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PR: Manga Entertainment UK Brings 'Ninja Scroll' To Blu-ray on November 26, 2012

by Grant Whiteon August 15, 2012
   PRESS RELEASE “Energetic, dramatic and visually impressive, this is an anime classic” FILM4.COM Ninja Scroll On Blu-Ray 26 Nov 2012 Fast sell: Anime classic Ninja Scroll comes to Blu-ray for the first time ever! Available in a limited edition Double Play Blu-ray/DVD Steelbook as well as separately on Blu-ray and DVD, Yoshiaki Kawajiri’s wonderfully […]
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Review: "Black Lagoon Series 1 & Series 2 (UK DVD Editions)": Can't Keep A Silencer On This

by Grant Whiteon August 13, 2012
Rokuro Okajima is a young man at the end of his rope: After getting through college he has found himself seemingly trapped in a menial job within a Tokyo conglomerate, and things look set to end in a pitiful whimper for him when, during an assignment to transport an important disc across the South China […]

SFX 'Ultimate Guide to Anime' Magazine Available From 20th July

by Grant Whiteon July 27, 2012
SFX PROVIDES THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO ANIME SFX – the world’s number one sci-fi and fantasy magazine – provides the ultimate guide to anime with a new special edition magazine which hits the shelves on Friday. SFX Special Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Anime reveals all readers need to know about the anime scene, including […]
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Review: "Welcome to the Space Show" Blu-ray (UK Edition): Aliens Took Mah Eyeballs!

by Grant Whiteon July 25, 2012
In a sleepy Japanese village, five children elect to take a week of summer school away from their families at the local school house. On the first day they find and nurse an injured dog, who reveals himself to be a canine-like alien named Pochi. As thanks for saving him, Pochi takes the kids to […]

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Review: "Dragon Ball Z" Series One (UK Edition): Rock The Dragon

by Grant Whiteon July 20, 2012
The so called anime boom of the previous decade wasn’t quite as powerful here in the UK. However a few shows did still erupt, and one of these happened to be Dragon Ball Z. Dragon Ball Z is the continuation of the popular Dragon Ball, which chronicled the adventures of the monkey boy Son Goku […]

"Hetalia World Series": Trans-Atlantic Alliance

by Grant Whiteon July 4, 2012
Hetalia returns for a third round of its unique look at history, trading in the ‘Axis Powers’ title for ‘World Series’. It’s an apt choice, as much of this set focuses on history before World War II. The primary focus is on Europe and the constant changing of borders and unions it has seen. Whilst […]

"Hetalia Axis Powers: Paint It, White! (UK Edition)": Doesn't Whitewash

by Grant Whiteon June 29, 2012
Given Hetalia’s rapid-fire format, the question of making it into a movie is, of course, ‘How?’ The answer, it would seem, is to cast the view beyond our blue sphere and bring in space aliens. A race of featureless white aliens invades Earth, slowly assimilating humans and even the very landscape. The central Hetalia cast […]

"Bleach Movies 1, 2, and 3" Blu-Rays (UK Editions): Don't Fear The Reaper

by Grant Whiteon June 18, 2012
I’ve never really been able to get into Bleach, though not for a lack of trying. Around the point I was getting tired of Naruto, a likeminded friend tried to get me into Bleach, which he was quite enjoying. I sampled the earlier parts of the story, but from that and a look around online […]

"Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society (UK Edition)": A Solid Gas

by Grant Whiteon June 14, 2012
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex has been on my list of series to see for a while now. I’d watched the first theatrical movie and generally enjoyed it but found it a bit rushed, so the idea of a full TV show to better explore these characters and concepts certainly piqued my interest. […]

"Fairy Tail Part 2 (UK Edition)": Jets vs Sharks

by Grant Whiteon June 12, 2012
Natsu and his friends continue to fight against the ‘Cold Emperor’ and stop his attempts to revive the monster Deliora. The conclusion of this story takes up the entirety of the first disc in the set, and whilst that might sound long, really Fairy Tail continues to show its excellent form on pacing. As with […]