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

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 time, the Empire and its 37 clans of Orbital Knights … Continue reading Review: Aldnoah.Zero Season 2 – Collector’s Edition

Our only hope: anime’s most inspiring princesses

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 while we were stuck on how to honour her memory … Continue reading Our only hope: anime’s most inspiring princesses

Review: Outlaw Star

From the Western World to the Land of the Rising Sun, Star Wars ushered in a collective cultural love of space fantasy. But it was arguably Leiji Matsumoto who popularised the look and feel of action orientated sci-fi in the Japanese consciousness with Space Battleship Yamato, Space Pirate Captain Harlock and Galaxy Express 999. It’s no exaggeration to say that Takehiko Ito’s Outlaw Star manga … Continue reading Review: Outlaw Star