Gundam UK Fan Convention Under Planning For 2016

by Grant Whiteon July 22, 2015
Japan-Cool, a Leeds based seller for imported ‘Gunpla’ plastic models from the popular Mobile Suit Gundam franchise, have announced plans for a UK Gundam fan convention titled G-Con to be held in 2016. The focus of the event is currently planned to cover such community events as cosplay, movie screenings, a cafe and sales/tutorials of […]

Review: “Tiger & Bunny: The Rising (UK Edition)”: This Summer’s Surprise Superhero Hit

by Grant Whiteon July 20, 2015
Last year I reviewed Anime Limited’s release of Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning, a compilation lead in movie to the popular superhero anime. It left a strong impression on me and I commented it had increased my desire to finally watch the full show. I have to confess that’s an ambition I haven’t fulfilled in […]

“Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans” Revealed by Sunrise

by Todd DuBoison July 16, 2015
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, the latest entry in Japan’s 36 year old Gundam sci-fi mecha franchise, was announced by Sunrise Inc this week. The new show is an original and standalone story helmed by Director Tatsuyuki Nagai and Animation Kobe Award-winning writer Mari Okada, both younger creators in their late 30s whose past collaborations […]
Freezing Vibration

Review: “Freezing Vibration” Leaves the Viewer Cold

by macattackon July 10, 2015
The Freezing franchise makes itself clear what kind of show it is from the moment you look at the box art on the DVD/Blu-ray cover. It’s undoubtedly another “buxom women fighting each other” series, and the show heaps on panty shots, strategically torn clothing (possibly outdoing the infamous Ikki Tousen franchise in that department), and […]

GKids Acquires Studio Ghibli's "When Marnie Was There"

Review: “When Marnie Was There” – Is All That We See or Seem…

by slaion July 8, 2015
Alas, it was very bittersweet watching When Marnie Was There, knowing that it might be the last film Studio Ghibli will ever produce. Supposedly, Studio Ghibli is just taking a short hiatus after finishing this film, but many think it might be their last. One can only hope it’s not, since it would be a […]

“Legend of the Galactic Heroes” Science Fiction Animation, Novels To Be Released In English

by Todd DuBoison July 6, 2015
Science fiction fans got momentous news this past weekend with separate announcements that media for Japan’s Legend of the Galactic Heroes would be released in English during Anime Expo 2015. Sentai Filmworks announced that it had licensed home video rights for the long-running cartoon, while Viz Media will begin to publish the original books written […]


Review: “Kill la Kill Volume 3 Blu-ray (UK Edition)” – Puts Its Glad Rags On

by Grant Whiteon July 6, 2015
The second volume of Kill la Kill ended with various big reveals. Satsuki was not the villain she appeared to be, her mother was plotting to offer humanity to alien life that was the genesis of clothing on Earth, and (perhaps most shocking of all) Ryuko was related to both of them: the long lost […]

Viz Media Licenses “One Punch Man” Animated Series

by Todd DuBoison July 3, 2015
At Anime Expo on Thursday Viz Media announced the acquisition of the animated version of One Punch Man, which was announced for a Fall premiere in Japan earlier this year in March. Viz will stream the series in English concurrent with the Japanese broadcast, and it will be available on the streaming website Daisuki as […]

Shirobako Main Cast As Industry

Review: “Shirobako” – How Anime, Friendships and Careers Are Made

by KarlOlsonon July 3, 2015
Anime and manga production as the topic of anime and manga is nothing new. However, it’s often an excuse to be meta in the context of a broader work, whether that’s members of the Genshiken sweating over a doujinshi right before before Comiket, or the titular character of Monthly Girls Nozaki-kun gradually roping all of […]

Review: “The Wings of Honneamise Blu-ray/DVD Combi (UK Edition)”: There’s A Starman Waiting In The Sky

by Grant Whiteon July 1, 2015
Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise is one of those anime titles that is always spoken of with respectful awe. The film is one of the earliest works of Gainax and co-produced by Bandai Visual, who would adopt the Honneamise name for the ill-fated BVUS venture. It focuses on the Kingdom of Honneamise on […]