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5 most recent reviews

Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches - Episodes 1-7 Streaming [TV Series]

Comedy, Fantasy, Harem, Supernatural, 0 comments


Preview: Episodes 1-7 (Streaming on Crunchyroll) "A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous." - Ingrid Bergman. As in my last review for Anime UK News which covered Food Wars! , we look at another anime set...


Score: 8 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Tue, 26 May 2015]

Bleach - The Invading Army Part 1 [TV Series]

Action, Adventure, Shonen, 0 comments


Preview: Episodes 317-329 There’s never a dull moment for the Soul Society for substitute Soul Reaper Ichigo Kurosaki and his friends. No sooner have they defeated Aizen than a strange green-haired girl is found – unconscious – in Karakura Town. Then something...


Score: 6 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Mon, 25 May 2015]

Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma - Episodes 1-7 Streaming [TV Series]

Comedy, Fan Service, High School, Shonen, 0 comments


Preview: Episodes 1-7 (Streaming on Crunchyroll) "Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter." - James A. Garfield   If the stereotypes of the Far East are anything to go by, then this article should be amusing to any Japanese people who...


Score: 8 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Sat, 23 May 2015]

Durarara!! [TV Series]

Action, 0 comments


Preview: Quiet, unassuming fifteen-year-old Mikado Ryugamine moves from his safe but boring countryside home to Ikebukuro, Tokyo to start high school with his old friend Masaomi Kida – and witnesses for himself an urban legend: the headless black bike rider. His life will never...


Score: 9 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Wed, 20 May 2015]

Sailor Moon Crystal - Episodes 20 - 22 Streaming [TV Series]

Magical Girl, 0 comments


Preview: The remaining Sailor Guardians are now in the future and learn the truth about the mysterious Chibi-Usa; that she is the future daughter of Usagi and Mamoru, princess of the Silver Millennium in Crystal Tokyo. Before they can recover from the revelation, they come under...


Score: 7 out of 10

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[Reviewed: Wed, 20 May 2015]

Other Recent Reviews

Log Horizon #2 (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


"Probably the battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton, but the opening battles of all subsequent wars have been lost there." - George Orwell. Continuing on from Part 1, this collection of episodes of Log Horizon resumes with "villain-with-glasses"...

Parasyte: The Maxim (0) | Read | 9 out of 10


The manga series Parasyte  (Hitoshi Awaaki) was launched in 1988 and concluded in 1995. Twenty years after finishing its run in afternoon magazine Parasyte was finally awarded its own anime adaptation by studio Madhouse with Shimizu Kenichi as director. Modern-day Tokyo...

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin #1 (0) | Read | 9 out of 10


"Even very young children need to be informed about dying. Explain the concept of death very carefully to your child. This will make threatening him with it much more effective." - P. J. O'Rourke   Gundam is one of the longest running anime ever, and, having begun...

Sankarea - Undying Love: Complete Collection (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


Chihiro Furuya is a young man obsessed with horror, especially of the zombie variety. From films to manga, and even to the girls he finds attractive, all his interests are focussed on the brain-munching creatures. So when his beloved friend and family pet cat Babu dies, he feels that...

Gatchaman Crowds (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


“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 (especially the...

Harlock Space Pirate (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


"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 from the 1970s, you...

The Diary of Ochibi (0) | Read | 9 out of 10


"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 Moyoco Anno. One...

Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise (0) | Read | 9 out of 10


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 internet access and we fans...

World Trigger - Episodes 1-25 Streaming (0) | Read | 5 out of 10


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 and manga fans is...

The Ambition of Oda Nobuna (0) | Read | 6 out of 10


Present-day high-school student (and keen gamer) Yoshiharu Sagara finds himself bang in the middle of a fierce Warring States battle. A dying warlord (none other than Hideyoshi Toyotomi) begs him to take over his name and title – and the young man agrees. He knows plenty about the...

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


"Everybody has got to die, but I've always believed an exception would be made in my case." - William Saroyan.   Anime set in the world of gaming have been popular recently, especially series like Sword Art Online which has attracted both love and hate from anime...

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


Episodes 206-229, may contain spoilers. " I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be one or the other." - Napoleon Bonaparte. The first UK One Piece collection of 2015 launches the start of one of the longest...

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


Sailor Moon Crystal is worryingly beginning to form a pattern with its arcs. Both arcs start off on a decent path, focusing on building one character at a time whilst slyly weaving elements of a bigger plot in the background. Animation and pacing issues have existed since day one but at least...

Bleach - Fall of the Arrancar 2 (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


Episodes 304-316 Spoilers! (Well, what did you expect...? It’s The Big Confrontation) After two more filler episodes celebrating Bleach ’s 10th Anniversary (which is, after all, something to celebrate) the action returns to Karakura Town. But now Ichigo’s school...

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


" Almost all people are hypnotics. The proper authority saw to it that the proper belief should be induced, and the people believed properly." - Charles Fort This second season of the anime which itself is intertwined with the world's best-selling trading card is pretty...

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency (0) | Read | 9 out of 10


It’s that time again! Time for more Bizarre Adventures! Time for more Jojo! (Note: Since this is a review of the sequel, it’s safe to assume this review will contain small spoilers to the original series) Following the ghastly events of Phantom Blood , Battle Tendency...

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


Onimonogatari is the fourth arc in Monogatari Second Season and is focused this time on Araragi's blonde vampire companion. This arc is one of the shorter ones with only four episodes and it contains one of the saddest moments in the franchise to date. The arc, otherwise known...

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


Look - I'll level with you. the part of reviewing anime that I hate most is summarizing storylines. I just hate it. I mean, what's the point? If you're already interested enough in a show or movie to read this review, you've probably already read up on the premise of whatever it...

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


From all the fan-service shows I've watched as a reviewer, I’m considering Ben-To as one of the best ones I’ve seen and there are several reasons why. It might not be an instant classic, but there are many factors why you should check out this fun show. Ben-To was...

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya - Cinema Screening (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


When Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement from film making in 2013, it was assumed by many that Studio Ghibli was no more, or at least no longer in the same realm of untouchable quality as before. This jump in logic is not completely warranted as Studio Ghibli is not just in the hands of...

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


Warning: may contain spoilers. "My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch." - Jack Nicholson. Continuing on from the first collection, we witness more over-the-top action, fascistic fashions, and shocking revelations affecting not just the students at...

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


The Black Moon Clan have just arrived and already made their presence harshly known with the capture of Sailor Mars. Powerless to break her prison, Sailor Moon can only watch Rubeus take her away. As the Senshi regroup and try to figure out how to stop their latest enemy, strange things start...

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


Science fantasy mecha shows honestly aren't as common as you might expect. When looking across the genre as a whole, just what notable titles stand out? Escaflowne , no doubt. Aura Battler Dunbine , perhaps. And there's even an entry in the mighty Gundam franchise by way of Turn A...

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


The Victorian era, a time of prosperity, a time of opportunity, a time of magical vampires! Hang on a second, that last one seems a bit bizarre. And yes it is bizarre; it’s JoJo's Bizarre Adventure ! Jojo has always been a shonen battle series with a small cult following, with...

tsuritama (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


"There's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an idiot." - Steven Wright.   With reference to the above quote, here is an anime that deals with both angling and people who are rather bonkers. This probably the only story around to combine...

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


The 2013 Anime Mirai project contain four anime shorts that were done by young animators and funded by the government but only two were really talked about: Little Witch Academia by Studio Trigger and Death Billiards by Studio Madhouse. Two years later, Little Witch Academia is getting a...

Rideback (0) | Read | 6 out of 10


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 been dashed by...

Fairy Tail #9 (0) | Read | 6 out of 10


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 development,...

Michiko & Hatchin #2 (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


"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  continues to be a...

Battle Girls: Time Paradox (0) | Read | 4 out of 10


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 transported through...

Sailor Moon Crystal - Episodes 14 - 15 Streaming (0) | Read | 7 out of 10


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? Episodes 14 and...

Naruto: Shippuuden #20 (0) | Read | 8 out of 10


Episodes 245-257 The Next Challenge! Naruto Vs The Nine Tails At the Waterfall of Truth, Naruto has reached the moment when he is ready to unlock the seal on the phenomenally powerful beast he harbours within him. Guided by Killer Bee, a fellow Jinchuriki and host to the...

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


Episodes 1-2 (Streaming on Crunchyroll) - This review contains spoilers. "Biologically speaking, if something bites you, it's more likely to be female." - Desmond Morris.   Perhaps the biggest of the returning titles of this season, Durarara!! is back, and...

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


“You no longer matter to anyone.” Mui, warden of Hozuki Castle to Naruto Uzumaki A murderous attack is launched on the Raikage at his stronghold – and the attacker is identified as none other than Naruto Uzumaki. Naruto is stripped of his rank by Hokage Tsunade and packed...

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


Episodes 1-2 (Streaming on Crunchyroll) "The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." - Eden Phillpotts   Previous reviews by several anime critics, me included, have in the past described the swimming-based anime Free! as...

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


"What one owes to one's mother is never repaid." - Basque proverb Michiko & Hatchin is a series that has some pleasant features. Perhaps the best is that, unlike many anime set in a place that is not dominated by a white population, it actually has characters that are...

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