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Review: “Your Name” UK IMAX Theatrical Release: Simply Unforgettable

by Grant Whiteon August 21, 2017
I’m a bit late to the party on Your Name.  Lauded the world over, the Makoto Shinkai film received a limited run here in the UK last year but sadly not in any venues local to me. Though I may seem lazy in the face of an associate who went up and down the country […]
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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con May 2017 – “DC SuperHero Girls: Intergalactic Games” Review

by Grant Whiteon June 1, 2017
Comic book superheroes have never been a stranger to other media. In fact it’s likely that many of us encountered certain heroes by way of cartoons, toys or movies long before we had the chance to read one of their paper outings. My Batman fandom certainly started with repeats of the Adam West show after […]

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Review (Wii U) – Part 2

by Eileen Cruzon March 23, 2017
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is exceptionally well done. The graphics are awe-inspiring and gameplay is solid and reliable. The game doesn’t give you enough opportunities to grow attached to the characters vital to story progression, but it does do an excellent job of otherwise achieving the illusion that Link exists in […]

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Review (Wii U) – Part 1

by Eileen Cruzon March 23, 2017
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is exceptionally well done. The graphics are awe-inspiring and gameplay is solid and reliable. The game doesn’t give you enough opportunities to grow attached to the characters vital to story progression, but it does do an excellent job of otherwise achieving the illusion that Link exists in […]

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: “Yona of the Dawn Part 1 Blu-ray (UK Edition)”: The Badass Princess Diaries

by Grant Whiteon July 26, 2016
Yona is the teenage princess of the Kouka Kingdom, residing in the central palace under the eye of her convivial father, Emperor Il. On the night of her sixteenth birthday, the palace is struck by a coup which forces Yona to escape under the protection of her bodyguard and lifelong friend Hak. Unsure of who […]

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 […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con May 2016 – “Gundam The Origin III” European Premiere Review

by Grant Whiteon June 2, 2016
Last October, Anime Limited partnered with Sunrise to theatrically screen the first two episodes of Gundam The Origin at their MCM Loves Anime festival. With May bringing the first MCM London convention of the year, this partnership returned but now with the screening held within the main convention itself and presented by two of its […]

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 2 (UK Edition)”: Yes, My Sweet! Yes, My Sweetest!

by Grant Whiteon February 8, 2016
One of the good things about releasing the original Gundam in two sets is that it creates a nice line between the two major stages of the story. We started with the Federation losing to Zeon and the White Base crew being a messy band of refugees forced into being soldiers. This second set marks […]