A Brief Summary- Panda-z: Quirky and Cute

The cartoon and animation industry makes millions of pounds every year on merchandising. Growing up I remember having my favourite cartoon characters as figurines and I’m still a big fan of collecting them. I may be into different kinds of animation now, but nevertheless the charm and beauty still remains within these figures. Quite a…

Your Name: Unexpected and Thrilling

As I said in one of my previous articles about ‘The Garden of Words’ I’ve recently discovered Makoto Shinkai. Being unaware that some of the films I had watched were made by him. His most recent film ‘Your Name’ takes place in modern Japan and from the point of view of two teenagers who live…

Pokémon Direct, E3 and Upcoming Games

Nintendo, you’ve done it again haven’t you? The fans wanted something and you’ve given in? No, of course not. People calm down, I’m just as annoyed as everyone else. That Nintendo Direct was going to be something big, I could feel it. Instead we got games we’ve already played *yay*. I wasn’t expecting it to…

A Silent Voice: Eye-opening and Outstanding

When I first went to the cinema to see this film, from the poster I thought ‘Oh this might be quite funny’. Thinking it would be quite sweet and light-hearted. I’m not one to read a synopsis especially for anime movies as I feel like I know exactly what’s going to happen. I’d rather wait…

Garden Of Words: 45 Minutes of Magic and Simplicity

Having watch most of the films Ghibli have released I thought I’d dive out a bit more and find something made by someone other than Ghibli Studios. I discovered Makoto Shinkai a few years ago watching his film ‘5 Centimeters Per Second’ and then going to watch ‘Your Name’ at the cinema. Not even realising…

Whisper of the Heart: The Beauty and Charm

Whisper of the Heart, or Mimi wo sumaseba by the original Japanese title, is about a girl living in urban Japan who loves reading books, she stumbles across an antique shop after following a cat to the area, then she falls in love. The story starts off simple and is quite an easy watch if…

Toys In Summertime

When you’re young a big part of your childhood is getting and playing with toys. These toys are yours, you create a fantasy world with different things happening to them. Toy photography is the same idea, except you’re putting toys in the real world, not only playing with them but creating a beautiful piece of…

What Is Next For The Pokémon Franchise?

Pokémon has been around for over twenty years and with that we have seen 7 generations and a massive amount of main series games and spin-offs. After the recent release of Pokémon Sun and Moon in November, news on new games or content seems non-existent, with the exception of Pokémon Go and some in-game Sun and Moon…

Overwatch: The Basics and Success In Its First Year

I’m not one for shooter games or MMO’s really, sticking to RPGs most of the time. However when Overwatch was released back in 2016, it instantly caught my attention. Overwatch is a first person shooter that can be played just for fun or competitively. It’s an online only game so if you’re interested in getting…

The Lack Of Hamtaro Games Today: Where has this franchise gone?

Hamtaro is a less well-known Video-Game series nowadays, but back in the 90’s and 2000’s Hamtaro was everywhere. So what happened, did they change the classic gameplay and try something new like Toblerone is trying to do with its space between pieces? Or did they just run out of ideas? Well for starters, Hamtaro wasn’t…

Nintendo’s Impressive Presentation

Last week on the 13th of January, The Nintendo Switch presentation happened. With some people still feeling skeptical it seems most fans are now eager to get on board with this new console. Watching the presentation myself I was rather impressed, Nintendo showed off a lot of the Switch’s capabilities and game-play from a lot…