Manga

King of Eden Vol. 1 Manga Review – An Intricate Horror Masterpiece

Two police officers arrive in a Spanish countryside town to begin their nightly patrol. But something sinister stirs in the dead of night. As they follow the once familiar streets, they come across scenes of carnage and destruction. At the centre of it all – a mysterious man who stands upon a pile of burning… Continue reading King of Eden Vol. 1 Manga Review – An Intricate Horror Masterpiece

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

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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

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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

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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

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

izneo Manga Reader App Review

Over the last few years a number of licensed online manga readers have popped up. Some are created by the publishers themselves while others are individual companies that host a number of licensed works on their platform. Nevertheless, there is now a lot of avenues for fans to legally access their favourite mangas and comics… Continue reading izneo Manga Reader App Review

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I Want To Hold Aono-kun So Badly I Could Die Vol. 1 Review

First loves can be tumultuous, intense and often short-lived. But for students Yuri and Aono even death won’t get in the way of being together. Just two weeks after dating, Aono is killed in a traffic accident but he returns to Yuri’s side as a ghost. What starts off as a sweet romance slowly evolves… Continue reading I Want To Hold Aono-kun So Badly I Could Die Vol. 1 Review

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Darwin’s Game Anime Review – Survival of the Fittest!

Survival and death game anime have had a really poor run over the last few years. Adaptations of manga or games tend to end up quite superficial, with death flags galore and characters appearing one-dimensional. On the other hand, you get original series which fall into cliches, trip over themselves in convoluted plots or are… Continue reading Darwin’s Game Anime Review – Survival of the Fittest!

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The Art of Junji Ito: Twisted Visions  Review

I was first introduced to Junji Ito’s work when I was fifteen years old. I remember my friend talking non-stop about Uzumaki, and almost infecting us with her obsession with the spiral-themed manga. Our friendship group quickly devoured the series. While not everyone kept up with Ito over the years, I definitely did. I followed his… Continue reading The Art of Junji Ito: Twisted Visions  Review