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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Granblue Fantasy Part 1 Review
Anime Review

Granblue Fantasy Part 1 Review

Granblue Fantasy Part 1 Review
Overall Granblue Fantasy is off to a good start. Admittedly the show has a few faults, and these are liable to drive some viewers away, but I believe that the impressive action scenes can overcome the problems. Existing fans of Granblue Fantasy, as well as fans of the fantasy genre as a whole, will no doubt find a lot to like here.
• 13th November 2018
Fairy Tale Battle Royale Volume 1 Review
Manga Review

Fairy Tale Battle Royale Volume 1 Review

Fairy Tale Battle Royale Volume 1 Review
If you’re not interested in a horrifying take on classic fairy tales then there is little of interest to set this series apart from the crowded genre. However, fairy tale fans looking for something different are sure to have a great time with this dark take on some of their favourite stories!
• 9th November 2018
APOSIMZ Volume 1 Review
Manga Review

APOSIMZ Volume 1 Review

APOSIMZ Volume 1 Review
How you get on with APOSIMZ will depend on how willing you are to committing to reading more than a single volume. This first volume offers little in the way of substantial world building or characters, so all the series really has going for it is Tsutomu Nihei's name.
• 4th November 2018
Grimoire of Zero Review
Anime Review

Grimoire of Zero Review

Grimoire of Zero Review
Grimoire of Zero offers a solid fantasy outing that will please both new fans and hardened veterans of the genre. With a likable cast of characters, strong, conclusive story and brilliant English dub, this is a release not to be missed!
• 2nd November 2018
Amanchu! Review
Anime Review

Amanchu! Review

Amanchu! Review
Amanchu! offers a fulfilling slice of life story with great comedy and character development. Even if you’re not interested in the premise of diving, you’re likely to stick around for the cast and their heartwarming tales of high school life.
• 30th October 2018
In Another World With My Smartphone Review
Anime Review

In Another World With My Smartphone Review

In Another World With My Smartphone Review
If you’re a fan of In Another World With My Smartphone’s light novels then this adaption won’t disappoint, and, likewise, fans of the isekai genre will find a lot to like here. The show delivers what it sets out to do and, despite its shortcomings, is a genuinely entertaining watch.
• 27th October 2018
5 Centimeters Per Second Review
Film Review

5 Centimeters Per Second Review

5 Centimeters Per Second Review
5 Centimeters per Second certainly has its issues, and the story hasn’t necessarily aged that well compared to Shinkai’s later works, but existing fans of the film will no doubt get a lot of joy from watching the film on Blu-ray.
• 26th October 2018
Kokoro Connect Volume 2 Review
Book Review

Kokoro Connect Volume 2 Review

Kokoro Connect Volume 2 Review
Overall, I’ve once again found myself enjoying my time with Kokoro Connect. This volume succeeds in making you care about Inaba, a character who hadn’t previously been given the spotlight, while also offering an incredibly compelling read.
• 24th October 2018
Autumn Streaming Preview 2018
Features

Autumn Streaming Preview 2018

Autumn Streaming Preview 2018
Bewildered by the wealth of new titles on offer in the Autumn 2018 Season? The Anime UK News writers are here to share their recommendations!
AUKN Staff • 21st October 2018
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