Anime

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Sword Art Online Progressive: Scherzo of Deep Night review – dungeon-crawler drama
The latest outing from the multimedia franchise finds its heroes still trapped inside an RPG, where they learn lessons about cooperation

Phil Hoad

30, Jan, 2023 @1:00 PM

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That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond review – high-spirited anime
This playful tale about an ogre samurai, a poisoned queen and a demonic pool of talking slime has a lot of confusing lore for the uninitiated to catch up on

Phil Hoad

17, Jan, 2023 @1:00 PM

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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond review – baffling anime spin-off
This visually striking fantasy will require familiarity with the source material – and a love of slime

Wendy Ide

15, Jan, 2023 @12:30 PM

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Eternal 831 review – anime thriller stops all the clocks with a superpower
In Kenji Kamiyama’s drama, a boy discovers that he can halt time when emotionally stirred and that terrorists are exploiting the same power

Peter Bradshaw

12, Dec, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The Quintessential Quintuplets review – sisters compete for love in charming anime
The premise of a high-school tutor forced to choose which of his students to marry could have been disastrous but this romantic fantasy film avoids ickiness

Phil Hoad

05, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Goodbye, Don Glees! review – stunningly animated film is affecting YA adventure
Anime tells a familiar tale about boyhood friendship and childhood gangs but does so with genuinely intense feeling

Cath Clarke

04, Dec, 2022 @1:21 PM

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No fun rides but plenty of spirit: Studio Ghibli offers anime fans a new walk in the park
Ghibli Park, which opened this week, offers an immersive glimpse into the worlds created by the likes of Hayao Miyazaki, but don’t expect any rollercoaster rides

Gavin Blair in Tokyo

03, Nov, 2022 @3:30 AM

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One Piece Film: Red review – eye-popping hijinks in spectacular anime franchise
There are frequent stretches of nonsense in this anime about a pop star, but with music and a central story this good, they shouldn’t bother you too much

Sammy Gecsoyler

02, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Inu-oh review – medieval anime rock opera rips Noh theatre a new one
Masaaki Yuasa’s showstopping animation reframes the classical performance style as a world of rock gods and cavorting dancers

Phil Hoad

27, Sep, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero review – eye-candy anime is gloriously mesmeric
The immensely popular franchise is back with a bewildering cast of brightly coloured characters in a world of bad guys with outrageous quiffs

Leslie Felperin

17, Aug, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Fortune Favours Lady Nikuko review – anime teen embarrassed by ‘Meaty Lady’ mum
Director Ayumu Watanabe navigates the growing pains of a young girl, coping with life on a houseboat with her mother and the tragicomic dramas of school life

Phuong Le

11, Aug, 2022 @10:03 AM

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The Deer King review – Studio Ghibli graduates take on dystopian deer tamer saga
Two grandees of Japanese animation adapt a Nahoko Uehashi fantasy novel that covers too much ground to take flight

Phuong Le

25, Jul, 2022 @12:00 PM

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