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Violet Evergarden to begin airing from January 11th on Netflix

Big news everyone. Do you remember a while ago me (and everyone else in the anime community) complaining about Netflix’s international anime release schedule? Well if you can believe it, it seems like they might have listened to us.


In a marketing email sent to UK users, it was announced that Violet Evergarden will be made available to UK (as well as Canada and some other international markets) from January 11th. Although there hasn’t been any official word from Netflix responding to the criticism from anime fans up to this point, this move would seem to suggest that they heard about it.

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Today’s Menu for the Emiya Family to get anime

It’s a crazy world out there kids.

I’m not usually one for spur of the moment short posts but I just had to share this with you all. The Fate/Stay Night spin off manga, Emiya-san Chi no Khoi Gohan is getting an anime.

Yes, in the same vein as the parody Carnival Phantasm, this spin off will have all your favourite Fate characters but will focus on cooking and food. There’s nothing to say that this won’t be of a decent quality though – expect all of the main series voice actors as well as UBW director Takahiro Miura on board.

I find it shocking that this is even a manga, let alone worthy of getting adapted into anime format. Although there aren’t many details yet, I’m guessing that, as a web anime it will be released in shorter episodes – but who knows. We won’t have to wait for long though, as the first episode will air on January 25th (western platform TBA).

Well let me know what you think of this – I’m not sure if my bemusement towards this is good or bad at the moment so maybe someone else can clear things up for me…

Where I’ve been…


It’s not a full post today, but I just wanted to check in after another of my extended breaks. I didn’t intend to take almost a month off, but I’ve just been struggling to get on top of things.

Since July I’ve had a much bigger workload outside of this blog than I’ve ever had before with a 40 page dissertation and full time work for the first time in my life. I’m not going to make more excuses on top of that, because I really do want to keep the blog going and I full intend to get back into it properly – starting today!

That said, I’m not promising two or three posts a week because knowing how things have panned out this year it could easily fall apart. However, I do have a few posts in mind already for the end of the year and there are plenty of ideas going around for 2018.

I’m planning on doing a couple of posts of the anime of year as well as doing seasonal roundups and insights for Fall and Winter. I’m also going to get back into doing lists more often – I got put off by the opinion some bloggers have, in the past, shared that lists were a lazy form of writing that isn’t really suitable for wordpress blogs. It isn’t about what a small minority think though and I enjoy writing list posts so expect to see some more of them in the new year.

Hopefully, I’ll be back with something new very soon –

Thanks for reading 🙂 

Tokyo Ghoul :re anime announced for 2018

A website has been launched announcing an anime for the sequel to Sui Ishida’s hit manga, Tokyo Ghoul :re. 

Along with the website, a short announcement video was also released revealing Natsuki Hanae (Ken Kaneki in the first two seasons) in the role of new lead character: Haise Sasaki.

Both the manga and anime conclusions to Tokyo Ghoul left a lot of unanswered questions, so hopefully this adaptation will shed some light on those answers for those of us who have yet to read the sequel series.

Three new season three’s announced for 2018

All too often with anime we are given one or maybe two seasons before the production companies decide there’s no more money for light novel promotion through anime and the story is forever left unfinished.

It is refreshing then when we get the magical season three and in the past couple of days not one, not two, but three shows have announced third seasons! At the end of the final episode of it’s second season, My Hero Academia, one of this years biggest shows, announced a third season was in the works.


Over at Dengeki Bunko Autumn Festival we also got two more seasons threes with the Alicization arc of the light novel will be adapted for TV next year. It was also announced that the spin-off novel Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online will get an anime adaptation.

Finally, my personal highlight of the weeks announcements, is the third season of a A Certain Magical Index. The light novels have come along way since the airing of the second season in Fall 2010/Winter 2011 with a the original series finishing and a sequel 17 volumes in. It was also announced as part of ‘A Certain Project 2018’ which suggests we’ll get another anime in the year though whether it’ll be a Railgun season 3 or an Accelerator season 1 or something else entirely was not revealed.



The ‘Return to Work’ update!

Hi everyone! I’m back, and hopefully this time, I’ll be back for good. I handed my dissertation in and finished four years of studying history at university to an end of Friday. While this means I’ll be entering the real world (and selling books as a full time job for a while!), it also has the upshot of meaning I’ll only be writing on my blog from now on.


Like the post I put up at the end of July, this is just a little update, before the real articles get going again, to let you all know what I managed to fit in around all of my work in August.

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Netflix to stream Fate/Apocrypha outside of Japan on November 7th

Fate/Apocrypha is one of the bigger anime set for release in Summer 2017, but if you live outside of Japan, you would be better of considering it a Fall 2017 anime. The reason for that you ask? Netflix got the rights.


Before I go into full rant mode, let me just fill you in on some of the other details of this anime. Fate/Apocrypha is set in a parallel universe to Fate/Stay Night and tells the story of how, after the third holy grail war (that is the war before Kiritsugu Emiya and the events of Fate/Zero) the greater grail is stolen, leading to an attempt by the Mages’ Association to reclaim it. A seven on seven greater grail war ensues between two factions. For the original source material, you’ll need to learn Japanese or find some fan translations of the five volume light novel series.

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Summer 2017 anime to look out for

The anime of Spring 2017 are coming to an end and it is time to look forward to the next season of TV anime. I’m going to talk about the shows I’ll be watching as well as some of the others than I may or may not go for depending on their initial reception.


This is the show I’m most excited for this summer. Take the core concept of Fate/Stay Night and turn it on its head, turning a battle royal between seven masters and servants into a war between teams. The Red team – the Mages’ Association versus the Black team – the rebellious Yggdramillennia faction. I haven’t read the light novels, so there are lots of specifics I don’t know. I’m certainly looking forward to a new anime entry to the Fate franchise and hopefully A-1 Pictures won’t let us down! (Oh, and Egoist likely performing the opening, so there’s another tick in the box!)

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Attack on Titan season 3 to cover more manga material than season 2?

The long anticipated second season of Attack on Titan finished today with episode twelve with yet another significant reveal and no shortage of death and carnage for Eren and the Scouts. I’ll come to review this final episode and the season as a whole in the coming days, but now I want to talk about the announcement that sometime next year, we might, just might, get a season three.

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