Reviews

No Game No Life Zero Review
Anime Review

No Game No Life Zero Review

No Game No Life Zero Review
After a couple of years break the popular No Game No Life series gets a second anime, this time in the form of a prequel film. Ignoring disappointment that they’re not continuing forward and instead looking back, how does No Game No Life Zero stand on its own?
• 16th November 2018
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
Bleach – Volume 74 Review
Manga Review

Bleach – Volume 74 Review

Bleach – Volume 74 Review
Our shores have finally made it to the end of Bleach, but is the 74th volume of this long-running series a fitting send-off? Does it tie up the current arc well and deliver a satisfying final goodbye? The answer to some of these questions may disappoint…
• 13th November 2018
K: Return of Kings Review
Anime Review

K: Return of Kings Review

K: Return of Kings Review
K: Return of Kings takes its time getting the next instalment of its intriguing saga of the Colour Kings and their clans underway - but at the end, it pulls out all the stops for a final dazzling battle.
• 10th 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
Love and Lies Review
Anime Review

Love and Lies Review

Love and Lies Review
Love and Lies could have provided an interesting social commentary with its core concept of government arranged marriage, but instead presents us with a haremesque romantic drama with strange execution that pulls its best punches when it’s not actually focusing on the romance.
• 5th 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
K: Missing Kings Review
Film Review

K: Missing Kings Review

K: Missing Kings Review
K: Missing Kings looks gorgeous but is not the best place for newcomers to the K-Project to start. So - is it a satisfying watch for fans of the original series?
• 31st October 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