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K: Missing Kings

What do K Project, Yolanda from Pulp Fiction, and the Fonz all have in common? Answer: They’re cool. Real cool. Damn cool. This is a show that is badass and is very aware of it. Here are characters who are incredibly powerful and dangerous, yet quietly spoken with leather jackets and denim jeans. Here are young guys with beanies, skateboards and baseball bats. Large guys in hoodies and designer su...

Digimon Adventure tri. (Part 1: Reunion)

The original Digi-destined are back! In celebration of the Digimon franchise’s 15th anniversary, Toei Animation are treating us to a blast from the past, revisiting everyone’s favourite characters from the popular Digimon Adventure 01 in an all new six-part theatrical film series. Six years have passed since the events of Adventure 01 which first introduced us to Tai and his friends (the Digi-dest...

Naruto Shippuden Collection 30: Eps 375-387

On the same side once more, Naruto and Sasuke prepare for battle as Obito absorbs the power of the Ten Tails to become the tailed beasts Jinchuriki. As the other shinobi watch helplessly, Obito summons the Divine tree and begins absorbing their chakra as he prepares to perform the Infinite Tsukuyomi. Naruto and his friends must rally their despairing allies to defeat Obito. but will the final batt...

Overlord

From MADHOUSE Inc., the studio behind ‘Death Parade’ (one of my favourites), ‘Parasyte’, and ‘No Game No Life’, comes the ultimate “trapped in a game” anime; ‘Overlord’. On the night his favourite MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) is scheduled to be shut down, veteran player Momonga stays logged in until the clock hits...

Blood Blockade Battlefront

In a city where the paranormal and ordinary co-exist, the Libra organization battles to ensure peace and order. This action adventure anime is created by Yasuhiro Nightow and was originally titled Kekkai Sensen. KL Sloth gives us his thoughts on Blood Blockade Battlefront.    

Miss Hokusai

Set in 1824 Edo (now known as Tokyo), a much accomplished artist of the time works tirelessly in his house-atelier. He is as short-tempered and sarcastic as he is brilliant, with no passion for money or meaningless pastimes like drinking. His name is Kutsushika Hokusai and decades later his work would come to mesmerise Degas, Van Gogh, Monet, Kilmt and Debussy. But very few were aware of the woman...

Ajin: Demi Human. Season 1 Review

I enjoyed watching Ajin: Demi Human.  My Netflix account recommended it to me and I ended up watching 12 episodes in a row.  It tackles the dark aspects of the human nature including murder, apathy and suicide (to name a few). It is suitable for 18+ and over as the show can be disturbing at times. Overview The story primarily centres on Kei Nagai, a highschool kid who discovers he is an immortal ‘...

Kuroko no Basuke Review

I wasn’t a fan of sports anime but boy, did Kuroko no Basuke (KNB) change my mind!  I had watched Slam Dunk when I was younger but it didn’t really trigger my interest as much as KNB did. This anime is the reason why I now crave sports anime.  Even if you are not a fan of Basketball, you will be able to appreciate the plot, character development, animation and the soundtrack. Overview KNB focuses ...

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

If you ask any anime enthusiast who’s seen Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood what their favorite anime is, there’s a 90 percent chance they’ll tell you that it’s Brotherhood. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood first premiered in Japan in 2009 and its finale aired in 2010. The story follows Edward and Alphonse Elric, brothers and alchemy prodigies as they search for ways to restore their bodies to the...

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