Seven Mortal Sins Collection

Seven Mortal Sins Collection (Cert 18) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 330 minutes approx. As we should all be aware, the seven deadly sins are pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, and sloth. I propose adding an eighth - wastefulness, as in making an anime series based on a flimsy concept like a … Continue reading Seven Mortal Sins Collection

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

A Thousand And One Nights (Sen’ya ichiya monogatari)

A Thousand And One Nights (Sen'ya ichiya monogatari) Japan (1969) Dir. Eiichi Yamamoto Recently reviewed on this site was Cleopatra, the racy, experimental animation from manga legend Osamu Tezuka’s studio Mushi Productions’ Animerama series. A year earlier, A Thousand and One Nights was the first film in this series and the first X-rated animated film … Continue reading A Thousand And One Nights (Sen’ya ichiya monogatari)

Cleopatra (Kureopatora)

Cleopatra (Kureopatora) Japan (1970) Dir. Osamu Tezuka & Eiichi Yamamoto Osamu Tezuka is known as the Godfather of Manga, boasting a prolific 40 year career that spawned such hugely influential works like the seminal Astro Boy. Yet, despite his cheery, avuncular appearance and manga designed to appeal to all ages, Tezuka had a thing for … Continue reading Cleopatra (Kureopatora)

Belladonna Of Sadness (Kanashimi no Beradonna)

Belladonna Of Sadness (Kanashimi no Beradonna) Japan (1973) Dir. Eiichi Yamamoto Aesthetically there is little to suggest that this baffling slice of psychedelic erotica can be classified as anime. But it is part of a trilogy involving the godfather of anime and manga Osamu Tezuka, so who are we to argue? Based loosely on the … Continue reading Belladonna Of Sadness (Kanashimi no Beradonna)

Chanbara Striptease (Oppai Chanbara)

Chanbara Striptease (Oppai Chanbara) Japan (2008) Dir. Akira Hirose Before we get to the review itself, it needs pointing out that despite sharing the word “Chanbara” in its title, this film has nothing to do with the 2008 cult low budget zombie slasher Chanbara Beauty (aka Oneechanbara) or its 2009 sequel Vortex. Those of you … Continue reading Chanbara Striptease (Oppai Chanbara)

Majikoi Oh! Samurai Girls Collection

  Majikoi Oh! Samurai Girls Collection (Cert 15) 2 Discs (Distributor: MVM Entertainment) Running time: 287 minutes approx. There is a saying I am sure you are a familiar with which goes “Never judge a book by its cover”. There should be a similar saying which is exclusive to anime that warns us “Never judge … Continue reading Majikoi Oh! Samurai Girls Collection

Samurai Girls Complete Collection

Samurai Girls Complete Collection (Cert 15) 3 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 275 minutes approx. In the alternate land known as Great Japan, the Tokugawa Shogunate has remained the ruling force of the country and the way of the samurai lives on in the women of the realm. At the Buou Academy for trainee … Continue reading Samurai Girls Complete Collection