Armed Girl’s Machiavellism

Armed Girl’s Machiavellism (Cert 15) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 321 minutes approx. Release Date: February 4th   For some teenage boys, being sent to an all girls’ school would probably be his every (wet) dream come true and with anime being what it is, you know exactly the sort of girls that … Continue reading Armed Girl’s Machiavellism

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Naruto Shippuden Collection 35

Naruto Shippuden Collection 35 (Episodes 445-458) (Cert 12) 2 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 330 minutes approx. Release Date: February 11th It’s got to the point now that being sarcastic about how coverage of the Fourth Great Ninja War has been interrupted for more filler stories is proving as difficult for me as it … Continue reading Naruto Shippuden Collection 35

Flavours Of Youth (Si shi qing chun/Shikioriori)

Flavours Of Youth (Si shi qing chun/Shikioriori) China/Japan (2018) Dirs. Li Haoling, Jiaoshou Yi Xiaoxing & Yoshitaka Takeuchi  I suppose we should blame Proust. If it wasn’t for the seminal Madeline cake chapter in his classic masterwork À la recherché du temps perdu the idea of food or other everyday objects being stirring mnemonics to … Continue reading Flavours Of Youth (Si shi qing chun/Shikioriori)

MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2018 (UK)

  2018 has been a funny year for anime and for your truly in reviewing the new releases that make it to UK shores. A number of great shows came our way, including a few classics that had hitherto remained in license limbo, but the overall quality of these new releases was variable to the … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2018 (UK)

Fireworks (Uchiage hanabi, shita kara miru ka? Yoko kara miru ka?)

Fireworks (Uchiage hanabi, shita kara miru ka? Yoko kara miru ka?) Japan (2017) Dirs. Akiyuki Shinbo & Nobuyuki Takeuchi How many chances do we need to get something right? Or should we just let fate be and take whatever hand it deals us regardless of how painful or problematic the outcome may be? Amazingly, I … Continue reading Fireworks (Uchiage hanabi, shita kara miru ka? Yoko kara miru ka?)

Assassination Classroom The Movie: 365 Days’ Time

Assassination Classroom The Movie: 365 Days’ Time (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Combo(Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 92 minutes approx Release Date: December 17th       One the freshest and funniest shows of the past few years, Assassination Classroom is a favourite of yours truly but has never been reviewed on this site before. This changes … Continue reading Assassination Classroom The Movie: 365 Days’ Time

One Piece Collection 20

One Piece Collection 20 (Episodes 469-491) (Cert 12) 4 Discs DVD (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 543 minutes approx Release Date: December 17th       When we last saw Monkey D. Luffy he was on the verge of rescuing his brother Ace from execution at Marineford, now aided by the monstrous Whitebeard and his many pirate. … Continue reading One Piece Collection 20