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5 most recent reviews

Rideback [TV Series]

Action, Mecha, Racing, Sci-Fi, Sports, 0 comments


Preview: In 2020, the world finds itself governed by the GGP, a tyrannical global dictatorship that has wrested control from the world's leaders, enforcing order with an iron fist. Against this backdrop, we meet Rin Ogata, a 19 year old girl whose dreams of a career in ballet have...


Score: 6 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Fri, 27 Feb 2015]

Fairy Tail #9 [TV Series]

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


Preview: Warning: may contain spoilers. "The Glorious Dead" - Inscription on the Cenotaph.   The latest DVD collection of Fairy Tail  brings us a brand new story arc, combining the usual instalments of battles along with some added character...


Score: 6 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Tue, 24 Feb 2015]

Michiko & Hatchin #2 [TV Series]

Action, Violence, 0 comments


Preview: "When your mother asks, 'Do you want a piece of advice?' it is a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway." - Emma Bombeck   The second and concluding part of Michiko & Hatchin ...


Score: 7 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Sun, 22 Feb 2015]

Battle Girls: Time Paradox [TV Series]

Historical, Sci-Fi, 0 comments


Preview: Yoshino Hide, nicknamed Hideyoshi, would much rather be texting her friends than doing her history homework on the Warring States period. So as a big test looms, our young teenaged heroine calls in at a local shrine and – in a flash of blue light – finds herself...


Score: 4 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Sun, 15 Feb 2015]

Sailor Moon Crystal - Episodes 14 - 15 Streaming [TV Series]

Magical Girl, 0 comments


Preview: This review will contain spoilers. Sailor Moon takes up her Moon Stick and strikes Queen Metalia with all her might, to destroy her once and for all. With the last of her strength she succeeds, but what now? Where will Usagi, the Sailor Senshi and Mamoru go from here?...


Score: 7 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Mon, 9 Feb 2015]

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


Naruto, with Master Guy, Aoba and Yamato, is on his way to the Land Of Lightning under the orders of the Shinobi Alliance, although Naruto is unaware that he is being sent there to be hidden from the Akatsuki. Their journey is long, so during their travels, we look into how the...

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


"The geek shall inherit the Earth." - Alexander Robbins Blood Lad is an anime which stirs up strange thoughts. Thoughts such as: "Is Blood Lad the most northern-sounding title an anime has ever been given?" When I first came across this series the use of the word...

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


Kyohei looks like a normal college boy, but in fact he’s from a rich family and a long line of ‘Seki’ – humans with the power to control kakashi, ancient wooden God-like beings. But many years ago after a traumatic incident he gave up his role as a Seki to live a normal...

Giovanni's Island (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


"It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness." - Leo Tolstoy When it comes to Japan covering the World War II, it is always a subject treated with wariness. There are still plenty of people in Japan, including the current Prime...

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


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Otorimonogatari - DVD Review (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


Back when Bakemonogatari was released, there were two female characters that never really engaged me throughout that series: Tsubasa Hanekawa and Sengoku Nadeko. In Hanekawa's case, she got two arcs in the form of Nekomonogatari Black  and  White that really did flesh out...

Naruto Shippūden Movie 5: Blood Prison (0) | Read | 5 out of 10


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Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! (0) | Read | 9 out of 10


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Akame Ga Kill! (0) | Read | 6 out of 10


In a land ruled by a corrupt government and saturated by despicable evil, there stands one light in the sea of darkness, the fearsome and powerful Night Raid! Akame Ga Kill is a 24 episode action-packed blood bath animated by Studio White Fox in 2014. The series (based on the manga of the...

Kabukimonogatari (0) | Read | 6 out of 10


Travelling back in time always has unforeseen consequences – as third-year high school student Koyomi Araragi (Hiroshi Kamiya) should realize. But when he asks vampire girl Shinobu Oshino (Maaya Sakamoto) to help him go back a little while so that he can complete his holiday assignments...

Sailor Moon Crystal - Episodes 11 - 13 Streaming (1) | Read | 5 out of 10


This review will contain spoilers. After a traumatic battle, the Senshi decide to get together and test the power of the Holy Sword now in their possession, but before they can make battle plans, Usagi is distracted by Motoki’s new friend Endo who looks remarkably like Mamoru. She...

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


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One Piece Movie Collection 3 - [Films 7-9] (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


The movie adaptation of long-running Shonen Jump shows tend to follow a strict formula. They usually feature a standalone story occurring outside the main series continuity so that fans can watch them more or less at any time. They also usually feature a technical upgrade, with more impressive...

Bleach - Fall of the Arrancar (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


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


The awaited Monogatari Season 2 is now upon us and to start us off is the continuation of Tsubasa Hanekawa story in Nekomonogatari White. This arc yet again shows what the series does best and is well worth your time. It is the end of the summer holiday and a new school term is about to...

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


This review contains some spoilers for the manga version of Angelic Layer . When Misaki Suzuhara first steps out of Tokyo train station, she comes across a large crowd staring at a screen. What they are watching turns out to be her very first encounter with Angelic Layer,...

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


We head back into the past with the prequel to Bakemonogatari, the 4-episode OVA Nekomonogatari Black. Given the slight disappointment of Nisemonogatari , will this show deliver more of what makes the Monogatari series great? As mentioned, Nekomonogatari Black takes place...

WataMote: No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular! (0) | Read | 8 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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Blast of Tempest #2 (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


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Berserk: The Golden Age Arc #3 (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


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Kill la Kill #1 (0) | Read | 9 out of 10


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Bayonetta: Bloody Fate (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


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Dragon Ball #5 (0) | Read | 6 out of 10


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Blast of Tempest #1 (0) | Read | 6 out of 10


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Ghost In The Shell: Arise #1 (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


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Sailor Moon Crystal - Episodes 9 - 10 Streaming (0) | Read | 6 out of 10


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Yu-Gi-Oh! #1 (0) | Read | 5 out of 10


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Linebarrels of Iron (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


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Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


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Usagi Drop (0) | Read | 9 out of 10


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Nisemonogatari #2 (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


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One Piece #8 (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


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The Devil Is a Part-Timer! (1) | Read | 8 out of 10


"Prepare to die, Satan!" Emilia the Hero. On Ente Isla, the Hero leads the forces of good against the terrifying leader of the forces of the night, Demon King Satan, and his generals Lucifer, Alciel, Adramelech, and Malacoda. Fires and bolts of magical lightning rend the darkness;...

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


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Toradora - The Complete Series (0) | Read | 9 out of 10


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Attack on Titan #2 (5) | Read | 6 out of 10


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The Princess and the Pilot (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


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Sailor Moon Crystal - Episodes 6 - 8 Streaming (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


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Devil Survivor 2 the Animation (0) | Read | 6 out of 10


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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....

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