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The price of eternal life: A review of Fairy Tail the Movie – Phoenix Priestess

Some anime moves make for an excellent catch up and introduction for fans. Only recently, for example, I suggested that Strong World was a great way to introduce people to One Piece. Sure; you didn’t know the background to all the characters but you still got a flavour for the series. Fairy Tail the Movie: […]

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Competition: Win Ghost in the Shell 2.0

Ghost in the Shell is one of the most popular and respected anime series to have made it out of Japan. 2.0 is a re-mastered version of the first. Set in an alternative Hong Kong when the cyberspace is pushing strongly into every day human life Ghost in the Shell follows cyber-cop Major Motoko Kusanagi. […]

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Irregular Reconnaissance: Anime #11

Irregular Reconnaissance is a chance to catch up and chat about the geeky aspects of entertainment. In Irregular Reconnaissance: Anime we chat about anime. You guessed that already, huh? What anime have you been watching lately? Share your thoughts and finds in the comments below? Which titles are a must watch? Which are a miss? […]

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No Midgard Serpent: A review of Jormungand

The anime Jormungand is named after the Midgard Serpent, Jörmungandr, a creature who it said will signal the end of the world should it ever let go of its own tail. This enemy of Thor is so large that it circles all around the world. There is no more Norse mythology in Jormungand – even […]

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New Robotech anime? If Harmony Gold finds Kickstarter gold

Harmony Gold Productions are the people who helped dub Dragon Ball in the 80s but are better known for being the US distributor of Robotech. The company has been slumbering for a while, it seems, but perhaps due to the ongoing sales strength of Robotech on DVD they’ve started to stir. Now they’re asking for […]

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Irregular Reconnaissance: Anime #10

Which anime would you recommend to friends and fellow roleplayers? In Irregular Reconnaissance I run through some of the series I’ve been watching in a collection of mini-reviews. There are no spoilers, just a little description of what’s going on and what I either like or dislike. We’d love to have your anime advice in the […]

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Monstrous: A review of the One Piece Movie – Strong World

I was lucky. The first time I watched Strong World was years ago and on the big screen during the 2010 Scotland Loves Anime. It was actually my introduction to One Piece. When I went from the movie to the original show it was quite a change. That’s because the show is so old it […]

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Knights of Sidonia trailers ahead of Netflix launch

On the 4th of July Netflix will launch Tsutomu Nihei’s Knights of Sidonia. It’s very good to see Netflix getting deeper into anime. The on demand stream gets the series “firstly and exclusively” in Japanese audio with English subs and with local language dubbing. This is a sci-fi set after mankind has fled Earth to […]

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A gamble: A review of Mardock Scramble – The Third Exhaust

Mardock Scramble: The Third Exhaust is the third film to accompany the TV series. I’ve not seen the episodes but I was able to watch Mardock Scramble: The First Compression and Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion on the big screen during Scotland Loves Anime. As it happens, I actually had to double check that this […]

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Irregular Reconnaissance: Anime #9

An unscheduled catch-up from the life of an anime fan. In Irregular Reconnaissance you’ll find a collection of mini-reviews, quips and insight on a bunch of anime. The goal is to help you work out which series might earn their way into your schedule and to serve as a discussion focus for fans. Are you […]

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