Anime Review | The Daily Star
  • Why live action anime just doesn't work (and how it could)

    Anime's pretty popular. You can hate on the otakus all you want, but it's a good medium, and creators who are somewhat familiar with the medium past the stereotypes know this. It then, doesn't come as a surprise that studios want to exploit it for making live action adaptations.

  • All the strange things walk into a teashop...

    These are the first words you see when you start watching this surprisingly unconventional show. If you tell me it doesn't immediately pique your interest, you're basically Pinocchio.

  • Your Name: A beautiful out-of-body experience

    Where so many movie romances begin with a charming meet-cute-and-progress-from-there, audiences can never be quite sure whether the central couple in “Your Name” could ever meet, even though they have a weird habit of waking up in one another's bodies.

  • Barakamon: One for the Creative Folks

    Heart-warming, relaxing, and hilarious - is how I would define this anime.

  • Anne of Green Gables

    A lot of people are averse to watching adaptations of novels, and they are so because of valid reasons.

  • A Magical Journey towards Self-Discovery

    Song of the Sea, nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 87th Academy Awards, is a visually stunning hand-animated film that uses folklore to take us on an incredible adventure with a 10 year old Irish boy, Ben, and his mute six year old sister, Saoirse.

  • An Anime to Get Tangled In

    Only on rare occasions have I ever gone into an anime without knowing a single thing about the story. Going into Assassination Classroom was one of those rare occasions.

  • The Last: Naruto The Movie

    When the Naruto manga ended in late 2014, fans were left excited by the announcement that a new Naruto movie was on the way.

  • Musical Bento Box

    Quite a few anime have music that goes hand in hand with the beautiful character design and art style to bring forward the perfect animation.

  • Bakuman: Manga about manga

    Bakuman is a seventy-five episode, three-season long anime series based on the manga of the same name by writer Tsugumi Ohba and artist Takeshi Obata.

  • Dragon Ball's Heir

    One Punch Man was a fairly unknown series until the anime was released. It was originally a webcomic that started way back in 2009.


    When I came across this anime I thought, "That's a funny name, probably just another clichéd high-school drama." I was wrong, and now I won't be able to die in peace until I recommend it to a hundred other people.

  • La Maison en Petits Cubes

    La Maison en Petits Cubes, also known by its English title “The House of Small Cubes,” is Japanese animator Kunio Katō's most critically acclaimed work.

  • Ghibli’s Last Bow

    When Marnie Was There, nominated for the Japanese Academy Prize for Animation of the Year 2015, is rumoured to be the last Studio Ghibli film, news which will surely come as a blow to many anime fans around the world.

  • The return of Dragon Ball and Digimon

    Anime is a global thing now. But back when anime wasn't so mainstream, there were a few shows that slowly opened anime to a wider audience.

  • Guilty Crown: Delving into Human Nature

    Most protagonists in animes make mistakes but then recover in almost no time.

  • Claymore


    Horror and mystery go together, certainly. But adding emotional aspects to them takes courage along with skills.

  • Parasyte

    Parasyte: The Maxim

    With winter 2014 came the anime adaptation of “Parasyte: The Maxim”, from the manga of the same name.

  • Mushi-Shi

    Mushishi, in one word, is a very rich attempt at the genre of occult detective. It contains largely ambiguous themes, leaving the door