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)

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Rage (Ikari)

Rage (Ikari) Japan (2016) Dir. Lee Sang-il Trust. It is not any easily relinquished commodity when meeting people in person for the first time yet we think nothing of embracing strangers online, maybe because we can’t them from behind the computer screen. But what if the real life person has an ominous cloud of doubt … Continue reading Rage (Ikari)

God Eater Part 2

God Eater Part 2 (Episode 8-13) (Cert 15) 1 Discs DVD / 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 136 minutes approx. Release Date: September 18th  The war between humans and the Aragami continues in the second instalment of this adaptation of the popular video game. Resuming the story from where we left it, God … Continue reading God Eater Part 2

A Certain Magical Index: The Movie – The Miracle Of Endymion

A Certain Magical Index: The Movie - The Miracle Of Endymion (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Combo (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 90 minutes approx. Release Date: September 18th  It would seem that the Index franchise is popular enough in Japan to warrant the cinema spin-off treatment usually reserved for the bigger anime series. But … Continue reading A Certain Magical Index: The Movie – The Miracle Of Endymion

Nurse Witch Komugi R: Complete Collection

Nurse Witch Komugi R: Complete Collection (Cert 12) 3 Discs DVD / 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 282 minutes approx. Release Date: September 11th  If you have a good memory or have been an avid anime fan for some time, this title may sound familiar to you, since it was originally a first … Continue reading Nurse Witch Komugi R: Complete Collection

The Boy And The Beast

The Boy And The Beast (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: Studiocanal) Running Time: 119 minutes approx. Release Date – September 4th In the unofficial race to be crowned the “Next Miyazaki” the two names that appear at the top of most lists are Makoto Shinkai and Mamoru Hosoda. While the former has been breaking records … Continue reading The Boy And The Beast

Dead Or Alive: Final

Dead Or Alive: Final Japan (2002) Dir. Takashi Miike Concluding a story is often hard for a writer; concluding a trilogy is going to be even harder but it seems Japanese provocateur’s decision to make his Dead Or Alive trilogy a largely unconnected affair made it a bit easier for screenwriter Ichiro Ryu and his … Continue reading Dead Or Alive: Final