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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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
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