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5 most recent reviews

Toradora - The Complete Series [TV Series]

Comedy, Coming-of-Age, High School, Romance, 0 comments


Preview: Romantic comedies seem like the simplest concept to write, because we all want to laugh and experience love in some capacity. But it’s also the easiest to get wrong. There are tons of romantic comedies that struggle with unconvincing romance, unlikable characters or...


Score: 9 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Thu, 30 Oct 2014]

Attack on Titan #2 [TV Series]

Action, Fantasy, Horror, Shonen, Tragedy, 2 comments


Preview: This review contains spoilers from the first part.   " If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito." - Betty Reese.   The first collection of Attack on Titan episodes had some problems: the...


Score: 6 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Tue, 28 Oct 2014]

The Princess and the Pilot [Movie]

Action, Adventure, Romance, 0 comments


Preview: The Levamme Empire and the Amatsukami Imperium are at war. But on the island of San Maltilia a glittering reception is being held to celebrate the engagement of young Lady Juana Del Moral and Prince Carlo of Levamme. Carlo makes a vow to bring the war to an end and marry...


Score: 8 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Mon, 27 Oct 2014]

Sailor Moon Crystal - Episodes 6 - 8 Streaming [TV Series]

Magical Girl, 0 comments


Preview: The search for the Legendary Silver Crystal starts to heat up as Tuxedo Mask foolishly makes his search for it known to the general public on national television, leading Luna and the other Senshi to suspect his intentions. But Usagi doesn’t want to believe that Tuxedo...


Score: 7 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Wed, 22 Oct 2014]

Devil Survivor 2 the Animation [TV Series]

Action, Fantasy, Tragedy, 0 comments


Preview: Hibiki Kuze and Daichi Shijima (best buddies) and fellow high school student Io Nitta rashly sign up to the Nicaea App on their phones that promises to show them the face of a friend who’s just about to die (the reverse of DeathNote?). And whose faces do they see?...


Score: 6 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Tue, 21 Oct 2014]

Other Recent Reviews

Black Butler - Cinema Screening (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


The live action movie version of the popular manga series Black Butler takes place in 2020 in an Asian city where Western and Eastern cultures blend together. Several years earlier, a young woman named Shiori Genpou (a descendant of the Phantomhive family) witnesses the murder of her parents...

Dragon Ball #4 (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


This review contains spoilers. "There is no explanation for evil. It must be looked upon as a necessary part of the order of the universe. To ignore it is childish, to bewail it senseless." - W. Somerset Maugham. At nearly 40 episodes, this is by far the largest...

Black Butler (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


This review is for the theatrical release of the live action Black Butler movie.  It used to be the case that UK fans could only dream of being able to watch the live action adaptations of their favourite manga titles in the cinema outside of specialist film festivals....

Robotics;Notes #2 (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


“All that matters is the robot of justice wins!” Akiho Senomiya Building a giant robot has always been Akiho’s dream – and with the help of the Robot Research Club at her high school on the island of Tanegashima, her dream is about to be realized. At last she can...

Sword Art Online II - Gun Gale Online (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


Gun Gale Online Arc: Episodes 1-14 (Streaming on Crunchyroll). This review contains spoilers. "Between my finger and my thumb, The squat pen rests; snug as a gun." - Seamus Heaney   The first series of SAO seemed to split anime fans. While it was bigged-up as...

Zankyou no Terror #12 (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


Mild Spoilers On a summer day a massive terrorist bombing suddenly occurs in Tokyo and it seems that two teenage boys are behind it. The only clue to their identity is a strange video uploaded to the internet. The boys go under the code names Nine and Twelve. They become known as...

Kokoro Connect (0) | Read | 6 out of 10


"The body is but the soule as a clogge tied to the legge." - James Cole (1629)   Kokoro Connect is arguably rather unusual for most romantic anime titles released in the UK, in that it is not romantic comedy. While there are some comedy moments, this series is on the whole...

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


One moment, Ensign Ledo of the Galactic Alliance is engaged in a life-or-death battle in deep space with the alien enemy, the Hideauze. The next, Ledo and his mecha Chamber are sucked into a wormhole. When Ledo is reawakened from hibernation induced by Chamber, he finds that he has landed on an...

Tokyo Ghoul #12 (0) | Read | 9 out of 10


Episodes 5 - 12 (Warning: this review contains spoilers from the first paragraph) It is the final episode of Tokyo Ghoul . Things are looking bad for Ken Kaneki because he is in the middle of being tortured by the most fearsome beast seen in the series: Yakumo, a muscle-bound leviathan...

La Storia Della Arcana Famiglia (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


On the Italian island of Regalo, the Arcana Tarocco organization led by Mondo (the Papa) keeps the inhabitants safe from smugglers and runs the casino. The members of this close-knit Famiglia are aided by their supernatural gifts; each one closest to Papa is linked to one of the Arcana...

Karneval (0) | Read | 6 out of 10


Young cat burglar Gareki, breaking and entering a big town mansion, comes upon the wealthy lady owner making inappropriate advances on a wide-eyed boy. When she transforms into a hideous monster, Gareki (a decent thief at heart) rescues the boy, Nai. The two find themselves plunged into an epic...

From the New World #2 (0) | Read | 5 out of 10


With Saki's memories of Shun fading, she and Satoru find themselves in a race to find Maria and Mamoru before the Committee condemns them to destruction. But the clock is turning against them in more ways than one, as the smouldering conflicts between the rat colonies threaten to erupt into...

Attack on Titan #1 (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


" If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." - Isaac Newton   Finally, one of the most anticipated anime releases of the year is out. Attack on Titan was almost certainly the top anime of 2013. This magnificent horror was one of the most...

Sailor Moon Crystal - Episodes 2 - 5 Streaming (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


Just as Usagi starts coming into her new found powers, she quickly discovers three other hidden senshi: Mercury, Mars and Jupiter. However the enemy is never far behind, and seems just as eager to find the Legendary Silver Crystal. Despite storming a ball in disguise, they’re no...

Dragon Ball #3 (0) | Read | 6 out of 10


This review may contain spoilers. "It's tough to make predictions - especially about the future." - Yogi Berra Once again we recount the early adventures of Son Goku in this collection, as we conclude the story of the Red Ribbon Army and meet an elderly fortune teller...

Psycho-Pass #1 (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


In a not-too distant future, everyone lives in peace and security in Japan; the Sybil System screens the psyches of all citizens and ensures that anyone with latent criminal tendencies is locked away. Except for a certain few that is, called Enforcers, whose detecting talents mean that they are...

One Piece #7 (0) | Read | 6 out of 10


" If it weren't for electricity, we'd all be watching television by candlelight." - George Gobel. This latest collection of episodes continues the Skypeia storyline, and mainly consists of the Straw Hat Pirates preparing to take on the so-called "God" who...

Mysterious Girlfriend X (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


"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 extend it to phrases,...

Fairy Tail #8 (0) | Read | 9 out of 10


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 been the best arc in...

From the New World #1 (0) | Read | 5 out of 10


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 overflowing with...

Campione! (0) | Read | 5 out of 10


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 (these European girls...

Black Butler - Book of Circus (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


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 father." - Jack...

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...

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