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    Dr Stone Manga review

    Well I’m currently encoding the Anime for this years Tokonatsu but in the “Looks” 2 hours I have before the encoding is done I thought I would try my first Manga Review… I know… So for my first Manga Review I’m going to start with… Dr Stone.   The story is by Inagaki, Riichiro “Eyeshield 21” With the Art done by the amazing Boichi. “Sun Ken Rock!” The story starts like any other slice of life Manga with a school scene. The boy “Ooki, Taiju” is trying to get the girl “Ogawa, Yuzuriha” with the help of his scientific friend “Senkuu” when a world changing event happens. This event petrifies…

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    Kuromukuro

    It’s been awhile since I’ve sat down and watched a good mecha, so when Kuromukuro popped up on Netflix,  I thought why not? Produced by P.A. Works, the studio behind Another and Angel Beats! with Tensai Okamura, director Wolf’s Rain and Blue Exorcist, there is decent enough pedigree involved to inspire some hope going in. And the first episode start’s with such hope and promise, opening with mechs fighting in the snow in the Sengoku period, and dead samurai littering the ground. It makes you think, “What the crap is going on? I don’t care…this is cool!” The pacing takes a bit of a turn though as the title card…

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    Five Centimetres per Second

    Five Centimetres per Second is an anime written, produced and directed by Makoto Shinkai, which follows a few key characters through three short episodes on a journey through life. The total runtime of all three episodes is around an hour, though when I watched it, it felt longer. This isn’t a fault in the story telling, more that the scenes are not fast paced or hectic, but take their time to tell you what they need. The story spans from the start of the 1990’s till around 2008, which was present day at the time of release. Each episode is centred around Takaki Tōno, and the first of which starting…

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    Terror in Resonance

    Terror in Resonance Been a couple of months since my last review, not that I’ve had a shortage of Anime to write about, I’ve actually been managing to get through a number of them, but the one I’ve just watched really stood out for me. Terror in Resonance, is a hard one to review, as it invokes so many emotions while watching it, especially as it approaches it’s climax, I find myself struggling to put into words what it is that made this short Anime so good, but I guess the beginning is a good place. The story follows these two teenagers, one very stoic and serious, the other very…

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    Hunter X Hunter (2011)

    Hunter X Hunter (2011) OK, so Hunter X Hunter is an Anime that was recommended to me a long time ago, but I never got to watching it at the time. Since then a new series was released back in 2011, re-telling the story, and reportedly staying closer to the Manga than before. While flicking through Netflix for a new Anime, it pops up with 5 seasons available (many not having more than 1 or 2) so I think, why not? I was not disappointed. Granted, it starts feeling very familiar, with a kid wanting to set out on a journey to prove himself, and to find out the mystery…

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    Kill La Kill!

    Kill La Kill So, here we have one of the newer Anime, Season 1 appearing entirely on Netflix, and Season 2 in production. When going into Kill la Kill, you have to keep in mind that the budget wasn’t massive for this kind of thing, and it shows sometimes, but really, only sometimes. In fact, this is the company Trigger’s first original television Anime project, and directed written by the guys who worked on Gurren Lagann (coincidently, this will be my next review!), so they’ve done a good job, while bringing some great experience to the table. The Art style I find reminding me of Anime from the late 80s…

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    Knights of Sidonia Review

    Knights of Sidonia <So I was meant to post this before last Toko…My bad!> So I’m sitting bored one night, flicking through Netflix, and wondering what to watch. That’s when I see this pop up in the “recommended for you” section of the site. I think to myself, “Why not? I’ve been after a new anime to watch” and flick it on. First thing that surprises me is the caption “A Netflix Original Series” by which they mean, they have exclusive distribution rights in the Western world. This does mean though that it’s available on Netflix in all its territories, and it also means that Netflix is funding Anime. These…

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    Black God “Kurokami” Review

    Have recently started watching anime called Black god”Kurokami” The story of revolves around Kido. Kido a regular guy who has an unlucky enough to run into a Tera Guardian called Kuro Something happens and Kuro has to save Keita life, to do this in the anime they have to swap hearts.. But if you read the manga it’s completely different! The thing is I have also been reading the manga for black god and the differences between the two are immense! It’s like actually watching and Reading two separate things… sure there are some similarities in the story but the introduction of the characters and even sometimes the scenes are…

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    Sword Art Online

    So, it has been some time since I’ve kicked out a review. It’s been a busy year, what with settling into a new job, getting my wife into the country and moving into my first house. Things are starting to settle down though, and I’ve been able to get some anime watching done. Today’s review is going to be on Sword Art Online, a recently released Anime that has received some popular feedback, and spans over two story arcs. SAO primarily takes place in a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG), using Virtual Reality headsets to completely immerse its players in the universe created. In this Anime, Sword Art…

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    Last Exile Review

    Last Exile Review By Adam Bould   This review is for one of my personal favourite and a regular repeat watch for me, Last Exile Premise: Set on the fictional world of Prester, mighty airships dominate the air, and small two man aircraft called vanships are lords of the skies. The population is generally quite poor, with water graded by quality and increases in price. The mysterious Guild seemingly controls the ebb and flow of the world, with superior technology and a strange hold on this worlds fuel known as Claudia. Amidst this situation,we follow two young orphan vanship pilots, Claus Valca and Lavie Head, as their actions, along with…