All posts by Mark Reed

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

Lucky Star

I’m going to be bluntly honest with people here, despite being a huge fan of anime I have yet to properly get into the whole ‘moe’ thing. I managed Love Live and enjoyed it enough but the genre is still something that has largely eluded

The Galaxy Railways

The Galaxy Railways is one of those things that simply screams Japan – a hybrid of Mech with Flying Trains with a bit of Star Trek thrown in. Sounds ludicrous, but what we have is an incredibly well put together series that seemed to go completely

Death in Animation (Beware: Contains Spoilers)

Note: This contains mild to major spoilers for One Piece, Assassination Classroom, Gurren Lagann, Galaxy Railways along with Bambi, The Simpsons, South Park and more.  I write this article misty eyed, having witnessed the Going Merry take its final voyage. I must have witnessed this arc

In Defence Of – Keijo: Hip Whip Girl

Editor Note “In defence of” is a brand new article series in which we look at titles from all media that were criticised for whatever reason and champion them, standing up to the wave of overwhelming negativity. Whether the consensus was right to marginalise the