Princess Principal Collection

Princess Principal Collection (Cert 12) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 303 minutes approx. I don’t have much time for our royal family, as treacherous as that may sound, but I can guarantee that the Princess Charlotte of Cambridge fawned over by our press will never be as cool or as productive as the … Continue reading Princess Principal Collection

Kabaneri Of The Iron Fortress

Kabaneri Of The Iron Fortress (Cert 15) 4 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Combo (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 274 minutes approx  Well, this is something you rarely see these days - an original anime TV series! No prior manga, video game, or light novel source to be found here, Kabaneri Of The Iron Fortress is freshly made … Continue reading Kabaneri Of The Iron Fortress

Granblue Fantasy – The Animation Part 2

Granblue Fantasy - The Animation Part 2 (Episodes 8-12+OVAs) (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 165 minutes approx. We once again take to the skies aboard the steampunk airship Grancypher and traverse the many airborne islands as the search for Gran’s father continues in Granblue Fantasy. That’s the idea anyway, but this … Continue reading Granblue Fantasy – The Animation Part 2

Granblue Fantasy – The Animation Part 1

Granblue Fantasy - The Animation Part 1 (Episodes 1-7) (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 167 minutes approx. Anyone familiar with the video game this anime is based on will know what to expect; if you don’t know the game you will still have an idea of what to expect since Granblue … Continue reading Granblue Fantasy – The Animation Part 1

Steamboy

Steamboy (Cert PG) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Combo (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 127 minutes approx. The second of three “classic” anime films getting a first time release on Blu-ray in the UK is, rather fittingly, the second film from Katsuhiro Otomo. Arriving a staggering 16 years after his groundbreaking opus Akira, Otomo clearly likes to … Continue reading Steamboy

April And The Extraordinary World (Avril et le monde truqué)

April And The Extraordinary World (Avril et le monde truqué) France (2015) Dir. Christian Desmares & Franck Ekinci When one thinks of Steampunk in animation it will probably occur to most people to suggest that it is the province of Japanese anime, albeit with the settings being in Europe. Leave it to the French to … Continue reading April And The Extraordinary World (Avril et le monde truqué)

Attack On Titan: The Movie Part 1

Attack On Titan: The Movie Part 1 (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Animatsu Entertainment) Running Time: 99 minutes approx. With the enormous global success of the Attack On Titan anime, a live action film adaptation was inevitable; sadly so is the prospect of not meeting the high expectations of fans of the franchise, and rightly … Continue reading Attack On Titan: The Movie Part 1

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road Australia/US (2015) Dir. George Miller I admit I’m a little late to the party with this film. Australian writer-director George Miller returns to the franchise with which he made his name, whilst also breaking its star Mel Gibson, who made three films in the title role, after thirty years. This fourth … Continue reading Mad Max: Fury Road

One Piece Collection 12

One Piece Collection 12 (Episodes 276-299) (Cert 12) 4 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 543 minutes approx I suppose it is somewhat fitting that my anime reviews for 2015 should end with a One Piece release, since the first of the year was a review for the eighth feature film from this long running … Continue reading One Piece Collection 12

Chaika The Coffin Princess

Chaika The Coffin Princess (Cert 18) 3 Discs DVD/2 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Animatsu Entertainment) Running time: 293 minutes approx. If you are a horror fan and the title of this series has caught your eye then you need to know now that this is not the show you think it is. While it does contain … Continue reading Chaika The Coffin Princess