Anime Round up January 2014

February 12th, 2014

Bleach Season 12 Parts 1 & 2 Studio: TV Tokyo, Dentsu & Studio Pierrot Released on DVD 23December 2013 by Manga Entertainment Although currently blade deep in a heavy battle between Soul Reapers and Arrancar, Bleach’s 12th season has put that […]

Wolf Children

December 31st, 2013

Anime has the ‘coming of age’ story down to a tee, always cloaking down-to-Earth tales with fantasy and myth ever so finely. Whilst long-time acclaimed director and writer Mamoru Hosoda didn’t mask themes so subtley with his big-tech adventure Summer […]

Anime Round up May/June 2013

June 14th, 2013

We take a look at some of the best new anime releases including: Tiger & Bunny, Mawaru Penguindrum, K-on! and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Journey to Agartha

March 23rd, 2013

Nowadays every successful Japanese animator and their mother is held up as ‘the next Miyazaki’, but first to be touted as such was director Makoto Shinkai. His twenty five minute interstellar long-distance love story Voices of a Distant Star earned […]

Trigun: Badlands Rumble

December 19th, 2012

Often cited as an example for how anime can do action with a better balance of brains, comedy and emotion, Trigun is still held as a hallowed treasure by its American fanboys, who in many ways gave the franchise a […]

Anime Round Up August 2012

August 18th, 2012

Check out Rhythm Circus’ round up of this month’s hottest anime releases

Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society

May 31st, 2012

It’s odd that as our eyes linger longer at bright screens and as the online social worlds eclipse our own in size and prominence, the sci-fi anime behemoth once considered the definition of cult, Ghost in the Shell, has faded […]

Anime Round Up May 2012

May 24th, 2012

Bleach: Series 8 pt2 Released by Manga Entertainment 14 May 2012 on DVD Out of all the long-running, weekly soap opera-esque anime instalments, Bleach remains the one still able to inject complexity and intrigue into its episodic format. In this […]

Mardock Scramble – The First Compression

April 24th, 2012

From William Gibson’s Neuromancer, to Scott Ridley’s Bladerunner; the Deus Ex series of videogames, to Mamoru Oshii’s Ghost in the Shell anime, cyberpunk’s technological dystopia is a setting beloved by creators and audiences. Marrying social commentary on a near-future gone […]

Anime Round Up March 2012

March 8th, 2012

Fairy Tail – Part 1 Director: Shinji Ishihira Released: 5 March 2012 on DVD by Manga Entertainment Around the world the action anime is dominated by the big 3 namely Dragonball, Naruto and One Piece, but every year sees the […]