MIB’s Top Ten Films of 2020

With so much taken away from us in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic, one would think that entertainment would have continued unabated as it has done in the past - after all, people flocked to the movies during World War II to take their mind of that particular mayhem. Unfortunately, it wasn’t that simple … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Films of 2020

MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2020 (UK)

If you think about, 2020 should have been a boon year for UK anime fans being cooped up indoors due to the COVID pandemic meant more time to watch anime! In theory at least. Plenty of new titles were released during the new with some real corkers as well as glut of new films and … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2020 (UK)

MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2020 (Japan)

  You don’t need me to tell you that 2020 has been one of the craziest years in recent memory due to the COVID pandemic. Whilst it has taken many lives and inconvenienced millions of others, one area hit hard was the arts, with production of many films and TV shows either brought to a … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2020 (Japan)

MIB’s Top Ten Films of 2019

Around the halfway mark of the year I had about five films in contention for my annual Top Ten list - moments before writing this post I had 17 titles all vying a place in the final countdown! It wasn’t easy to eliminate many of them and certainly wasn’t any easier ranking them once I … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Films of 2019

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 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)