Reviews

In This Corner of the World Review
Film Review

In This Corner of the World Review

In This Corner of the World Review
In This Corner of the World is a heart-felt journey that may not be as lauded compared to other animated war films or big anime film releases of this year, but is still a film worthy of being discovered and added to your collection.
• October 19, 2017
Dragon Ball Super – Episodes 106 – 111 Review
Anime Review

Dragon Ball Super – Episodes 106 – 111 Review

Dragon Ball Super – Episodes 106 – 111 Review
Dragon Ball Super’s “Universe Survival Arc” continues to give viewers non-stop action, this time including Goku fighting a far more powerful foe and gaining a new transformation in the process! We’re breaking new ground here! I kid (sort of) but let’s take a look at the happenings...
• October 17, 2017
Anime Supremacy! Review
Book Review

Anime Supremacy! Review

Anime Supremacy! Review
Anime Supremacy! is well written, informative and charming - this is one of the best industry-focused novels to leave Japan in recent years. Without a doubt if you’re someone who cares about the workings of the anime industry then this book belongs in your collection.
• October 12, 2017
Frau Faust Volume 1 Review
Manga Review

Frau Faust Volume 1 Review

Frau Faust Volume 1 Review
New series Frau Faust reveals Kore Yamazaki to be a skilled writer of contemporary fantasy who just happens to tell her stories through manga, her artwork adding a rich extra dimension to the telling.
• September 27, 2017
Nisemonogatari Parts 1-2 Review
Book Review

Nisemonogatari Parts 1-2 Review

Nisemonogatari Parts 1-2 Review
Ultimately the existence of Nisemonogatari in English translation is bittersweet. The arc works well as an end to everything that has come so far but what should have been a high point for the series is brought down by a change in translator.
• September 24, 2017
The Red Turtle Review
Anime Review

The Red Turtle Review

The Red Turtle Review
The Red Turtle is a Studio Ghibli film, though it was created and directed by award-winning Dutch animator Michael Dudok de Wit instead of the Ghibli team itself. It contains stunning visuals and masterful direction, and is entirely presented without any spoken dialogue. Overly artsy, or genuine masterpiece? Read on!
• September 23, 2017
BlazBlue: Alter Memory Review
Anime Review

BlazBlue: Alter Memory Review

BlazBlue: Alter Memory Review
“Uh-oh, a fighting game adaptation!?” I hear you cry? Yep! It’s a valid worry, though this time you might get lost in the story rather than roll your eyes at the lack of one. Does this make BlazBlue: Alter Memory the first great fighting game adaptation? Well...
• September 21, 2017
Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight Volume 1 Review
Manga Review

Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight Volume 1 Review

Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight Volume 1 Review
Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight seems like a promising shojo tale at first, but as I delved further into it I found it didn't quite live up to the expectations I had for it. The series wants to be a Cinderella story but unfortunately the cringeworthy comedy and huge age gap between lead characters leave a lot to be desired.
• September 20, 2017
Escaflowne The Movie Review
Anime Review

Escaflowne The Movie Review

Escaflowne The Movie Review
Escaflowne the Movie uses the same characters, mecha and world as the well-loved TV series – but to tell a more direct, fantasy-by-the-numbers story. Redeemed by a wonderful soundtrack and impressive visuals, it still manages to cast a distinctive spell of its own.
• September 18, 2017