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5 most recent reviews

Gatchaman Crowds [TV Series]

Action, Sci-Fi, Superhero, 0 comments


Preview: “Bird, go!” Tachikawa City, 2015. A boy genius, Rui Ninomiya has created GALAX, an altruistic interactive IT system with which he hopes to change the world – for the better. The CROWDS is  the  go-to site, which enables its members...


Score: 7 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Mon, 27 Apr 2015]

Harlock Space Pirate [Movie]

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Space Opera, 0 comments


Preview: "What is it that haunts space where matter is found?" - Arthur Eddington Leiji Matusmoto is the creator of many great sci-fi anime of the 1970s: Space Battleship Yamato , Galaxy Express 999 , and Space Captain Pirate Harlock among them. Like most anime...


Score: 8 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Sun, 26 Apr 2015]

The Diary of Ochibi [Movie]

Comedy, Slice of life, 0 comments


Preview: "So little time, so little to do." - Oscar Levant. While most anime fans are used to ordinary 2D animation and perhaps some 3D CGI animation, there are few stop-motion anime. Here we see a rare example in a short movie adapted from a manga by the great...


Score: 9 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Fri, 24 Apr 2015]

Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise [Movie]

Action, Coming-of-Age, Sci-Fi, 0 comments


Preview: Remember the good old days of anime in the UK? When VHS ruled, the tabloid press railed against the crazy new thing we had discovered, and to get the really, really good stuff, you had to send away for a few episodes on an expensive imported video cassette? Nobody had...


Score: 9 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Fri, 17 Apr 2015]

World Trigger - Episodes 1-25 Streaming [TV Series]

Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Shonen, War, 0 comments


Preview: Episodes 1-25 (Streaming on Crunchyroll) "I can imagine in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world because they'd never expect it." - Jack Handey One question that has been raised by some anime...


Score: 5 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Thu, 16 Apr 2015]

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Log Horizon #1 (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


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One Piece #9 (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


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Sailor Moon Crystal - Episodes 18 - 19 Streaming (0) | Read | 6 out of 10


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Yu-Gi-Oh! #2 (0) | Read | 4 out of 10


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Onimonogatari - DVD review (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


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Appleseed Alpha (0) | Read | 6 out of 10


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Ben-To (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


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Kill la Kill #2 (0) | Read | 9 out of 10


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Good Luck Girl! (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


Ichiko Sakura is only 16 years old but already has everything going for her: she does very well at school, is admired by all the boys there, she’s very wealthy, and has the most magnificent boobs. However her life is turned upside down by the arrival of a Poverty God by the name of Momiji...

Sailor Moon Crystal - Episodes 16 - 17 Streaming (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


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Broken Blade (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


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tsuritama (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


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Death Parade - Episodes 1-6 (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


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Rideback (0) | Read | 6 out of 10


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Naruto: Shippuuden #19 (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


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Blood Lad (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


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Kamisama Dolls (0) | Read | 5 out of 10


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Durarara!! x2 (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


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Kabukimonogatari (0) | Read | 6 out of 10


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Michiko & Hatchin #1 (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


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Nekomonogatari White (0) | Read | 9 out of 10


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Angelic Layer - Complete Collection (0) | Read | 6 out of 10


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Nekomonogatari Black (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


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The Garden of Sinners (1) | Read | 7 out of 10


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Patema Inverted (0) | Read | 9 out of 10


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Editorial Spotlight

“Bird, go!” Tachikawa City, 2015. A boy genius, Rui Ninomiya has created GALAX, an altruistic interactive IT system with which he hopes to change the.. Read more (0 comments)
"What is it that haunts space where matter is found?" - Arthur Eddington Leiji Matusmoto is the creator of many great sci-fi anime of the 1970s: Space.. Read more (0 comments)
"So little time, so little to do." - Oscar Levant. While most anime fans are used to ordinary 2D animation and perhaps some 3D CGI animation, there are few.. Read more (0 comments)

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