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

Blu-ray Review – Red Angel

Red Angel (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 95 minutes approx. Release Date – January 17th “Soldiers aren’t human beings. They’re objects… just weapons.” A cynical view to have especially for a doctor working on the front line, but we can’t possibly imagine the things he has seen day after day. … Continue reading Blu-ray Review – Red Angel

Movie Review – Moonlit Winter

Moonlit Winter (Yunhui-ege) Korea (2019) Dir. Lim Dae-Hyung Courage comes in many forms. It is not limited to jumping into a river or running into a burning building to save someone, or speaking out against a crime, or even asking that unattainable person out on a date. Sadly, many people don’t have the courage to … Continue reading Movie Review – Moonlit Winter

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)

Movie Review – Drive My Car

Drive My Car (Doraibu mai kâ) Japan (2021) Dir. Ryusuke Hamaguchi Aren’t words great? You can use them to make people happy, sad, or angry, make them think or comfort them, you can even put them to music and make people sing! But what is the point of words if we don’t use them to … Continue reading Movie Review – Drive My Car

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

Movie Review – Under The Open Sky

Under The Open Sky (Subarashiki sekai) Japan (2021) Dir. Miwa Nishikawa When someone shows a little faith in you despite your dark past, is it wrong to expect the same from everyone else you encounter, or do you need to work harder to show them your penitence is serious? The world, it seems, doesn’t always … Continue reading Movie Review – Under The Open Sky

Movie Review – Beyond The Infinite Two Minutes

Beyond The Infinite Two Minutes (Droste no hate de bokura) Japan (2020) Dir. Junta Yamaguchi “Time may change me, But I can't trace time” We all want to know the future despite many saying they don’t, it is a natural instinct of us curious humans. Normally, we seek to learn of a time way ahead … Continue reading Movie Review – Beyond The Infinite Two Minutes

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