Streaming heaven: our top seven anime on Netflix

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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 […]

Forget me not: anime’s amnesia problem

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Tropes help form the vital architecture that enables a storyteller to weave a narrative, but in so doing they become part of a wider dialogue. Art, as they say, doesn’t exist in a vacuum, meaning that all creative endeavours are inevitably in conversation with what came before. And so it […]

Classics corner: Elfen Lied

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Welcome to classics corner, our brand new feature where we get stuck into some of anime’s best and brightest offerings. The only caveat, they have to have clocked up at least ten years. If there’s a specific series you’d like us to review, let us know in the comments. Elfen Lied […]

Review: The Perfect Insider

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‘Style over substance’ has longed plagued animation, a medium fussed over frame-by-frame, and considered down to the last detail. At first glance, The Perfect Insider suffers this same dilemma, yet the scale tips throughout its short arc, striking a balance between its heavy-handed philosophy and striking surreal imagery. Told across […]