Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 310 minutes approx.  In the same week MVM releases Mysteria Friends in the UK about the friendship (and possibly more) between a young human girl and a dragon girl, Manga Entertainment also bring us a show with a similar premise - … Continue reading Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

Mysteria Friends Collector’s Edition

Mysteria Friends Collector’s Edition (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 152 minutes approx. I must apologise in advance for the excessive filibustering present in this review but the title under discussion doesn’t give me much to work with, and since I set myself a 1000 word limit for each review, I don’t … Continue reading Mysteria Friends Collector’s Edition

Scum’s Wish Collection

Scum’s Wish Collection (Cert 15) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 293 minutes approx. Love or lust - there a difference? Ordinarily the answer would be “yes” be we humans are curious beast and often tend to get things like this easily mixed up. At what point, do we find ourselves not knowing what … Continue reading Scum’s Wish Collection

Battle Girl High School Collection

Battle Girl High School Collection (Cert 15) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 312 minutes approx. Sometimes you see the title of an anime series and it pretty much tells you everything you need to know about it, even before you see the DVD cover. Battle Girl High School is such a show. The … Continue reading Battle Girl High School Collection

Sakura Trick

Sakura Trick (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 279 minutes approx. There is a chance for many male otaku, being the shallow pigs that we are, the idea of a yuri - girl-on-girl - anime involving Japanese schoolgirls exploring their sexuality seems like heaven. Yet, Sakura Trick, even with its … Continue reading Sakura Trick

Kiki’s Delivery Service (Majo no takkyûbin)

Kiki's Delivery Service (Majo no takkyûbin) Japan (2014) Dir. Takashi Shimizu The perils of making a live action version of an animated film or TV series will never change regardless of the status of the original. Most people won’t be aware that Kiki’s Delivery Service was in fact a 1985 novel by Eiko Kadono before … Continue reading Kiki’s Delivery Service (Majo no takkyûbin)