Tagged with MVM Entertainment

Anime review: Flowers of Evil


Flowers of Evil starts off with one young boy’s foolish mistake but quickly develops into something more sinister. Takao, an unremarkable high school student who always has his head in a book, on impulse takes home the gym clothes of his crush Nanako. He plans to return in the next day but is intercepted by fellow classmate … Continue reading

Anime August review: A Lull in the Sea


I’m not crying. There’s just something in my eye… We have a contender for anime of the year! A Lull in the Sea is one of those series that is difficult to explain without giving much away, so let’s just say this is a story about falling in love and growing up… under the sea. … Continue reading

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

Shakespeare meets anime: Blast of Tempest review

Shakespeare meets anime: Blast of Tempest review


The saying goes that every basic story plot – love, revenge, adventure, you name it – is simply a reworking of a story already told by famous English playwright William Shakespeare several hundred years ago. So, does that mean that original stories just don’t exist any more and we should all just give up trying to write something … Continue reading

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

Competition special! 1000 subscribers!


I’m not sure how it’s happened but, somehow, this blog recently reached 1,000 subscribers! I started this blog on a whim back in 2011 and wasn’t even sure if I’d keep it up, let alone that people would actually be interested enough to subscribe. So, blimey, thank you! To thank everyone who’s read this blog over … Continue reading

From the New World – the best anime


Every couple of years you come across an anime series that ticks all the boxes; moving story, real dilemmas, fantastic yet believable, beautiful animation, well-developed characters, emotive soundtrack. ‘From the New World’, a new release from MVM Entertainment, is that series for me. I’ve watched my fair share of anime over what must be the … Continue reading

Double anime review: Accel World and Btooom!


Seeing as I have a few anime reviews to get through, I thought I’d try something different this week. I recently watched Accel World and Btoom! from MVM Entertainment, both series about video games and virtual worlds… so I thought I’d make them fight each other! We’ll go through a couple of key points about … Continue reading

WIN Hakuouki seasons 1, 2 and 3!


It’s my birthday this week and you know what that means – competition time! This one’s the best one yet and comes courtesy of the fantastic guys at MVM Entertainment, who’ve licensed one of my all-time favourite anime series, ‘Hakuoki’. Up for grabs is not only the first season, but the second (‘Hakuoki Hekketsuroku’) and … Continue reading