A Silent Voice (Koe no katachi)

A Silent Voice (Koe no katachi) Japan (2016) Dir. Naoko Yamada Kyoto Animation - KyoAni for short - are largely known for their endearing TV anime shows, occasionally venturing across to the big screen with spin-offs from their TV output. A Silent Voice marks KyoAni’s first theatrical outing unrelated to an existing small screen project … Continue reading A Silent Voice (Koe no katachi)

Little Busters Refrain Collection

Little Busters Refrain Collection (Cert 12) 3 Discs DVD / 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 321 minutes approx. Hopefully by now you’ve had time to digest the 26-episode first series of Little Busters, JC Staff’s adaptation of the visual novel involving a group of school friends who form a baseball team in order … Continue reading Little Busters Refrain Collection

Owarimonogatari Part 2

Owarimonogatari Part 2 (Episode 8-13) (Cert 12) 1 Disc DVD / Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 141 minutes approx. "I’m a predator of procrastination" So speaks Ougi Oshino a line which I can’t tell if creator Nisio Isin being ironic or he is simply trolling the audience. Considering every episode in the Monogatari series has … Continue reading Owarimonogatari Part 2

Naruto Shippuden Collection 28

Naruto Shippuden Collection 28 (Episodes 349-361) (Cert 12) 2 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 306 minutes approx. This latest instalment of Naruto Shippuden sails very close to being reported for false advertising as the titular hero is hardly in it! Aside from two blink-and-you’ve-missed-them cameos, Naruto only appears in the final episode, and even … Continue reading Naruto Shippuden Collection 28

Amagami SS Collection

Amagami SS Collection (Cert 15) 6 Discs DVD / 3 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 490 minutes approx.  Henry VIII famously had six wives but not in the same recurring time frame nor the ability to hit the reset button and begin again with a new wife like the past never happened. Perhaps, if … Continue reading Amagami SS Collection

Gatchaman Crowds Insight

Gatchaman Crowds Insight (Cert 12) 2 Discs Blu-ray/3 Discs DVD Combo (Distributor: Animatsu Entertainment) Running Time: 321 Minutes Approx. Ordinarily I would open a review of a sequel with the stalwart proclamation of “They’re back!” or a similar cliché but in this instance, it would require you, dear reader, to cast your mind back to … Continue reading Gatchaman Crowds Insight

Little Busters Season 1 Collection

Little Busters Season 1 Collection (Cert 12) 6 Discs DVD / 4 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 662 minutes approx. Anime that are based on a visual novel vary in success. The very nature of the multiple route format of the source material results in confused writing when trying to derive a definitive plot … Continue reading Little Busters Season 1 Collection