Anime Review – Dororo Collection

Dororo Collection (Cert 15) 3 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 607 minutes approx. Release Date: January 17th    The things people will do for power is staggering, and sadly, this isn’t something that has abated over the centuries. Intentions may be noble at first but you know what they say about power and its … Continue reading Anime Review – Dororo Collection

Anime Review – Nichijou – My Ordinary Life

Nichijou - My Ordinary Life (Cert 12) 4 Discs Blu-ray + Digital (Distributor: Funimation) Running time: 626 minutes approx. Release Date: December 13th Japanese humour can be an acquired taste, which would explain why their use of more broader, base comedy especially in anime, works better for international audiences than the nuanced nature of localised … Continue reading Anime Review – Nichijou – My Ordinary Life

Anime Review – Lupin III – The First

Lupin III - The First Japan (2019) Dir. Takashi Yamazaki Monkey Punch’s evergreen creation has been an anime staple since 1971 and weathered many changes - from TV to film, cell drawn to computerised animation and even a live action adaptation. Prior to his passing in 2019, Monkey Punch said he hoped to see a … Continue reading Anime Review – Lupin III – The First

Anime Review – The Skull Man Collection

The Skull Man Collection (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 307 minutes approx. Release Date: December 6th Vigilantes are a curious lot. They usually work on a system of righting wrongs even if the law has decided there is no case for criminal to answer to or are too slow to crack … Continue reading Anime Review – The Skull Man Collection

Anime Review – Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun

Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun (2020) It’s rare that I need to open a review by explaining the title before getting to the main discussion but this show warrants it, since the word” toilet” may put people off from watching it before knowing what it is about. So, please note that this series has nothing to do with … Continue reading Anime Review – Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun

Anime Review – On-Gaku: Our Sound

On-Gaku: Our Sound Limited Collectors’ Edition (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Combo (Distributor: Anime Ltd) Running time: 71 minutes approx. Release Date: November 15th N.B - this review is related to the excusive limited Collector’s Edition of this release, which is exclusive to Anime Ltd. and can be only be purchased through their website HERE. … Continue reading Anime Review – On-Gaku: Our Sound

Anime Review – ARIA The Animation S1 Collection

ARIA The Animation S1 Collection (Cert U) 3 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 320 minutes approx. Release Date: October 25th Mars has been the one planet all sci-fi writers have chosen to either set their stories on or have its inhabitants invade earth. From HG Wells to Flash Gordon to Ridley Scott, interpretations of … Continue reading Anime Review – ARIA The Animation S1 Collection

Anime Review – Seitokai Yakuindomo Complete Collection

Seitokai Yakuindomo Complete Collection (Cert 18) 5 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 695 minutes approx. Release Date: October 18th When kids reach a certain age and their bodies begin to change, they learn the reasons behind this, and with this knowledge comes an awakening of what their bodies can do. Some take this in … Continue reading Anime Review – Seitokai Yakuindomo Complete Collection

Anime Review – Violet Evergarden: Eternity And The Auto Memory Doll

Violet Evergarden: Eternity And The Auto Memory Doll Japan (2019) Dir. Haruka Fujita It was inevitable that, with a concept as broad and inviting as the one driving the TV series Violet Evergarden, a second series or a film was going to appear sooner or later. We are still waiting for the second series so … Continue reading Anime Review – Violet Evergarden: Eternity And The Auto Memory Doll

Anime Review – My Girlfriend Is Shobitch Collection

My Girlfriend Is Shobitch Collection (Cert 18) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 266 minutes approx. Release Date: September 20th Oh boy…where to begin with this one. Humour is subjective, whether it is harmless jokes, satire, black comedy, straight up silliness, or smutty innuendo. The latter is arguably the most contentious as it is … Continue reading Anime Review – My Girlfriend Is Shobitch Collection