Anime

  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

    Following on from my earlier article, The Dark Side of Alchemy, I’m now in a position to share some thoughts on Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood as a whole. I wrote the earlier article after I had finished “Part 1” which is the first 13 episodes; this time I’m writing having...
  • SSSS.GRIDMAN

    Kaiju are giant. Enormous. They are impossible to miss. You’d know if you saw one, you would just know. Yet in SSSS.GRIDMAN a lot of them manage to fade into the background. Standing like mountains in full view yet seemingly almost invisible. After a few episodes I realised that...
  • Goblin Slayer

    The trouble with goblins is, nobody takes them seriously. They’re just goblins after all; little more than an irritation. How many games have you played, or stories have you read/watched, where goblins are a monster enemy? 10, 20, 100? What proportion of those treated them as anything more difficult...
  • The Dark Side of Alchemy

    Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood caught me out big time. I really wasn’t prepared for what would happen in Episode 4. I don’t think I could have been less prepared for it if I’m honest. “What happened?” you ask; I’m not going to tell you as that would spoil it. What...
  • Making Me Smile

    It’s okay to not be okay. It is. Everyone gets sad, angry or upset. It’s part of life. To get the highs you have to take the lows, the rough with the smooth and any other cliches that come to mind. – A rock and a– no, not that...
  • My Hero Academia: Two Heroes – Movie Review

    Synopsis: The anime smash hit that’s swept the world now makes its debut on the big screen! Our favourite young hero-in-training is in for a wild ride when villains threaten the artificial moving city, I-Island. Deku and All Might receive an invitation to I-Expo, the world’s leading exhibition of Quirk...
  • Entertainment Fatigue Busting

    Ben’s article on Entertainment Fatigue struck a chord with me as I’m sure it will with many people. Everyone will experience it at some point, if you haven’t yet you’ve got it to look forward too, if not for very long. I’ve regularly found myself in a state of...
  • Princess Mononoke – Anime Review

    Princess Mononoke is directed by Hayao Miyazaki and this film follows a young prince, who, in the brilliant opening scene is attacked by a boar that contains a demon inside of him. After he comes into contact with this boar he also gets infected with a strange rash on...
  • Ghost In The Shell- Video Review

      Ghost in the Shell is directed by Rupert Sanders and stars Scarlett Johansson as the Major and this is the American live-action adaptation of Masamune Shiro’s original manga and Mamoru Oshii 1995 film. I am a huge Anime fan, I adored shows like Cowboy Bebop, Dragonball Z, Trigun,...