Anime is the Japanese word for Animation. In Japan, the animation industry is more in the forefront than in the US, and animated shows covering virtually every genre can be found in the form of television shows, Original Animation Videos and feature films. Much like any other entertainment medium, anime can range from the very silly to the very serious, and is not necessarily intended for children or any specific age group. Below is a hand-picked selection of titles that Alice's mavens consider the best of the genre on offer. Right: 'Ghost In The Shell'

Death Note: Volume 3 (2006)


Volume 3 of 9. Episodes 9-12. For genius detective L, Light's behaviour is too perfect to be true, and to get closer to him, he enrolls at the same un... Read more

Death Note: Volume 4 (2007)


Volume 4 of 9. Episodes 13-16. Light becomes the hunter when he's forced to track down Misa, the second Kira. When she finds him first, Light realises... Read more

Death Note: Volume 5 (2007)


Volume 5 of 9. Episodes 17-20. After fifty days of confinement, the killings continue, and Light and Misa are released, only to face the ride of their... Read more

Death Note: Volume 6 (2007)


Volume 6 of 9. Episodes 21-24. The Yotsuba Group enlists an investigator to uncover L's identity, while Misa, who's been hired as their spokeperson, d... Read more

Death Note: Volume 7 (2007)


Volume 7 of 9. Episodes 25-28. With his memory recovered and Higuchi of the Yotsuba Group out of the way, Light can put his master plan into motion an... Read more

Death Note: Volume 8 (2007)


Volume 8 of 9. When Mello realizes that he may be Kira's next target, he bursts into the SPK headquarters to retrieve a picture of himself - and gives... Read more

Death Note: Volume 9 (2007)


Volume 9 of 9. Episodes 33-37. Near gains another ally when Aizawa of the task force discovers Light's treachery. Light's own disciples are hard at wo... Read more

Eden of the East: Series Collection (2009)

Director: Kenji Kamiyama

Akira Takizawa wakes up naked outside the White House with no memories. He's got a gun in one hand, a cell phone in the other, and doesn't know if he'... Read more

Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007)

Director: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki, Masayuki

The Angels have descended. These colossal extraterrestrial monsters besiege the fortress-city of Tokyo-3 and our last line of defence is the Evangelio... Read more

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children (2005)

Director: Takeshi Nozue, Tetsuya Nomura
Starring: Takahiro Sakurai, Ayumi Ito

Continuing the storyline based on the hit Playstation game Final Fantasy VII, two years have passed since the ruins of Midgar stand as a testament to... Read more