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Best of 2018

Since we've got more or less to the end of the year, seems like a reasonable time to sum up my "best ofs" for 2018. This post will cover all of the topics I've reviewed enough of to make it worthwhile.

Best Anime of 2018

Cells at Work

A comedic look into the human body, with different types of cells being represented by odd little characters.

Happy Sugar Life

Everyone is insane, the anime, in this yandere-filled "romance".

Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles

Oh boy, does she. Light and fluffy, with various hints of deeper flavour.

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

Probably the actual top of the year. A complex, wildly involved tale that has us on the edge of our seats.

Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku

Nerds are very bad at being in relationships. Mostly adorable.

Zombie Land Saga

Just utterly stupid. Zombies try to become idols.

Best Books of 2018


Tiny ship gets nearly bombed into oblivion, and its crew must try and survive interstellar war.

Dogs of War

Good doggos get smart. And then told to be bad doggos.


Intricately woven tale, about four layers deep. Engrossing.

One Way

Convicts get sent to Mars, in order to build a new colony rather than spend life in prison.

Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the Dungeon

Isekai. Exactly as the title sounds. Unexpectedly jolly.

Sleep Over

World War Z, but with insomnia instead of zombies.

Best Films of 2018

A Quiet Place

People try to survive in a world where aliens murder all sources of sound.

Black Panther

The people of Wakanda are finally revealed to the rest of the Earth, who all respond, "Mmm, Vibranium".

Constantine: City of Demons

Dickish Englishmen are dickish to dickish demons. In cartoon form.

Deadpool 2

I get another film for all the nerds to obsess over.

Isle of Dogs

Wes Anderson makes me cry with a story of dogs being abandoned on trash island.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

All of the Spider-People you can think of turn up in one film and crack wise.

Best Games of 2018


Controlling robots with a command line interface is a horribly tense experience.

Full Metal Furies

Co-operative top-down(ish) shooter with squad based tactics.

Overcooked! 2

Attempt to assemble and serve meals in constantly chaotically changing kitchens.


Surviving on the ocean, with an ever expanding build system.


Charming hand-drawn point and click, with a young girl fighting her way through a castle.

Best Podcasts of 2018

A Scottish Podcast

The Scottish decide to investigate the paranormal, with the help of booze and swearing.

The Amelia Project

A specialist team help an increasingly odd set of clients disappear from problems by faking their death.

The Magnus Archives

A slow-burn Lovecraftian horror, told through recordings of archive statements from a paranormal investigating institute.

The Monster Hunters

A dynamic duo fight off supernatural monsters, while being absolutely daft.

The White Vault

An expedition deep into the Arctic circle has a strange discovery, with a horrifying twist.

We Fix Space Junk

Two engineers indentured to a future dystopia-corp bounce through space tightening nuts and whacking bolts.

Wooden Overcoats

Rival funeral homes fight for the small trade on a tiny island in the channel.

Best Radio of 2018


Satirical news show, investigating the strangest stories that haven't been in the press each week.

Anansi Boys

An adaptation of one of Gaiman's best works, of the spider god and his family.

My Obsession

A mad fan traps Paul Merton in his dressing room, and they banter for half an hour.

Nick Revell: Broken Dream Catcher

Surreal stand-up, which wanders over a very wide range, including Putin's bottom.

Reluctant Persuaders

Advertisers attempt to sell things. They're not very good at it.

Sarah Kendall: Australian Trilogy

A (semi-)autobiographical tale of one Australian's encounters with the difficulties of life.

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