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 – 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 – 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 – Evangelion:3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon A Time

Evangelion:3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon A Time (Cert 15) VOD (Distributor: Amazon Prime) Running time: 156 minutes approx. Release Date: August 13th Well, to say this has been a long time coming is a bit of an understatement - 25 years in fact. I am referring to the (supposed) final, definitive, ultimate conclusion to the Neon Genesis … Continue reading Anime Review – Evangelion:3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon A Time

Anime Review – Josee, The Tiger, And The Fish

Josee, The Tiger, And The Fish (Cert PG) Theatrical (Distributor: Anime Ltd) Running time: 98 minutes approx. Release Date: August 11th People with disabilities tend to fall into two groups - those who begrudge their condition and become resentful at the world, and those who refuse to let it define their lives and make their … Continue reading Anime Review – Josee, The Tiger, And The Fish

Anime Review – Violet Evergarden

Violet Evergarden Complete Series (13 Episodes + OVA) (2018) Life after serving on the frontline during war is always going to be a struggle. Seeing and experiencing things nobody ever should leads to trauma and other long lasting mental effects and returning to Civvie Street is not an easy transition to make. Imagine being raised … Continue reading Anime Review – Violet Evergarden

Anime Review – The Empire Of Corpses (Shisha no Teikoku)

The Empire Of Corpses (Shisha no Teikoku) Japan (2015) Dir. Ryoutarou Makihara No, this isn’t a film about the House of Lords, rather a fanciful journey to prevent a global catastrophe with a cast of literary characters re-imagined for this ambitious and quite overloaded adventure romp. In an alternate version of London in the late … Continue reading Anime Review – The Empire Of Corpses (Shisha no Teikoku)

Anime Review – Earwig And The Witch

Earwig And The Witch (Cert PG) Theatrical (Distributor: Elysian Film) Running time: 82 minutes approx. Release Date: May 28th Orphans or abandoned children in fiction either have the best lives whilst in care and the worst lives when taken in by a new family or vice versa, there is rarely a happy medium. Maybe it … Continue reading Anime Review – Earwig And The Witch

Anime Review – Colorful (Karafuru)

Colorful (Karafuru) Japan (2010) Dir. Keiichi Hara According to Monty Python’s classic ditty Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life death is the final word - but what if it isn’t? One of life’s greatest mysteries is what happens to us once we pass on, whether there is an afterlife - heaven or hell … Continue reading Anime Review – Colorful (Karafuru)

Anime Review – Summer Days With Coo

Summer Days With Coo (Kappa no Kū to Natsuyasumi) Japan (2007) Dir. Keiichi Hara It was a few million years ago when humans took over the planet and made it their own. Unable to communicate with the animals that existed at the time this was something of a hostile takeover. Have you ever wondered, if … Continue reading Anime Review – Summer Days With Coo