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In another world with ‘Grimgar: Ashes & Illusions’

In another world with ‘Grimgar: Ashes & Illusions’


I grew up obsessed with fantasy novels but, in my twenties, I’ve struggled to be enamored with fantasy anime. The plots generally feel re-hashed, characters carbon copies of each other and there’s generally not much to surprise. Depending on your view, the number of ‘isekai’ (transported to a fantasy world)-type anime series around today could … Continue reading

‘Fireworks’ in UK cinemas this week!

‘Fireworks’ in UK cinemas this week!


Studio Shaft’s Fireworks is the latest anime film coming to UK cinemas (15 November), thanks to All the Anime. Based on a 1990’s live-action TV special Fireworks: Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom? from Shunji Iwai that spawned a whole series of ‘what if’ dramas in Japan, it certainly has a … Continue reading

Watching ‘God Eater’

Watching ‘God Eater’


I’m usually somewhat sceptical about series that are based on video games, mainly because I expect them to be not-so-subtle marketing tools. In spite of my reservations, I was keen to check out God Eater because it looked pretty damn cool. God Eater is set in a post-apocalyptic world in which terrifying monsters known as … Continue reading