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

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)

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. Release Date: November 9th    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 … Continue reading 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. Release Date: November 9th    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 … Continue reading Moribito: Guardian Of The Spirit Collection

O Maidens In Your Savage Season Collection

O Maidens In Your Savage Season Collection (Cert 18) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 303 minutes approx. Release Date: September 28th    “Girls think about sex too!” After years of slice-of-life anime series convincing us that all Japanese high school girls are chaste, virtuous and largely asexual, it seems the current trend is … Continue reading O Maidens In Your Savage Season Collection

Revue Starlight Collector’s Collection

Revue Starlight Collector’s Collection (Cert PG) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 301 minutes approx. Release Date: September 14th    No doubt you have seen TV talent shows like The X Factor, The Voice, et al, and thought the audition process seemed quite demanding and often unforgiving on the poor saps desperate for their … Continue reading Revue Starlight Collector’s Collection

Fusé: Memoirs Of The Hunter Girl (Fuse: teppô musume no torimonochô)

Fusé: Memoirs Of The Hunter Girl (Fuse: teppô musume no torimonochô) Japan (2012) Dir. Masayuki Miyaji Dogs are a man’s best friend, so they say. Well, we have a pug and she prefers to hang around with my mum over me and my dad, so I guess that is one theory disproved. But I digress, … Continue reading Fusé: Memoirs Of The Hunter Girl (Fuse: teppô musume no torimonochô)

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 310 minutes approx. Release Date: August 17th     In the same week MVM releases Mysteria Friends in the UK about the friendship (and possibly more) between a young human girl and a dragon girl, Manga Entertainment also bring us a show … Continue reading Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

Mysteria Friends Collector’s Edition

Mysteria Friends Collector’s Edition (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 152 minutes approx. Release Date: August 17th    I must apologise in advance for the excessive filibustering present in this review but the title under discussion doesn’t give me much to work with, and since I set myself a 1000 word limit … Continue reading Mysteria Friends Collector’s Edition

Promare

Promare Japan (2019) Dir. Hiroyuki Imaishi Global Warming is causing many problems for our planet at the moment, the main one being the rising temperatures. It is an issue that so far is only elemental and not likely to manifest itself in humans. Let’s hope it stays that way… In a futuristic setting, the Earth … Continue reading Promare

Domestic Girlfriend Collection

Domestic Girlfriend Collection (Cert 18) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 329 minutes approx. Release Date: August 10th   The harem set-up in anime is the ultimate male wish fulfilment fantasy for lonely losers like me to live vicariously through, except it is always played for comedy since it won’t ever occur in real life. … Continue reading Domestic Girlfriend Collection