Glass Reflection focuses on Anime
Glass Reflection is a Vlogger
Glass Reflection plays video games
Glass Reflection is a Reviewer
Glass Reflection is from Canada
Glass Reflection is male
Glass Reflection created their account in 2010
Glass Reflection is a Content Creator on YouTube

And until next time, ladies, gentlemen, and others...stay frosty.

―Glass Reflection's outro

Tristan Gallant (born: March 26, 1990 (1990-03-26) [age 31]), better known online as Glass Reflection is a Canadian YouTuber who reviews many anime series.

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.


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.

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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.

  1. Death Note
  2. Serial Experiments Lain
  3. Lunar Legend Tsukihime
  4. Hellsing
  5. Final Fantasy VII: Adent Children
  6. Fruits Basket
  7. Deset Punk
  8. Princess Tutu
  9. Baccano
  10. Last Exile
  11. Claymore
  12. Wolf's Rain
  13. The Girl Who Lept Through Time
  14. Baldr Force EXE
  15. The Animatrix
  16. Appleseed
  17. Hack Sign
  18. Gungrave
  19. Heat Guy J
  20. Ghost Hound
  21. School Days
  22. Kenko Zenranki Suieibu Umisho
  23. Kara no Kyoukai - The Garden of Sinners
  24. Yotsuba&!
  25. Digimon Tamers
  26. Witch Hunter Robin
  27. Ruin Explorers
  28. Spice and Wolf II
  29. Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu
  30. Summer Wars
  31. Genshiken
  32. Bamboo Blade
  33. Steins;Gate
  34. Another
  35. Redline
  36. Fortune Aterial
  37. Sword Art Online
  38. Paranoia Agent
  39. Cowboy Bebop
  40. Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  41. Usagi Drop
  42. Neon Genesis Evangelion
  43. Kanon 2006
  44. The End of Evangelion + Death and Rebirth
  45. The World God Only Knows
  46. Soul Eater
  47. Air
  48. Clannad
  49. Eden of the East
  50. Slayers (Season 1-3)
  51. Rin - Daughters of Mnemosyne
  52. Sound of the Sky
  53. Angel Beats
  54. Kino's Journey
  55. Ah My Buddah
  56. Deadman Wonderland
  57. Chobits
  58. Gankutsuou
  59. Project ICE
  60. Final Fantasy Unlimited
  61. Haibane Renmei
  62. Karas
  63. Planetes
  64. Black Lagoon
  65. Fooly Cooly (FLCL)
  66. STR.A.IN
  67. Gundam Wing
  68. Mysterious Girlfriend X
  69. Scrapped Princess
  70. Samurai Champloo
  71. Black Butler
  72. Interstella 555
  73. Gurren Lagann
  74. The BIg O
  75. Black Lagoon - Roberta's Blood Trail
  76. Black Butler II
  77. Maoyu Mao Yuusha
  78. Full Metal Panic
  79. Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid
  80. Mushishi
  81. Gosick
  82. Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyoujin)
  83. Darker Than Black
  84. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (When They Cry)
  85. The Future Diary
  86. Elfen Lied
  87. Anohana - The Flower We Saw That Day
  88. Love Hina
  89. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
  90. Endless Eight (Haruhi Suzumiya)
  91. The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
  92. Wolf Children
  93. Perona 4 - The Animation
  94. The World God Only Knows - Goddess Arc
  95. Jormungand
  96. Kill La Kill
  97. Log Horizon
  98. Bokurano: Ours
  99. Witchcraft Works
  100. Madoka Magica Rebellion
  101. Code Geas - Lelouch of the Rebellion
  102. No Game No Life
  103. Psycho Pass
  104. Hidamari Sketch
  105. Fate/stay night (2006)
  106. Terror in Resonance
  107. Tegami Bachi
  108. Umineko no Naku Koro ni
  109. Hellsing Ultimate
  110. Watamote
  111. The Devil is a Part Timer
  112. Trigun
  113. Toradora
  114. Fate/Zero
  115. Tokyo Godfather
  116. Tokyo Ghoul
  117. Girls und Panzer
  118. Hyouka
  119. Akame ga Kill
  120. Darker than Black - Gemini of the Meteor
  121. Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun
  122. Death Parade
  123. Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
  124. Squid Girl
  125. Shirobako
  126. Trigun - Badlands Rumble
  127. The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan
  128. Azumanga Diaoh
  129. Fullmetal Alchemist 2003
  130. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  131. Ghost Stories
  132. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
  133. Guilty Crown
  134. Berserk (1997)
  135. Sword Art Online II
  136. Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works (TV)
  137. Hunter X Hunter (2011)
  138. One Punch Man
  139. Gatchaman Crowds (and Insight)
  140. Kiniro Mosaic
  141. Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit
  142. Yuki Yuna is a Hero
  143. Noragami (+ Aragoto)
  144. Erased
  145. Konosuba
  146. Turn A Gundam
  147. Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
  148. Comic Party
  149. Your Lie in April
  150. Psycho Pass 2
  151. My Hero Academia Season 1
  152. Working!! Season 1
  153. Log Horizon 2 (ft. TheHiveLeader)
  154. The Boy and the Beast
  155. Rage of Bahamut: Genesis
  156. Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
  157. Re:Zero - Starting Life in Another World
  158. Martian Successor Nadesco
  159. Barakamon
  160. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
  161. Tokyo Ghoul Root A
  162. Durarara!!
  163. Avatar: The Last Airbender
  164. The Seven Deadly Sins
  165. Yuri on ICE
  166. Sailor Moon
  167. Kemono Friends
  168. Patlabor
  169. Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid
  170. Shinsekai Yori
  171. The Saga of Tanya the Evil
  172. Nichijou
  173. Gundam (seris overview)
  174. A Centaur's Life
  175. Aria: The Animation
  176. The Reflection
  177. Eureka Seven
  178. My Hero Academia Season 2
  179. Silent Voice
  180. Ghost Hunt
  181. Made in Abyss
  182. Mars of Destruction
  183. Psychic School Wars
  184. Garzey's Wing
  185. Big Order
  186. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
  187. Overlord
  188. Kino's Journey (2017)
  189. Yuru Camp
  190. Mary and the Witch's Flower
  191. Aggretsuko
  192. Land of the Lustrous
  193. Seiyuu's Life
  194. Non Non Biyori
  195. Outlaw Star
  196. Violet Evergarden
  197. Golden Kamuy
  198. Goblin Slayer
  199. Gundam 00
  200. your name
  201. Darling in the Franxxx
  202. SNAFU TOO
  203. Steins;Gate 0
  204. A Place Further than the Universe
  205. Manique
  206. Mirai
  207. Perfect Blue
  208. Pokemon
  209. .Hack
  210. Millennium Actress
  211. The Rising of the Shield Hero
  212. RWBY
  213. Bakemonogatari
  214. Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
  215. Castlevania
  216. Assassination Classroom
  217. Monster
  218. Children of the Sea
  219. Great Pretender
  220. Konosuba Season 2
  221. The Ancient Magu's Bride
  222. Tower of God
  223. Beastars
  224. Vinland Saga

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.

  1. Psycho Pass
  2. Btooom
  3. Robotics;Notes
  4. Ghost in the Shell: Arise
  5. Free: Iwatobi Swim Club
  6. The World God Only Knows III
  7. Watamote
  8. Fate/kaleid liner prisma Illya
  9. Genshiken Naidame
  10. Beyond the Boundary
  11. Kill la Kill
  12. Log Horizon
  13. Sailor Moon Crystal
  14. Aldnoah.Zero
  15. Zankyou no Terror
  16. Assassination Classroom
  17. Death Parade
  18. Nagato Yuki-chan
  19. Parasyte the Maxim
  20. Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
  21. Food Wars
  22. Sound Euphonium
  23. Blood Blockade Battlefront
  24. My Love Story
  25. Gangsta
  26. Himouto Umaru-chan
  27. Shimoneta
  28. GATE
  29. One Punch Man
  30. Myriad Colors Phantom World
  31. Kiznaiver
  32. My Hero Academia
  33. Ace Attorney
  34. Re:Zero
  35. Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
  36. Flying Witch
  37. Big Order
  38. Top 10 Anticipated Anime of Summer 2016
  39. Mob Psycho 100
  40. Sweetness and Lightning
  41. Berserk (2016)
  42. Tales of Zestiria the X
  43. 91 Days
  44. New Game
  45. Drifters
  46. Top 10 Anticipated Anime of Fall 2016
  48. Keijo
  49. Occultic;9
  50. Izetta the Last Witch
  51. Top 5 Anticipated Anime of Winter 2017
  52. Interviews With Monster Girls
  53. Youjo Senki
  54. Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid
  55. ACCA
  56. Attack on Titan Season 2
  57. Top 5 Anticipated Anime of Summer 2017
  58. Juuni Taisen
  59. Violent Evergarden
  60. Darling and the FRANXX
  61. Magical Girl Ore
  62. Uma Musume
  63. Tokyo Ghoul:re
  64. Persona 5: The Animation
  65. Last Period
  66. Fullmetal Panic
  67. Cells at Work
  68. Angels of Death
  69. Hanebado
  70. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
  71. Bunny Girl Senpai
  72. Bloom Into You
  73. Skull Faced Bookseller Honda-san
  74. The Promised Neverland
  75. Gen:LOCK
  76. Kaguya-sama: Love is War
  77. Magnificent Kotobuki
  78. Sarazanmai
  79. Fruits Basket (2019)
  80. Demon Slalyer
  81. Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken

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
  • Mushishi
  • The World God Only Knows
  • Bartender
  • Steins;Gate

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
  • Durarara!!
  • 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)

  • RWBY
  • Bakemonogatari
  • Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
  • Castlevania
  • Assassination Classroom

Review Week (of Awesome) Eighth Edition (2020)

  • Konosuba Season 2
  • The Ancient Magus' Bride
  • Tower of God
  • Beastars
  • 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.

  1. PodTaku - Episode 00: The Holden Encyclopedia
  2. PodTaku - Episode 01: Brain Food for the Average Otaku
  3. PodTaku - Episode 02: Dubs, Subs, and Homosexual Inclines
  4. PodTaku - Episode 03: This Is (Not) A Podcast
  5. PodTaku - Episode 03.33: Super Spontaneous Spoilerfic EVA Discussion
  6. PodTaku - Episode 04: IT'S SHIT
  7. PodTaku - Episode 05: The Christmas special with Arkada, Gigguk, Jeanne, and Ho-Ho-Holden
  8. PodTaku - Episode 06: The Winter Anime Chart, Sans Gigguk
  9. PodTaku - Episode 07: The Podcast that Leapt Through Time
  10. PodTaku - Episode 08: The Disappearence of Arkada Suzumiya
  11. PodTaku - Episode 09: Fate/Taku The Holy Dub War
  12. PodTaku - Episode 10: OBJECTION! Jeanne Fights All
  13. PodTaku - Episode 11: Holden and Gigguk's Bizarre Adventure
  14. PodTaku - Episode 12: The Mathematics of Moe
  15. PodTaku - Episode 13: Purgatory, Conventions, and the West
  16. PodTaku - Episode 14: The Drunk Cast
  17. PodTaku - Episode 15: The Void
  18. PodTaku - Episode 16: ROW ROW Fight Da Spoilahs!
  19. PodTaku - Episode 17: Attack on Shit
  20. PodTaku Episode 18: Kill Witches, Get Bitches
  21. PodTaku Episode 19: Holden's Gonna Do Some Holding
  22. PodTaku Episode 20: IT'S A GUNDAM
  23. PodTaku Episode 21: Live Free and Mind the Gap
  24. PodTaku LIVE 1
  25. PodTaku Episode 22: Family Friendly Beastiality
  26. PodTaku Episode 23: I am Jack's Heavenly Feel
  27. PodTaku Episode 24: Samurai Shampoo | Feat. Ninouh
  28. PodTaku Episode 25: AtTaku on Hypu
  29. PodTaku Episode 26: It's Dandy Time!
  30. PodTaku Episode 27: Combustion of the Jean Encyclopedia
  31. PodTaku Episode 28: Christmas Special 2013
  32. PodTaku Episode 29: We've Found You Waiting in the Summer
  33. PodTaku Episode 30: DO YOU EVEN CIRCLE?!
  34. PodTaku Episode 31: The Garden of Akiyuki Shinbo
  35. PodTaku Episode 32: Low Quality Bait
  36. PodTaku Ep 33: ACEN - The Final Countdown!
  37. PodTaku Episode 34: The Real Con Blues
  38. PodTaku Vlog 1 - Anime Central 2014
  39. PodTaku Vlog 2 - Anime Central 2014 Panel (Second Impact)
  40. PodTaku Episode 36: The Evolution of Dubbing
  41. PodTaku Ep 40: Romance Anime Discussion [Archive]
  42. PodTaku Episode 41: Limited Budget Works
  43. PodTaku Episode 44: Be Kind Rewind [Archive]
  44. A Goodbye to PodTaku


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.

  1. J-Taku Episode 00: The Fall 2013 Season Chart
  2. J-Taku Episode 03: Kyoukai no Kanata (Beyond the Boundary) Discussion
  3. J-Taku Episode 04: RWBY Discussion
  4. J-Taku Episode 05: The Winter 2013/2014 Season Chart
  5. J-Taku Ep 10: School Days Argument - The Rock's Vs The J's
  6. J-Taku Ep 13: Kill La Kill Series Discussion
  7. J-Taku Ep 17: Madoka Magica Rebellion Discussion
  8. Top 10 J-Taku Moments
  9. A Goodbye to PodTaku

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!"

Subscriber Milestones

  • 500,000 Subscribers - April, 2018

Video View Milestones

  • 69,000,000 Subscribers - March, 2018
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