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Ghost Hound – Collaboration with Iridium Eye Reviews

Today I’m very happy to share a collab on a fairly lesser-known anime: Ghost Hound. You can check it out via the link above – had a blast…

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Among others… (with list)

Following on – now with list of titles below the pics. (Ideally, I’d still like to review all of these but the time it’d take me to do…

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Among others…

While I didn’t write any more than the 3 or 4 reviews I managed in 2023, I did watch a few things. And abandon plenty, but that’s another…

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Burst Angel (Bakuretsu Tenshi) [Boxing Day Review]

Lately, I’ve stumbled across a patch of anime that I’d describe as ‘flawed but good’ and ‘definitely good’. Burst Angel really fell between those two markers for me,…

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4 Months!

I am nearly settled in to a new home and new job in my state capital – and hoping (after 4 months away from the blog) to resume…

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Plastic Little (Purasuchikku Ritoru)

Hello! Seems it’s been a long while since I wrote a review for an entire series here on the blog – maybe December of 2022? I actually found…

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Guessing Game (18)

A new Guessing Game post, since I just can’t find a way to catch up on everything else I need to do in order to win time to…

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Guessing Game (17)

Another Guessing Game! 8 images this time around – how many can you recognise? :D

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The Exiles Trilogy – Kickstarter!

Time for something a little different today! While I usually post writing stuff on my other blogs and never here, I’m pretty deep in ‘promotion-mode’ with this campaign…

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Rhapsodise! First Post :)

At last I’ve got everything ready! The first post over at my second blog is now live – just click below to find out which episode of which…

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Rhapsodise! (Quick Preview)

This is just a little follow-up post for now, but I want to share a short list of some of the anime that will be featured on the…

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New Blog – Rhapsodise! (Anime, One Episode at a Time)

This year I’m launching a second blog :) It’s the worst possible time for me to do so – I am working extra jobs, have five books I…

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Hatarki Man [Boxing Day Review]

Here’s something I haven’t really experienced for a while – a series where I really enjoyed the characters, the setting and the individual stories, but deeply disliked the…

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Cyberpunk: Edgerunners: (Saibāpanku Ejjirannāzu)

If anyone out there hasn’t heard of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners yet, and you happen to be looking for something new and something that is aimed at more of a…

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Paperman (2012)

This is a sweet short from Disney that I really liked – a perfectly simple story about trying to find someone after a chance meeting. Paper links the…

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Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine (Rupan za Saado ~Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna)

Thanks to its position as sort of a prequel series, the first thing you might notice about The Woman Called Fujiko Mine is how it features character designs…

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Lupin III: The First (Rupan Sansei Za Fāsuto)

I guess this Lupin film had the capacity to upset some people, since it’s full-on CGI, but for this fan, there were no missteps. Lupin III: The First…

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Guessing Game (16)

Guessing Game is back again, this time it’s Round 16! As most often with these posts, I haven’t gone for any theme here, it’s just some random images…

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Jujutsu Kaisen

One thing that (fighting) shounen anime can do so well is stretch a fight (or a contest) over several episodes – and Jujutsu Kaisen fits that bill for…

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OVA Week – Day 7: Dragon’s Heaven

Welcome to the final post for OVA Week. There will be another OVA Week, perhaps next month – but so far, I’ve still got to find a few…

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OVA Week – Day 6: Open the Door (Tobira wo Akete)

Day 6 already! So, if you’re new to ‘OVA Week’ here at the heap, basically speaking, I’ve got some dot points on the OVA form itself, and then…

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OVA Week – Day 5: Riding Bean

The week of OVA reviews is slowly winding down – but it isn’t over yet :D As with all previous posts, I’ve included a quick overview on the…

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OVA Week – Day 4: Sorcery in the Big City (Itazura Majo to Nemuranai Machi)

OVA Week continues! You can find a quick overview on the form itself below, then the actual review. (This time, the review is actually for an ONA). Hope…

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OVA Week – Day 3: Twilight of the Dark Master (Shihaisha no Tasogare)

Four more days of OVA reviews after this one! There’s a brief overview on the form itself below, before I get to the actual review. I hope you…

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OVA Week – Day 2: Scoopers

Onward – six days left of OVA reviews! As before, I’m starting with a brief overview on the form itself, before jumping into the actual review and will…

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OVA Week – Day 1: Relic Armour Legaciam

Here we go – seven days of OVA reviews! I thought I’d start with a brief overview on the form itself, before jumping into the actual review (and…

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Infinity Train Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train

Infinity Train Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train (2020) After really enjoying the first season of Demon Slayer I was keen to see how…

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Blackfox

Over the last couple of years here in Australia we’ve had a few streaming services disappear, swallowed up by one another etc, the end result of which being…

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Bubble (Baburu)

The fable of The Little Mermaid gets its fair share of attention in anime, especially when it comes to the ‘doomed-romance’ sub-genre. (Further spoilers below). Bubble (Baburu) 2022…

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OVA Week – Coming Soon

Soon (perhaps in the coming weeks) I want to do a week of posts just on OVAs. This obviously means that the 1980s and 1990s will feature heavily,…

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Lunar Legend Tsukihime (Shingetsutan Tsukihime)

This short anime series is based on visual novel Tsukihime, and while I didn’t see Lunar Legend back in 2003 when it aired, I believe it garnered its…

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Titan A.E

Something about Titan A.E feels just a little… I’m not sure I can place my finger on what gave me feelings of vague dissatisfaction. And yes, the short-lived…

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A-Z Challenge: “Z” is for Roujin Z (Rōjin Zetto)

I think I’ve seen Roujin Z described a dark comedy fairly often, but one that is set within the plot boundaries (I guess) of a science fiction film.…

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Vampire in the Garden (Vanpaia in za Gāden)

You know the very-real genre known as “not-quite-tearjerker”? Yep, that one – absolutely something real that you’d find in a video store, or in the list of categories…

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Guessing Game (15)

Okay, here’s another Guessing Game, as I’m a bit short on time once more this week. (As I often do with these posts, there’s no particular theme here,…

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Summit of the Gods (Le Sommet des Dieux)

This was a bit of a harrowing film, and I was transfixed the whole way through. Having said that, I watched it in 3 separate sittings – partly…

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Abandoned #14 (The Black Cauldron)

This is perhaps a tweak on my usual ‘abandoned’ post, as it’s a DNF for a rewatch. A fair few years ago I saw this film and I…

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Guessing Game (14)

Been a fair while since I did one of these! Like last time, these images are mostly from forthcoming reviews – recognise any? :D

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Zaion: I Wish You Were Here (Anata ga koko ni Itehoshii)

This is a short sci-fi ONA from 2001 – not so long into the slow rise of CGI in anime, and while it has a few problems for…

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Strait Jacket (Sutoreito Jaketto)

This was a great taste of action-science fiction from an era of anime that’s sort of long gone now. Well, if you consider 15 years a long time…

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Ray: The Animation

From creator Akihito Yoshitomi comes something of a Black Jack spin-off, with another supremely talented surgeon – Ray, whose x-ray eyes help her save the day wherever possible.…

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Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul (Fukaki Tamashii no Reimei)

The Dawn of the Deep Soul film continues with the ‘let’s do unspeakably cruel things to cute kids’ approach that featured in the first season of the anime.…

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Agrento Soma (Arujento Sōma)

After a slow start that wasn’t actually slow – I was transfixed. Agrento Soma (Arujento Sōma) 2000 Argento Soma feels like a bit of a rare story for…

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Kiki’s Delivery Service (Majo no Takkyūbin) 1989 [Collaboration with Scott from Mechanical Anime Reviews]

it’s been a little while since I hosted a collaboration here, so I was really happy that Scott was up for working with me on Kiki’s Delivery Service…

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Devil May Cry: The Animated Series (Debiru Mei Kurai)

Devil May Cry is another anime based on a classic game franchise, but I can’t judge this one in terms of its merits as an adaptation, since I’ve…

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