Mirai (Cert PG) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray/3 Discs Limited Edition (Distributor: Anime Ltd.) Running time: 98 minutes approx. Much like the legendary Yasujiro Ozu, Mamoru Hosoda has made a career from making films centred on the family unit, yet manages to avoid repeating himself with each passing project, instead finding new ways to convey the message … Continue reading Mirai

The Boy And The Beast

The Boy And The Beast (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: Studiocanal) Running Time: 119 minutes approx. 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 with his latest film Your … Continue reading The Boy And The Beast

Wolf Children

Wolf Children (Cert PG) 3 Discs DVD/BD combo (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 117 minutes approx. Hana, a 19 year-old university student notices a quiet handsome man sitting alone in class. She gradually forms a relationship with him but he has an extraordinary secret – he is a wolf man. Hana is so in love … Continue reading Wolf Children

Summer Wars

Summer Wars (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 109 minutes approx. High school student and maths whiz Kenji Koiso is also a moderator for the online virtual reality world of OZ, a global community that has become an inescapable and vital fixture in modern society. With the summer break looming, Kenji receives … Continue reading Summer Wars