Death Note is one of the most famous anime series of all time. It began life as a manga in 2003 written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. From there came the anime series, four live-action films, assorted live-action TV series plus – at time of writing –Read More →

Around the mid 2000s Anime started getting really big. Emos liked it and nerds liked it, all of a sudden it was everywhere. I didn’t get this new phenomenon. Why now? I wasn’t ready to spend my money on anything but everything coming out on DVD from various companies andRead More →

Watch Tokyo Ghoul for free on AnimeLab.com! Direct from Japan, new episodes every week. In modern day Tokyo, society lives in fear of Ghouls: mysterious creatures that look exactly like humans, yet hunger insatiably for their flesh. None of this matters to Ken Kaneki, a bookish and ordinary young man,Read More →

ORDER DVD Imagine if it were possible to detect not only crimes, but the urge to commit crimes? If there was a way to tell if someone had the capability of lawbreaking, enabling them to be treated, imprisoned or even executed before any harm actually takes place? Such is theRead More →

In the middle of the 19th century, the traditional feudal system in Japan is in decline. The Bakumatsu war has seen the shogunate replaced by a centralised Government. The nationalist forces, fighting for a brave New Age, including the legendary skills of a swordsman known as Battosai (Takeru Sato). Now,Read More →

Anime series tend to have a dedication to an inherent mythology that Western shows – with the exception of outings such as Lost – cannot measure up to. They also tend to be steadily paced, with answers coming on a progressive basis, rather than all of the exposition crammed up front. Darker ThanRead More →

Death Note began as a manga, then an anime and the phenomenon burst over into two live-action films. The second of these, Death Note: The Last Name seemed to wrap the story up as the owner of the death note, a book where any name written means the death ofRead More →

On paper, the Death Note concept seems like just another J-horror retread of the viral killing machine. It was a videotape in the Ring, a cellphone in One Missed Call and now – a notepad where anyone whose name is written in it…dies. However, Death Note goes in a veryRead More →