Ergo Proxy anime review and giveaway!

Ergo Proxy anime review and giveaway!


Christmas is just a few weeks away, meaning it’s time for a festive giveaway! MVM Entertainment are re-releasing the bad-ass anime series Ergo Proxy on Blu-Ray DVD and we have one copy up for grabs! You must live in the UK to enter. Whether or not you’ve seen Ergo Proxy before, you’ll want the chance … Continue reading

Kicking back in Kumamoto

Kicking back in Kumamoto


This is it, the last post in this year’s Japan travel blog series! Back in April I travelled from Osaka to Kobe to Kyushu with my mum and sister, and you can read all about our travels here. Our last destination was Kumamoto, home of Kumamoto Castle and the iconic mascot Kumamon! Kumamoto Castle is … Continue reading

Doki Doki time in Manchester

Doki Doki time in Manchester


Last week I made a whistlestop visit to Manchester for its Japanese festival, Doki Doki. I spent less than 24 hours in my home city before dashing back to London, which was pretty knackering, but it was worth it. You can check out my photos from the event here. Having done my fair share of … Continue reading

Samurai piloting mechs? Nobunaga the Fool anime review

Samurai piloting mechs? Nobunaga the Fool anime review


The historical giant of Japan’s Sengoku (warring states) era, Oda Nobunaga, has been revisited and reincarnated dozens of times in anime. If you thought Sengoku Basara (still one of my favourite anime, for my sins) took some liberties with historical inaccuracies, allow me to introduce you to Nobunaga the Fool from MVM Entertainment. You know what the … Continue reading

Interview with Junko Kemi of kay me

Interview with Junko Kemi of kay me


When I think of Japanese fashion, I immediately think of the beautiful traditional kimono design. But a trip to Tokyo and many other Japanese cities will quickly make you realise that contemporary, particularly women’s, fashion is a thriving industry. One particularly successful brand is kay me, which has just launched in the UK – and … Continue reading

WIN Lowlife Love with Third Window Films!

WIN Lowlife Love with Third Window Films!


Get ready for another competition! Third Window Films have licensed a lot of brilliant films this year, many of which I’ve reviewed here, so it’s good to be running a giveaway with them this time. We have two copies of Lowlife Love on dual format Blu-Ray/DVD up for grabs! Lowlife Love is the first 100% … Continue reading

Onsen-hopping in Kurokawa

Onsen-hopping in Kurokawa


Hidden away in the mountains of Kumamoto prefecture is the onsen town of Kurokawa. OK, so it’s technically not ‘hidden away’ at all because plenty of tourists visit but it’s still a great way to experience a more ‘rural’ Japan and escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Kurokawa is situated around 20km from Mount … Continue reading