Dantalian no Shoka

These days we take the written word for granted, but for the majority of human history this has not been the case. Over the millennia, those with the ability to communicate using these strange markings have been viewed with awe and suspicion in almost equal

Red Light Revolution

The trouble with reviewing a comedy film is that it’s much like observing a particle: the act of reviewing can cloud and alter the reader’s perception. To explain a joke or gag without context could potentially damage the humor. This film however has created the

Fate/Zero

Type-Moon have made a habit of finding success with their dark blend of magic and supernatural elements in modern day settings, but with the release of the Fate/Stay Night visual novel on the PC in 2004, the developer seemed to have found its flagship title.

Top Ten Anime 2011

2011 was fairly sparse in terms of quality entertainment, and while there were plenty of shows that were watchable, very few were memorable. That said, the year did have some saving graces, but sadly that only goes to show that the industry is capable of

The Anime Awards 2011

It’s a sad fact that the only creatures the anime industry have been concerned with lately are cows, and like every other business in the world, the goal is to get more milk for their moo. Unfortunately, all they’ve been making is lots of cheese.

Top 10 Films of 2011

  Its down the final countdown of films in 2011 with this post, in which I count down by 10 favourite films. Once again, I have to stress that this list is made up of films that I enjoyed the most (or as much as

Best of the Rest: 25-11 – Movies in 2011

2011 is a year of many things in cinema, however if there was one theme that defined the year it would be a lack of truly great films. I will admit from the off that I hated Melancholia and thought that the Tree of Life

Worst 5 Films of 2011

2011 has not been a great year for movies as my forthcoming best of post will allude there are very few films that sat above the generally good films at the top of the pile, unlike 2010 which had shutter island, inception, buried, toy story

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Ikoku Meiro no Croisée

  There has long been a mutual fascination between Eastern and Western cultures, and although modern technology and tourism have made it easier to explore the mysteries of other lands, things were very different during the latter part of the 19th century. At that time,

Ikoku Meiro no Croisée

There has long been a mutual fascination between Eastern and Western cultures, and although modern technology and tourism have made it easier to explore the mysteries of other lands, things were very different during the latter part of the 19th century. At that time, travel