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A Richly Indulgent, Very Charming Ghibli Film
Review of The Wind Rises (DVD) by IzzyS

Advantages: Engrossing, brilliant attention to detail regarding animation, music and sound effects,
Disadvantages: None really, although perhaps its a little long for very young viewers?

...Story - This film tells the fictional tale of Jiro Horikoshi, an airplane engineer who had bad vision and was thus unable to have his dream job as a pilot but settled for designing and engineering aircraft instead. He designed aircraft for the ... Read review

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22.01.2017 11:00
Soul Eater NOT - Not the prequel Soul Eater fans were expecting
Review of Soul Eater NOT! - Complete Series (DVD) by Dentolux

Advantages: Cute & funny slice of life entertainment. Cameos from the Soul Eater cast.
Disadvantages: The shift from action to sweet comedy may annoy fans of the original.

...is just like the original Soul Eater... Not! That's what Soul Eater fans would exclaim because, aside from the supernatural school setting, this series feels like a radically different show. Or so I am told, as I ha ... Read review

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19.10.2016 07:12
Akame Ga Kill (Collection 2) - So Much Death
Review of Akame Ga Kill Collection 2 (DVD) by Dentolux

Advantages: Non-stop Shonen action. Funny at times.
Disadvantages: Anime original ending may irk fans of the manga. Way too many deaths.

Brexit, countless celebrity deaths and No Man's Sky failing to live up to the hype - by all accounts 2016 has been a rather depressing year. In case those aforementioned news stories haven't soured your mood enough, worry not because Animatsu Entertainmen ... Read review

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Good review. by IzzyS
vh by siberian-queen
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30.09.2016 05:39
Samurai Flamenco (Part 1) - Beware Umbrella Thieves!
Review of Samurai Flamenco Part 1 of 2 (DVD) by Dentolux

Advantages: The first seven epiosdes will appeal to Kick-Ass fans. Rather funny.
Disadvantages: Episode eleven is too silly for my taste. Artwork dips in quality at times.

Samurai Flamenco is a superhero show, which is rather ironic because much like a costumed vigilante the series could be accused of having dual identities. Comic book fans have often speculated whether the real Bruce Wayne is a billionaire playboy or the s ... Read review

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great by siberian-queen
Good review. by IzzyS
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26.09.2016 07:07
Log Horizon (Season 2) Part 1 - MMO Madness
Review of Log Horizon: Season 2 - Part 1 (DVD) by Dentolux

Advantages: A great ensemble cast. Fun fantasy storylines.
Disadvantages: Season one had higher production values. Can be a bit wordy at times.

...out, I have returned to Log Horizon after a yearlong hiatus. Based on Mamare Touno's novels, Log Horizon is yet another anime following the exploits ... Read review

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E! by Mistee-Dreamz
vh by rolandrat123
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19.09.2016 15:44
Hanayamata - The Best Yosakoi Anime Ever
Review of HaNaYaMaTa Complete Collection (DVD) by Dentolux

Advantages: Cute and funny. Nice music. Well animated and drawn.
Disadvantages: Unoriginal storylines. The drama isn't as strong as the comedy.

Fourteen-year-old Naru Sekiya is a timid girl who doesn't stand out much, preferring instead to hide her face behind the cover of a good fairy tale book. Naru has shunned the spotlight for most of her young life, but that all changes when she crosses path ... Read review

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Nicely done. by afy9mab
Great read! by flaviamaria
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10.09.2016 20:40
Lord Marksman and Vanadis: Eye of the Tigre
Review of Lord Marksman & Vanadis (DVD) by Dentolux

Advantages: Lots of fantasy themed action. Funny fan service comedy.
Disadvantages: The plot feels a little rushed. English language narrator could be better.

...Just like the aforementioned novels, Lord Marksman and Vanad ... Read review

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Expertly reviewed! by Chippytarka
vh by Pointress
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07.09.2016 07:45
A graceful, beautiful animated Japanese folk tale
Review of The Tale of Princess Kaguya (DVD) by IzzyS

Advantages: Lovely, delicate animation, emotive, very mysterious, good voices, musical score,
Disadvantages: Slow plot pace at first and possibly a bit long, so may not suit very young viewers?

- Story - An elderly bamboo cutter comes across a small young girl who he discovers inside a shining bamboo stalk one day. He and his wife decide to bring her up as their own and he decides that she is surely royalty in waiting, having her named ... Read review

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Not my kind of thing but beautifully reviewed by jo-1976

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03.09.2016 09:47
Gonna Be The Twin-Tail: Power Rangers with Pigtails
Review of Gonna Be The Twin-Tail!! (Blu-ray) by Dentolux

Advantages: So silly that it's funny. Decent super sentai styled action sequences.
Disadvantages: Expensive for a single cour series. Generic characters. Uninteresting villains.

What is your favourite type of hairstyle? Do you think Afros are awesome? Perhaps you believe that Bob Cuts are the bee's knees? In the world of anime and manga Twin-tails (better known as Pigtails on this side of the pond) reign supreme. It's the coiffur ... Read review

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Nicely done. by afy9mab
Have an E for making me smile! by anonymili
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28.08.2016 16:15
Yona of the Dawn (Part One) - Legend of the Crimson Princess
Review of Yona of the Dawn Part 1 (Blu-ray) by Dentolux

Advantages: Strong female lead. Well-animated fantasy themed action.
Disadvantages: The Blu Ray pack is expensive. Some of the later episodes get a bit silly.

Yona, the sixteen year old protagonist of Akatsuki no Yona, is the only daughter of Kouka Kingdom's peace loving monarch. Blessed (or should that be cursed) with a head of ginger locks, she lives a pampered life at the palace where she spends her days swo ... Read review

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Haven't watched any anime in a while... Good stuff. by anonymili
Good review. by IzzyS
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30.07.2016 23:06
Mirai Nikki (Collection Two) - Worth the Five Month Wait
Review of Mirai Nikki: Future Diary - Complete Collection 2 (DVD) by Dentolux

Advantages: Lots of cool twists. Contains a nice mix of gore and comedy.
Disadvantages: Some fans may dislike the ending. Is a bit too whacky in parts.

After a five-month wait the battle royale between deity candidates, who own cell phones that can predict the future, has finally resumed - let's hope that in the interim they didn't replace their soothsaying mobiles with newer models! Seriously Kaze, can' ... Read review

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VH by anonymili
Good review. by IzzyS
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22.07.2016 13:07
Aldnoah.Zero (Season One) - Another Martian Invasion
Review of Aldnoah.Zero - Season 1 (DVD) by Dentolux

Advantages: Smart political sci-fi plot. Has some nice CG effects.
Disadvantages: Ends on a cliffhanger. The lead character lacks charisma.

Transformers, Robotech, Voltron and the often-ridiculed Gobots (they had a spin-off movie featuring Rock Lords who turn into um boulders.) Those are the cartoons I grew up with as a wee lad, which may explain why into adulthood I remain a devout fan of al ... Read review

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VH by anonymili
Excellent by catsholiday
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17.07.2016 12:27
Haikyu (Collection Two) - More Exciting than Euro 2016
Review of Haikyu!! Season 1 Collection 2 (DVD) by Dentolux

Advantages: Well-animated high octane matches. Nice mix of comedy & sport drama.
Disadvantages: The final episode could have been better. Predictable finale.

Due to the ineptitude of the England national soccer team, who were eliminated by puffin eaters Iceland, my interest in Euro 2016 has all but subsided. It therefore falls upon the wonderful world of anime to satisfy my sport cravings. Good thing then that ... Read review

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VH by anonymili
Excellent succinct coverage. by mikemelmak
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05.07.2016 17:42
Expelled from Paradise - In a VR World Hackers are Terrorists
Review of Expelled from Paradise (DVD) by Dentolux

Advantages: Great voice acting. The CGI animation is rather impressive.
Disadvantages: Lacks the depth of other Urobuchi stories. The heroine has a silly surname.

Expelled from Paradise is a sci-fi movie set in the distant future, where the once verdant continents of Earth have eroded into barren wastelands. To escape the hardships of desert life ninety eight percent of the human race uploaded their consciousness o ... Read review

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VH by ANNExTHExFLAN
very well covered by danielclark691
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03.07.2016 17:31
No Game No Life (DVD)
Review of No Game No Life (DVD) by tripsdoc

Advantages: Unthinkable strategy to use for winning the game
Disadvantages: It's just 12 Episode, and the series is stop at the half of full story

No Game No Life is a twelve-episode anime based on the bestselling light novels penned by Yu Kamiya. The series follows the adventures of an unbeatable gaming duo who play under the moniker of Blank or in japanese they called it kuraku. One day there are ... Read review

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29.06.2016 07:06
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