Anime Review – Haibane Renmei

Haibane Renmei Collector’s Edition (Cert 12) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 325 minutes approx. Once again MVM have raided their archives to revive a curious title originally released in the UK in 2005, which may have slipped under the radar for many, repackaged as a single collection box set, hoping to find a … Continue reading Anime Review – Haibane Renmei

Anime Review – Hentai Prince & The Stone Cat

Hentai Prince & The Stone Cat (Cert 18) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 307 minutes approx. Can you name an anime which opens with a quote from Oscar Wilde? Prior to watching this series I would have said no, but don’t assume this is a literate show - the title alone is a … Continue reading Anime Review – Hentai Prince & The Stone Cat

Anime Review – Dororo Collection

Dororo Collection (Cert 15) 3 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 607 minutes approx. 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 corruptive qualities. Even then, there … 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. 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 gags. Sometimes you stumble … Continue reading Anime Review – Nichijou – My Ordinary Life

Anime Review – The Skull Man Collection

The Skull Man Collection (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 307 minutes approx. 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 down on them. Then … Continue reading Anime Review – The Skull Man Collection

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. 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. Once they are gone … 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. 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 what lies on the … 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. 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 their stride and explore … Continue reading Anime Review – Seitokai Yakuindomo Complete Collection

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. 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 either the height of … Continue reading Anime Review – My Girlfriend Is Shobitch Collection

Anime Review – Is The Order A Rabbit? Season 1 Collection

Is The Order A Rabbit? Season 1 Collection (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 291 minutes approx. In the wrong hands, cute girls doing cute things could be a salacious and prurient way to describe a piece of work so let’s be thankful anime is beyond such cheap, lurid thinking. In this … Continue reading Anime Review – Is The Order A Rabbit? Season 1 Collection