Category Archives: Animation

Nanbaka (Review)

Looking back to the first trailer for Nanbaka, I believe I dubbed it bishi-prison break with overly attractive characters and very stylized animation. After watching the full season my opinion has changed slightly but not as much as I’d hoped. The anime has a focus

Take Two – Keijo!!! Nip Slip Girls (Review)

Back in October I first saw a trailer for this series due out for the fall 2016 season. The trailer was the most forward and blunt that I’ve seen for a weeb trash fan service anime perhaps ever. It was unashamedly self-aware and this was

Yuri!!! on ICE (Review)

In recent years we have seen a surge in the sheer number of sports anime. Everything from Basketball to Cycling has been done and more are set for the near future too. However, there’s one sports anime which has stood out from the rest and

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

Skip Beat!

There are many ways to describe me but ‘up-to-date’ is rarely one of them. A large chunk of what I consume comes from end year ‘Best Of’ lists and the generally accepted classics. This is especially true when it comes to anime, rather than watching

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

Pokemon 2000

I was lucky to be born in time to witness the height of Pokemon hype and even the revival this year. So this movie, Pokemon 2000, was the follow up to the hit first Pokemon movie. With the Pokemon juggernaut being the only great thing

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

Wolf Children

Back in the golden age of Anime, the appeal of this formerly niche Japanese art-style broke down all manner of barriers because it actively incorporated global inspirations. Fast forward to the modern-day and its fan base may be bigger than ever, yet the gap between

Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo

Stories about the dead coming back to life are a dime a dozen these days, mainly because of the current fascination with zombies and vampires, but rarely do we see a tale that’s more akin to the legends of old, where mighty heroes brave the