HWR

HWR enjoys anime and manga alongside a love for film, gaming, Classic Doctor Who and electronic music from the likes of Depeche Mode and more.

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Tokyo Ghoul: re Part 1 Review
Anime Review

Tokyo Ghoul: re Part 1 Review

Tokyo Ghoul: re Part 1 Review
Tokyo Ghoul: re Part 1 is a solid anime series that adequately adapts its source material but often lacks depth with its expansive cast and sacrifices story elements to fit a 12 episode run. It is arguably the most faithful adaptation the series has seen but at the loss of more stylistic flair, character development and world building.
• 21st January 2020
Autumn Season Overview 2019
Roundup

Autumn Season Overview 2019

Autumn Season Overview 2019
As the Autumn Season 2019 draws to its conclusion, the writers at Anime UK News return to assess the series they've been following. Which titles lived up to their initial promise? Which titles jumped the shark? Find out...
AUKN Staff • 9th January 2020
Tokyo Ghoul: re Volume 14 Review
Manga Review

Tokyo Ghoul: re Volume 14 Review

Tokyo Ghoul: re Volume 14 Review
Volume 14 sees the aftermath of the brutal defeat of Kaneki and the subsequent consequence of his violent metamorphosis into the giant and grotesque being known as “dragon” as familiar faces, both human and Ghoul, have to come together to save Tokyo and Kaneki.
• 7th January 2020
Saint Young Men Volume 1 Review
Manga Review

Saint Young Men Volume 1 Review

Saint Young Men Volume 1 Review
Saint Young Men delivers on its premise thanks to its endearing portrayal of two key religious figures trying to live their everyday lives in modern Japan. Numerous references to Christianity and Buddhism also add to the enjoyment.
• 3rd January 2020
Silver Spoon Volume 11 Review
Manga Review

Silver Spoon Volume 11 Review

Silver Spoon Volume 11 Review
Silver Spoon Volume 11 houses some notable progression for Hachiken’s post-high school career and delivers typically well-timed laughs but also more serious and poignant discussions, all capped off with some great moments for the supporting cast.
• 16th December 2019
Record of Grancrest War Volume 2 Review
Anime Review

Record of Grancrest War Volume 2 Review

Record of Grancrest War Volume 2 Review
Record of Grancrest War Volume 2 presents a satisfying enough finale that continues to develop its characters and world as it provides some great action and decent story beats, building to the final climactic battle that will determine the fates of our heroes and the world they've sacrificed so much to save.
• 9th December 2019
Autumn Season 2019 Preview
Roundup

Autumn Season 2019 Preview

Autumn Season 2019 Preview
The Autumn Season 2019 has something for everyone - so long as you like isekai, it seems. In spite of initial appearances, there are several interesting new shows (not just isekai) to watch as well as returning favourites. The Anime UK News writers are here with some recommendations...
AUKN Staff • 4th November 2019
Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade Review
Film Review

Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade Review

Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade Review
Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade presents a story of loss and sacrifice with a simple yet moving premise presented effectively thanks to the winning combination of Mamoru Oshii’s writing and Hiroyuki Okiura’s directing.
• 27th October 2019
Tokyo Ghoul: re Volume 13 Review
Manga Review

Tokyo Ghoul: re Volume 13 Review

Tokyo Ghoul: re Volume 13 Review
Tokyo Ghoul: re Volume 13 presents a near constant on-the-edge read as an inquiry into Furuta’s integrity turns violent and Kaneki takes truly desperate measures to protect the ones he loves.
• 25th October 2019
Okko’s Inn Review
Film Review

Okko’s Inn Review

Okko’s Inn Review
Okko’s Inn is an entertaining and often poignant film that deals with its themes maturely but also with a warmth that makes it accessible for a younger audience but deep enough for older viewers to appreciate too. Director Kitarô Kôsaka shows some promise and I look forward to their future works.
• 8th October 2019
Tokyo Ghoul: re Volume 12 Review
Manga Review

Tokyo Ghoul: re Volume 12 Review

Tokyo Ghoul: re Volume 12 Review
Volume 12 presents a considerable turning point in the overall narrative as Kaneki finally finds true companionship, we get two weddings, and investigators within the CCG begin to see the problems with Furuta’s vicious regime. 
• 1st October 2019
Overlord III Review
Anime Review

Overlord III Review

Overlord III Review
Overlord III is stronger than the previous season in its approach to exploring its world and showcasing the advancements in Ainz's kingdom-building. Where its flaws lie are in some wonky CGI and a lack of tension in places due to Ainz's level of control.
• 22nd September 2019
Silver Spoon Volume 10 Manga Review
Manga Review

Silver Spoon Volume 10 Manga Review

Silver Spoon Volume 10 Manga Review
Volume 10 is a lot of fun, as is expected for Silver Spoon, and maintains the quality in story and characters established by mangaka Hiromu Arakawa so far. We get some character development for Hachiken and Komaba, get to witness the production and sale of sausages and meet a colourful new character in Shingo's Russian wife Alexandra.
• 15th September 2019
Sky Hawk Review
Manga Review

Sky Hawk Review

Sky Hawk Review
Sky Hawk is a western-themed manga that tells the story of two former samurai, Hikosaburô Soma and Manzô Shiotsu, who in May 1869 crossed to San Francisco on an immigrant ship to seek a new world. The two samurai thought they had left behind the way of Bushido but find themselves embroiled in the awful conflicts between the Native American tribes and the American government.
• 13th August 2019