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 – an impending English-language version by […]
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 and it just seemed like such […]
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, until a dark and violent […]
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 the world of Psycho-Pass. The 22-episode […]
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, the war a decade over, […]
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 Than Black is one such example.
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 very different direction, spinning its supernatural […]