Anime UK News review: Land of the Lustrous, Volume 1

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And now… if you can believe such a thing… an Anime UK News review that was actually published today! This one of the first volume of the manga Land of the Lustrous, which has been picked up for an anime adaptation.

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.