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 that. Or like that, if […]

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 is with amnesia, one of […]

Weekly round-up

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Welcome back to our weekly round-up, where we set you up for the weekend with a look back at this week’s best bits. That includes headlines from anime land, new stuff around our blog, and the pieces we most enjoyed reading from you guys. For all this, plus a very special guest piece, just keep […]

Poem: Death’s head and vectors

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  Oh diclonius, crowned captive in horns – Pan’s disciple abstinent of guilt and ego. There you dance for masters bare breasted and masked, drenched in the rainfall of your reckoning. A perfect fruit of lesser wombs, man nurtures its own destruction in blindness. The truth of Plato’s cave is the end of fearful creatures. […]

Weekly round-up

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Welcome, one and all, to another weekly round-up! As usual, we’ll be bringing you up to date on all the need-to-know news from the anime world. But we’ll also be dishing all the new happenings on and around our blog, including the excellent work you’ve been posting like wildfire. For all this as the perfect, informative […]

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 is infamous among anime fans […]

Weekly round-up

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Greetings, friends and readers! Even with Valentine’s Day behind us, it’s time to show some love from the aniblogging world in another weekly round-up. Read on for all the latest news and updates on our blog, as well the outstanding pieces you lot have been writing lately. Knighted manga artist Jiro Taniguchi passes away Jiro Taniguchi, […]

Duffer Brothers: Stranger Things was influenced by Elfen Lied

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Any Stranger Things fans out there? With the hype in for the long haul, as season two of The Duffer Brothers’ Netflix sensation is slated for October, The Daily Beast caught up with the duo to discuss the show’s early production process, including its anime inspirations. Now, the canny among you will have picked up on the otaku […]

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 11 chapters, the series begins […]

News: Magical Girl Raising Project survival action anime’s trailer reveals cast, theme song and premiere

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The anime of Asari Endo and Maruino’s survival action light novel series Maho Shojo Ikusei Keikaku (Magical Girl Raising Project) now has a (region-locked) promo video streaming from the show’s official website, which reveals the anime’s cast, character designer, theme song and October premiere. Nisekoi‘s Chitoge, Nao Toyama, plays the protagonist Snow White in the story of a social game […]

News: Elfen Lied author Lynn Okamoto doesn’t draw mobile phones to preserve his readers’ immersion

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Lynn Okamoto, author of the Elfen Lied and Brynhildr in the Darkness manga, has recently tweeted an explanation as to why you will never see mobile phones in his works. He said he actively avoids drawing in objects that will date his work for future generations, and made an early decision not to put mobile phones into Elfen Lied, which became […]