Visually stunning, plot struggling: A review of Harlock Space Pirate


There’s no doubt that Space Pirate Captain Harlock is an anime legend. The character, who has had a few incarnations, is famous. The latest adventure with the icon is a stunning full length feature film. This is a reboot of the franchise; suitable for someone coming to the series for the first time as it […]

Animatsu hit the ground running with 11 launch titles


Animatsu Entertainment Ltd is a new UK based company that will specialise in the distribution and production of anime. Mainly anime, that is, as the new company will also look at Japanese TV titles and live action productions. Animatsu was formed late last year after COO Jerome Mazandarani left Manga UK along with Andrew Hewson. […]

10 of the best anime from 2014


This post looks back at the 12 months of 2014 and at the anime Geek Native has blogged about. We’ve reviewed old shows and new, we’ve had movies, episodes and whole series to look at. The titles here aren’t restricted to what was published in 2014 but to what we wrote about in the year. […]

Irregular Reconnaissance: Anime #14


A collection of mini-reviews and opinion. Irregular Reconnaissance is the forum for debate. I’ve dismissed some popular anime as not worthy of the hype in the collection below. Do you agree? Let us know in the comments below. Are there any anime series you would recommend? Does your anime fandom lend itself to making recommendations? […]

Original chaos: Mega Mecha Soldier of Karakuri Castle review


The Mega Mecha Soldier of Karakuri Castle is the 7th One Piece movie and I watched it as part of the 2014 One Piece: Movie Collection 3. My view of One Piece is that the movies tend to be better than the episodes. It’s a high action anime in which every character is bigger than […]