• Tokonatsu 2018 News

    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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    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…

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    Hibanacon 2017 – First thoughts

    Hello all! It’s been a couple of weeks now since Hibanacon launched their first convention at the Jury’s Inn, Milton Keynes! We at Toko-Retreat were unfortunately not in full attendance, but we did pop down to say hi to friends outside, and were lucky enough to be invited to be shown around the venue, got to see the Games room, and hung out in the bar area with a lot of the attendees, which was a free access area outside of the convention. The Games Room is virtually fully kitted out by Captain Tyler, and his collection of retro to modern consoles. Needless to say though, there was plenty to…

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    Toko ’17 T-Minus 1 Weeks: Toko-Retreat!

    1 week left!!! That’s right, just one week till Tokonatsu!!! If you haven’t already purchased your ticket, there is still time! Head on over to the ticket page now! We are wrapping up our run up to Tokonatsu series with an article about ourselves, what we are, and what we are bringing to Tokonatsu this year. Toko-Retreat So, you’ve probably seen us around over the years, and wondered who we are. Some have asked if we’re committee, we’re not, though we are on staff this year. We have been mistaken for being an elite click of attendees that have super powers, and you can’t approach, this is also rubbish! (Though…

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    Toko ’17 T-Minus 3 Weeks: Cosplay

    Only 3 weeks till Tokonatsu!! That means only 3 weeks to get a ticket and it is now too late to order any of the T-Shirts or Hoodies that were on offer! Most of you will already know all about Tokonatsu, and have been attending for years, and so you will also know all about how we have grown, and the new events that we have to offer. However, if you are new, if you are a friend of someone reading this, and thinking “What is Tokonatsu?” then we plan to help you out with posts covering the key sections of Tokonatsu over the weeks leading into Toko! Tokonatsu is…

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    Lastest Cosplay News News

    New Kind of Disney Cosplay Slightly Less Embarrassing Than Original This week, the Orlando Sentinel reported on “Disneybounding,” a growing dress-up trend that some will think is a super fun hoot, while others will perceive it as a disturbing sign of the coming apocalypse. To be a Disneybounder, you dress up in regular … Read more on TIME Attending The General Entry Cosplay Contest At ACBC – Plus 95 Cosplay Photos The “main event” cosplay contest at Atlantic City Boardwalk Con aka The Mr. and Ms. Cosplay USA competition had quite rigorous entry demands of the contests. To be in the Mr. and Ms. Cosplay USA competition held last Saturday night,…