Demon City Shinjuku (Makai Toshi: Shinjuku)

Demon City Shinjuku (Makai Toshi: Shinjuku) Japan (1988) Dir. Yoshiaki Kawajiri Oh, the things a man will do for a pretty face. There may not be the kind of reward he is hoping for at the end of it, but male bravado is just as toxic as the male libido when it comes to overriding … Continue reading Demon City Shinjuku (Makai Toshi: Shinjuku)

3D Kanojo – Real Girl Collection

3D Kanojo - Real Girl Collection (Cert 12) 3 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 563 minutes approx. Release Date: January 18th    Despite anime being immensely popular in Japan and across the globe, being an otaku is apparently enough to make you a social pariah on the same level as admitting to liking Mrs. … Continue reading 3D Kanojo – Real Girl Collection

Is It Wrong To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? Season 2

Is It Wrong To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? Season 2 (Cert 15) 2 Discs Blu-ray/Ltd Edition 4 discs DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 325 minutes approx. Release Date: January 11th    Before we get into this review, I must warn you that I haven’t seen the first series of this fantasy harem show … Continue reading Is It Wrong To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? Season 2

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)

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)

Ride Your Wave (Kimi to, nami ni noretara)

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)

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. Release Date: November 30th    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 … Continue reading Steins;Gate: The Movie − Load Region of Déjà Vu

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. Release Date: December 7th    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 … Continue reading Yuuna And The Haunted Hot Springs Collection

Z/X Code reunion Collection

Z/X Code reunion Collection (Cert 15) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 303 minutes approx. Release Date: December 7th    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 … Continue reading Z/X Code reunion Collection

After The Rain Collection

After The Rain Collection (Cert 15) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 293 minutes approx. Release Date: November 30th    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 … Continue reading After The Rain Collection