Vlog: Power Rangers The movie (2017)

Des is Joined by Matt and John to recap and analyze the Recent New power rangers movie!
Relax, this is a mostly positive review.


RPG Hell: Persona 4 Golden part 4

Detectives, stalkers, And Deliverymen take focus as the Inaba investigation team closes in on the culprit!
Also: A Traumatic trip to heaven.

Steaming to Legacy – Thomas Goes International (Chapter 4)

RPG Hell: Persona 4 Golden part 3

Brawlers, actors, performers and Idols! What’s the common thread to them all? Slots in the social links!

RPG Hell: Persona 4 Golden part 2

Persona’s persistent time sinks are elaborated on, as we get along to saving a princess in a castle.


RPG Hell: Persona 4 Golden Part 1

“I HAVE FOUND YOU!” As Des Shinta boots up what many Claim to be the Best RPG Ever made…and yet can’t stop going on about the Extreme Similarities it has to .hack//G.U.

Yeah, We finished those reviews in 2015 and yet still can’t put it to rest.


Tokusatsu in Review: Power Rangers Ninja Steel Premiere

Season 6, Start up!

Ninja steel’s begun…and it’s based on A Terrible Sentai. How’s Saban dealing with it?


Steaming to Legacy – Thomas the TV Star (Chapter 3)

Tokusatsu in Review: Power Rangers Zeo

IT’s Morphin Time! AS Shinta boots up the Fourth zordon Season to see how it compared to it’s source material just in time for the end of it’s 20th anniversary!
…Our Timing is Bad, Okay?

Des Shinta Will Return in February with “Tokusatsu in review short: Power rangers Ninja Steel premiere

Tokusatsu in Review: Ohranger Vs Kakuranger

The Second theatrical Sentai teamup brings the Kakuranger in to fight a Baranoian Youkai…to the detriment of the current show regulars.


Tokusatsu in review: Chouriki Sentai Ohranger Part 3

Baranoia’s Backstory is explored as the Sixth Ohranger appears, and the show reaches it’s worst arcs.


Tokusatsu in Review: Chouriki Sentai Ohranger Part 2

The second sect of Ohranger Begins the abandonment of the show’s original direction in favor of silly stories, as Hirohisa Soda joins the writing staff.


Tokusatsu in review: Chouriki Sentai Ohranger The Movie

It’s time for some movie madness as Bulldont tries to make his own feature film…inside of a feature film!




Tokusatsu in review: Chouriki Sentai Ohranger Intro/Part 1

Your franchise-Cancellation-threatening series is in another castle.
Seriously, that was Fiveman; Ohranger never caused that.  Stop spreading that it did.



SPOTLIGHT: Expressionist of the Month – December 2016

Manic Expression has become such a big community that I can’t possibly have a close personal relationship with every member. However, that doesn’t mean I can’t just be a fan of their work. We’ve been fortunate to have so many insanely talented people bring their clever ideas to this site, but in the last few months there is one in particular that has caught my attention.

KiramidHead has a show called Screenplay Archaeology that captured my imagination as soon as I saw the title. A show about unproduced scripts! Genius! As someone who religiously read fan magazines like Cinefantastique as a kid, I remember all those movies that were announced yet never came to be. So when I saw Screenplay Archaeology’s first episode, dealing with the long delayed Guillermo del Toro film At the Mountains of Madness, I thought, “What a fantastic idea for a show.”

Everybody (including yours truly) reviews movies that are easily accessible. KiramidHead goes the extra mile and reviews movies that were never even made! Searching on-line for leaked scripts to James Cameron’s Spider-man or an alternate script for Hellraiser: Bloodline, KiramidHead and his frequent co-host, Deusdaecon, delve into these lost treasures (?) page by page.

The effort that must go into a single episode of Screenplay Archaeology is staggering, and rather than be content with just posting his work here at Manic, KiramidHead gets the word out. He includes links with every episode to his Facebook and Twitter pages, to where you can find the show on iTunes and various other sites. That’s what I like to see, someone who takes his work seriously and is using Manic Expression as a platform.

Manic Expression is a community of people with interesting ideas. This is a site where you can find an audio drama making fun of death, or a musical number, or a review of the latest Hollywood blockbuster. And just when you think you’ve seen it all, and there’s nothing new under the sun, along comes someone like KiramidHead to surprise and delight you.

RPG Hell: Megaman Battle Network 1

Jack in! Shinta returns to cyberworld RPG’s, with Capcom’s re-imagining of the megaman series as AI companions to squishy Humans instead of Robots!