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Irregular Reconnaissance: Anime #8

Here we have another unscheduled look at anime series both old and new. In Irregular Reconnaissance I share mini-reviews of anime that’s won my time recently in the hope they’ll help guide your choices. Anime fan too? Found something good to watch recently? Share your thoughts and reviews in the comments below. Arpeggio of Blue […]

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Irregular Reconnaissance: Anime #7

You’re a roleplayer with a healthy interest in anime. Or you’re an anime fan tempted by roleplaying. In either scenario there’s a wide range of anime titles to pick from. It’s a challenge. In the anime slice of Irregular Reconnaissance a gaming anime fan walks through his most recent watching. It’s a catch-up. It’s a […]

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Ghost clans go to war: Review of Nura – Rise of the Yokai Clan

Nura – Rise of the Yokai Clan series 2 part 1 hit the UK shelves this month care of Manga UK. It was an interesting set of discs for me. I had been watching the Yokai Clan via Anime on Demand and must have got more than halfway through when the site closed up. Could […]

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8 visions of the dragon god Shenlong

In Chinese mythology Shenlong (or Shen-lung; translating to spirit dragon) is the master of storms and bringer of rain. He has significance equal to that of the celestial dragon Tianlong. By VampirePrincess007 / Natalia on Deviant Art. I first encountered Shenlong by watching Dragon Ball. It’s that image of a huge, spiralling green dragon that […]

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Nirvana: A review of Fairy Tail part 5

Part 5 of Fairy Tail means episodes 49 to 60. It’s an important section of the Fairy Tail mythos too. In the previous 50 or so episodes we’ve met Natsu, Lucy and then the Fairy Tail guild. We’ve gone on missions with Erza and Gray, encountered the Tower of Heaven and really serious Guild politics. […]

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Blade & Soul: Trailer and character art

Blade & Soul is a Korean MMORPG and it is popular enough to be getting the anime treatment. Gonzo are handling the project with Hiroshi Takeuchi (Bodacious Space Pirates) and Hiroshi Hamasaki (Steins;Gate) directing. This is not an anime that goes into battle sensible female armour. It’s inspired, in part, by the four benevolent animals […]

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A blast from the past: Naruto Shippuden movie 4 – The Lost Tower

The Lost Tower starts well. We don’t have some of the momentum issues that Naruto sometimes suffers from. It’s combat from the outset and it is designed to grab your attention. The start of the movie sees Yamato leading a mission to capture a puppet master called Mukade. Naruto, Sai and Sakura are with him. […]

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Irregular Reconnaissance: Anime #6

What’s worth watching? What’s best giving a miss? If you’re making your way through any anime series then please leave your suggestions in the comments below. In the meantime; here’s a catch up on the latest batch of anime I’ve been watching. Consider these status reports or micro reviews. Strike the Blood Episode 9 Strike […]

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3 Magi – The Labyrinth of Magic characters from 3 deviant artists

This week Magi: The Labryinth of Magic hit the shelves in the UK. There are three main characters in the popular anime; a young man fresh out of seclusion called Aladdin, Alibaba whom he meets on early on and who wishes to explore the dungeon of Amon and its treasures, and the freed slave Morgiana. […]

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Irregular Reconnaissance: Anime #5

There’s a batch of micro-reviews and status updates on a range of series in Irregular Reconnaissance: Anime. The column acts as a way to measure what’s grabbing my time and attention and what’s falling out of favour. What’s the point? There’s a lot of anime to watch and sometimes a nudge yes or a nudge […]

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