MONSTER is the magnum opus of mangaka Naoki Urasawa and a Cold War psychological thriller – it is a seinenmanga manga also adapted into an anime following the whole story exactly. It follows a Japanese neurosurgeon, Dr. Kenzo Tenma, who has residence in Germany to work at Eisler Memorial. Engaged to his boss’ daughter and […]

With the latest Higurashi series wrapped up as of just last week, it’s time for a spoiler-filled review for the fans that want to dissect the heart (and other organs) of the most recent entry. Consider yourselves warned. Gou (translated as New) took us and the franchise into very new territory with its twenty-four episodes. […]

I will be exploring the psychological horror of Neon Genesis Evangelion and the trauma that is aptly exhibited in the series. It is an impressive show that doesn’t minimise the impact of being involved with such extreme scenarios; the damage to any ordinary life at school, the disconnect from friends and the trauma overriding any […]

It’s safe to say that, for most, Naruto was their first exposure to Japanese media and culture. With its larger then life fight scenes, solid story arcs and beautiful artwork, it has defiantly made its mark on popular culture throughout the world. One thing that I have always enjoyed about Naruto was the Bijuu, or […]

You’d be forgiven, dear reader, for being incredulous at something as childish as Pokémon appearing on our page. Yes, yes. Straight Outta Kanto can imagine what you’re thinking. Pokémon is for kids! It isn’t scary! Or is it? Consider this, oh noble reader: Pokémon are in essence beasts. Beasts whose design and biological make-up are […]

While I’m only four episodes in so far, Wonder Egg Priority is my favorite anime of this season, and perhaps the last several years. Has a worthy successor to Madoka Magica arrived? While I’d like to wait to definitively answer, my initial reaction is hopeful. Egg isn’t exactly a magical girl series. These girls fight […]

For those who haven’t read, watched, or played any of the Higurashi franchise, it is based upon a visual novel series by Riyukishi07. All of the stories are set up in question and answer arcs. The four question arcs are presented first, followed by the four answer arcs, so that whichever media you experience, you […]

Devilman Crybaby shocked audiences worldwide in 2018, reeling in a brand new generation of fans and refreshing the hearts of long-time ones alike. With it grueling atmosphere and modern re-telling of the manga, Crybaby came here to conquer the feelings of many. Now let’s go back in time to the 80s, where a similarly-accurate but […]

The Magnetic Rose OVA

Isolation and vast emptiness are a very base fear for humanity, the mind often creating horrors far greater than anything set in reality as paranoia takes hold of rational thought. It is through this that the idea of deep water or space can leave one feeling anxious and uncomfortable and the thought of exploring these […]

Elfen Lied Still

Fancy a retro anime review about a kawaii magical girl with an absence of clothes but an excess of psychic killing powers!? Of course y’do! Can you guess what show I am talking about? Of course y’can! ‘Tis none other than Lynn Okamoto‘s controversial horror Elfen Lied. Originally a long running manga serialized in Shueisha’s […]