Review: Hyouka – Part 1

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Right from the get go, and under the glittering façade of Kyoto Animation’s visuals, we’re introduced to jaded highschooler Hotaro Oreki, who sees himself in shades of grey. Imagine that instead of being simply listless, Tanaka-kun was nihilistic, and you’ve got a fair approximation of Oreki, who shuns school clubs, romances and almost everything else […]

Weekly round-up

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Hey there, friends! Welcome to our first round-up of 2018. This week for us was all about that Devilman. We blitzed through DEVILMAN crybaby and felt so fired up we just had to write a feature about it. You can check that out as you read on, as well as the year’s top news stories […]

Free! reveals compilation films and all-new theatrical anime

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The star swimmers of Free! convened at an event for the High☆Speed! -Free! Starting Days- film yesterday, to announce two anime compilation films as well as that “new screen project” Kyoto Animation have been holding out on since August. The project, it’s finally been revealed, is an all-new anime film to come after the compilations Free! -Timeless Medley- Kizuna (Bonds) and Free! […]

Review: Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Heart Throb

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Rikka’s first mission may have been to discover the ethereal horizon, but it’s now time to turn from grieving for her lost, to learning to accept the love she has in her grasp. At the start of their second year of high school, she and Yuta, her chunibyo-denying friend, have moved in together under the […]

Update: Kodansha Comics offer free 1st chapter of A Silent Voice author’s new manga

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Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine has been running A Silent Voice creator Yoshitoki Oima’s new manga since the fall, and it’s due its 10th chapter on January 24th. To celebrate the success of the spiritual fantasy To Your Eternity, Kodansha Comics want to bring the series to overseas readers through the digital platforms comiXology and Kindle. So, on the 24th as the latest […]

Event: A Silent Voice screening as part of Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme

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The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme is back for another year of bringing all the wonders of Japanese cinema to the UK. For 2017, their top billing for the anime fandom is Kyoto Animation’s gorgeous tale of forgiveness and redemption A Silent Voice. The Naoko Yamada-directed picture will screen alongside several live-action movies, all of which reflect […]

Kyoto Animation’s Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid unveils trailer and premiere date

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Manga author Coolkyoushinja, known for her comic strip I Can’t Understand What My Husband is Saying, is having her 2013 ongoing Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid adapted as an anime by Kyoto Animation. The official website for the anime updated  with the show’s first promo video yesterday. It’s set to premiere on January 11th, but while we wait, let’s […]

Yen Press celebrate Thanksgiving with Magical Girl Raising Project novel and more

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Being limeys, we may not be celebrating Thanksgiving, but we’re still thankful to Yen Press for their new novel and manga announcements. So, without further preamble, let’s have a look at the surprises in store for English readers. First off, the publishers announced the first volume of Ayano Takeda’s Sound! Euphonium novel, the very same that inspired Kyoto Animation’s […]

Update: Latest trailer for Sound! Euphonium 2 adds new cast, previews opening theme

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Last October brought us the confirmation that Kyoto Animation’s Sound! Euphonium would be getting a second season, and after an over-eager promotion let its premiere slip a touch early, the series’ compilation movie Gekijo-ban Hibike! Euphonium: Kitauji Koko Suisoraku-Bu e Yokoso (Sound! Euphonium the Movie: Welcome to the Kitauji High School Concert Band) announced its October 2016 release in […]

News: Fall event teases “important announcement” for Full Metal Panic!

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This year’s Fantasia Bunko Daikanshasai (Fantasia Bunko Big Thanksgiving) event, set to take place on October 22nd, teases that an “important announcement” will be made during the Full Metal Panic! Special Stage session scheduled. This panel for the event’s main stage lists Tomokazu Seki (voice of Sosuke Sagara), Satsuki Yukino (Kaname Chidori), Yukana (Teletha “Tessa” Testarossa), producer Atsushi Ito, and original novel […]

News: 1st trailer for Sound! Euphonium 2 teases story in English

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Sound! Euphonium 2, the second season of Kyoto Animation’s Sound! Euphonium anime, is closer than ever to its October release, those fall months mere weeks away. The new series’ first promo video is streaming on the show’s official website as of today (August 12th), and it offers a teaser of the anime’s story with English narration. The […]

News: Sound! Euphonium’s second season introduces two new cast

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With its sequel anime’s title revealed as Hibike! Euphonium 2 (Sound! Euphonium 2), the official Twitter for Kyoto Animation’s Sound! Euphonium series revealed a new key visual and two new cast members on Saturday (June 4th). The second season will premiere in October, as announced in the ending credits to the first season’s compilation movie Gekijo-ban Hibike! Euphonium: Kitauji Koko Suisoraku-Bu e Yokoso (Sound! […]