Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! The Movie: Rikka Version

Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! The Movie: Rikka Version (Cert 12) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 91 minutes approx. Release Date:  July 30th  Before you get too excited about the prospect of another entry from the fancifully quirky Chunibyo universe inhabited by Rikka Takanashi and her long-suffering boyfriend-cum-protector Yuta Togashi, this film … Continue reading Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! The Movie: Rikka Version

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A Thousand And One Nights (Sen’ya ichiya monogatari)

A Thousand And One Nights (Sen'ya ichiya monogatari) Japan (1969) Dir. Eiichi Yamamoto Recently reviewed on this site was Cleopatra, the racy, experimental animation from manga legend Osamu Tezuka’s studio Mushi Productions’ Animerama series. A year earlier, A Thousand and One Nights was the first film in this series and the first X-rated animated film … Continue reading A Thousand And One Nights (Sen’ya ichiya monogatari)

Initial D Legend 3: Dream

Initial D Legend 3: Dream (Cert 12) 1 Disc DVD / Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 64 minutes approx. Release Date: July 16th I hope you are all strapped in and have checked your rear view mirrors, as it’s now time to signal and pull away as we take off for this final instalment of … Continue reading Initial D Legend 3: Dream

Big Fish & Begonia

Big Fish & Begonia (Cert PG) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 105 minutes approx. Release Date:  July 9th  Whilst the Chinese animation industry has been in existence since the 1920’s is hasn’t had the same international exposure as other countries. Looking to change this is a film that was a true labour … Continue reading Big Fish & Begonia

Hello! Kinmoza! Complete Season 2

Hello! Kinmoza! Complete Season 2 (Cert 12) 4 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Combo (Distributor: Animatsu Entertainment) Running time: 293 minutes approx. Release Date:  July 2nd  You might not realise it but the cutesy slice-of-life series Kinmoza! has something in common with notorious shocker Legend Of The Overfiend beyond both being anime - that is both have made … Continue reading Hello! Kinmoza! Complete Season 2

Occultic;Nine Volume 2

Occultic;Nine Volume 2 (Episodes 7-12) (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 144 minutes approx. Release Date:  July 2nd  Usually when reviewing the second part of a series I proffer a brief recap of the central plot by way of easing us into the discussion of the events of this follow up … Continue reading Occultic;Nine Volume 2

Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto Complete Collection

Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto Complete Collection (Cert 15) 5 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Combo (Distributor: Animatsu Entertainment) Running time: 340 minutes approx. Release Date:  July 2nd  “Who's the cat that won't cop out when there's danger all about?” If you said “Shaft” then in this instance, you are wrong - we’re talking about Sakamoto-san. What, haven’t … Continue reading Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto Complete Collection