Anime Review

Yona of the Dawn Part 2 Review

Some spoilers ensue…

Crimson-haired Princess Yona, the only child of murdered King Il of the kingdom of Kouka, is on the run from the forces of her cousin Su-Won, who has killed her father…

• February 23, 2017
Anime Review

Samurai Jam: Bakumatsu Rock

If there’s one thing I’ve come to rely on anime for, it’s the medium’s propensity for the outlandish and entertainingly bizarre. From the whacked out dreamscapes of Satoshi Kon’s …

• November 4, 2015
Manga Review

Kiss Him, Not Me! Volume 1

Who decided the prince should be with the princess?

We’ve all (probably) been there, haven’t we? Our favourite character in a TV series is suddenly – and without warning – killed off.…

• November 1, 2015
Manga Review

QQ Sweeper Volume 1

“Never sweep. After four years the dirt gets no worse.” – Quentin Crisp 

Fumi Nishioka is a new transfer student at Kurokado Private High School. She has suffered a lot: her …

• October 21, 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

07-Ghost Volume 14

“You need to remember, Teito. If you don’t remember what’s real, how can you live honestly?” Ouka, First Princess of the Barsburg Empire. 

Warning: Spoilers! Lots

• March 10, 2015
Manga Review

My Little Monster Volume 2

“Love has but one word and it never repeats itself.” – Jean Lacordaire.

Having originally come across this series when it was animated and streamed on Crunchyroll back in …

• October 2, 2014
Anime Review

La Storia Della Arcana Famiglia

On the Italian island of Regalo, the Arcana Tarocco organization led by Mondo (the Papa) keeps the inhabitants safe from smugglers and runs the casino. The members of this close-knit Famiglia…

• September 25, 2014
Manga Review

Library Wars Volume 9

“The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.” – Joseph Joubert.

In this ninth volume of the manga adaptation of Hiro Arikawa’s light novels,…

• April 14, 2013