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Review: “Gundam Reconguista In G Complete Blu-ray Set (UK Edition)” – The Future’s Bright

by Grant Whiteon November 23, 2016
The current partnership between Sunrise and Anime Limited for Gundam in the UK was foreshadowed by the surprise licensing of Reconguista in G in 2014. One of two television series created for the franchise’s 35th anniversary, the 26-episode series saw the return of original creator Yoshiyuki Tomino as writer and director. Stewardship has been handed […]

Review: “Durarara!! X2 Shou Blu-ray (UK Edition)”: A Sterling Example of Dollars

by Grant Whiteon July 19, 2016
It’s been two years since I last stopped by Ikebukuro. I commented then that the release came ahead of a planned continuation of the story, and that time has arrived. Split into three arcs, Durarara!! X2 aims to complete the adaptation of the light novel series. That’s pretty significant considering there is no shortage of anime […]

Review: “Full Metal Panic” Ultimate Blu-ray Set (UK Edition): I Didn’t Know They Stacked Quality That High!

by Grant Whiteon May 5, 2016
The mecha genre is an ever evolving tapestry, with ideas constantly advancing from the groundwork laid by big names such as Tetsujin 28, Mazinger Z, Gundam & Macross. Like most genres these key milestones for a time will generate satellite works that emulate them while waiting for the next true innovator. Full Metal Panic joins […]

Review: “Mobile Suit Gundam Part 1 (UK Edition)”: Gundam Calling To The Faraway Towns

by Grant Whiteon November 30, 2015
My name is Grant and I’m a fan of Gundam (how my family wishes they could just say I’m an alcoholic), although being one in the UK hasn’t been easy. While beez Entertainment released various titles back in the day, we never saw the push that markets like America got. That is looking to change, […]

Review: “009 Re:Cyborg (UK Edition)”: A Re:Boot That Needs Re:Considering

by Grant Whiteon October 1, 2015
Fans of Japanese pop culture will likely be familiar with Shotaro Ishinomori, one of the key architects of the framework for many long running superhero works such as Super Sentai and Kamen Rider. One of his only slightly less well known works is Cyborg 009. Sharing themes with Kamen Rider, the story focuses on nine […]

Review: “Kill la Kill Volume 3 Blu-ray (UK Edition)” – Puts Its Glad Rags On

by Grant Whiteon July 6, 2015
The second volume of Kill la Kill ended with various big reveals. Satsuki was not the villain she appeared to be, her mother was plotting to offer humanity to alien life that was the genesis of clothing on Earth, and (perhaps most shocking of all) Ryuko was related to both of them: the long lost […]

Review: “The Wings of Honneamise Blu-ray/DVD Combi (UK Edition)”: There’s A Starman Waiting In The Sky

by Grant Whiteon July 1, 2015
Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise is one of those anime titles that is always spoken of with respectful awe. The film is one of the earliest works of Gainax and co-produced by Bandai Visual, who would adopt the Honneamise name for the ill-fated BVUS venture. It focuses on the Kingdom of Honneamise on […]

Review: “Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin I: Blue Eyed Casval” – What The Red Comet Speeds From

by Grant Whiteon March 6, 2015
Although most of the attention seemed to go to plans for the anniversary coming in five years, Gundam’s 35th anniversary did not pass without incident. For the first time in a while, two Gundam shows have been broadcast at the same time: Reconguista in G and Build Fighters Try. As both these shows near the […]