MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2019 (Japan)

2019 was the year of the Isekai anime. For reasons that continue to baffle, every season featured at least three to four new titles in which somebody from modern day Japan was transported to another world. This might have been through magic where someone was summoned, the now-passé trapped in a virtual video game route, … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2019 (Japan)

MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2019 (UK)

  It has been another busy year with numerous new and older anime titles getting their UK releases, although the big news is the rise in cinema distribution, with more anime titles hitting the big screen than ever before (except in my local cinema). Previously the province of the annual Scotland Loves Anime festival and … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2019 (UK)

MIB’s Top Ten Films Of 2018

  It’s becoming something of cliché to begin every year-end retrospective with the phrase “it’s been an interesting/funny year in (insert genre here) …”  but the reality is that the predictability in the film world, especially where the box office is concerned, has stepped aside to allow for a few surprises. Whether this is down … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Films Of 2018

MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2018 (Japan)

  As sure as night follows day and sun follows rain, you can be sure that there will never be a break from new anime series appearing every year in Japan, which of course is a good thing for us fans. Without wishing to sound like a downer though, there is the usual caveat that … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2018 (Japan)

MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2018 (UK)

  2018 has been a funny year for anime and for your truly in reviewing the new releases that make it to UK shores. A number of great shows came our way, including a few classics that had hitherto remained in license limbo, but the overall quality of these new releases was variable to the … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2018 (UK)

MIB’s Top Ten Films Of 2017

It’s the same thing every year - the prospect of having a solid list of films to chose from in compiling what I feel are the standouts at the end of this twelve month period seems to reveal itself closer and closer to the deadline. 2017 however appeared to buck this trend with a run … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Films Of 2017

MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2017 (Japan)

The anime train in Japan may still be rolling but as 2017 has illustrated, it appears to be in a bit of a funk in terms of creativity and producing that hot new property to capture the imagination of fans worldwide. This is not to say there isn’t anything worth watching among the newly released … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2017 (Japan)

MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2017 (UK)

2017 was a funny year here in Old Blighty on a social and political front with our futures trapped in a state of uncertainty thanks to the complete dog’s breakfast that is Brexit. But one thing we know that IS certain for anime fans is that there will never be a shortage of new titles … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2017 (UK)

MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2016 (Japan)

  The anime industry in Japan just keeps on rolling and whilst that is a good thing for us fans there is the small matter of quality over quantity. 2016 saw another vast array of titles make their debut on Japanese TV, alongside returning favourites and the long running hardy perennials which show no signs … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2016 (Japan)

MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2016 (UK)

  2016 has been a year many of us would prefer to forget for a number of reasons, but at least for anime fans our hunger for Japanese animation was suitably satiated with another slew of fine releases arriving on our shores. Along with the usual regular UK distributors Manga, MVM, Animatsu and All The … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2016 (UK)