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    The Witch's House: The Diary of Ellen Volume 1 Review

    This prequel to the horror indie game is a gruesomely delightful book with a simple but effective story, dark imagery and strong lead character. The Witch’s House: The Diary of Ellen is best enjoyed when accompanied by knowledge of the game, however, so if you’ve yet to dive into it, there’s no...
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    Final Fantasy: Lost Stranger Volume 1 Review

    Final Fantasy: Lost Stranger could have been a recipe for generic isekai fodder but thankfully it’s been written and drawn by long-term Final Fantasy fans and their love for the franchise shines through. Continue reading...
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    Yuri is My Job! Volume 1 Review

    If you’re a yuri fan, or perhaps interested in getting into it but not sure where to start, Yuri is My Job! is a fun and strong start of a new series that is worth picking up. Continue reading...
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    Anime Adaptations Part 2: From West to East

    In Part 2 of this mini-article series, we flip the game over and ask: what Western media would make great anime adaptations? Continue reading...
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    Anime Adaptations Part 1: From East to West

    In Part 1 of this article mini-series, we discuss Japanese series that have been made into Western films so far and have a think about what anime would make for a good live action US adaptation... Continue reading...
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    When They Cry: Rei Collection Review

    When They Cry Rei is only recommended as a separate purchase if you really took a keen interest in the characters, enough to see more scenes of them being silly and content together. Continue reading...
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    Anime UK News Christmas Gift Guide 2018

    Need some help with Christmas presents this year? Then gather round for a festive tale of anime gift giving... Continue reading...
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    Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion 1 – Initiation Review

    The first Code Geass movie is finally out on Blu-ray; it's a movie best experienced if you’re already a fan, keen to enjoy all the bombastic and explosive glory of the original series plus some new content in glorious HD quality. Continue reading...
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    When They Cry: Kai Series 2 Collection Review

    When They Cry: Kai delivers a compelling story conclusion and satisfying answers to its enjoyable mystery, but is let down by the sudden drop in horror and increase of cuteness that almost ruins the unique atmosphere of the original. Continue reading...
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    Fate/Extra Last Encore: Illustrias Geocentrism Theory Review

    If you’ve already binged on the first batch of episodes, and are invested in the story, it’s worth binge-watching these too as it’ll only take you a few hours. If you’ve yet to take the plunge however, I recommend you do not; there’s plenty of better anime, including Fate ones, to find on...
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    Anime UK News - Our Favourite Halloween Specials

    The Anime UK News team pick out their favourite anime to watch at this spookiest time of year! Continue reading...
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    Hinamatsuri Volume 1 Review

    A great first volume that establishes a fun, unique comedy premise, with unusual but wacky characters. The slice-of-life format makes it very easy to drop into and follow the story. Continue reading...
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    Mirai Cinema Screening Review

    Mirai is another lovely, sentimental, enjoyable family film from Mamoru Hosoda that strikes the perfect balance between visually wonderful fantasy sequences and an emotionally relatable story. Continue reading...
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    RWBY Volume 5 Review

    RWBY Volume 5 juggles a lot of elements that ultimately don’t always pan out, making this one of the weakest seasons so far. Hopefully it's merely a blip on the radar and not a sign of things to come. Continue reading...
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    RWBY Volume 4 Review

    RWBY Volume 4 may not be as explosive and dark as Volume 3 but it’s a great follow-up that properly sets up the pieces for the next chapter of the story, with good emotional arcs and fun fight sequences. Continue reading...
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    When They Cry Series 1 Collection

    There are scenes in When They Cry that are certainly not for the faint-hearted but if you love a good mystery, want a good horror anime, and can look past the dated animation, this is definitely worth a watch. Continue reading...
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    Mary and the Witch's Flower Review

    If you love Ghibli, desire more of it, or are simply willing to look past this movie's Ghibli-related beginnings, then you’ll find a charming, magical and fun family movie with beautiful animation from a studio that clearly wants to make more delightful movies in the future. Continue reading...
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    Flip Flappers Complete Collection Review

    Despite its potential, Flip Flappers is a hard series to recommend. If you’re an avid Magical Girl fan and want something a bit different, this series might possibly fill the void, but it will only be fondly remembered by a small core audience in years to come. Continue reading...
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    Fate/Extra Last Encore Episodes 1 - 10 Review (Streaming)

    Fate/Extra Last Encore is an unusual addition to the Fate anime line-up so far - however it's worth the time to stream if you’re a Fate fan and keep your expectations low. Continue reading...
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    Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust Review

    It’s a shame that this release lacks the Japanese track, and the Blu-ray conversion is far from perfect, but if you’ve been dying to update your old DVD copy, or have never acquainted yourself with Vampire Hunter D, there’s never been a better time. Continue reading...
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