It's very hard to underestimate the global impact of Katsuhiro Otomo's film adaptation of his own, epic manga Akira. It broke box office records when it opened in Japan, and along with Ghibli Oscar winner Spirited Away it is probably ...Read More

(Note: This is the second part of an ongoing review of RideBack. The first part can be read here and the final part here.) If you read my review last month of the first three episodes of Atsushi Takahashi's teenage mecha ...Read More

If you've read this site before, or even just glanced over it's archives, then my appreciation and admiration of director Mamoru Oshii is clearly laid out. As such it would seem not only redundant but also somewhat self indulgent to ...Read More

At nearly two years after 5 Centimeters Per Second's theatrical release in Japan, it would be fair to say that this is a pretty late review. Usually I would shift the blame for that on to how the whole localisation ...Read More

Michiko to Hatchin is yet another anime series with expectations to live up to. Producing studio Manglobe has formed a fierce reputation for itself in the six short years since it's conception, already delivering stylish, innovative shows such as Samurai ...Read More

As you can probably imagine, I constantly have a lot of anime waiting to be watched. Some of it is brand new recently broadcast shows, others entire series from years ago that I'm still trying to catch up with. However, ...Read More

There was a point, just a few minutes into the second half of the first episode of RideBack, when I finally decided that it was the first show I'd seen worth following this year. As the main protagonist races her ...Read More

As you have probably already guessed from the title, Sword of the Stranger is a Samurai action (or chanbara チャンバラ) movie, and the feature film debut of Masahiro Ando, who's previous directorial work includes the TV series Canaan as ...Read More

(Note: This is the second part of a review of Freedom. The first part can be read here.) After a release schedule spanning nearly two years, Sunrise and Nissin Cup Noodle's Freedom Project OVA finally wrapped up in May of last ...Read More

(Note: this is the second part of a review of Denno Coil. The first part can be read here.) It was slightly embarrassing last week, when I sat down to write a post about the Denno Coil art book I picked ...Read More