• Tokonatsu 2019 News

    Tokonatsu 2019 – Thank you!

    Well, another year has come and gone, and as I stated in my last article, I think I speak for most when I say this was probably one of the best Tokonatsus ever! It certainly was from my perspective, which can sometimes be a bit too focuses on the events that we are running and ensuring that they go off smoothly. Since becoming a member of staff some years back, helping to bring you all these events has honestly been such a fulfilling experience. The entirety of the staff and the gophers really pulled out all the stops this year, putting in many hours to come up with new ways…

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    Tokonatsu 2019 Gallery

    To all of my Tokonatsu brethren. The time has come for me to bestow the goodness of the Tokonatsu 2019 galleries to you all. There were many pictures taken… and there are some amazing ones in there this year so go check them out! And as a update for this year moving forward for every other year from now on we will be increasing the image quality of photos that you can download.   So, with no further delay… Here is the 2019 gallery. M pro

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    That leaflet in your conbags…

    So, it’s been a week since most of us left, what I think we’d all agree, was probably the best Tokonatsu to date! I’d like to spend some time thanking those involved in making it so from our perspective, and to go into detail what made it so awesome for me, but I’ll save that for a later article. Today, I’d like to talk to you all a bit about an issue that, for me, is a lot closer to home. With in all of your con-bags, you would have received a leaflet that looks like the below, and on a casual glance, it looks like a bit of fun…

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    TokoRetreat Anime Cinema 2019

    So, its been all quiet on the TokoRetreat side lately…or has it? As usual at this time of year we have been busy in the background planning all our events for this years Tokonatsu 2019. And as I have finished ripping and cutting the videos for this year.. we are finally able to bring you some well needed news on what we are showing. But first… In the many years we have been running the anime cinema at Toko the great guys over at MVM have done us proud and supplied the anime every year for the cinema! This year is no different. So please head over to https://www.mvm-films.com/ and show your…

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    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…

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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…