Seeing as it it is Go Nagai's birthday today, I thought I'd repost this article. Yeah, I'm a lazy opportunist. I'm not usually someone that indulges too much in nostalgia, especially for the 1980s. But I cannot deny the ...Read More


First off I'd just like to say a huge thank you to everyone that read my list of ten anime films you should see before you die - the response has been phenomenal - not just the number of people ...Read More


The Spring 2009 anime season marches on, and as always time is my enemy. Trying to keep up with the shows I am interested in is hard enough, let alone taking time out to sample the season's other offerings. But ...Read More


With the anime industry facing recession and accused of creative stagnation, a common recent tactic has been to take two well established genres and weld them together, often with questionable results. Satellite Studios' Basquash! pulls the same move, merging sports ...Read More


The first thing about Shinji Aramaki's Viper's Creed to grab my attention when scanning through last season's schedules was that it is a mecha series that deals with life within a Blackwater style Private Military Company, or PMC. Set in ...Read More


(Note: This is the third and final part of an ongoing review of RideBack. Read the first and second parts.) As Japan's winter anime season ends, so too does what was arguably it's highlight: Atsushi Takahashi’s 12 part series RideBack. A ...Read More


It's the same old story: too much anime, not enough time. The new spring season kicks off in Japan this week, and here I am still trying to catch up with last season's offerings. Well at least I can save ...Read More


Well, I never thought I'd find myself talking about aging, over-rated pub-rockers Oasis on this site, but here we go - powerhouse studio Production IG announced today that their highly anticipated anime show Eden of the East will feature music ...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


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