Road Rash Reviews

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Complete Series Collection *****

Cert 15 | 1337 approx mins | 2002-2006

5 Star
A Major Upgrade for G.I.T.S.
Masamune Shiro‘s (Appleseed) classic manga story brought to the screens by Production I-G (Psycho-Pass, Attack on Titan, Attack on Titan: Junior High) this classic cyberpunk story set in the near future now comes in an all singing all dancing Blu-ray box set for the first time in the UK.
In the not so distant future, mankind has advanced…more

Lu Over the Wall Review ****-

Cert PG | 112 mins | 2018

4 stars of crazy, watery musical adventure.
Lu Over the Wall is a Japanese animated film, featuring screenplay by Reiko Yoshida (A Silent Voice) and Masaaki Yuasa (Ping Pong: The Animation, Night Is Short, Walk On Girl), who also directs the film.
It has all of his trademark strange animation style but this time it’s a children’s film, so it lacks his…more

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust Review ****-

Cert 15 | 101 mins | 2001

4 Star
Love knows no Boundaries and D, Deals Death.
Writer/director Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Wicked City, Lensman) brings us a film based on the third novel of Hideyuki Kikuchi‘s Vampire Hunter D series. Following on from Toyoo Ashida‘s (Fist of the North Star) 1985 original film. I mention this as if you have seen the original film, when watching this 2001 film you…more

Occultic;Nine Volume 2 Review ****-

Cert 15 | 138 mins | 2018

4 star conclusion to this dark and intriguing anime.
Occultic;Nine is based on the Japanese light novel of the same name written by Chiyomaru Shikura(Steins;Gate). It is adapted to anime by A-1 Pictures (Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Your Lie In April) and directed by Kyohei Ishiguro. Volume 2 comprises episodes 7 – 12 and concludes this fascinating story.
“There are no such thing as ‘occult’. It…more

Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers- Collector’s Blu-Ray ****-

Cert 15 | 12 x 25 mins | 2015

4 Star
When Humans and Fiends Collide.
Takeo Takahashi (So, I Can’t Play H!) takes Ishio Yamagata‘s (The Book of Bantorra) light novel and manga and brings them to life. Thanks to All The Anime we get all 12 episodes
in a collectors set.
Legend says when the Demon God awakens from the deepest of darkness, the Goddess of Fate will summon Six…more

One Piece (Uncut) Collection 17 Review *****

Cert 12 | 625 mins | 2018

5 stars of swashbuckling on the Sabaody Archipelago.
One Piece is a long running anime based on the serial in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda and telling us of the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and the rest of his crew, the “Straw Hat Pirates”. It is directed by Kônosuke Uda and produced by Toei Television Production (Dragonball Kai).
This collection…more

Hyouka Part 2 Review ****-

Cert 12 | 275 mins | 2018

4 stars of fascinating slice-of-life anime.
Hyouka Part 2 is based on the mystery novels written by Honobu Yonezawa and is also known as the Classic Literature Club series. It is produced by Kyoto Animation (K-On!!, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions) and directed by Yasuhiro Takemoto (Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu). This release includes episodes 12-22 and concludes the story.
“A Glock 17, just what I always wanted…”
Hyouka tells…more

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