Anime

Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 4 Review

I don’t even know where to start this review – what an absolutely insane episode that was! But I suppose the beginning is the best place to, well, begin. After last week’s creepy Rena incident, Keiichi begins to avoid her as he tries to work out exactly what’s going on in the village. Rika confronts… Continue reading Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 4 Review

Anime

Akudama Drive Episode 3 Review: Speed

Picking up where last week’s episode left off, the team brainstorm exactly how they’ll steal the cargo from the shinkansen. But the train isn’t their only problem, as they find the  the station and platform defences just as formidable. The mysterious robo-cat divides the Akudama up. Teams A and B will work on the switches… Continue reading Akudama Drive Episode 3 Review: Speed

games

The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters Review – Sleep With One Eye Open

The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters is a Korean horror survival game by indie developers Devespresso games. While the game is a sequel, you can play it standalone. Just like it’s predecessor, the game follows a young high school student who has made their way into ‘The Coma’. The Coma is a seperate plane of existence where the… Continue reading The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters Review – Sleep With One Eye Open

Anime

Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle Anime First Impressions (Episodes 1 – 3)

I have something I have to admit – I’ve never really enjoyed watching music themed anime. There’s nothing wrong with them, I’m just not the biggest fan of them. On the other hand otome and general mobile game anime adaptations can be a major hit or miss. So all the cards were against me on… Continue reading Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle Anime First Impressions (Episodes 1 – 3)

Anime

Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 3 Review : Demon Deception – Part 3

Wow, three episodes in and the series is already popping off! This week’s episode opens with the ending of the Watanagashi festival. Rena tells Keiichi a bit about the village’s guardian, Oyasahiro-sama –  a name that continues to pop up throughout the episode. The day after festival, all seems quiet and settled in the village.… Continue reading Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 3 Review : Demon Deception – Part 3

Anime

Akudama Drive Episode 2 Review: Reservoir Dogs

After a premiere episode that left me with mixed feelings, I started Akudama Drive‘s second episode with a bit of anxious anticipation. But, as the episode unfolded, I was pleasantly surprised. The episode starts off shortly after the explosive collars are placed on the team. Their mysterious client-turned-captor has a second task for them, one he’ll pay… Continue reading Akudama Drive Episode 2 Review: Reservoir Dogs

Otome Games

Day7 Announces New Otome Wannabe Challenge 

It’s been over a year since the Day7US Twitter account has been active and I was worried that they had stopped localising their games completely. Thankfully those fears were dispelled when the account tweeted earlier in September a sneak peek of their latest game – Wannabe Challenge. I noticed on their Twitter the game is marketed… Continue reading Day7 Announces New Otome Wannabe Challenge 

Anime

Higurashi: When They Cry – Gou Episode 2 Review

After watching episode 1 of Higurashi New, I wasn’t entirely sure I’d stick with it. As I mentioned in my review, I wasn’t completely sold on the slice-of-life gags and the characters hadn’t really connected with me. But after watching episode 2, I’m really glad I gave the series another shot. The episode opens with a… Continue reading Higurashi: When They Cry – Gou Episode 2 Review

Anime

Akudama Drive Episode 1 Review

As much as I try not to go into series with expectations, it can be really hard to ‘turn off’ any preconceived notions. And with Danganronpa writer Norimitsu Kaiho at the helm, it was even more difficult not to have high hopes for Akudama Drive’s premiere episode. The episode follows a group of super criminals working to free… Continue reading Akudama Drive Episode 1 Review

Manga

Dolly Kill Kill Vol. 1 Review

Dolly Kill Kill is a survival horror manga by Kurando Yukiaki (story) and Nomura Yusuke (art). Of the eleven completed volumes, seven have currently been translated by Kodansha. The rather uniquely named series is set six months after the world was attacked by adorable dolls that wiped out most of humanity. Our main character is sixteen… Continue reading Dolly Kill Kill Vol. 1 Review