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Review: "Durarara!! Complete Series Blu-ray (UK Edition)" Knows How to Get Ahead

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Durarara!! is set in the Ikebukuro sub-district of Tokyo, Japan. When country boy Mikado Ryugamine moves to the city to attend school with his childhood friend Masaomi Kida, he hopes to find the excitement and adventure that eluded him back home. This isn’t a difficult task as Ikebukuro is bustling with all kinds of amazing […]

Review: "Power Rangers Super Samurai Volume 1 (UK Edition)": Super Charged Fun

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Power Rangers is now a 20-year old franchise. Created by sourcing fight footage and costumes from the Japanese Super Sentai franchise (which has been running even longer), the series focus on a usually five member team of teenagers who are granted the power to become an elite colour-coded team of warriors to help a wise mentor […]

Review: 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 2: The Mutation Situation' UK Premiere

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Back in late 2012 I had the privilege to review ‘Rise of the Turtles’, the two part opener to Nickelodeon’s revived take on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The past year has seen the show enjoy great ratings and toy sales on both sides of the Atlantic. I’ve stuck by the show and although it’s been […]

Video Game Review: "Doctor Who: Legacy" - It's Finally Time For A Good 'Doctor Who' Game

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Since finally making the upgrade to the smartphone generation this spring, I’ve spent a lot of time playing downloadable app games including big names like The Simpsons: Tapped Out, Candy Crush Saga and Angry Birds. All fairly decent games but not ideal and certainly focussed on micro-transactions, the life blood of this new era of […]

Review: "Perfect Blue DVD/Blu-ray Combi (UK Edition)": Excuse Me, Who Are You?

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Review: "Space Battleship Yamato" Live Action Movie Blu-ray (UK Edition): To Boldly Go Where Mainstream Sci-Fi Has Gone Before

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There’s a pantheon of space opera anime that includes Gundam, Macross, Captain Harlock and Galaxy Express 999, to name a few. Those last two lead us to Space Battleship Yamato, which is arguably the greatest entrant from its co-creator Leiji Matsumoto. Indeed there can arguably be no better benchmark for a story being legendary than […]

Review: "Martian Successor Nadesico" Complete DVD Boxset - A Truly Super Robot Show

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In the post-Evangelion landscape, mecha anime became even more serious, deeply philosophical and emotionally overwrought. I say even more, because really those wheels had been set in motion since Gundam, which marked a major shift away from super robots as toyetic kids shows, and towards “war is hell” allegories. However, post-Evangelion, stories tended to be […]

Review: "Horizon on the Middle of Nowhere Season 1 (UK Edition)" - Nowhere Near What You'd Expect

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Usually I’d offer a brief explanation of the plot’s starting point but on this occasion I find myself more than a bit bewildered. As the adaptation of a later saga in a massive sci-fi epic, Horizon does itself few favours by beginning the show with a hurdle in the form of a four episode ‘introduction’ […]

Review: "Bodacious Space Pirates Part 1 & Part 2 (UK Editions)": It's Time For Some Piracy!

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In the far future humanity extended to the stars and colonised alien worlds. War inevitably broke out between the overseers and the colonists, the latter bolstering their forces by issuing Letters of Marque to pirate ships and using their actions as legal pirates to weaken their enemy. 100 years later pirates have become a little […]

"Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance" Video Game Review (PS3)

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   Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Publisher: Konami Developer: Platinum Games Poor Raiden.  Ever since he burst onto the video game scene with his surprise debut, he’s been the bête-noire of the Metal Gear Solid franchise.  Sure, he got a cybernetic upgrade in the last major title, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, but […]

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