Weekly Anime/Manga Feature: Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club

Weekly Anime/Manga Feature: Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club

Jan 7, 2014

Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club is a swimming themed anime of 12 episodes based on the light novel, “High Speed”, by Ouji Kouji. The story takes place, for the most part, at Iwatobi High where a few boys (with girly names) attempt to restart the school swim club after having parted ways and stopped swimming competitively after winning an elementary...

Weekly Anime/Manga Feature: Claymore

Weekly Anime/Manga Feature: Claymore

Oct 23, 2013

Claymore is an action fantasy series by Yagi Norihiro.  It is of the shounen demographic with the manga still ongoing.  The anime is 26 episodes (not too long for anyone who doesn’t want to commit to a long series!) and a Nintendo DS game was released in 2009. The story is set in a fictional medieval land where humans are plagued by demonic creatures...

Pokémon The Origin Review

Pokémon The Origin Review

Oct 15, 2013

Pokémon The Origin is a 2013 anime that takes the audience back to playing Pokémon Red or Green. The story, spread over a meagre four episodes, manages to cover every event from that game, even if it is just a simple recap. It’s great that it stays that true to original game, and that trueness adds a certain charm, and a great nostalgia to the anime. Let’s...

Weekly Anime/Manga Feature: Gintama

Weekly Anime/Manga Feature: Gintama

Oct 8, 2013

Gintama is a sci-fi comedy by Sorachi Hideaki.  There are an onging manga, single OVA and 201 episode anime available.   THe story takes place many years after the war against invading Amanto(aliens), where the samurai fought valiently to save the city of Edo but ultimately were defeated.  The Amanto have now banned the use of swords in public for all...

Weekly Anime/Manga Feature: Aphorism

Weekly Anime/Manga Feature: Aphorism

Oct 2, 2013

Aphorism is an ongoing supernatural horror manga by Karuna Kujou. Can you see the island floating in the sky? If so you are automatically accepted to Naraka High School! It seems to be a normal high School for elite students with great potential, but the truth is far more sinister.  Naraka High is a school where the students must fight for survival against...

Weekly Anime/Manga Feature: Kimi ni Todoke

Weekly Anime/Manga Feature: Kimi ni Todoke

Sep 25, 2013

Kimi ni Todoke is a romcom drama series by Shiina Kruho.  These are an ongoing manga and two anime seasons of 25 and 12 episodes respectively available. Kuronuma Sawako wants nothing more than to have friends like any other highschool girl, but this is almost impossible for her due to her appearance.  All her classmates thing she looks like Sadako (the creepy...

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