Anime Review – Dororo Collection

Dororo Collection (Cert 15) 3 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 607 minutes approx. Release Date: January 17th    The things people will do for power is staggering, and sadly, this isn’t something that has abated over the centuries. Intentions may be noble at first but you know what they say about power and its … Continue reading Anime Review – Dororo Collection

MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2021 (Japan)

Another year has come to an end which means it is time for MIB to reflect on what new goodies contributed to the anime output from Japan. Whilst there were few and far between for the tastes of this writer, this was another year in which sequels and ongoing franchises made more of a lasting … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2021 (Japan)

MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2021 (UK)

2021 was another interesting year for anime in the UK in the current COVID climate, where delays to physical media releases meant fans were supposed to rely on streaming to get their fixes. This did have its advantages though, notably when Amazon Prime got hold of the Evangelion Rebuild film series and brought us the … Continue reading MIB’s Top Ten Anime of 2021 (UK)

Anime Review – Nichijou – My Ordinary Life

Nichijou - My Ordinary Life (Cert 12) 4 Discs Blu-ray + Digital (Distributor: Funimation) Running time: 626 minutes approx. Release Date: December 13th Japanese humour can be an acquired taste, which would explain why their use of more broader, base comedy especially in anime, works better for international audiences than the nuanced nature of localised … Continue reading Anime Review – Nichijou – My Ordinary Life

Anime Review – Lupin III – The First

Lupin III - The First Japan (2019) Dir. Takashi Yamazaki Monkey Punch’s evergreen creation has been an anime staple since 1971 and weathered many changes - from TV to film, cell drawn to computerised animation and even a live action adaptation. Prior to his passing in 2019, Monkey Punch said he hoped to see a … Continue reading Anime Review – Lupin III – The First

Anime Review – The Skull Man Collection

The Skull Man Collection (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 307 minutes approx. Release Date: December 6th Vigilantes are a curious lot. They usually work on a system of righting wrongs even if the law has decided there is no case for criminal to answer to or are too slow to crack … Continue reading Anime Review – The Skull Man Collection

Anime Review – Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun

Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun (2020) It’s rare that I need to open a review by explaining the title before getting to the main discussion but this show warrants it, since the word” toilet” may put people off from watching it before knowing what it is about. So, please note that this series has nothing to do with … Continue reading Anime Review – Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun

Anime Review – On-Gaku: Our Sound

On-Gaku: Our Sound Limited Collectors’ Edition (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Combo (Distributor: Anime Ltd) Running time: 71 minutes approx. Release Date: November 15th N.B - this review is related to the excusive limited Collector’s Edition of this release, which is exclusive to Anime Ltd. and can be only be purchased through their website HERE. … Continue reading Anime Review – On-Gaku: Our Sound

Anime Review – ARIA The Animation S1 Collection

ARIA The Animation S1 Collection (Cert U) 3 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 320 minutes approx. Release Date: October 25th Mars has been the one planet all sci-fi writers have chosen to either set their stories on or have its inhabitants invade earth. From HG Wells to Flash Gordon to Ridley Scott, interpretations of … Continue reading Anime Review – ARIA The Animation S1 Collection

Anime Review – Seitokai Yakuindomo Complete Collection

Seitokai Yakuindomo Complete Collection (Cert 18) 5 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 695 minutes approx. Release Date: October 18th When kids reach a certain age and their bodies begin to change, they learn the reasons behind this, and with this knowledge comes an awakening of what their bodies can do. Some take this in … Continue reading Anime Review – Seitokai Yakuindomo Complete Collection