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Kill La Kill


FUN! Outrageous, Ridiculous, Incredible fun! – That’s my impression of Kill La Kill. Coming from the directors of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, many say that this is to be expected, … Continue reading

February 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Eyeshield 21


Undoubtedly one of my all-time favourites, Eyeshield 21 brings the sport of American Football alive like no other… and in fact there is no other American football anime out there … Continue reading

February 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Trinity Blood


Perhaps one of my earliest forays into the world of anime, Trinity Blood is for me a post-apocalyptic vampire classic. Featuring a vampiric hero much in the same vain as … Continue reading

February 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

To Aru Hikuushi E No Koiuta


Like dubs, the English translations of Japanese phrases can often make an anime look a lot less appealing than it is. To Aru Hikuushi E No Koiuta or “The Pilot’s … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Strike the Blood


Like most of the anime of this winter season (2013/2014), Strike the Blood is decent. Following the adventures of a powerful vampire and his sidekick/watchguard, it tells an action-packed, and … Continue reading

February 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Witch Craft Works


So… I’ve picked this up. Now at first, being a black african male, I was a little creeped out by how the title seemed like a statement: Witchcraft Works! Deal … Continue reading

February 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Nisekoi


When the young heirs of two rivals gangs find themselves forced into a romantic relationship to placate the hot-blooded members of their factions, the fact that they have both met … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Desert Punk


Desert Punk follows the adventures of a heroic bounty hunter in a post-apocalyptic Japan – a wasteland, a desert. But this hero is a bit too strange for my words … Continue reading

January 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Samurai Flamenco


For me, “Samurai Flamenco” was such a silly title that I had knocked it off my list before ever seeing an episode. But it has turned out to be surprisingly… … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Noragami


Noragami, translated “Stray God,” is what one might call the coming-of-age story of a god and his familiar. It follows the happenings in the life of the god “Yato” – a … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gokusen


Following in the footsteps of G.T.O. is Gokusen. Yet another feel good anime about a gang-member turned school teacher you might say. But even though they share the same premise, … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bleach


As a budding anime fan, there are 3 names you will always hear: Bleach, Naruto, and One Piece. This alone is a testament to the magnificence of the bleach series. … Continue reading

January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Yakitate!! Japan


Yakitate Japan is one of those unbelievably funny anime about a niche topic. The type of anime you’re likely to overlook. But believe me when I say, this is one … Continue reading

January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Berserk


Berserk was one of the first anime to emotionally traumatize me so bad, that I haven’t been able to bring myself to watch its sequels yet. The plot twist at … Continue reading

January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

One Outs


One Outs introduces the game of baseball to new heights with higher stakes by infusing it with the gambler’s high-risk spirit. When a professional batter discovers a gifted pitcher playing … Continue reading

January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Samurai Champloo


When it comes to classic samurai anime, one can’t but mention Samurai Champloo. With two of the most distinctive samurai characters out there, Mugen and Jin are sure to remind … Continue reading

January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tonari no Seki-kun


To describe this in a word: Hilarious!

January 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tohai Densetu Akagi


Take Hikaru no Go, then add Kaiji, and change the game to Mahjong, and you have Tohai Densetsu Akagi. Akagi even looks like Kaiji’s twin. This was one of those … Continue reading

January 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Kaiji


Holy Mother of [Insert your personal God here]! This anime had my heart starting and stopping like a car with a bad carburetor! Kaiji follows the trials of an out-of-luck … Continue reading

January 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Kimi Ni Todoke


Alright men, I’m gonna give you a tip. This is an anime you should either watch with your girl, or in the privacy of your own bedroom: locked doors and … Continue reading

January 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hikaru no Go


Hikaru no Go was probably the first anime to get me interested in a game that up to that point I had absolutely zero interest in. In fact, I didn’t … Continue reading

January 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hellsing


Hellsing is a bloody classic! (pun intended). It follows the exploits of  vampire antagonist turned protagonist  “Alucard,” and his newly-turned sidekick Seras Victoria, as they work hand-in-hand to eradicate the world … Continue reading

January 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gintama


Gintama is one of my favourite anime primarily because it is very funny, and reminds me of GTO with its over the top expressions. One of the main draws for … Continue reading

January 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Shingeki no Kyojin


There are good anime, and then there are great anime… AND THEN, there’s Shingeki no Kyojin. Undoubtedly one of the best anime I’ve ever watched and certainly the best of … Continue reading

January 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

Hamatora


Hamatora has a bit of a slow start. For an anime spanning only 12 episodes, it took me more than half of those before I was hooked. This despite the … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment