though I found the teenage swap situation humorous, the story shined when it looked past that and revealed the deeper meanings behind the switch.
To say I was moved by this film is an understatement. From beginning to end, your name. grabbed my heart, constantly twisting it as I experienced the rollercoaster lives of these two star-crossed teenagers. The amazing time-lapse visuals and a particularly beautifully animated sequence amazed me in a way only Ghibli films had done prior. And the music by Radwimps fit very well, offering both catchy alternative-rock vocals and breathtaking piano arrangements. I didn’t want this experience to end. But when the credits rolled, all I wanted to do was discuss the movie and catch everything I missed. Though I won’t spoil it, one of the biggest revelations in the movie made my heart skip a beat. Shinkai pulled out all the stops to transform a great movie into an excellent one. I love your name. This is rare for me, but I’d actually be willing to rewatch this masterpiece. With jaw-dropping presentation and a heartwarming story, I would easily call your name. one of my favorite anime movies of all time.
For reference, I watched the dub version. The voices were spot-on, and the performances by Michael Sinterniklaas and Stephanie Sheh were wonderful. Though there were some rough bits with some specific translations, I thought they handled those parts as well as they could. Either way, I highly recommend catching your name. if you haven’t already!
Thank you so much for reading my first Weekly Panda Roundup! On Thursday, I’ll be posting a brand new game series of Pandas at Play, where we’ll be playing a very fun Switch game in a unique way that fits us! And there’ll be a nice surprise on the video, and I think you’ll like it!