Heroic Age The Complete Series

Heroic Age The Complete Series (Cert 12) 3 Discs DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 640 minutes approx. They say too many cooks spoil the broth but that wouldn’t be the case if the cooks didn’t try to undermine the others just to feel like they are the best cook. Heroic Age isn’t a show … Continue reading Heroic Age The Complete Series

Asura Cryin’ Collection

Asura Cryin' Collection (Cert 15) 3 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 640 minutes approx.   Picture the scene - sci-fi light novelist Gakuto Mikumo has had a few bottles of sake with a fellow writer who opines out loud “I wonder how many genres can be packed into a single story?”, to which Mikumo replies … Continue reading Asura Cryin’ Collection

Dai Shogun Collection

Dai Shogun Collection (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 296 minutes approx. The Edo period of Japan has proven fertile ground for creative types in telling tales of samurai, warlords, or having fun with the legendary figures of the period. In anime, this has seen the era re-imagined to feature monsters, witchcraft, … Continue reading Dai Shogun Collection

Darling In The FranXX Part 2

Darling In The FranXX Part 2 (Episodes 13-24) (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 288 minutes approx     The first volume of Darling In The FranXX was a major surprise after the early episodes set it up as an unsubtle and bawdy Neon Genesis Evangelion clone, turning into a solid coming-of-age … Continue reading Darling In The FranXX Part 2

Darling In The FranXX Part 1

Darling In The FranXX Part 1 (Episodes 1-12) (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 290 minutes approx       A post-apocalyptic world is under threat from invading aliens and the only line of defence is a fleet of Mecha piloted by a group of plucky teens. And the opening credits of this … Continue reading Darling In The FranXX Part 1

Napping Princess (Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari)

Napping Princess (Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari) Japan (2017) Dir. Kenji Kamiyama  Most of us want our dreams to come true, but only the ones that involve attaining a certain goal in life or reaching a state of prosperity in terms of love, wealth and success. The dreams we have that are escapist fantasies … Continue reading Napping Princess (Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari)

Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle Collection

Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle Collection (Cert 15) 3 Discs DVD / 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 296 minutes approx. The harem comedy is the gift that just keeps on giving - except it is more akin to the unwanted gift from a distant relative who doesn’t know what to get you, and settles for … Continue reading Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle Collection

Busou Shinki: Armored War Goddess Collection

Busou Shinki: Armored War Goddess Collection (Cert 12) 3 Discs DVD / 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 324 minutes approx. You have you hand it to the Japanese. Whenever someone conceives something that has franchise possibilities, they go all in and milk it to enth degree. Take Busou Shinki - mini armoured female-fighter … Continue reading Busou Shinki: Armored War Goddess Collection

Nobunaga The Fool Part 2

Nobunaga The Fool Part 2 (Episode 14-24) (Cert 12) 3 Discs DVD/2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 280 minutes approx. The concluding half of Nobunaga The Fool has a lot of work to do in making sense of the myriad of ideas presented in the first half, not to mention give air time to … Continue reading Nobunaga The Fool Part 2

Nobunaga The Fool Part 1

Nobunaga The Fool Part 1 (Episode 1-13) (Cert 12) 3 Discs DVD/2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 331 minutes approx. In the film Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, a pair of time travelling slackers collect some of the most famous - and infamous - people from history and bring them into the modern day … Continue reading Nobunaga The Fool Part 1