Katanagatari Volume 1 Review
Book Review

Katanagatari Volume 1 Review

Katanagatari Volume 1 Review
Although Katanagatari doesn’t quite hit the heights of NISIOISIN’s Monogatari franchise, I’m sure fans of his work will still find a lot to like here as this first volume proves an enjoyable read. In fact this series is almost worth checking out just for the incredible effort that has gone into the translation.
• 9th Dec 2018
Fireworks Review
Film Review

Fireworks Review

Fireworks Review
Fireworks is an enjoyable but flawed film that tries to pair a slice of science fiction with a teenage romantic drama, but ends up getting bogged down with its time-altering plot device.
• 24th Nov 2018
Bloom Into You Volume 1-2 Review
Manga Review

Bloom Into You Volume 1-2 Review

Bloom Into You Volume 1-2 Review
Bloom Into You is a thoughtful look at both what love is and how it can differ from person to person. Even if you’re not usually a fan of yuri series, I’d highly recommend checking this one out given how strong the story and its characters are. Regardless of your feelings on love, I’m sure you’ll find something to relate to.
• 21st Nov 2018
Onimonogatari Review
Book Review

Onimonogatari Review

Onimonogatari Review
Overall, Onimonogatari places itself among my favourite entries in the Monogatari series for giving us another story with Shinobu and Araragi. You can rest assured that everything you know and love about Monogatari is still present and accounted for.
• 20th Nov 2018
Granblue Fantasy Part 1 Review
Anime Review

Granblue Fantasy Part 1 Review

Granblue Fantasy Part 1 Review
Overall Granblue Fantasy is off to a good start. Admittedly the show has a few faults, and these are liable to drive some viewers away, but I believe that the impressive action scenes can overcome the problems. Existing fans of Granblue Fantasy, as well as fans of the fantasy genre as a whole, will no doubt find a lot to like here.
• 13th Nov 2018
Fairy Tale Battle Royale Volume 1 Review
Manga Review

Fairy Tale Battle Royale Volume 1 Review

Fairy Tale Battle Royale Volume 1 Review
If you’re not interested in a horrifying take on classic fairy tales then there is little of interest to set this series apart from the crowded genre. However, fairy tale fans looking for something different are sure to have a great time with this dark take on some of their favourite stories!
• 9th Nov 2018
Love and Lies Review
Anime Review

Love and Lies Review

Love and Lies Review
Love and Lies could have provided an interesting social commentary with its core concept of government arranged marriage, but instead presents us with a haremesque romantic drama with strange execution that pulls its best punches when it’s not actually focusing on the romance.
• 5th Nov 2018
APOSIMZ Volume 1 Review
Manga Review

APOSIMZ Volume 1 Review

APOSIMZ Volume 1 Review
How you get on with APOSIMZ will depend on how willing you are to committing to reading more than a single volume. This first volume offers little in the way of substantial world building or characters, so all the series really has going for it is Tsutomu Nihei's name.
• 4th Nov 2018
Grimoire of Zero Review
Anime Review

Grimoire of Zero Review

Grimoire of Zero Review
Grimoire of Zero offers a solid fantasy outing that will please both new fans and hardened veterans of the genre. With a likable cast of characters, strong, conclusive story and brilliant English dub, this is a release not to be missed!
• 2nd Nov 2018
Amanchu! Review
Anime Review

Amanchu! Review

Amanchu! Review
Amanchu! offers a fulfilling slice of life story with great comedy and character development. Even if you’re not interested in the premise of diving, you’re likely to stick around for the cast and their heartwarming tales of high school life.
• 30th Oct 2018
In Another World With My Smartphone Review
Anime Review

In Another World With My Smartphone Review

In Another World With My Smartphone Review
If you’re a fan of In Another World With My Smartphone’s light novels then this adaption won’t disappoint, and, likewise, fans of the isekai genre will find a lot to like here. The show delivers what it sets out to do and, despite its shortcomings, is a genuinely entertaining watch.
• 27th Oct 2018
5 Centimeters Per Second Review
Film Review

5 Centimeters Per Second Review

5 Centimeters Per Second Review
5 Centimeters per Second certainly has its issues, and the story hasn’t necessarily aged that well compared to Shinkai’s later works, but existing fans of the film will no doubt get a lot of joy from watching the film on Blu-ray.
• 26th Oct 2018
Kokoro Connect Volume 2 Review
Book Review

Kokoro Connect Volume 2 Review

Kokoro Connect Volume 2 Review
Overall, I’ve once again found myself enjoying my time with Kokoro Connect. This volume succeeds in making you care about Inaba, a character who hadn’t previously been given the spotlight, while also offering an incredibly compelling read.
• 24th Oct 2018