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August 7, 2022 · 0 comments

Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko

Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko

By Shelley Pallis. Festooned with prizes, including the judges’ award at last year’s Scotland Loves Anime and the Japan Academy Award for Excellence in Animation, Ayumu Watanabe’s Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko now reaches British cinemas. As her name inadvertently suggests, Nikuko is a creature of fleshy delights – passionate, enthusiastic, bubbly and obsessed with foods. […]

August 4, 2022 · 0 comments

Goodbye, Don Glees

Goodbye, Don Glees

By Shelley Pallis. Back in town for the summer vacation, would-be medical student Toto is reunited with his former middle-school bestie, Roma. In the intervening months, their roles have been reversed – Roma was once the sophisticated city-slicker transplanted to Hicksville, but now he’s just a farmer’s boy who has to muck out the cows, […]

August 2, 2022 · 0 comments

NEWSWIRE: August 2022 Pre-Orders

NEWSWIRE: August 2022 Pre-Orders

The summer may be slipping away by the day, but we’re not ready to let it escape before…. the All The Anime Summer Sale! Yes, we’re kicking off this month’s newswire with a reminder that our huge summer sale begins this Friday, 5th August. Expect all manner of great deals, including Buy One Get One […]

August 1, 2022 · 0 comments

Books: The Characters Taught Me Everything

Books: The Characters Taught Me Everything

By Jonathan Clements. Megumi Hayashibara is an observant and empathetic narrator, walking the reader through her early years as a nobody struggling to finish nursing school while burning the night-oil on a bunch of freelance recording contracts as an anime voice actor. She is stereotypically Japanese about the need for apprenticeships and a pecking order, […]

July 29, 2022 · 0 comments

Books: If It’s for My Daughter I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord

Books: If It’s for My Daughter I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord

By Shelley Pallis. Dale is on his way home from a grotty mission – purging the forest of frog monsters, which should have been simple, but has left him covered in gunge. And as he scrapes ranine snot off his clothes and body, and bemoans the fate of the low-level adventurer, he realises that someone […]

July 26, 2022 · 0 comments

Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle

Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle

By Tom Wilmot. Nearly fifty years after he re-emerged from the jungle, Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda remains a fascinating and controversial figure. The World War II soldier famously surrendered in 1974, having held out on the small Filipino island of Lubang for the better part of thirty years, convinced that Japan’s conflict with the Allies was […]

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