|“||And until next time, ladies, gentlemen, and others...stay frosty.||”|
―Glass Reflection's outro
Tristan Gallant (born: March 26, 1990YouTuber who reviews many anime series.), better known online as Glass Reflection is a Canadian
Arkada is well known for saying The Ending is Paramount, meaning in most cases if the ending of a show isn't good, his enjoyment of the show overall will be completely ruined; he has received both a lot of criticism as well as a lot of support for this claim.
- 1 History
- 2 Featured Channels
- 3 Videos
- 3.1 A Glass Reflection Review of....
- 3.2 First Reaction/Is It Worth Watching?/What is It?/Why I'm Excited
- 3.3 Review Week (of Awesome)
- 3.3.1 Review Week (of Awesome) Second Edition (2012)
- 3.3.2 Review Week (of Awesome) Fourth Edition (2015)
- 3.3.3 Review Week (of Awesome) Fifth Edition (2016)
- 3.3.4 Review Week (of Awful) First Edition (2017)
- 3.3.5 Review Week (of Awesome) Seventh Edition (2019)
- 3.3.6 Review Week (of Awesome) Eighth Edition (2020)
- 4 Podcasts
- 5 Quotes
- 6 Subscriber Milestones
- 7 Video View Milestones
Arkada gained his popularity mainly through his two series: 'First Reactions', which is for an ongoing series or for a completed series that he can't get to the end of due to whatever reason, and his central work: the 'A Glass Reflection Review Of' series which is exactly what the name suggests, as well as his primary focus on the channel. He also occasionally does vlogs, generally if people request them. Lastly, he also has a gaming channel, although so far two months have passed since the last upload, and due to a rather small audience we are inclined to assume that Arkada has decided to only focus on Glass Reflection, with his only gaming content being the occasional stream. Tristan makes a living off of making anime reviews on YouTube, the income provided by ad revenue and a Patreon page.
- Isla McTear
- JoJo Talks Too Much
- The Cartoon Cipher
A Glass Reflection Review of....
GR Anime Review is the main series on his channel, and the one he's been doing the longest, by far. Simply put, he picks an anime, either by personal choice, because it's popular in the community or it's been a popular request from his fans and reviews and analyzes it going in enough depth to clearly lay out all of his likes and dislikes about it, while usually avoiding a lot of MAJOR spoilers, (with a few exceptions). He almost never covers the ending in great detail, unless it's crucial to understanding criticisms he has with it, and the show overall. He also isn't above touching on anime inspired cartoons from other countries such as Avatar: The Last Airbender, RWBY, and Netflix's Castlevania series.
First Reaction/Is It Worth Watching?/What is It?/Why I'm Excited
First Reaction is a show on Glass Reflection where Arkada takes either an on-going show or a show he can't complete for his own reasons and then watches the first three episodes of that series (but that can vary for some episodes) and then judges the series so far and whether you should try and watch the entire series. The series as ongoing, with episodes so far covering series such as Parasyte: The Maxim, Sailor Moon Crystal, Death Parade and Food Wars.
Review Week (of Awesome)
The Review Week (of Awesome) is an annual event where Arkada makes a list of anime to review and have his fans vote on them. He pulls from multiple sources; anime he personally wants to review, anime from previous years that he never got to, anime he's done in a review before but the review got taken down for some reason (whether because of copyright or because he himself pulled it), as well as anime that his fans request for him to put in the list at the moment (these days he'll typically make a post on Patreon for people to suggest anime to put in the list). When the list gets completed (he may add to it later, though), he'll make a video on YouTube announcing it, with a link in the description to where people can vote. They can vote for as many anime as they want to see him do, but only the top 5 anime voted on will get chosen, as the week only lasts from Monday to Friday. Arkada stresses that he will never make a promise as to when the week will actually take place because it all depends on if he's able to finish each review beforehand (which of course includes watching the series, finding clips, making sure he owns it or at the very least, that it isn't licensed, scripting and putting the review together, each step taking an ample amount of time to accomplish. Some years the week comes earlier, and some years the week comes later. 2016 marked the 5th annual Review Week (of Awesome), and the 3rd year in a row.
Review Week (of Awesome) Second Edition (2012)
- Darker than Black
- The World God Only Knows
Review Week (of Awesome) Fourth Edition (2015)
- My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
- Guilty Crown
- Berserk (1997)
- Sword Art Online II
- Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV)
- Hunter X Hunter (2011)
Review Week (of Awesome) Fifth Edition (2016)
- Tokyo Ghoul Root A
- JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
- The Seven Deadly Sins
- Avatar: The Last Airbender
Review Week (of Awful) First Edition (2017)
For 2017, Arkada decided to change things up and review anime that he felt were terrible rather than any random anime that might be good or bad.
- Mars of Destruction
- Psychic School Wars
- Garzey's Wing
- Big Order
- JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders
Review Week (of Awesome) Seventh Edition (2019)
- Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
- Assassination Classroom
Review Week (of Awesome) Eighth Edition (2020)
- Konosuba Season 2
- The Ancient Magus' Bride
- Tower of God
- Vinland Saga
Years ago, Arkada was one of the four main members of the anime-related Podcast called Podtaku. It was a Podcast where he, Gigguk, (known as The Anime Zone back then), Holden Casanova, (known as Holden Reviews back then), and Jeanious Jean (known as XDisturbedJeans back then changed her name to Anime Appraisal for awhile), got together and discussed anime, basically just mentioned whatever they were watching at the moment, to see what discussions would crop up because of it. The Podcast started on August 13, 2012, and ended on January 10, 2016, almost three and a half years later. The one who wanted to end it was Arkada himself, a decision in which a lot of people, including his co-hosts, and many fans, disagreed with. It's still unknown why he wanted to end the Podcast.
Jtaku was a spinoff Podcast basically the same as Podtaku, but where many other anime YouTubers discussed anime with each other, the main members of Podtaku only occasionally guest starring. Jtaku was started on September 28, 2013, almost a year after Podtaku, and ended the same time as Podtaku, January 10, 2016, almost two and a half years later. The many stars of Jtaku included Full Circle Reviews, BakaShift, CinWicked, NineOuh, Sooin, Fiction Reviews, and 42believer among others.
Mangapod Book Club
Mangapod Book Club is a Podcast that Arakada has guest starred on four times in the past. It's a Podcast hosted by HappiLeeErin, where she and her co-hosts, and occasionally special guests, (like Arkada), read all or part of a manga, (if its' a long manga they'll typically discuss three to five volumes per Podcast), and then discuss it with each other. It started in 2012, and is still ongoing to this day, albeit not nearly as often due to life obligations, such as Erin and her husband having a baby.
- MangaPod Book Club #39: Sailor Moon (Vol. 1 - 5, Ch. 1 - 19) with special guest Arkada!
- MangaPod Book Club #99: Monster Musume (Ch. 1 - 26) ft. Arkada!
- MangaPod Book Club #144: Sailor Moon (Vol. 6 - 10, Ch. 20 - 33) ft. Arkada!
- MangaPod Book Club #124: Sweetness and Lightning (Chapters 1 - 33) ft. Arkada!
- "A five minute intermission in the middle of the film!"
- "Oh no, there I go spreading my opinion again!"
- "And until next time, ladies, gentlemen, and others...stay frosty!"
- 500,000 Subscribers - April, 2018
Video View Milestones
- 69,000,000 Subscribers - March, 2018