Top 10 Female Anime Characters

Move over boys, these lovely ladies are taking the spotlight in the anime world.

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My Favourite Anime of 2014

There are many “Top 10 Anime 2014” and “Favourite Anime 2014” lists out there, and many keen anime fans who have very good reasons for their selections. I have my own favourite anime of 2014 list, but it doesn’t classify the anime I have selected, it is just a list of the anime I have discovered throughout 2014 that I really enjoyed watching. They are: Hellsing: Ultimate (I just love Alucard) Sword Art...

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Ghost in the Shell – Arise

Ghost in the Shell – the original (1995) movie by Mamoru Oshii’s, is classic anime that has lead to more recent Ghost in the Shell anime series. In 2006 the made-for-TV: Ghost in the Shell – Stand Alone Complex (see VIDEO clip later in this post) and then the Ghost in the Shell: Arise anime series, which when compared to the original movie, was not well received by fans of GITS. … but if you’re...

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Fairy Tail – Epic Battles

Every fan of Fairy Tail will have their favourite battles, because Fairy Tail is a shonen (a manga/anime aimed at young boys) so the main focus of each episode centres around one battle or another even at the expense of good story telling. It’s not that the stories are not good, because most are imaginitive and full of surprises. The problem is that the majority of the stories are full of improbable outcomes and outrageous holes...

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Space Battleship Yamato 2199 – Is it Good Enough?

The original anime series of Space Battleship Yamato (also known as: Star Blazers) was screening on Japanese TV some 40 years ago (see the video opening theme clip later to get an idea of how dated the original series feels today). Japanese friends of mine have recalled how they grew up with this series and would hurry home after finishing school to watch the latest episodes of Space Battleship Yamato and other classics like Astro Boy...

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