Naruto Shippuden Collection 27

Naruto Shippuden Collection 27 (Episodes 336-348) (Cert 12) 2 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 306 minutes approx. Since Jeremy Clarkson likes to employ metaphors when talking about cars, I thought I would use cars as a metaphor to discuss Naruto Shippuden. Right now, whilst in the middle of the Fourth Hokage War story arc, … Continue reading Naruto Shippuden Collection 27

The Case Of Hana & Alice

The Case Of Hana & Alice  (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: All The Anime) Running time: 99 minutes approx. Unless anyone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of anime can suggest otherwise, I believe a precedent may have been set with this film by being an animated prequel to a live action Japanese film, 2004’s Hana & … Continue reading The Case Of Hana & Alice

One Piece Collection 15

One Piece Collection 15 (Episodes 349-372) (Cert 15) 4 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 566 minutes approx.   The more observant among you may have noticed that the last One Piece release reviewed on this site was volume 13. The reason volume 14 wasn’t featured is because I wasn’t afforded the review discs on this … Continue reading One Piece Collection 15

Invaders Of The Rokujyoma!?

Invaders Of The Rokujyoma!? (Cert 15) 3 Discs DVD/2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 292 minutes approx. Harem comedies. The ultimate one note joke concept and predominant wish fulfilment show for lonely male otaku everywhere and a formula that one can tamper with or be truly original. Or can they? The mononymous Takehaya’s light … Continue reading Invaders Of The Rokujyoma!?

Mai Mai Miracle

Mai Mai Miracle (Cert PG) 2 Disc DVD/Blu-ray Combo (Distributor: All The Anime) Running time: 94 minutes approx. The journey of Mai Mai Miracle to the UK has been a long and adventurous one. The film was made in 2009 and did well on the festival circuit and in Asian cinemas. With the UK left … Continue reading Mai Mai Miracle

Sakura Trick

Sakura Trick (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 279 minutes approx. There is a chance for many male otaku, being the shallow pigs that we are, the idea of a yuri - girl-on-girl - anime involving Japanese schoolgirls exploring their sexuality seems like heaven. Yet, Sakura Trick, even with its … Continue reading Sakura Trick

Death Note – Complete Series and OVA Collection

Death Note - Complete Series and OVA Collection (Cert 15) 6 discs Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 845 minutes approx.     I must open this review by admitting it might seem a little biased as Death Note is my favourite anime and manga of all time; however it has been close to a decade … Continue reading Death Note – Complete Series and OVA Collection