Barakamon – Anime REVIEW!

Barakamon is a brilliant show. In fact, I might go as far to say it is in the top twenty anime I have ever watched. I really do regard it that highly. For good reason, too! Barakamon originally aired its twelve episodes during the Summer of 2014. The show is brought to us by animation [...]

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The Relatability of Hifumi – NEW GAME!

I'd be lying if I said I don't absolutely love NEW GAME! (My review of S1) It's one of those shows I instantly fell in love with. This - for the most part - is down to its brilliant characters. There's isn't a single one I don't like. Each of them serve a purpose in [...]

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The Gods Lie (Manga) : Youthful Innocence

  So, this is not anime. It's a break-away from what I usually write. It's manga. More specifically, The Gods Lie The Gods Lie is a 2013 manga written and illustrated by Kaori Ozaki. The story follows eleven-year-old Natsuru, a grade-schooler who dreams of one day being a succesful footballer. In amongst this he meets [...]

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KonoSuba – Anime REVIEW!

Alright... alright, I'm a little late with KonoSuba. It's one of those shows I'd been meaning to watch for a long while now - one I never got around to. Of course, that was my mistake, because it is absolutely brilliant in so, so many ways. KonoSuba has invariably gained what can only be described [...]

Why You NEED to Watch Made in Abyss

For those that are wondering, there won't be any major spoilers, if at all!   Made in Abyss is brought to us by the animation studio, Kinema Citrus. A studio formed in 2008 by former members of both Production IG and Bones. The show is directed by Masayuki Kojima, who has previously worked with Madhouse, [...]

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Pom Poko – Environmental Resonance

  Pom Poko was within the first ten or twenty anime movies I ever watched, many, many moons ago. And, one I have loved ever since. It's one of those slightly underrated Studio Ghibli movies that don't get talked about all that often, or that is to say, nowhere near the level that the others [...]

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Summer Anime 2017 – First Impressions

Summer Already... Eh - First Impressions So, with a new season already upon us, what shows are looking likely to tickle our fancies? To get our minds roaming, and our juices flowing...  Well, anyway. So far, the season looks like it's setting itself up to be... alright. Hopefully it will turn out to be more [...]

New Game! (S1) – Anime REVIEW!

New Game! - Putting Fun First Admittedly, I hadn't even heard of NEW GAME! until recently... something which surprised me, because of my penchant for both games and anime - what could be a better mix, right? Exactly! And, now I'm sat here wondering why I hadn't watched it sooner, why I hadn't experienced its [...]

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Nekopara – Thoughts From A Lonely Cynic

Nekopara - The 'Catgirl' Visual Novel Nekopara, is something of an... enigma. Not because it is the best VN's have to offer, though I do find it certainly isn't the worst... But because, it fills a niche. After all, where else do you get to open up a bakery with a loyal troupe of your [...]

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REVIEW! – Eromanga Sensei (Why it’s so Terrible…)

Ah, Eromanga Sensei... where do I even start!? Synopsis: Eromanga Sensei, is the 'story' of 15-year-old Masamune - a light novel author. His utterly reclusive 12-year-old sister Sagiri, has - unbeknown to him - been the illustrator for his novels. The illustrations of which are 'lewd' (who actually uses that word...) The show focuses on [...]