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Mitsuha Miyamizu is a young girl living in the countryside, desperate to escape her mundane village life and experience the wonders of Tokyo. Her wildest dreams seem to come true when she suddenly…

• October 14, 2016
Manga Review

A Silent Voice Volume 1

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” – Martin Luther King Jr. 

Speaking as someone with a disability and who got picked…

• June 3, 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.…

• November 15, 2014
Anime Review

Usagi Drop

When Daikichi attends his grandfather’s funeral he is shocked to discover that his grandfather had not only a younger unknown lover, but an illegitimate six-year-old daughter by the name…

• November 9, 2014
Anime Review

From the New World Volume 1

Warning: there will be minor spoilers in this review.

Born into a world a thousand years in our future, Saki and her friends Satoru, Maria, Mamoru and Shun have lived their entire lives in what seems…

• August 9, 2014
Anime Review

Guilty Crown Volume 2

Everything that Shu Ouma has forgotten about Lost Christmas – the day in 2029 on which the lethal Apocalypse Virus struck – is cruelly and vividly restored. Now he remembers that he had a sister…

• June 17, 2014
Anime Review

Wolf Children

Wolf Children follows the story of Hana, who at the start of the film is your typical 19-year-old college student who falls in love with a man, but not just any man, a Wolf Man. Born from a now extinct…

• December 21, 2013
Anime Review

Guilty Crown Volume 1

Life in Japan has been irrevocably changed since the day of the Lost Christmas in 2029 when a meteorite crashed onto the earth, releasing the deadly Apocalypse Virus. A few years later, all is…

• December 10, 2013
Anime Review

Kids on the Slope

“Jazz is not dead … it just smells funny.” – Frank Zappa.

MVM clearly have high hopes with this series. For starters it was only released this year so it has been a quick turnaround…

• June 23, 2013
Manga Review

Paradise Kiss Volume 3

“Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.” – Oscar Wilde.

Due to these being larger collections of the original series, this Vertical…

• June 3, 2013