So Here’s What Happened in June

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Thank you for tuning in for another episode of So Here’s What Happened!

On this episode, LaNeysha and Carolyn discuss their top entertainment picks for the month of June, which includes epic manga series Berserk, and anime fan fave Aggretsuko.

Top Reads

The Raid: Locked Up

Based on the hit action film by Gareth Evans, The Raid: Locked Up is a new comic series that follows the events of The Raid 2 starring Iko Uwais. With beautiful art by Budi Setiwan and written by Ollie Masters, Volume 1 is an action packed story that fits perfectly with the film series. If you’re a fan of action films and the series this comic series is definitely of interest. Click here for a full review by BWTPodcast EIC Kate Sanchez.

Berserk Deluxe Edition Volume 2 

Set in a fictional medieval dark fantasy world, Berserk centers on Guts, a wandering mercenary, haunted by actual demons and feared by all who know him as the Black Swordsman. This volume of the series shines a light onto Gut’s mysterious and dark history as well as when he makes a fated encounter with the Griffith that would lead down a destined path full of adventure, glory, and doom. One of my favorite things about this series is that the creator does a great job of conveying the complexities of sexual assault and the impact trauma can have on a character in a way that isn’t done for shock value. Read my full review here. 

Top TV Shows

Aggretsuko

Written Rareko and Patrick Sseitz, season two of the hit Netflix series is just as entertaining as season 1. As Aggetsuko – Retsuko for short –  struggles to cope with new challenges at work including new trainee, she enters into a new relationship and realizes that itself comes with it’s own set of unique challenges. This anime about tiny Red Panda who loves Karaoke and rages out to death metal, is hilarious and oh so relatable, for who doesn’t get frustrated when their parents basically pull the  whole ‘Do as I say, not as I do’ scenario, or want to scream in frustration when their boss makes an unreasonable request?

Top Movies

Spider-man: Far From Home 

As the first film in the MCU that follows the events of Avengers: Endgame, Far From Home had a pretty unique job of looking at the real world effects from a teenagers<s perspective, while addressing Peter coming to terms with the loss of his mentor and meeting Mysterio (Jake Gyllenahll) a character who could be friend or foe. Whle some story and character plots left a lot to be desired (IMO), the visuals are as entertaining and captivating as expected from a Marvel film, and Tom Holland continues to prove why he is Peter Parker, and Zendaya is the MJ we all deserve.

Toy Story 4

Picking up a little while after Andy gave Woody and the gang to Bonnie in Toy Story 3, Toy Story 4 introduces a new toy, that Bonnie made and brought to life herself called “Forky”. The toys go on a summer road trip that reveals how big the world can be for a toy. To be honest, as much as I love the Toy  Story franchise and characters, I was pretty indifferent about there being a fourth movie made. However, I would say overall this was a decent movie, that will leave the audience wondering what’s next for the toys.