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darkstorm

By day I work in the television industry. By night I'm a writer for Anime UK News. In between I sleep, or play video games. Twitter: @lilithdarkstorm

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Winter Streaming Preview 2018
Roundup

Winter Streaming Preview 2018

Winter Streaming Preview 2018

Winter Season 2018 is already upon us! And already it seems as if we – the UK viewers – might need to subscribe to Netflix and Amazon Prime, as well as Crunchyroll, Funimation (for simuldubs)…

AUKN Staff • 30th January 2018
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Volume 1 Review
Manga Review

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Volume 1 Review

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Volume 1 Review
The first volume of Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Arc is a delightful success; from the lovely art and the characters to the new story’s beginnings – all of it feels like a genuine continuation that CLAMP wanted and felt creatively compelled to do. If you’re a CLAMP fan, do not hesitate to pick up this volume.
AUKN Staff • 28th December 2017
Anime UK News Review of 2017 Part 1
Features

Anime UK News Review of 2017 Part 1

Anime UK News Review of 2017 Part 1

2017 has been the year that anime made a triumphant return to many local cinemas throughout the UK, continuing the trend set by Your Name in 2016. And as Amazon Prime and Netflix have gained exclusive…

AUKN Staff • 21st December 2017
Ronja the Robber’s Daughter Review
Anime Review

Ronja the Robber’s Daughter Review

Ronja the Robber’s Daughter Review
Ronja the Robber’s Daughter is not the brightest spark in Studio Ghibli's repertoire. Despite some good ideas and lovely animation, this is primarily aimed at very young kids and therefore anyone outside that demographic would most likely find this 26-episode venture hard to get through.
• 3rd December 2017
In/Spectre Volume 1 Review
Manga Review

In/Spectre Volume 1 Review

In/Spectre Volume 1 Review
Despite the silly name and lack of fanfare around this title, In/Spectre starts off very well with likable characters, sincere chemistry between the two leads and interesting spin on Japanese folklore.
• 19th November 2017
Fireworks Cinema Screening Review
Film Review

Fireworks Cinema Screening Review

Fireworks Cinema Screening Review
Fireworks is a visually stunning film with an interesting twist on the ‘Groundhog Day’ concept without going too deeply into it. A fun movie that makes another worthy addition to the UK’s most fruitful year of anime cinema releases so far.
• 13th November 2017
Perfect Blue Review
Film Review

Perfect Blue Review

Perfect Blue Review
Perfect Blue is an effective psychological thriller that brilliantly plays with expectations and directly addresses uncomfortable, heavy themes for a mind-trip of a movie. Whilst the ending may not as stellar as the work leading up to it, this is definitely a film that any anime fan should treat themselves to this Halloween.
• 25th October 2017
In This Corner of the World Review
Film Review

In This Corner of the World Review

In This Corner of the World Review
In This Corner of the World is a heart-felt journey that may not be as lauded compared to other animated war films or big anime film releases of this year, but is still a film worthy of being discovered and added to your collection.
• 19th October 2017
The Anime UK News Team Reviews Netflix’s Death Note
Opinion

The Anime UK News Team Reviews Netflix’s Death Note

The Anime UK News Team Reviews Netflix’s Death Note
If your favourite part of the original story is the L vs. Light mind battles and the creative ways they try to ‘one up’ each other, then you’ll most likely hate this version. If, however, you enjoyed more of the world building, seeing how the Death Note could be used in creative ways and don’t mind encountering fresh (if controversial) takes on the characters, this film could satisfy your next popcorn movie Netflix night binge.
AUKN Staff • 1st September 2017