• Tokonatsu 2018 News

    Toko-R’s Best bits of 2018 – M pro

    As promised, I’ve been hitting up some of our staff to find out what their favourite parts of this year’s Tokonatsu have been. We all put in a lot of hard work, but we also all had so much fun! Starting things off are Mike’s (M pro) highlights! “Where to start? Well for me Toko 2018 was amazing! As well as Busy! And Hectic! And one more amazing! It was a time of unknowns in many ways. This year it was new tent time for TokoR and unfortunately, due to time restraints, we didn’t get to test the new tent before Toko. Thankfully we didn’t have too many problems, and…

  • Tokonatsu 2018 News

    Toko ’18 T-Minus 1 Week – Essentials that you should bring to Tokonatsu

    We are in are last week till Tokonatsu, ONE WEEK!!! If you haven’t already purchased your ticket, there is still time! Head on over to the ticket page now! We brought you this list last year, and it’s just as important this year! It happens to the best of us, we think we have packed everything, and then you wake up in the morning, go to brush your teeth, and oop! No toothbrush! So we’re here today to provide a list of what we think are the essentials that every Con Goer should pack, to ensure they have the bare minimum to get by comfortably for the weekend, and a…

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    2018 Toko R Cinema!

    Once again this year Toko R will be running the tokonatsu 2018 Cinema with help from our good friend’s at MVM. So would you like to see what will be shown at this year’s Toko? Well this year we have gone back to our roots a little with a bit of older Anime mixed in with some new anime. So without further ado. Saturday 7:00pm 1 hour of trailers for the Anime being shown over Toko, as well as Japanese commercials and the ever popular Japanese music videos countdown. 8:00pm Disgaea, Episodes 1 and 2. 8:50pm 10 minute music countdown break. 9:00pm Tenchi Muyo! Episodes 1 and 2. We reviewed…

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    Toko ’18 T-Minus 2 Weeks – Toko-Retreat

    With 2 weeks leading up till Tokonatsu, the hype has begun to set in, and the excitement is building.  If you haven’t already purchased your ticket, there is still time! Head on over to the ticket page now! In the run up to Tokonatsu, we like to release some articles relating more to the festival itself, and what is on offer, and so this week is our annual “who we are” at Toko-Retreat post 😀 Toko-Retreat By now, I imagine a lot of you have a better idea of who we are, and what we offer, which is great! For some of you though, especially those that are new, there…

  • Anime News,  Review

    Record of Lodoss War: Anime review

    Record of Lodoss War: Anime review Hello again everyone, This review is for a fantasy world that has a long heritage in the realms of fantasy anime and RPGs. The wealth of material for the Lodoss War story goes back as far as the 80s. A lot of the foundation to this show was brought to life in a fantasy RPG system with novels and computer game adaptations which were very popular amongst gamers and fantasy fiction readers alike. The anime ‘Record of Lodoss War’ aired in 1990 begins with an OVA of 13 episodes, It sets up an exciting start to the show and chucks you straight into the…

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    Thunderbolt Fantasy

    Recently, I was sat watching some Anime with my housemate, and he was like “have you seen Thunderbolt Fantasy? Oh man! It’s awesome, put it on!” So, naturally I was expecting Anime, but what I got I was not prepared for. My first thoughts were, “Japans done a Thunderbirds?” as you are presented with a set of puppets moving in real time, with very extravagant movements and in VERY ornate costumes. Initially, this put me off, but only for about two seconds, as the show immediately kicks off with why it’s amazing. Rarely have I seen fight scenes so well executed, and never have I seen it done with puppets.…

  • Tokonatsu 2018 News

    From the other side…

    “No Johnny! What are you doing!” Then the pain hits you… You start to lose consciousness as you realise that your childhood friend is now eating your brains! Sometime later… “Grrrrrrrrr…” You start to get up… “Grrrrrrr…” (what did I just say?) “Grrrrrrrrrr…” (Why am I saying Grrrrr?) “Grrrrrrrrr” (The last thing I remember… Johnny! He was eating my Brains…) “BRRRAAAIIIINNNNSSS…” (Mmmmmm I’m hungry) “Grrrrrrr” (I’m soooo… very… hungry!)“BRRRRAAAAIIIINNNNNSSSS!” (hold up… am I hungry for brains? Am… I?) You get up and look around… everything’s in a sunny haze; everything is so bright and colourful! You try to think of the last time you have seen something so amazing. But it’s…

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    Will you survive?

    You look around…you start to think…where has everyone gone? How did I get here? Just moments ago you where confident that you could survive this…now you find yourself laying on the ground covered in mud, hoping that they cannot see you…but you can hear them… They start to get closer to you… You dare not move… Moreover, you cannot breathe for fear of them finding you…but they’re close now… so very… close. A foot lands right next to your head! Do not move! You keep telling yourself, just don’t move. After what seems like forever, the footsteps start to move away, further and further away. Finally there is silence, and…

  • Review

    Darling in the Franxx anime review

    Darling in the Franxx As original story lines go Darling in the Franxx ticks the boxes for science fiction and mecha lovers right off the bat. In episodes 1 and 2 we get the general setup for the world and the characters with some epic mecha fighting action and even the foundations of a love triangle to boot. The show starts off showing you the post apocalyptic world where humanity is dependent on huge self-sufficient bastions of science and technology called plantations, and just to make things even more uncertain and desperate for human kind, the fate of humanity lies in the hands of children named parasites raised specifically to…

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    Whats coming?

    It’s you and your team in a fight of survival to the bitter end… You plan your strategy and you’re off! But things don’t always go to plan… you try to survive the ever increasing onslaught but more and more of your team have been turned and… now they’re coming for you! You see little Johnny that you went to school with… you call out! ….but its to late… You see he looks odd and he starts muttering the word BRRrraaaiiiinnnssss… Now he’s after you! You hold back the tears as you try to get away but you can’t stop thinking back to when you use to go out on…