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5 most recent reviews

Nekomonogatari Black [TV Series]

Ecchi, Fantasy, Romance, Violence, 0 comments


Preview: 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...


Score: 7 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Thu, 18 Dec 2014]

WataMote: No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular! [TV Series]

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


Preview: "Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization." - Winston Churchill   This anime is somewhat oxymoronic, because the lead character has arguably...


Score: 8 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Tue, 16 Dec 2014]

The Garden of Sinners [Movie]

Action, Fantasy, Horror, Super Power, Thriller, Violence, 1 comments


Preview: Garden of Sinners was originally a light novel series released in Japan in the late 90s from Type Moon; it’s not only their earliest work but also considered the ‘prototype’ for their other more commercially successful and famous works; Tsukihime and...


Score: 7 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Sun, 14 Dec 2014]

Patema Inverted [Movie]

Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, 0 comments


Preview: "I wear a necklace, because I wanna know when I'm upside down." - Mitch Hedberg This is a very special film in terms of British anime history, in that it was one of the first films to be released in this country by crowdfunding. It is not the first, and...


Score: 9 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Thu, 11 Dec 2014]

Blast of Tempest #2 [TV Series]

Action, Fantasy, Magic, Super Power, Tragedy, 0 comments


Preview: Here be Spoilers... Mahiro wakes to find that he has been 'asleep' for a month and in that time the world has been reset by the Tree of Genesis. Millions of people have been wiped from the face of the Earth but, for the time being, everything is calm –...


Score: 7 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Mon, 8 Dec 2014]

Other Recent Reviews

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


I had a lot of concerns going into the final film of this trilogy, most of which came from my fear of there being missing content everywhere from the manga, a concern I found dissipated quite swiftly as the film progressed. I was pleasantly surprised by it all, I will say. I feel I...

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


"Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months." - Oscar Wilde. Kill la Kill is an anime which has a lot to live up to. The series is directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi, the man behind Gurren Lagann . Given the scale of the former, it is...

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


Bayonetta first burst onto the video game scene in 2010 for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. Before the release there was a lot of hype for the game due to the famous director of the Devil May Cry series, Hideki Kamiya, being behind the Bayonetta game as well. When it was officially released it...

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


This review contains spoilers. "About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends." - Herbert Hoover. In the last collection of Dragon Ball we witnessed Son Goku managing to defeat the evil Demon King Piccolo, but not before he vomited up an egg...

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


‘The time is out of joint. O cursed spite, that ever I was born to set it right.” Hamlet - William Shakespeare. Mahiro’s younger sister Aika was murdered a year ago – and since then Mahiro has been skipping high school, bent on revenge. His classmate Yoshino (who...

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


" For a list of all the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life, please press three." - Alice Kahn Ghost in the Shell: Arise is the first new addition to the long-running cyberpunk crime anime since the film Solid State Society back in 2006. Having begun...

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


This review will contain spoilers. Mamoru suffers a lethal blow from Kunzite, and Usagi’s tears bring forth the Legendary Silver Crystal, revealing the not-really secret that she is in fact the Moon Princess. Traumatised by the events, Kunzite takes advantage and steals Mamoru,...

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


" Regarded as a game, chess is more intellectual than life... or bridge." - Thomas Hardy Yu-Gi-Oh! is a rare example of a project that became bigger in another format that differs from the original. Beginning as a manga back in 1996, and later turned into an anime, Yu-Gi-Oh!...

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


Daydreaming his way through school, Kouichi Hayase fantasizes about being the 'ally of justice', a protector of the weak and innocent... while his reality is far different. Awkward around girls and frequently picked on, Kouichi is quite clearly delusional and firmly in the ranks of the...

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


“This is what happens when mortals don’t share their pudding.” Lord Beerus, God of Destruction. It’s Bulma’s birthday party (she’s not saying how old she is, though!) and she’s invited everyone, including Goku, to a lavish spread at the Capsule...

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


When Daikichi attends his grandfather’s funeral he is shocked to discover that his grandfather had not only a younger unknown lover, but an illegitimate six-year-old daughter by the name of Rin. The whole family is shocked and embarrassed by Rin’s existence, having no idea who...

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


While I found the first half of Nisemonogartari entertaining, there were problems with a lack of character development for Araragi's sister Karen during her own arc and the large amounts of fan service. Sadly similar issues occur in the next arc which slightly affected...

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


" In heaven all the interesting people are missing." - Friedrich Nietzsche.   Now it has to be said from the outset that most of this collection is filler. However, as filler goes, it is pretty good. It begins with the conclusion of the "Skypiea" storyline....

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


"Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other." - Carl Jung Following on from the original TV series, this collection of four OVA episodes continues the tale of the strange goings-on at...

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


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 relying too much on...

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


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 dodgy translation from...

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


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 Juana within the year....

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


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 Mask is evil, which...

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


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? Their own. Caught up in...

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...

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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.. Read more (0 comments)
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