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5 most recent reviews

Mysterious Girlfriend X [TV Series]

Comedy, High School, Romance, 0 comments


Preview: "I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil." - Truman Capote "Mysterious" is the word used to describe the title character. "Odd" could be used too, as could "funny", "attractive", and if you wanted to...


Score: 8 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Fri, 15 Aug 2014]

Fairy Tail #8 [TV Series]

Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Magic, Shonen, 0 comments


Preview: This review may contain spoilers. "When magic becomes scientific fact we refer to it as medicine or astronomy." - Anton Lavey In this eighth part of Fairy Tail we witness the conclusion of the "Edolas" storyline, which in my opinion has...


Score: 9 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Wed, 13 Aug 2014]

From the New World #1 [TV Series]

Coming-of-Age, Dystopian, 0 comments


Preview: Warning: there will be minor spoilers in this review. Born into a world a thousand years in our future, Saki and her friends Satoru, Maria, Mamoru and Shun have lived their entire lives in what seems to be a perfect utopia. Not only is their small, idyllic community...


Score: 5 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Sat, 9 Aug 2014]

Campione! [TV Series]

Action, Fantasy, Romance, Shonen, 0 comments


Preview: Kusanagi Godo is in Sardinia on a mission for his ethnographer grandfather to return a mysterious ancient stone tablet. He finds himself involved in an ages-old battle between gods and men when he meets the blonde and feisty knight of the Copper Black Cross, Erica Blandelli...


Score: 5 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Thu, 7 Aug 2014]

Black Butler - Book of Circus [TV Series]

Action, Comedy, Mystery, Supernatural, 0 comments


Preview: Book of Circus: Episodes 1-4, streaming on Daisuki and Crunchyroll. "To me, clowns aren’t funny. In fact, they're kind of scary. I've wondered where this started and I think it goes back to the time I went to the circus, and a clown killed my...


Score: 8 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Tue, 5 Aug 2014]

Other Recent Reviews

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


Episodes 1-4 In recent years, some of the best comedy anime have come from adapted Gangan Online manga, series like Daily Lives Of School Boys  and No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular which have both been solid hits in my book, so next up...

Tokyo Ghoul (0) | Read | 10 out of 10


Episodes 1 – 4 “ It was a colossal and nameless blasphemy with glaring red eyes, and it held in bony claws a thing that had been a man, gnawing at the head as a child nibbles at a stick of candy. Its position was a kind of crouch, and as one looked one felt that at any moment it...

DRAMAtical Murder (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


This is an adult title. Please do not read if you are under 18. Episodes 1-4 (Streaming on Crunchyroll) "The future is like heaven, everyone exalts it, but no-one wants to go there now." - James Baldwin. Given that Anime UK News has covered the yaoi series Love...

Free! - Eternal Summer (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


Series 2, Episodes 1-4 (Streaming on Crunchyroll) "It's not the winning that counts, nor the taking part. It’s making fun of the little fat kid who always comes in last." - Matthew Hansen   It has been commented on in some quarters that this anime season is...

Zankyou no Terror #1 (0) | Read | 10 out of 10


Episodes 2 of 11 (Streaming on Wakanim UK) The prologue takes place in wintery Aomori, a prefecture in northern Japan. Snow blankets a lonely road that an armoured truck is travelling on. Behind the wheel is a young man who is wearing a hazmat suit and humming an upbeat song. His...

Love Stage!! (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


Episodes 1-2 (Streaming on Crunchyroll) Eighteen-year-old Izumi has it tough. His mother, Nagisa Sena, is a famous actress, his father is a famous singer-turned-impresario, and his older brother Shougo  is the lead singer in the popular group CRUSHERZ. But Izumi’s only brush with...

Dragon Ball #2 (0) | Read | 9 out of 10


"Being in the army is like being in the Boy Scouts, except that the Boy Scouts have adult supervision."- Blake Clark.   This second collection of episodes from the original series of Dragon Ball is pretty large, consisting of 29 episodes spread across what is considered to...

Sailor Moon Crystal - Episode 1 Streaming (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


A brand new Sailor Moon anime was announced back in July 2012. At the time of its announcement the original broadcast date of the series was summer 2013 with a simultaneous worldwide release to coincide with the series’ 20 th anniversary. This sadly didn’t happen, with numerous...

Fate Zero #2 (0) | Read | 9 out of 10


Part 1 left the series on a cliff-hanger, with Caster’s cthulhu-like creature growing in the centre of the city and ready to devour it. The other servants and masters have gathered to destroy him, but can they do so before the creature grows too strong and reveals the existence of magic to...

Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic #2 (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


Alibaba is desperate to save the people of Balbadd from becoming enslaved by the powerful Kou Empire. But who can help him? Aladdin is still unconscious and even Alibaba’s childhood friend Cassim has turned against him, urging the impoverished citizens to rise up against the palace and...

Fate Zero #1 (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


Ten years before Fate/Stay Night , the Fourth Holy Grail war took place in Fuyuki City; seven mages from around the world gathered and summoned their own servants for a chance to obtain the power of the relic, in hopes of granting a miracle of their choosing. But each family is just as...

Girls Und Panzer - OVA (0) | Read | 6 out of 10


"Well there's egg and bacon; egg, sausage and bacon; egg and spam; egg, bacon and spam; egg, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, egg, spam, spam, bacon and spam; spam, spam, spam, egg and spam; spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, baked beans, spam, spam, spam,...

Guilty Crown #2 (0) | Read | 5 out of 10


Everything that Shu Ouma has forgotten about Lost Christmas – the day in 2029 on which the lethal Apocalypse Virus struck – is cruelly and vividly restored. Now he remembers that he had a sister – Mana – and that Guy, the leader of rebel group Funeral Parlour, is the boy...

Naruto: Shippuuden #15 (0) | Read | 5 out of 10


My reaction to the filler that has been in some Naruto Shippuuden episodes has mostly been positive. I like the filler episodes that add more depth to characters that perhaps needed it; on the other hand some of the side-story filler has tended to be unexciting. Unfortunately Box Set...

Accel World #1 (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


"If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we wouldn't." - Emerson Pugh It is interesting to look at this series now, because Accel World , which began as a series of light novels, is written by Reki Kawahara. Kawahara is also...

The Wind Rises - Cinema Screening (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


“Remember this, Japanese boy... airplanes are not tools for war. They are not for making money. Airplanes are beautiful dreams. Engineers turn dreams into reality.” – Caproni, The Wind Rises. The Wind Rises is a fictionalized biography of Jiro Horikoshi, an aircraft...

Blue Exorcist: The Movie (0) | Read | 6 out of 10


Rin and Yukio Okumura, twin student exorcists at the True Cross Academy, are on a mission to exorcise a Phantom Train that takes the souls of the dead beneath the city to oblivion in Gehenna. At the same time, the city is getting ready for a religious festival that takes place every eleven years...

Girls Und Panzer #1 (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


"Civilization is a youth with a Molotov cocktail in his hand. Culture is the Soviet tank or L.A. cop that guns him down." - Edward Abbey There are many anime that could arguably fit into the category of "series set in school that would never exist in the real world"....

K - K-Project (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


Yashiro Isana is just returning to his island high school, having gone to buy fireworks for the school festival, when a sword-wielding assassin threatens to take his life, claiming that he is responsible for murdering a certain Tatara Totsuka. And then the cute white kitty that’s been...

Naruto: Shippuuden #14 (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


As Naruto sees Pain defeat Hinata and proceed to stab her with one of his iron rods, Naruto suddenly goes on a rampage by beginning to unleash his NineTails power to attack Pain but it's not long before he starts to lose control, Pain himself tries to defeat this enraged Naruto in...

One Piece #6 (0) | Read | 6 out of 10


" Two things awe me most: the starry sky above me and the moral law within me." - Immanuel Kant. This sixth collection of the anime adaptation of the most popular manga ever sold begins the third arc: Skypeia. Having said that, there is quite a bit of time before we come...

Nisemonogatari #1 (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


“Just as you fill your heart through good deeds, I fill my bank account with evil ones” - Kaiki The next chapter in the Monogatar i franchise, Nisemonogatari, attempts to build on the clever writing of Nisio Isin and impressive visuals from Studio SHAFT that has been the core...

Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom - Record of the Jade Blood (0) | Read | 6 out of 10


“Why have I fought so hard? What the hell was everything for?” Toshizo Hijikata Japan is in the middle of a civil war. It’s 1868 and matters go from bad to worse for the few remaining members of the elite Shinsengumi as they continue to fight on behalf of the Bakufu and...

Dragon Ball #1 (0) | Read | 9 out of 10


"Those who run to the apes to explain our behaviour are chuckle-heads too dumb to know their arse from a hole-in-the-ground." - W. H. Auden. When Dragon Ball Z was released on DVD by Manga Entertainment in July 2012 there were four main reactions from people in the UK. The...

Bakemonogatari #2 (0) | Read | 9 out of 10


With the conclusion of the Suruga Monkey arc at the end of the Part 1 box set, we proceed into the last two arcs in Part 2 and the end of a well-made series - but do these couple of stories make Bakemonogatari a great watch throughout?   It’s worth pointing out that the...

Fairy Tail #7 (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


"Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function." - Garrison Keillor   This latest collection of Fairy Tail is pretty topsy-turvy. We see the strangest things: Natsu driving a vehicle and not being sick; Gray being friendly with him and wearing...

Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan - Demon Capital #1 (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


Thirteen-year-old Rikuo Nura is one quarter yōkai which means that he can only assume his powerful yōkai form, Nurarihyon, during the hours of darkness. Following in the footsteps of his grandfather, he is the Young Master and potentially the Third Heir of the Nura clan. He formed his...

Eureka Seven AO (Astral Ocean) #2 (1) | Read | 7 out of 10


At the heart of Eureka Seven AO is the story of a half-alien boy, Ao Fukai, abandoned at the age of two, trying to find and save his mother. Ao, at thirteen, is now flying his mother’s mecha (or IFO) Nirvash, as part of Generation Bleu’s Pied Piper team, fighting Secrets and...

BTOOOM! (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


"Our bombs are smarter than the average high school student. At least they can find Kuwait." - A. Whitney Brown Manga Entertainment recently released Sword Art Online , an anime about people having to play a computer game for real and if they get killed in the game they really...

Night Raid 1931 (0) | Read | 4 out of 10


"Once is happenstance; twice is coincidence; three times is enemy action." - Ian Fleming. This is a TV series originating from Japan, set in 1931, which amongst other things covers the events which lead to invasion of China by the Japanese and what has since become known as the...

Bleach - Fall of the Arrancar part 1 (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


“The only reason I have to fight is because I have to win!” Ichigo to Ulquiorra Series 13 Episodes 266-278 Things don’t look too good for Orihime. Left a prisoner in Las Noches in the care of Ulquiorra – the cold Espada with the face of a beautiful but ...

Appleseed XIII - DVD review (0) | Read | 5 out of 10


Appleseed is a manga that ran back in the 80s which spawned an OVA and some feature films. Both films came out in the UK but the franchise never got its own full length series. In comes Appleseed XIII , a 13 episode show that is all CGI, which caught my interest; when I heard about it back in...

Sword Art Online #4 (0) | Read | 6 out of 10


"As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree', probably because it’s so hard to figure out how to get the bark on." - Woody Allen The fourth and final release of SAO sees the conclusion of the "ALfheim" story, set in a virtual world in which people play...

Durarara!! (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


"The concepts most familiar to us are often the most mysterious." - Etienne Klein All the Anime's new limited edition Blu-ray release of the popular series Durarara!! is one that has got many people excited. The release should please many fans - although it must be said...

Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic #1 (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


Alibaba’s dream is to capture a Dungeon. These mysterious structures appeared fourteen years ago across the whole world and are said to contain treasures beyond imagination, not to mention metal vessels through which all-powerful djinn can be summoned. So the young man joins up with a...

Sword Art Online #3 (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


"You should treat a muse like a fairy." - Paulo Coelho At the end of Part 2 we witnessed the video game "Sword Art Online" being completed and coming to an end. Now the series moves onto a different game, with different features, and different challenges for Kirito....

Dusk Maiden of Amnesia (0) | Read | 5 out of 10


Teiichi Niiya is a first year middle school student at Seikyou Private Academy, a huge school that has a lot of ghost stories tied to it due to there being a mixture of ‘new’ and ‘old’ buildings on site. When Teiichi gets lost in one of the old buildings,...

Fairy Tail #6 (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


"I want to destroy the passer-by. I want to be anarchy." - Sex Pistols This sixth collection of episodes in the fantasy shonen series concludes the Oracion Seis arc, as well as delivering another new separate story. In the previous collection, several wizard guilds were...

Bleach - Zanpakutō: The Alternate Tale (0) | Read | 6 out of 10


Series 12 Part 3 Even after 250 episodes, Bleach can still surprise us. The climax of the Muramasa arc is notable for a protracted confrontation between Muramasa and Ichigo in which we get to see a different side of the ginger-haired Substitute Soul Reaper  Yes, we know Ichigo cares...

One Piece #5 (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


" Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while." - Frank "Kin" Hubbard.   Moving into three figures, this fifth collection of One Piece covers episodes 104-130, the conclusion...

Bleach - Zanpakutō: The Alternate Tale (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


Series 12 Part 2 Episodes 242-253 Muramasa, a vengeful Zanpakutō, has wreaked havoc in the Soul Society by using his exceptional powers to causing the Soul Reapers’ Zanpakutō to manifest themselves in physical form and turn on their masters. To make matters worse, Byakuya...

Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing #2 (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


"Good tailwinds to you all!" So now we know: Luscinia Hafez, onetime faithful bodyguard to the peace-loving Augusta, and now Premier of the Ades Federation, is hellbent on achieving his goal and, with Princess Liliana of Turan at his side, he will stop at nothing, ruthlessly...

From Up On Poppy Hill (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


“Destroy the old and you destroy our memory of the past. There is no future for people who worship the future and forget the past.” - Shun Kazama, From Up on Poppy Hill   It’s 1963, Umi Matsuzaki is a high school girl living in a boarding house with several...

Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


“Even the greatest splendour will fall to ruin.” 1864, Japan – a time of great change. When Chizuru Yukimura’s father, a doctor practising Western medicine, leaves home for Kyoto, he promises to write regularly to his daughter. But after a while, the letters stop...

Sword Art Online #2 (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


"Computers are stupid. They can only give you answers." - Pablo Picasso For many the first edition of Sword Art Online was rather slow. The episodes themselves were primarily individual stories and thus there was no real indication of where the plot was going....

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