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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Toradora! Volume 2 Review
Book Review

Toradora! Volume 2 Review

Toradora! Volume 2 Review
Toradora! continues to impress with its well written cast of characters and gripping story. New girl Ami is liable to get on your nerves if you’re a Taiga fan but the tale unfolding around her is compelling enough that this hopefully won’t matter.
• 13th September 2018
Otorimonogatari Review
Book Review

Otorimonogatari Review

Otorimonogatari Review
Otorimonogatari is an odd entry in the Monogatari series. Due to the toning down of the comedic aspects and use of a third person perspective, this is a very different Monogatari to the usual.
• 3rd September 2018
Kokoro Connect Volume 1 Review
Book Review

Kokoro Connect Volume 1 Review

Kokoro Connect Volume 1 Review
Although this first volume is playing with a concept that is sure to be familiar to many, the strength of the writing brings everything together for an insightful and moving story. This is a release not to be missed for fans of drama and slice of life!
• 28th August 2018
An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride Volume 1 Review
Book Review

An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride Volume 1 Review

An Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride Volume 1 Review
An Archdemon's Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride offers a heartwarming and outright adorable story. The initial set-up might put people off but the series is determined to make Zagan and Nephy’s relationship pure rather than something born of master and servant. Those of you in the market for a new fantasy romance need look no further than here.
• 21st August 2018
Garrison Girl Review
Book Review

Garrison Girl Review

Garrison Girl Review
Garrison Girl is yet another entry in this huge franchise that deserves to be in any fan’s collection. Garrison Girl is everything I find fascinating about Attack on Titan in one gripping instalment.
• 6th August 2018
Hanamonogatari Review
Book Review

Hanamonogatari Review

Hanamonogatari Review
Hanamonogatari was a huge disappointment coming off the back of some incredible stories in this franchise. Kanbaru fans will likely get a lot more out of this book than I did, but otherwise there isn't a great deal to like here.
• 27th July 2018
Grand Blue Dreaming Volume 1 Review
Manga Review

Grand Blue Dreaming Volume 1 Review

Grand Blue Dreaming Volume 1 Review
Despite some reservations about where the plot is going and any romantic pursuits it has in mind, I find myself thinking fondly of Grand Blue Dreaming. With its anime now airing, this is a good a time as any to jump on board this wacky comedy!
• 25th July 2018
Looking Back at the Spring Season 2018
Features

Looking Back at the Spring Season 2018

Looking Back at the Spring Season 2018
The Spring Season 2018 has brought a wealth of anime shows. Join some of the AUKN writers as they share their thoughts on the series that impressed them the most. One thing's for sure: we won't have covered all the titles on offer - so do share some of your favourites with us!
AUKN Staff • 13th July 2018
Pokemon Movie 14-16 Collection: Black & White Review
Film Review

Pokemon Movie 14-16 Collection: Black & White Review

Pokemon Movie 14-16 Collection: Black & White Review
Overall Pokémon Black & White Movie Collection is a mixed bag. Older Pokémon fans like me will be left wanting for much better content and days gone by when Pokémon movies were actively good, but the younger/newer audience are more likely to get a kick out of Ash’s latest adventures.
• 10th July 2018
Tokyo Ghoul Live Action Review
Film Review

Tokyo Ghoul Live Action Review

Tokyo Ghoul Live Action Review
Overall this live action adaptation of Tokyo Ghoul is an enjoyable watch. It doesn’t necessarily have the same pull as the original manga or its anime adaption but for existing fans it’s interesting to see the story adapted in a different way.
• 7th July 2018
Occultic;Nine Part 2 Review
Anime Review

Occultic;Nine Part 2 Review

Occultic;Nine Part 2 Review
Overall, Occultic;Nine continues to be a show that I can’t recommend to everyone. I think sci-fi fans will likely get a lot out of it, and the gripping nature of the story will pull you in. Just don’t look too hard at the story or it’ll give way beneath you.
• 2nd July 2018
Tokyo Tarareba Girls Volume 1 Review
Manga Review

Tokyo Tarareba Girls Volume 1 Review

Tokyo Tarareba Girls Volume 1 Review
Overall, Tokyo Tarareba Girls is a fun read with an interesting concept behind it. While I’m not necessarily its target audience, fans of Princess Jellyfish and Higashimura’s other works will no doubt find a new favourite here.
• 28th June 2018
Girlish Number Review
Anime Review

Girlish Number Review

Girlish Number Review
Girlish Number is a fun and exciting look into what it means to be a voice actor. While the story isn’t always realistic, it’s so enjoyably crazy that it really doesn’t matter.
• 26th June 2018
Hyouka Part 2 Review
Anime Review

Hyouka Part 2 Review

Hyouka Part 2 Review
Without putting a single foot wrong, Hyouka works to capture your heart and entertain you with a strong cast of characters and well thought out scenarios. If you’re a slice of life fan or even just a Kyoto Animation fan, this series is for you.
• 22nd June 2018
Kabukimonogatari Review
Book Review

Kabukimonogatari Review

Kabukimonogatari Review
Overall Kabukimonogatari was a real delight. While the series continues to be consistently interesting from volume to volume, this one tries to do something a little bit different and that works well for it.
• 19th June 2018