Lu Over The Wall (Yoake tsugeru Rû no uta)

Lu Over The Wall (Yoake tsugeru Rû no uta) Japan (2017) Dir. Masaaki Yuasa I suppose if you’re going to riff on someone else’s work you may as well copy the best, which Masaaki Yuasa has done in aping Miyazaki’s Ponyo for Lu Over The Wall but has put his unique spin on it that … Continue reading Lu Over The Wall (Yoake tsugeru Rû no uta)

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Higurashi: When They Cry Season 1 Collection

Higurashi: When They Cry Season 1 Collection 6 Discs DVD (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 640 minutes approx. Release Date: September 24th  Also known by its full title of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni this is an anime series that has long eluded a UK release, allowing its reputation as a seminal horror mystery title attain … Continue reading Higurashi: When They Cry Season 1 Collection

And You Thought There’s Never A Girl Online Collection

And You Thought There's Never A Girl Online Collection (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD / 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 291 minutes approx. Release Date: September 10th  Over the past few years, the unholy trinity of the mecha, harem comedy, and magical girl subgenres of anime felt the presence of another overplayed premise … Continue reading And You Thought There’s Never A Girl Online Collection

Mary & The Witch’s Flower

Mary & The Witch’s Flower (Cert PG) 1 Disc DVD / 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Altitude Films) Running time: 103 minutes approx. Release Date: September 10th  If you’ll forgive the flippancy, a more accurate title would be Harry Potter & Marnie Mononoke’s Spirited Moving Delivery Service In The Sky. There is a reason for saying … Continue reading Mary & The Witch’s Flower

Sword Oratoria: Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? On The Side

Sword Oratoria: Is it Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? On The Side (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD / 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 303 minutes approx. Release Date: September 3rd   As the lengthy and cumbersome title suggests, this show is a spin-off from an existing series, featuring … Continue reading Sword Oratoria: Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? On The Side

The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl (Yoru wa mijikashi aruke yo otome)

The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl (Yoru wa mijikashi aruke yo otome) Japan (2017) Dir. Masaaki Yuasa Time is a funny thing. It can make moments in life seem either mind numbingly endless or disappointingly short. Conversely, we could suffer a brief instance of misery or a lifetime of happiness within a singular period. … Continue reading The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl (Yoru wa mijikashi aruke yo otome)

Bakuon!! Complete Collection

Bakuon!! Complete Collection (Cert 12) 3 Discs DVD / 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 292 minutes approx. Release Date: August 27th There is always a danger of taking some of things in slice-of-life anime at face value but if they are to be believed then Japanese high schools are to be marvelled for … Continue reading Bakuon!! Complete Collection