MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2020 (Japan)

  You don’t need me to tell you that 2020 has been one of the craziest years in recent memory due to the COVID pandemic. Whilst it has taken many lives and inconvenienced millions of others, one area hit hard was the arts, with production of many films and TV shows either brought to a … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2020 (Japan)

Wicked City (Youjuu Toshi) Anime Review

Wicked City (Youjuu Toshi) Japan (1987) Dir. Yoshiaki Kawajiri Some people get shirty if others mix with those outside of their own race or religion. I wonder how they feel about mixing with someone who is not even of the same species? Probably wouldn’t go down so well, but would they be less begrudging if … Continue reading Wicked City (Youjuu Toshi) Anime Review

Ride Your Wave (Kimi to, nami ni noretara) Anime Review

Ride Your Wave (Kimi to, nami ni noretara) Japan (2019) Dir. Masaaki Yuasa Having a passion is great; finding someone to share it with isn’t always easy. If you do then you are very lucky, others struggle to persuade their partners even to care about their passions, let alone sharing it with them. But maybe … Continue reading Ride Your Wave (Kimi to, nami ni noretara) Anime Review

Anime Review – Steins;Gate: The Movie − Load Region of Déjà Vu

Steins;Gate: The Movie − Load Region of Déjà Vu (Cert 12) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 92 minutes approx. Messing about with the past doesn’t always guarantee the future will end up all rosy and problem free. The risks are inherent no matter how small or fleeting the changes made may be, … Continue reading Anime Review – Steins;Gate: The Movie − Load Region of Déjà Vu

Anime Review – Yuuna And The Haunted Hot Springs Collection

Yuuna And The Haunted Hot Springs Collection (Cert 18) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 285 minutes approx. A visit to the hot springs is, along with the beach outing, a staple of comedy anime as it provides the writers an excuse to offer some fan service to spice things up a little and … Continue reading Anime Review – Yuuna And The Haunted Hot Springs Collection

Anime Review – Z/X Code reunion Collection

Z/X Code reunion Collection (Cert 15) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 303 minutes approx. If we were to take anime seriously, then Japan has probably stumbled onto something in that instead of vast military power and nuclear weapons, all you actually need to defend the planet is a group of cute schoolgirls with … Continue reading Anime Review – Z/X Code reunion Collection

Anime Review – After The Rain Collection

After The Rain Collection (Cert 15) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 293 minutes approx. May to December relationships always court controversy among those on the outside, evolving into full-blown scandal depending on how large the age gap is, and where the scale begins. After The Rain based on the manga Koi wa Ameagari … Continue reading Anime Review – After The Rain Collection

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Boku no Hīrō Akademia Za Mūbī: Hīrōzu: Raijingu) Movie Review

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Boku no Hīrō Akademia Za Mūbī: Hīrōzu: Raijingu) Japan (2019) Dir. Kenji Nagasaki It’s spin off movie time for the popular shonen fantasy My Hero Academia, the second in fact, following on from 2018’s Two Heroes, though it is reported it will be the last feature length adjunct for this … Continue reading My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Boku no Hīrō Akademia Za Mūbī: Hīrōzu: Raijingu) Movie Review

Anime Review – Birthday Wonderland

Birthday Wonderland (Cert PG) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray / 2 Discs Combo Collector’s Edition (Distributor: Anime Ltd.) Running time: 115 minutes approx. Isn’t it funny how kids can’t wait to grow and do all the things adults do that seem cool and liberating, yet when it comes to the responsibility of being an adult, they don’t … Continue reading Anime Review – Birthday Wonderland

Moribito: Guardian Of The Spirit Collection

Moribito: Guardian Of The Spirit Collection (Cert 12) 4 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 702 minutes approx. A blast from the past for some of you, this fantasy adventure was first released a decade ago but on DVD only. MVM have now brought it back with a shiny new HD transfer on Blu-ray and … Continue reading Moribito: Guardian Of The Spirit Collection