All posts by Mark Reed

Farewell to the Wii-U

There is always something magical about a new Nintendo system, possibly more so than Sony or Xbox. You look at it with enthusiasm and go ‘ok! Yeah! What do we have this time?’ and then you open it, set it up and let Nintendo show

The Geek Show - Rem - Re:Zero - Starting Life in Another World - Nendoroid Review

Rem (Nendoroid)

Looking back at anime in 2016, many people would consider Re:Zero – Starting Life In Another World as one of the most memorable shows, and from that series the character Rem has exploded in popularity, and in addition to winning ‘Best Female Character’ in a number of

Fire Emblem Heroes

Starting from ‘Fire Emblem’ (Fire Emblem 7) being released back in late 2003, I’ve been a huge fan of the series, it felt deeper than Final Fantasy Tactics or Disgaea despite the slightly simpler interface and the ability to have deeper levels of characters via

Why are another world anime so popular?

Hack//Sign, Sword Art Online, Re: Zero: Life in Another World, Overlord, Log Horizon, Death March of Rhapsody, Konosuba: God’s Blessing On This Wonderful World, No Game No Life, Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Accel World, Btooom! Fate: Grand Order, The Devil Is A

Review: Drifters

Crossovers are nothing new, nor is the concept of taking characters out of their own time zones to try and have some epic war (to this day I still shudder at the thought of ‘The Five Doctors) and yet Drifters is a thing, bringing together

Nerima Daikon Brothers (review)

Everyone has a dream. Something they wish they were doing instead of the menial task at hand. And the Nerima Daikon Brothers are no different as they dream of building a stage on their Daikon farm and singing to roaring crowds. Unfortunately, like most in

History Of Yu-Gi-Oh!

Yu-Gi-Oh! The almost legendary card game that seems to churn out new cards almost infinitely. For many, the Card Game adventures of Yugi Mutou and his friends are enough to send most anime and manga fans into a wave of nostalgia, as the series is

KonoSuba

It’s really starting to get to the point where the theme of ‘I’ve died and been reincarnated in another world/trapped in another world’ is really starting to be over saturated. Sword Art Online, .Hack, Log Horizon, Re:Zero and Overlord are but a few of the

In Defence of – Monster Musume

Title: Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou (Everyday life with Monster Girls) Author: Okayado (Pen name of Takemaru Inu) Content: 11 Manga volumes (+ 4 in a spin-off) 12 episodes + 2 OVA Studio: Lerche (Persona 4: The Animation, Assassination Classroom, Danganronpa: The Animation Synopsis: The

Neophobia Vs. Food Wars

Neophobia is something that has, or should I say had afflicted me for a good fifteen years of my life. It was rarely brought up outside of my own home, however, it had prevented me from wanting to go out as much as I would