Tagged with Anime

Anime August review: Amnesia

Anime August review: Amnesia


One of my several guilty pleasures is romance anime, which might surprise those of you who’ve heard me moan about the over-abundance of Mary Sues in fiction today. Not that romance means bland female characters, obviously, but you might get where I’m coming from when I mention Twilight or Fifty Shades of Grey. Don’t worry, I … Continue reading

The best anime on Netflix UK?

The best anime on Netflix UK?


Carrying on with our Anime August theme for the month, I thought I’d take a look at the bountiful amount of anime on Netflix UK. Netflix is a god-send for anime and it’s also a brilliant way to introduce unsuspecting people to anime nice and gently. There’s plenty of choice, meaning you can quash the … Continue reading

Anime August review: Log Horizon

Anime August review: Log Horizon


Sophie’s Japan Blog is four years old this August so, after a lot of umm-ing and ahh-ing, I decided to celebrate this birthday by making this month on the blog all about… anime! Seeing as anime was one of the first things that sparked my interest in Japan, and I still watch a fair amount … Continue reading

Weird finds in Akihabara and Ikebukuro!

Weird finds in Akihabara and Ikebukuro!


It’s a well known fact that Japan has plenty of ‘weird’ stuff, and many of those things happen to be in Tokyo. So, I decided a load of holiday photos from Akihabara and Ikebukuro would be a nice way to take you on a mini tour of some of the ‘weird’ things we found in Tokyo. Don’t … Continue reading

Anime review: Tsuritama

Anime review: Tsuritama


Tsuritama is the kind of anime series I’d recommend to someone who’s ill in bed or feeling down. This show is pure happiness and joy distilled into 12 episodes – it’s just so… whimsical! The plot of Tsuritama is deceptively ‘slice of life’; Yuki Sanada moves to the island of Enoshima with his grandmother, another … Continue reading

Anime review: Michiko and Hatchin

Anime review: Michiko and Hatchin


Michiko and Hatchin is Japan’s answer to Thelma and Louise with a couple of key differences; it’s set in South America and features a smoking hot mother and her ten year-old daughter. This series is an entertaining romp packed with gun fights, police chases, an unconventional mother-and-daughter relationship and motorbikes. It might take a few … Continue reading

Anime review: Psycho-Pass

Anime review: Psycho-Pass


I recently discovered Netflix now has a healthy amount of anime series, which is good news for this blog and bad news for the new book I’m writing (I’m nearly half way through the first draft – hooray!) So, I decided to kick my anime-watching year off with a bang and marathoned Psycho-Pass in a weekend. I was … Continue reading

Anime review: Garden of Sinners Collection

Anime review: Garden of Sinners Collection


If you’re still undecided on what anime you or your friends/family/significant other want for Christmas, look no further than the Garden of Sinners Collection. This is a new offering from MVM Entertainment – 8 hour-long films spread across 8 DVDs. Each feature-length episode tells part of the story of Shiki Ryougi, who wakes from a … Continue reading