Manga Review

Erased Volume 1 Review

Last March I started watching Erased, a mystery story that was being adapted by A-1 Pictures. Over the course of its airing many anime fans took notice of the series and by the end of its run we were…

• March 8, 2017
Anime Review

Koimonogatari

Araragi, a high school student and supernatural problem solver, and Shinobu, his 500-year-old vampire companion, would have been killed by the junior high girl turned Goddess Sengoku Nadeko,…

• October 30, 2015
Manga Review

Karneval Volume 2

“There are two main types of Varuga. One type was created by Kafka themselves using cellular fusion. The others were mutated after being exposed to the blood or other bodily fluids of the first…

• August 18, 2015
Anime Review

Amnesia

Amnesia may be a rare occurrence in the real world but in fiction it’s a common trope inflicted either on the main character or sometimes the love interest. It’s exploited to achieve several …

• July 28, 2015
Manga Review

Karneval Volume 1

“Whenever Circus does a big operation to catch some bad guys, they put on a show for the townspeople to apologize.”

A white-haired boy, Nai, is desperately searching for Karoku, the young …

• April 19, 2015
Manga Review

Drug & Drop Volume 1

Drug & Drop is the long awaited continuation of Legal Drug, picking up with Kazahaya and Rikuo still working in the drugstore whilst picking up additional supernatural side jobs from owner…

• January 30, 2015
Manga Review

Legal Drug: Omnibus

Legal Drug, the latest CLAMP manga to get the omnibus re-release treatment from Dark Horse, follows a pair of boys working at a drugstore. Kazahaya Kudo is a naïve young man with a special gift …

• January 7, 2015
Anime Review

Black Butler: Cinema Screening

The live action movie version of the popular manga series Black Butler takes place in 2020 in an Asian city where Western and Eastern cultures blend together. Several years earlier, a young woman…

• October 20, 2014
Anime Review

Black Butler

This review is for the theatrical release of the live action Black Butler movie. 

It used to be the case that UK fans could only dream of being able to watch the live action adaptations of their…

• October 16, 2014
Anime Review

K: K-Project

Yashiro Isana is just returning to his island high school, having gone to buy fireworks for the school festival, when a sword-wielding assassin threatens to take his life, claiming that he is …

• May 27, 2014
Anime Review

Dusk Maiden of Amnesia

Teiichi Niiya is a first year middle school student at Seikyou Private Academy, a huge school that has a lot of ghost stories tied to it due to there being a mixture of ‘new’ and ‘old’…

• February 25, 2014
Anime Review

Daphne in the Brilliant Blue

“The sea pronounces something, over and over, in a hoarse whisper. I cannot quite make it out.” – Annie Dillard.

Global warming is a big threat to the world; however after watching…

• August 21, 2013
Anime Review

Un-Go

“Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.” – Aldous Huxley

Un-Go has a vast mixture of elements to it. It is a detective show. It has both fantasy elements and…

• July 4, 2013
Anime Review

Loups=Garous

Japan, mid-21st century. Following a deadly virus, most of humanity avoids physical contact, carries iPod-like “monitors” that control their lives and eats synthetic food provided…

• April 18, 2013
Anime Review

Anime Mirai 2012: Anime Mirai

Anime Mirai literally means “Future Anime”. The idea of this project is simple: to offer the opportunity to train new talent on the job, as they work on one of four short films that …

• January 3, 2013