Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions (S1)

(Neo, Uncooked Media) Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions is an excellent teen comedy-drama – a label that fits a show that’s broad comedy for the first half and urgent drama for the second. It’s by the studio (Kyoto Animation) and director...

Devilman crybaby

(Neo, Uncooked Media) Thanks to his friend, Ryo, the sensitive, weepy Akira is merged with a demon in a blood-drenched orgy. Now he transforms into the berserk hero Devilman, created to save humanity. Or was he? Now on Netflix, Devilman Crybaby is...

Big Fish and Begonia

(Sight & Sound, BFI) Towards the climax of the Chinese cartoon Big Fish and Begonia, there’s a watery apocalypse. Huge tubular waterfalls break through clouds and hammer down on the green fantasy realm where most of the film takes place. The...

Berserk (TV and films)

(My review of the 1998 Berserk TV series, published in Neo magazine, is below; my reviews of the film versions are underneath.) In a medieval-style world, as brutal as Game of Thrones, the ragtag Band of the Hawk wins acclaim...

Kiki’s Delivery Service

My review of Kiki's Delivery Service was posted on Anime News Network.