The Bride of Demise Volume 1 Review
Book Review

The Bride of Demise Volume 1 Review

The Bride of Demise Volume 1 Review
Author Keishi Ayasato's Torture Princess series has just reached a conclusion in English, but thanks to Yen Press one of their newer series has also made it to the West, giving fans something else to look forward to. Here in The Bride of Demise we find Earth overrun with mysterious beings that threaten humanity and a protagonist whose life changes forever when he meets one that's on his side...
• 2nd December 2022
Scotland Loves Anime 2022 Roundup
Roundup

Scotland Loves Anime 2022 Roundup

Scotland Loves Anime 2022 Roundup
After attending the 2022 edition of Scotland Loves Anime, AUKN writers reflect on both the best and the worst of what this year's festival had to offer.
AUKN Staff • 30th November 2022
Samurai 7 – Complete Series Review
Anime Review

Samurai 7 – Complete Series Review

Samurai 7 – Complete Series Review
Samurai 7 retells the extremely influential Akira Kurosawa film Seven Samurai but changes the setting from Japan’s past to a weird mix of science fiction, steampunk and Japanese culture to create something entirely different - well, apart from the 'small village hiring seven samurai to protect it from bandits' part anyway. Does it work, though?
• 29th November 2022
Aria The Masterpiece Volume 5 Review
Manga Review

Aria The Masterpiece Volume 5 Review

Aria The Masterpiece Volume 5 Review
Aria The Masterpiece Volume 5, though relying on familiar set-ups for its storylines, continues to be a pleasing read, thanks to the strength of its characters and setting, and in how it grows and develops these aspects in interesting ways.
• 27th November 2022
An Older Guy’s VR First Love Review
Manga Review

An Older Guy’s VR First Love Review

An Older Guy’s VR First Love Review
An Older Guy's VR First Love does what it says on the tin, presenting us with a 40-year-old protagonist who experiences his first love in the world of virtual reality. But is that love strong enough to continue back in real life?
• 25th November 2022
Scramblues Review
Manga Review

Scramblues Review

Scramblues Review
Designer Haru Kurosaki finds himself working on an album cover for musical prodigy Eddie Astley, a man known for being intimidating and fussy. Is Eddie all his reputation makes him out to be or is there someone gentler to be found beyond the reputation?
• 24th November 2022
Tokyo Aliens Volume 1 Review
Manga Review

Tokyo Aliens Volume 1 Review

Tokyo Aliens Volume 1 Review
When high school student Akira finds himself caught up in a fight between an alien and an agent of a special forces team, his life will change forever. The latest series from Aoharu x Machinegun creator Naoe is here!
• 19th November 2022
Avant-Garde Yumeko Review
Manga Review

Avant-Garde Yumeko Review

Avant-Garde Yumeko Review
Avant-Garde Yumeko is Shuzo Oshimi's first single-volume series from way back in 2003. Here we meet phallus-obsessed Yumeko Mochizuki and unsuspecting art club member Shoichi Honda - who may be just the person to help her...
• 18th November 2022
Tower of the Sun Review
Book Review

Tower of the Sun Review

Tower of the Sun Review
Long before Tatami Galaxy or Penguin Highway, author Tomihiko Morimi made his debut with Tower of the Sun. This novel has now finally made its way to the West thanks to Yen Press, but does it prove as enjoyable a read as his best-known works?
• 16th November 2022