Staff Picks: Entertainment to last for the rest of the year

Staff Picks: Entertainment to last for the rest of the year

By David Chavez

Watch This! – Aggretsuko (2018)

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“Aggretsuko” is a Netflix original comedy and musical anime that most people who work everyday jobs can relate to as it has themes of daily struggles that everyone has to go through.

“Aggretsuko” focuses on its main character, Retsuko, a single 25-year-old red panda working in the accounting department of a Japanese trade firm. Retsuko has been working at her job for over five years and gets frustrated when having to deal with a pushy, rude boss and sometimes coworkers, so she likes to deal with those aggresive emotions by singing death metal in a karaoke bar. Since Retsuko is still young and can often be naive, she puts herself in situations where it can affect her job, her career, and the relationships that she has with coworkers and other people.

“Aggretsuko” has a very simple, but cute animation style that can grab the viewers attention as it has a certain charm to it, and the death metal karaoke scenes are when the animation changes it’s charm into something a bit more intense that really grab the viewers attention.

“Aggretsuko” currently has three, ten-episode seasons and a Christmas special available to watch. The episodes are short, clocking in around 10 to 15 minutes long, but the Christmas special is over 20 minutes long.

Play this! – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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“Super Smash Bros.” is one of the biggest fighting game series and one of Nintendo’s biggest franchises of all time as each game brings more and more characters from different games into each new installment of the game.

The latest installment of the series, “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate,” was released for the Nintendo Switch on Dec. 7, 2018. “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” plays differently from other fighting games, as instead of depleting a set health bar, the player instead accumulates damage, represented as a rising percentage by the character’s name. The more damage a player take, the farther they get launched, and if they get launched too far, their character loses one life, also known as a stock.

“Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” has multiple modes, including Smash, Games and More, Online, Vault and Spirits which contains a story mode called, “World of Light.” Each mode provides variety to the game in some way and creates new, fun ways to play the game and provides a ton of replayability due to the amount of content that is packed within this game.

“Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” is definitely one of the biggest crossovers that the gaming industry as seen as there are multiple characters from different series that people never believed would be in the game. Characters colliding from iconic series such as “Super Mario Bros.,” “Pokemon,” “Final Fantasy VII,” “Street Fighter,” and much more.

“Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” has over 70 different characters and some extra characters that have been released as downloadable content, with even more on the way. The latest additional character is Steve from “Minecraft,” whose inclusion shocked the internet and was trending worldwide on everything. Nintendo still has four more characters planned, whose identities have yet to be announced which has fans of the series speculating on what the next characters could be, and what kind of variety and trait that they’ll bring into the game.

Listen to this! – Logic – “No Pressure”

The rapper Logic has officially released his final album “No Pressure,” which dropped July 24, 2020. Logic retired in order to focus on his family and to become a great father for his newborn child.

Logic put his all into his final album, serving as both a producer and an executive producer on the album, along with No I.D who worked with Logic on previous albums such as “Under Pressure.”

“No Pressure” consists of 15 songs and runs about an hour in total. The songs can range from two to five minutes with the exception of two songs, one of them being “Obediently Yours” which is six minutes long, and the other being “Perfect” which is less than two minutes.

“No Pressure” is part of the rap and hip-hop genre just like most of Logic’s previous albums. Most songs within the album feel unique and special in their own way as they all give off a good vibe, but they do it differently. Some can be upbeat and energetic like “Celebration” and others can be relaxing and smooth such as “Man I Is.”

Logic also calls back to previous songs that he’s made in “No Pressure,” but the lyrics are changed a bit in order to show how much he’s evolved from when he first released those previous songs. “No Pressure” is a really fun album to listen to from start to finish as it has callbacks to his previous albums, great beats and lyrics that flow really well throughout the whole album.