"When it comes to horror anthology series, it’s the curiosity of them that appeals to me. Just as well then, when stumbling across the latest effort on Netflix, Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities, my interest piqued into overdrive"
Halloween: Old Skool Anime Style!
"Halloween is the perfect time of year to revisit the horror genre. Here in the west live-action horror tends to be the go-to genre of choice, but anime has a plethora of horror to explore. Be warned as from here, there is something for every fear." Over at Animation for Adults I list some of my …
Gyo by Junji Ito
I’m convinced that Junji Ito suffered horrific night terrors as a child. Almost the entirety of his 35-year career are manga works that are gross, often graphic, and downright absurd in nature. And yet I won’t be the first to admit that they are also works that are totally engrossing as much as they are …
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection
"Sometimes our memories of the past should remain as such, and thankfully only in minor cases the Cowabunga Collection falls into that trap. Developers Digital Eclipse have been at the helm of many retro re-issues over the years, but with Cowabunga Collection they are really spoiling us. " Over at Animation for Adults I review the latest TMNT video game, not …
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Wrestling Retrospect: WWF Vengeance 2001 and the Exhausting End of the Invasion
In the first of a new series, which takes a look at past WWF/E events, Wrestling Retrospect takes a look Steve Austin's last ever event as a champion The Invasion era is over. The WCW/ECW Alliance, defeated just the previous month as Team WWF won the 5-on-5 elimination match against Team Alliance at the Survivor …
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Old Skool Anime
Ahoy hoy! Apologies it has been quiet on here of late, but fear not as content is in the works. In the meantime, in addition to revealing my video game related content over at Animation For Adults in my previous post, my main series over there is Old Skool Anime, a retrospective series on the …
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
"2022 is becoming quite the year for fans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. Coming from the aptly named Tribute Games, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge is indeed a tribute to the treasured original cartoon universe, and to the genre it has always served best: the scrolling beat-em-up." Over at Animation for Adults I review the latest TMNT …
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A Look Back at Star Wars Visions
"Many wouldn’t think it on the face of them, but the Star Wars franchise is built up with Japanese culture at its very core. It’s a mutual relationship that was oblivious even to me as a child, especially given Japanese culture was hardly widely available 30/40 years ago."
Let’s Play Anime #1 – Ghost in the Shell (PS1)
"Ghost in the Shell comes from the development team behind the excellent and unique Jumping Flash! series, Exact, and given all the elements on offer, it could not have been in better hands"
Nintendo Direct February 2022 – Top 5 Picks
"Not all the reveals were for me, and the same will no doubt apply to all of you, too"