Anime Review

Samurai Jam: Bakumatsu Rock

If there’s one thing I’ve come to rely on anime for, it’s the medium’s propensity for the outlandish and entertainingly bizarre. From the whacked out dreamscapes of Satoshi Kon’s …

• 4th November 2015
Anime Review

Appleseed Alpha

Look – I’ll level with you. the part of reviewing anime that I hate most is summarizing storylines. I just hate it. I mean, what’s the point? If you’re already interested…

• 23rd March 2015
Anime Review

Broken Blade

Science fantasy mecha shows honestly aren’t as common as you might expect. When looking across the genre as a whole, just what notable titles stand out? Escaflowne, no doubt. Aura Battler…

• 8th March 2015
Anime Review

Rideback

In 2020, the world finds itself governed by the GGP, a tyrannical global dictatorship that has wrested control from the world’s leaders, enforcing order with an iron fist. Against this…

• 27th February 2015
Anime Review

Linebarrels of Iron

Daydreaming his way through school, Kouichi Hayase fantasizes about being the ‘ally of justice’, a protector of the weak and innocent… while his reality is far different.…

• 15th November 2014
Anime Review

Project A-Ko

Project A-Ko is a reviewer’s nightmare. After the end credits have rolled, initial impressions have coalesced, and the infectious ’80s guitar pop of ‘Follow Your Dreams’…

• 23rd June 2013
Anime Review

Black Magic M-66

Where Masamune Shirow is concerned, there’s quite often a feeling among his fans that the man can do no wrong. Fabled for his super-detailed, highly individual manga works, and beloved of not…

• 20th June 2012
Anime Review

Freedom

So, here’s your dilemma:

The successful food company you work for has just celebrated a milestone in its already lengthy tenure as the nation’s premiere supplier of boil-in-the-box noodle…

• 31st October 2011
Anime Review

Mobile Suit Gundam 00

In 2307 AD, the governments of Earth have conquered their need for fossil fuels. Drawing power instead from a huge solar power array suspended high above the planet, each of the world’s main …

• 12th October 2011
Anime Review

Golgo 13: Queen Bee

Appearing in Japan in Shogakukan’s Big Comic since 1969, it’s fair to say that Golgo 13 is something of a big deal over there. Being one of the prime candidates for the title of ‘longest…

• 15th August 2011
Anime Review

Zone Of The Enders: Idolo

Anime fans of a certain age may well remember the initial release of Sony’s Playstation 2 games console. I recall it vividly, particularly for the initially sparse roster of releases available…

• 12th August 2011
Anime Review

Guyver: The Bioboosted Armour

Anime fans who witnessed the early-to-mid 1990s UK anime boom will need no introduction to ‘The Guyver.’ Released on VHS way back in the day by Manga Entertainment, the original OVA series…

• 10th August 2011
Anime Review

Samurai 7

Updating a classic story for modern times is always a risky gambit. In an age where the terms ‘remake’ and ‘reboot’ seem to be bandied about as the new buzzwords, it’s sometimes a groan-inducing…

• 17th March 2011
Anime Review

Kai Doh Maru

Based on a popular Japanese folk tale and set in the Heian era of feudal history, the film tells the story of Kintoki, a girl who survives the murder of her parents by her scheming uncle as he moves …

• 28th January 2011