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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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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.
• 3 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.
• 19 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.
• 13 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.
• 25 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.
• 19 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 • 1 September 2017
Amagi Brilliant Park Review
Anime Review

Amagi Brilliant Park Review

Amagi Brilliant Park Review

Seiya Kanie is abruptly asked out on a date by Isuzu Sento and whisked away to Amagi Brilliant Park; a theme park just outside of town. Instead of a place full of fun rides, excitement and wonder, …

• 19 June 2017