High riders: our favourite anime bikers

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The welcome return of Kino’s Journey got us mulling over our favourite bikers in anime, of which there are a fair few. But certain characters who burn the rubber exude the real thrill of the ride, bringing an extra dimension of excitement to watching them on screen. My dad being a biker, I’ve known the […]

New Game! and the trouble with women in tech

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Fresh out of high school, Aoba Suzukaze lands a dream job at the game studio she’s admired since childhood, Eagle Jump. Clearly the studio saw a spark of the exceptional, hiring her off the bat with no apparent experience in game design, something unimaginable here in England, or the further western world for that matter. Set […]

Trickster’s 2nd trailer reveals opening theme and antagonist voiced by Gackt

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The official website for the Edogawa Rampo-inspired anime Trickster released a second promo video on Sunday (July 3rd), this time revealing a connected opening theme song and antagonist. Gackt will not only be performing ‘Kimi Dake no Boku de Iru Kara’ (‘I’ll Be the One Only for You’) to kick off each episode, he will also […]

News: D.Gray-man Hallow’s latest promo video previews theme song by Lenny code fiction

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A new preview and visual for this summer’s D.Gray-man Hallow anime have been revealed on the official website for the show adapting Katsura Hoshino’s D.Gray-man manga. The video also previews the opening theme song by Lenny code fiction, ‘Key -bring it on, my Destiny-‘. The visual below for the July 4th series is a cleaned-up version of the […]

Update: Digimon Universe multimedia project’s official reveal details anime, games and toys

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Today the official website for the anime branch of the Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters multimedia project revealed  the anime’s cast and staff, as well as unveiling two promo videos. While one gives us our first look at the anime, the other previews the 3DS card game that was also hinted at in previous announcements. The site now gives the […]

Update: D.Gray-man Hallow announces episode run and release details

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The June 3rd issue of Shueisha’s Jump Square magazine announced the premiere date for D.Gray-man Hallow with an early look at the anime’s new visual. The latest adaptation of Katsura Hoshino’s D.Gray-man manga will air on TV Tokyo, TV Osaka, and TV Aichi on July 4th, with Haikyu!!‘s Ayumu Murase starring as Allen Walker. The staff revealed a new promo video along with […]

Bakuon!! and sisterhood as seen through shonen

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Not all viewing seasons are created equally; the flurry of excitement surrounding one isn’t necessarily going to carry over to the next. And if we’re being completely honest, the number of essential or breakout shows each season (or even each year) can usually be counted on one hand. But what you can depend on is […]