Ian Wolf reviews We Are X
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Ian Wolf reviews We Are X

Ian Wolf reviews We Are X

“To create some kind of art, I don’t think you should be in a normal mental state of mind. It’s a war.” – Yoshiki, X Japan’s drummer, pianist and composer.

As this is an anime website,…

• February 28, 2017
Show By Rock Review
Anime Review

Show By Rock Review

Show By Rock Review

Cyan Hijirikawa has always regarded herself as nothing more than an ordinary girl in a mediocre world. She has great talent and skill at playing the guitar, but can never muster up the the courage…

• February 18, 2017
Anime Review

K-On! The Movie

“I’m leaving because the weather is too good. I hate London when it’s not raining.” – Groucho Marx.

This film does make for a pleasant change, because usually…

• October 9, 2013
Anime Review

K-On! Season 2 Volume 2

“Pop music is about stealing pocket money from children.” – Ian Anderson.

We are now moving into a closing movement in the life of Ho-kago Tea Time, the five-piece band unique…

• July 22, 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
Anime Review

K-On! Volume 3

Starting from where we left off, Azusa – a first year student – wants to join the Light Music Club after watching their performance in front of the new pupils. As a guitarist herself,…

• December 15, 2011
Anime Review

K-On! Volume 2

My impressions of the first volume of K-ON! were positive in regard to its approach to providing an entertaining and light-hearted Slice-Of-Life show, yet I felt it had some flaws in the…

• November 22, 2011
Anime Review

K-On! Volume 1

“I laugh at your conversational skills, or lack of” Idlewild – When I Argue I See Shapes

As a person who has constantly listened to new music for eleven years and considers BECK:…

• September 1, 2011
Anime Review

FLCL (Furi Kuri) Volume 1

When it comes to reviewing anime, one of the most frustrating tasks can be screen-capping. Sometimes you’ll remember the cool scenes, jump straight in and snap away. Job done. But with FLCL,…

• March 29, 2008
Anime Review

FLCL (Furi Kuri)

FLCL bears all the hallmarks of a post Eva anime, there’s the pre-requisite fighting robots and angst ridden teenagers all thrown headlong into a melting-pot of emotion and intrigue, …

• May 10, 2004