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Y: Ruler of Time (Nikolas Freeman) is a manga reviewer for LordKat Live. He has a review show called Read Right to Left, with many explanatory notes about manga tropes and Japanese culture, and a newer show called Small Page, Big Screen where he looks at movie adaptations of manga. On LordKat Live he hosts the podcast Weekly Manga Recap with RolloT and occasional guests. Also an avid fan of this very site, which he references regularly. Can be found here and here.


  • Artistic License Religion: He stated that Christianity was founded in Europe, while it was technically founded in the Middle East. This is understandable since it spread throughout Europe early on. He also stated earlier that he knew very little about Christianity outside of popular culture references.
  • Berserk Button:
    • It was pushed hard when he learned of Dragonball Evolution calling ki attacks airbending, and it took a punch from LordKat to knock him out of it.
    • His reaction to Rollo T calling Gantz a Shonen Series during Weekly Manga Recap is something to behold.
    • And, of course, don't call Avatar: The Last Airbender an anime.
    • Sasuke.
    • And now, Bleach and Tite Kubo.
      • The revelation that "Old Man" Zangetsu was actually a representation of his Quincy powers led to a LONG rant on Weekly Manga Recap. He was not happy.
    • Manga involving bad parenting does not amuse him.
    • He SNAPPED when he got to the last five chapters of Bunny Drop.
    • Kazumasa Hirai, after reading Wolf Guy and the second half of Spider-Man: The Manga.
    • Frosch from Fairy Tail, as his entire character is agreeing with people with the same line "Fro thinks so too!"
  • Catchphrase:
    • "Until then, forget what they taught you in school and always read right to left."
    • "And feminism marches on..."
  • Crossover: With JewWario in one issue of Read Right to Left, to review (the Sentinel chapters of) Franken Fran.
  • Curse Cut Short: His reaction to not being in the TGWTG Year One Brawl.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Many of his analysis include very funny lines without cracking in the middle.
  • Failed a Spot Check: The review of Alive ends with the lights going on and a masked man with a knife sneaking into his room. When he turns the lights back on, he looks around the room and somehow misses the masked man even though he's standing in plain sight not even bothering to hide.
  • Fascinating Eyebrow: Just look at the opening to RRTL!
  • Flat "What": His reaction to news of a Warner-developed live-action Bleach movie.
  • Fridge Brilliance: Invoked. Both on his Twitter accound and on Weekly Manga Recap he points out that the Epilogue of Naruto has a lot of logic regarding to the future of many of the characters (like Shino being the teacher, who married who, etc.)
  • Heel Realization: When wondering how The Prince of Tennis got almost 400 chapters in Jump, he suddenly realized it's because of the Fanservice and the girl readers.
    YRoT: (facepalm) This series is sustained by the fangirls...
  • Hot-Blooded: This is the man who almost broke his mike through shouting when Sasuke reappeared in Naruto.
  • Heroic BSoD: The end of The Prince of Tennis 3.
  • Lame Pun Reaction: In his Franken Fran review: When talking about how Sentinel Vengeance III's vengeance fetish cost him the chance to finish the other Sentinels, he says that "from there, the problem keeps *raises a finger* cumming up!" He then weakly laughs before JewWario says he should be ashamed of himself, to which he admits he is.
  • Lesser Star: Has become this for Weekly Manga Recap as of late, thanks to the Weekly Shonen Jump podcast remembering RolloT more, almost to the point of acting like there's two RolloT's hosting the podcast.
  • Lost in Translation: Touches on this in his review of School Rumble.
  • Misaimed Fandom: Addressed in-universe by Y Ruler of Time in "Reaction Shots" with various series:
    What To Take From It: Death is but another aspect of life, but the nature of the soul is eternal and meddling with it can have consequences.
    What We DO Take From It: BANKAI!
  • Rooting for the Empire: Invoked, when he mentions that some of the villains in One Piece are so good they almost make him want to root against the Straw Hats.
  • Shared Universe: Because of his connection to Channel Awesome, the crossovers, and the cameos, he's considered part of the Reviewaverse.
  • Straight Man: To Rollo T whenever they're in a podcast together.
  • Unfortunate Implications: Y Ruler of Time points this out in the manga Alive when the supervirus they're dealing with came from Africa after a man ate a monkey and they call the virus Black.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not Symbolic?: Referenced in his Lets Bible review. (The said manga itself is also an example.)