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Demelza

When she's not watching anime, reading manga or reviewing, Demelza can generally be found exploring some kind of fantasy world and chasing her dreams of being a hero.

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Nekomonogatari (Black) Review
Book Review

Nekomonogatari (Black) Review

Nekomonogatari (Black) Review
Nekomonogatari (Black) rekindled my love for the Monogatari franchise and highlights just how big an impact translation can have on light novels. This latest entry in a much loved series comes highly recommended from me.
• 11th January 2018
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
Hyouka Part 1 Review
Anime Review

Hyouka Part 1 Review

Hyouka Part 1 Review
With a lovable cast of characters, superb animation, and a real attention to detail, Hyouka comes highly recommended by me. It might sound boring on the surface but give it a try and you’ll find something truly fascinating.
• 1st December 2017
Lu Over the Wall Theatrical Review
Film Review

Lu Over the Wall Theatrical Review

Lu Over the Wall Theatrical Review
Lu Over the Wall is a fantastic, family-friendly, magical adventure that will capture your heart. It has something for everyone: older viewers will be enthralled by the character development and messages of using music to convey feelings, while younger viewers will fall in love with Lu and her childish antics.
• 8th November 2017
Otome Mania!! Volume 1 Review
Manga Review

Otome Mania!! Volume 1 Review

Otome Mania!! Volume 1 Review
While Otome Mania!! might not be a particularly realistic look at the games industry, it’s still an interesting story with a fun cast of characters. If you’re looking for a shojo series set within the world of otome game development, then this book will be perfect for you.
• 26th October 2017
Autumn Streaming Preview 2017
Features

Autumn Streaming Preview 2017

Autumn Streaming Preview 2017

It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since we were speculating at Anime UK News as to how a new and refreshingly different autumn series set in the world of competitive ice skating would…

AUKN Staff • 23rd October 2017
J-Novel Club: A Year Later
Opinion

J-Novel Club: A Year Later

J-Novel Club: A Year Later
This time last year J-Novel Club quietly launched. The service brought a new way for us to legally consume light novels in the West and now with the service celebrating its first birthday what better time to take a look at how far they've come!
• 17th October 2017
Anime Supremacy! Review
Book Review

Anime Supremacy! Review

Anime Supremacy! Review
Anime Supremacy! is well written, informative and charming - this is one of the best industry-focused novels to leave Japan in recent years. Without a doubt if you’re someone who cares about the workings of the anime industry then this book belongs in your collection.
• 12th October 2017
Nisemonogatari Parts 1-2 Review
Book Review

Nisemonogatari Parts 1-2 Review

Nisemonogatari Parts 1-2 Review
Ultimately the existence of Nisemonogatari in English translation is bittersweet. The arc works well as an end to everything that has come so far but what should have been a high point for the series is brought down by a change in translator.
• 24th September 2017
Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight Volume 1 Review
Manga Review

Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight Volume 1 Review

Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight Volume 1 Review
Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight seems like a promising shojo tale at first, but as I delved further into it I found it didn't quite live up to the expectations I had for it. The series wants to be a Cinderella story but unfortunately the cringeworthy comedy and huge age gap between lead characters leave a lot to be desired.
• 20th September 2017
The Boy and the Beast Review
Film Review

The Boy and the Beast Review

The Boy and the Beast Review
The Boy and the Beast is a perfect film to show the whole family and while it hasn’t hit the level of Wolf Children, there is still some real charm to be found here. Not flawless but still well worth your time.
• 4th September 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