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‘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

300 minutes of #foodporn with ‘Food Wars!’

300 minutes of #foodporn with ‘Food Wars!’


When was the last time you ate food that was so damn good it made your clothes fly off? If two of your favourite things in life are food and anime, you can’t go wrong with Food Wars! (Shokugeki no Soma). This series is the perfect mix of mouth-watering, hilarious, dramatic and over-the-top, and I didn’t even realise … Continue reading

Watching ‘School Live!’

Watching ‘School Live!’


School Live! (Gakkou Gurashi!) crept up on me, almost like a zombie epidemic creeping up on an unsuspecting populace. Oddly enough, this series sits in two categories I normally don’t watch – high school/slice of life and zombies. But I’d heard it had been well received when it originally released in Japan so, hoping to … Continue reading