Manga Review

Review of Scumbag Loser

SAITEIHEN NO OTOKO -Scumbag Loser- vols 1, 2, 3 © 2012, 2013 Mikoto Yamaguti / SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.

“Employee of the month is a good example of how somebody can be both a winner and a loser at the

• November 23, 2016
Anime Review

Flowers Of Evil

“O douleur! O douleur! Le Temps mange la vie.” (Oh pain! Oh pain! Time eats life.) – Charles Baudelaire. 

Flowers of Evil was one of the more controversial anime of recent years,…

• November 3, 2015
Anime Review

Parasyte: The Maxim

The manga series Parasyte (Hitoshi Awaaki) was launched in 1988 and concluded in 1995. Twenty years after finishing its run in afternoon magazine Parasyte was finally awarded its own anime…

• May 4, 2015
Anime Review

Penguindrum Volume 2

With Himari at death’s door, a mysterious man named Sanetoshi offers Kanba a special medicine to revive her, but at a great price. As she slowly begins to recover, Kanba becomes increasingly…

• October 25, 2013
Manga Review

No. 6 Volume 1

“I am not a number! I am a free man!” – Patrick McGoohan as Number Six in The Prisoner.

The choice of the above quote is rather fitting for this review, and not just because the …

• July 27, 2013
Anime Review

Penguindrum Volume 1

“Listen, you lowlifes, who will never amount to anything…”

Penguindrum is directed and co-written by Kunihiko Ikuhara, who is best known for his work on Sailor Moon and creating…

• May 12, 2013
Anime Review

King of Thorn

“Botany is a sequel of murder and a chronicle of the dead.” – Julian Hawthorne.

One keen aspect for British anime fans concerning this film is that it is mostly set in a castle in Scotland.…

• April 22, 2013
Anime Review

Chaos;Head: Complete

Chaos;Head centres on 17 year-old Takeru, a massive anime otaku who lives in a storage container. So all-consuming is his obsession that he completely rejects “three-dimensional girls”…

• October 29, 2012
Anime Review

Mirai Nikki

“Keep a diary and one day it’ll keep you.” – Mae West

Yet another of Anime on Demand’s acquisitions, Mirai Nikki (Future Diary) is thrilling, shocking, sometimes…

• May 10, 2012
Anime Review

Gantz (Live-Action)

So far Hollywood’s attempts to turn anime and manga into major live action movies have either resulted in commercial and critical flops (Speed Racer, Dragonball) or have languished in…

• October 14, 2011
Manga Review

Domu: A Child’s Dream

My first thought upon turning the last pages of Domu was that the manga has magnificent action. The second was that it doesn’t have much else. I point especially to the first act, which, comprising…

• October 3, 2011