I cast an eye back over what I watched and read in 2021 (New and old).
Of Magnums and Mokkori: 36 years of CITY HUNTER
I cast my eyes over an entire anime Franchise I’ve been watching over the last year. A very iconic one too!
Kentaro Miura (1966-2021): A Tribute
In which I talk about the recent passing of a manga legend.
The B.S. of “Otaku cred” and nerd identity
A brief rant about the futile antics of certain groups of people and their yawnsome adventures in superiority.
STATE OF THE BLOG/OTAKU YEAR IN REVIEW 2020
What i’ve been up to and what I hope to achieve going forward in 2021.
On being an Anime fan at 40!
It’s all in the title. I’m older, wiser and I still love this stuff.
B-Movie Theatre: BAOH THE VISITOR (1989)
In which I take a look back at an anime OVA from the creator of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Hirohiko Araki.
My Anime origin story
I look back at how I got into this stuff in the first place….
Happy New Year post! Looking back at 2018 (OTAKU YEAR IN REVIEW)
Thought I’d kick off the year with a bit of reflecting as well as looking forward.
FIST OF THE NORTH STAR: Lost Paradise Review (PS4)
In which I return to continue the 35th anniversary celebrations by reviewing Ken’s latest videogame.
Kenshiro and me: Celebrating 35 Years of Hokuto No Ken! (Fist Of The North Star)
Join me as I stroll down memory lane (wearing a ragged post apocalyptic poncho) and talk about my undying love for an iconic franchise.
5 OF MY FAVOURITE MANGA THAT STARTED DECADES AGO (AND AREN’T FINISHED YET)
In which I take a look at some manga that have been around almost as long as I have (and one that’s been around even longer).
MUSINGS ON BEING A 38 YEAR OLD STILL OBSESSED WITH TOYS (PARTICULARLY ANIME RELATED ONES).
A collection of thoughts on why I enjoy the hobby.
HOKUTO NO KEN & THE “E-ONE” BOOK: The future of digital manga?
I take a look at an innovative new manga reading device and re-experience a shonen classic in a whole new way.
OLD SCHOOL ANIME/MANGA STUFF I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2018
Demons, Robots, Saiyans, Kenshiro and more retro goodness inbound!
RETRO ANIME FANS AND THE ETERNAL BACKLOG
I discuss the agony (and the ecstasy) of our friend and enemy: the backlog.
MAKING FRIENDS THROUGH ANIME Part 2: Days Gone By
Another trip down memory lane regarding friends who touched my life through the magic of shared fandom.
ANIME IN THE UK: A FLASHBACK TO 1994 AND BBC’S “MANGA!” DOCUMENTARY
I revisit a UK documentary about the emergence of anime and manga in Britain. How have things changed since it aired?
MANGA REVIEW: FAREWELL TO WEAPONS (1981)
A look at an early work from one of Japan’s most talented manga creators.