Posts Tagged ‘review’
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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 […]

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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 […]
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Review: “Robot Carnival”: In Perfect Working Order

by SB20xxon January 5, 2016
Funny story: The other day I saw a pig shoot through the air. At first, I thought my mind was playing tricks on me, so I cleaned my glasses. No, there it was: A flying pig. Wings and everything. I knew they were experimenting with genetics, but wow! This is going to make them a […]


Review: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” – Awake But Half Asleep

by Grant Whiteon December 18, 2015
When I reviewed the two season premieres for Rebels, I commented that I’ve generally been happy with Disney’s treatment of the franchise. However, I should clarify this was mostly approval of how they were handling the television side of things. Their plans for cinema have caused doubt in my mind, mostly for two major reasons. […]
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What Do The Critics Think Of Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

by Peter Paltridgeon December 16, 2015
Those of us who remember the overblown hype surrounding The Phantom Menace back in 1999 may feel an uneasy sense of deja vu when remembering how severely all those hopes were shattered, and how unsettlingly similar the hype over Episode VII seems now. Well, the movie has had its big Hollywood premiere, the review embargo […]


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, […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2015 – “Miss Hokusai” Review

by Grant Whiteon November 1, 2015
Anime Limited picked some high quality Japanese cinema for their MCM Loves Anime event and the opening title was no exception. Coming from the much respected Production I.G., Miss Hokusai is a pseudo-canonical story concerned with the daughter of the famous Japanese painter. In the tradition of many Japanese films, there is less so a […]