Anime Review – Rosario + Vampire Complete Collection

Rosario + Vampire Complete Collection (Cert 15) 4 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 645 minutes approx. Release Date: August 9th This Blu-ray reissue of the fan service heavy fantasy harem comedy compiles both series of Rosario + Vampire into one handy box set. Aside from an upgraded HD transfer there is nothing else that … Continue reading Anime Review – Rosario + Vampire Complete Collection

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 – Killing Bites Collection

Killing Bites Collection (Cert 18) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 300 minutes approx. Release Date: July 19th We humans, as Darwin proposed, are descended from animals, well mostly primates, but that might explain why we have such affinity with them as pets or marvelling at them as wildlife. Ideally, the connection should end … Continue reading Anime Review – Killing Bites Collection

Anime Review – Lord El-Melloi II’s Case Files Collection

Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files Collection (Cert 15) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 333 minutes approx. Release Date: July 26th This series has a rather deceptive title that could cost it some fan interest if the name of the protagonist isn’t instantly recognisable. The eponymous Lord El-Melloi II began life as a side … Continue reading Anime Review – Lord El-Melloi II’s Case Files Collection

Anime Review – Owarimonogatari Part 3

Owarimonogatari Part 3 (Episodes 14-20)(Cert 15) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 169 minutes approx. Release Date: July 5th Just to show how cruel Nisio Isin is, Owarimonogatari translates to “End Story” yet this franchise continues with STILL more to come, I suspect just to annoy me. And if this series was confusing enough, … Continue reading Anime Review – Owarimonogatari Part 3

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 – Koyomimonogatari

Koyomimonogatari (Cert 15) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 153 minutes approx. Release Date: June 14th Somebody up there must hate me. Regular readers will know I have never been able to connect with the Monogatari franchise therefore whenever a new title was sent to me for review it filled me with dread. It’s … Continue reading Anime Review – Koyomimonogatari

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 – Kandagawa Jet Girls Collection

Kandagawa Jet Girls Collection (Cert 15) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 320 minutes approx. Release Date: May 24th Question: how much of a surprise would it be to learn that jet racing is a thing in Japan, with high school clubs, local, and national championships? If the answer is “Not really” then you … Continue reading Anime Review – Kandagawa Jet Girls Collection

Anime Review – Paranoia Agent Collector’s Edition

Paranoia Agent Collector’s Edition (Cert 18) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 339 minutes approx. Release Date: May 24th Stress is a dangerous feeling, one that can cripple and harm in ways we may not be fully aware of. It can make people behave uncharacteristically and make crucial mistakes in desperation, creating needless trauma … Continue reading Anime Review – Paranoia Agent Collector’s Edition