Anime UK News feature: A Guide to the Odagiri Effect

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My latest piece for Anime UK News is an in-depth guide to the “Odagiri Effect” – where TV shows and other piece of media gain a large number of women followers because the male actors and/or characters are sexually attractive. The article covers Hetalia, Free!, Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!, Yuri!!! On Ice, and some non-anime related things such as BBC drama Poldark and novel Fifty Shades of Grey.

Pictured above is Joe Odagiri, the actor after whom the effect is named after.

Anime UK News Review of 2016 – Part 2

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The second half of the Anime UK News review of the year looks at manga, light novels, and things to look forward to in 2017. Series covered include RG Veda, Love Stage!!, Toppu G and Legend of the Galactic Heroes.

Anime UK News Review of 2016 – Part 1

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This is the first of a two-part feature looking at the personal highlights of anime and manga from all Anime UK News writers. This first part looks at anime, both streamed and released on DVD and Blu-Ray in the UK. personal choices mentioned include Yuri!!! On Ice (pictured), ERASED, Assassination Classroom and Death Note.