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Anime Review

Tokyo Ghoul: Season 1

Ken Kaneki is an ordinary college student living in Tokyo with an innocent crush on a girl he meets at his local café, Rize Kamishiro. After plucking up the courage to ask her out, he finds the date…

• October 4, 2015
Anime Review

Amnesia

Amnesia may be a rare occurrence in the real world but in fiction it’s a common trope inflicted either on the main character or sometimes the love interest. It’s exploited to achieve several …

• July 28, 2015
Anime Review

Samurai Bride

It’s been many months since Muneakira Yagyu and his Master Samurai girls defeated the great evil Gisen; now he’s back from his journey of training and longs to see how his dojo is doing. But…

• July 11, 2015
Features

Review of RWBY Volume 1

‘Anime’ is a Western coined word used to define Japanese style of motion-picture animation. It sounds simple to identity, especially when key visual cues such as the big eyes, colourful …

• June 16, 2015
Anime Review

Good Luck Girl!

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.…

• March 15, 2015
Anime Review

Kamisama Dolls

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 …

• February 1, 2015
Manga Review

Drug & Drop Volume 1

Drug & Drop is the long awaited continuation of Legal Drug, picking up with Kazahaya and Rikuo still working in the drugstore whilst picking up additional supernatural side jobs from owner…

• January 30, 2015
Manga Review

Legal Drug: Omnibus

Legal Drug, the latest CLAMP manga to get the omnibus re-release treatment from Dark Horse, follows a pair of boys working at a drugstore. Kazahaya Kudo is a naïve young man with a special gift …

• January 7, 2015
Anime Review

The Garden of Sinners

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…

• December 14, 2014
Anime Review

Bayonetta: Bloody Fate

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,…

• November 27, 2014
Anime Review

Usagi Drop

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…

• November 9, 2014