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    Initial D anime review

    Well hello again everyone, Its been a while and so without further ado… I present you with an introduction to one of the most well known and longest running manga and anime franchises Japan has to offer, Initial D by Shuichi Shigeno. The story of Initial D centres around Takumi Fujiwara, who not being particularly fond of driving due to being forced into being a night delivery driver for his fathers tofu shop, inadvertently develops a skill for drifting his car around corners at high speed. One morning whilst returning home from a delivery down the treacherous Akina mountain pass, Takumi comes up behind Keisuke Takahashi, an amateur racing driver…

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    Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn Review

    Well, here we are again with another Manga review! Today we will be reviewing Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn Creator: Akira Amano Born: 22 June 1973 Volumes: 42 from 2004 to 2012 Currently reading chapter 30.   Story. Tsunayoshi Sawada is just a normal school student living his everyday life…all be it that he has no talent, is clumsy and really is just no good at anything he has been given the nicknamed Loser Tsuna by his classmates. He is also has a crush on his classmate, Kyouko Sasagawa (though she doesn’t really show up much in the manga so far and plays a little part). However, Tsuna’s boring life is about to change…

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    Battle Angel Alita Manga Review

    And we are back from your Christmas break 🙂 And with that said! Its now time for a new review. With the release of the new film, Battle Angle Alita, we though that we should head back to the beginning of it all and have a review around the manga. Picture the future… Sadly for some its very bleak. The rich live in the sky “Tiphares” and the poor live on the ground “Scrapyard”. All the rubbish that the rich have is dumped on the ground onto the scrapyard and onto the people and cyborgs that live there. One day A Ido, “A scientist in cyborg physician”, is out looking for parts…

  • Tokonatsu 2020 News

    Merry Christmas and happy new year!

    All of us at Toko Retreat would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy new year! In addition, how better to do this then with a little video! So we got together and shot a short video for you all.  So once again, from all of us a Toko R have a great Christmas and New year! See you next in 2019!

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    Seven Deadly Sins (Anime)

    Hello all! Sorry I’ve been personally quiet on the review front, it’s personally been a very busy month! That said, I did manage to get in the much anticipated Season 2 (3?) of Seven Deadly Sins on Netflix. This is an anime that I started watching some time ago now, watching season 1 shortly after it became available on Netflix. Like with most Anime, the gap between seasons was long, and the way Netflix labels the seasons is…odd. Season 2 on Netflix is more of a trailer for Season 3, which is the real Season 2…not quite as confusing as Final Fantasy titles, but it’s getting there! So, Seven Deadly…

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    Horror; God’s left hand Devil’s right hand… What am I reading!?.

    Still riding on the coat tails of the writer… Kazuo Umezu. See the following Reviews. Fourteen and My Name is Shingo. As you know in the last couple of weeks I have been reading some of this guy’s work and have been taken in by the oddness of his mind. This week we have God’s left hand Devil’s right hand. This is based around family of 4 and the main characters are the 2 younger children. One day odd things start to happen and the younger girl “Izumi” find herself in the possession of some old scissors and the younger boy “Sou” gains an unknown power. They all written like…

  • Tokonatsu 2020 News

    Stan Lee Dies at the age of 95

    Today see’s the passing of one of the greatest writers of our time. Stan Lee Stan’s first work started with the Fantastic four and later went on to create Spider-man X-men, The hulk and Thor. He will be missed but his legacy will live on forever. As well as his cameos. Excelsior!

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    My name Is Shingo… What am I reading!?

    Well once again, I have delved into the heart of. What the heck is this? Today we have: My name Is Shingo…  “Watashi wa Shingo” The story is about an assembly line robot that acquires consciousness… and then goes on a journey of discovery looking for its parents… I kid you not… from the same writers as the amazingly bad/good Fourteen. Umezu Kazuo. “Reviewed here” The story starts off as a love story around two children Marine “Girl” and Satoru “Boy” that meet on the off chance one day and then form a deep connection with each other. Satoru’s father works on an assembly line constructing small motors. But as…

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    Merman in my Tub Review

    Volumes: 8 and ongoing. Publisher: Seven Seas Many of you may already be familiar with “Monster Girl” anime/manga. Well, this easily falls into the genre of “Monster Boy”. Many of you might be familiar with titles such as “Rosario and Vampire”. But all the characters are handsome anthropomorphic sea-creatures. Ranging from an octopus, a shark, a jellyfish, a clown-fish, even a tiny hermit crab. This is a four-panel style manga that does exactly what it says on the tin. It runs in short isolated chapters of slice-of-life sitcom adventures of high school student, Tatsumi, and his handsome free-loading roommate, Wakasa the merman. Every so often, Wakasa’s fellow fish friends will…

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    Fourteen manga review. What am I reading!?

    Well, where to start really… I have been reading manga for many years and in that time I have seen some truly terrible ones. Then we have Fourteen by Kazuo Umezu … this manga has a place in the terrible hall of fame for me personally. The art style is pretty bad, at times it almost like a team of children put this together but didn’t talk to themselves on what they were doing… Let’s point out that this is listed as a horror manga… I’m not sure how they decided that but for me, it currently falls in the category of, “What the hell am I reading” and “my…