Escaflowne

Escaflowne director unveils new original anime

Published on :

For the first time since Noein: to your other self, Kazuki Akane is working on a new original anime. The director of the majestic mecha series Escaflowne tweeted that he is the creator of the original work, as well as taking on scriptwriting and directorial duties. At the centre of the anime will be a […]

The high life: drug use in anime

Published on :

Like all art, anime is a reflection of the society that bore it, a means to echo its beliefs, traditions and behaviours. But in isolation, art alone is not enough to decode an entire coutry and can instead present a skewed image of a nation. There seems to be this shared assumption that Japan doesn’t […]

Streaming heaven: our top seven anime on Netflix

Published on :

As UK-based anime fans, we pay close attention to the comings and goings of Netflix’s otaku offerings. While there are plenty of quality shows, we’ve taken out the hard work and put together the top seven, so all you have to do is sit back, Netflix and chill. (Not like that. Or like that, if […]

Devilman returns for Masaaki Yuasa-directed anime

Published on :

To celebrate 50 years of mangaka Go Nagai’s career, the demonic power of Devilman will reclaim the world in a new anime. Set to premiere globally as a Netflix Original Series in early spring of 2018, Devilman crybaby will be available in nine spoken languages and a whopping 25 subtitle languages. Looks like we have a grand project on […]

Update: Netflix to stream Gen Urobuchi’s Godzilla movie this year

Published on :

An anime movie starring Toho’s kaiju icon Godzilla is in production, titled simply Godzilla, and with a script by Puella Magi Madoka Magica‘s Gen Urobuchi. It’s now been announced that the movie will stream globally on Netflix this year, after its Toho theatrical release in Japan. We’re glad we’ll be seeing this one so close to its domestic release, as Urobuchi […]

Update: Astro Boy prequel Atom the Beginning announces premiere date

Published on :

The anime adaptation of Tetsuro Kasahara’s Astro Boy prequel manga, Atom the Beginning, has revealed a new key visual as well as the anime’s premiere date on Tuesday. Gearing up for its first episode on April 15th, the show will have a stage event at AnimeJapan 2017 on March 26th, which might give us some more last-minute details. […]

Better than a fairytale: our favourite anime princes

Published on :

This time of year turns our thoughts to romance, and soothing away the hardships and misery of the dark winter days. What better way could there be to warm our hearts to springtime than hanging out with our favourite anime princes? The most wonderful thing about them is that, contrary to their western fairytale counterparts, […]

Review: Aldnoah.Zero Season 2 – Collector’s Edition

Published on :

Having discovered advanced technology on Mars in 1972, many humans migrated there and founded the VERS Empire, a domain that proclaimed itself independent from Earth. Fifteen years after VERS declared their first war on Earth, an attack on Princess Asseylum Vers Allusia during a peace mission plunged the two planets into yet another war. This […]

Our only hope: anime’s most inspiring princesses

Published on :

We were both left stunned and saddened by Carrie Fisher’s death in December. It seemed she was gone before we really had a chance to appreciate all the hope and joy she brought to the world. As you might know, we’re both huge fans of Star Wars and the Princess-General Leia, and so for a […]

Weekly round-up

Published on :

We know, we left you bereft of news last week. But the small matter of Christmas coming up had us both running around like headless chickens. With presents mostly sorted, things have settled down now, and we can give you a slightly bigger bitesize look at the anime updates from the past couple of weeks. […]

Code Geass anime sequel unveiled

Published on :

Those few lucky fans who received a special summons to Code Geass‘ 10th anniversary  celebration were on to something when they decoded the hidden message “Rebirth of the Demon”. Sunrise decreed at the event on Sunday that the anime is in for its “next project”, with a three-part anime compilation film planned on top of […]