Anime Review – Belle

Belle (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray/2 Discs Ltd. Ed 4K Blu-ray (Distributor: Anime Ltd.) Running time: 122 minutes approx. The internet has become the best hiding place in the world. It is somewhere for those in pain to seek solace, the lonely to find company, and on a darker note, the malicious and spiteful to … Continue reading Anime Review – Belle

Anime Review – Pompo The Cinéphile

Pompo The Cinéphile (Cert 12A) Limited Theatrical Release (Distributor: Anime Ltd.) Running time: 94 minutes approx. “Welcome to the world of dreams and madness!” So speaks the eponymous character of this anime love letter to cinema, as if the title wasn’t already a giveaway. If the “madness” part sounds like a self-deprecating epigram, it actually … Continue reading Anime Review – Pompo The Cinéphile

Anime Review – Kanon Collection

Kanon Collection (Cert 12) 4 Discs DVD (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 582 minutes approx. Stop me if you’ve heard this before - a high school boy returns to a town he once visited as a child to reconnect with a girl he met there, of whom he has vague memories. He then encounters many girls, … Continue reading Anime Review – Kanon Collection

Anime Review – Hinamatsuri

Hinamatsuri (Cert 12) 2 Discs Blu-ray + Digital Copy (Distributor: Funimation) Running time: 288 minutes approx. There are many combinations in life that have little to no chance of actually working, like fish and gravy, or Tories and the truth. Fortunately, we live in a world where anime exists and they thrive on taking disparate … Continue reading Anime Review – Hinamatsuri

Anime Review – Dog & Scissors Collection

Dog & Scissors Collection (Cert 15) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 312 minutes approx. Dogs are great. Scissors have their uses. Put them together though and you’re asking for trouble and this being anime, trouble is very much on the menu. Oh, and there are books too. Lots of books, being both written … Continue reading Anime Review – Dog & Scissors Collection

Anime Review – Air Complete Series

Air Complete Series (Cert 12) 3 Discs DVD (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 338 minutes approx. What is it about the sky that is so fascinating to us humans? Is it because it is always there, hovering over our heads or the fact it is the numerous possibilities of what lies beyond it? Perhaps it is … Continue reading Anime Review – Air Complete Series

Anime Review – Venus Versus Virus Collection

Venus Versus Virus Collection (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 290 minutes approx. Try saying that title ten times in a row after a few sherbets! This alliteration might make the show sound funky and possibly even topical, and does indeed offer a fair description of what the story is about, but … Continue reading Anime Review – Venus Versus Virus Collection

Anime Review – Is The Order A Rabbit? Bloom

Is The Order A Rabbit? Bloom (Cert 12) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 298 minutes approx. We return to the Rabbit House café to rejoin Cocoa, Chino, Rize, Syaro, Chiya, Megumi, and Maya for more sugary sweet moe slice-of-life hijinks. This third season of Is The Order A Rabbit? appeared in 2020, five … Continue reading Anime Review – Is The Order A Rabbit? Bloom

Anime Review – Girls Und Panzer Das Finale Part 2

Girls Und Panzer Das Finale Part 2 (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 58 minutes approx. Unless you have a fantastic memory, you may want to revisit the first instalment of Das Finale before watching this follow up as it picks up the story right from where we left it, which must … Continue reading Anime Review – Girls Und Panzer Das Finale Part 2

Anime Review – Girls Und Panzer Das Finale Part 1

Girls Und Panzer Das Finale Part 1 (Cert 12) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 48 minutes approx. It’s been a while since we last checked in with the girls of Oarai High School und their Panzers - five years in fact - and as the title denotes, this is Das Finale, although in … Continue reading Anime Review – Girls Und Panzer Das Finale Part 1