Road Rash Reviews

One Piece (Uncut) Collection 20 Review *****

Cert 12 | 550 mins | 2018

5 stars of triumph and heartbreak on the Grand Line.
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 comprises episodes…more

March Comes In Like A Lion – Season 1 Part 2 Review ****-

Cert 15 | 275 mins | 2018

4 star continuation of this well written slice-of-life anime.
March Comes In Like a Lion is based on the ongoing manga series by Chica Umino (Honey and Clover). It is adapted to anime by studio Shaft (Fireworks, Puella Magi Madoka Magica) and directed by Akiyuki Shinbo (Negima).
This release is Season 1 Part 2 and features episodes 12 – 24 on Blu-ray with both the English dub and original…more

Fireworks Review ***--

Cert 12 | 90 mins | 2018

3 stars of slightly confusing time travelling romance anime.
Fireworks (also known as Fireworks: Should We See Them From the Side or the Bottom?) is based on the 1993 Japanese live-action television play of the same name, written by Shunji Iwai.
This anime version is produced by Shaft (Nisekoi, Maria Holic) and directed by Akiyuki Shinbo (March Comes In Like A Lion) and Nobuyuki Takeuchi (Spirited Away),…more

Junjo Romantica Season 2 Review

Cert 15 | 300 mins | 2018

2 stars of boy-love fantasy anime.
Junjo Romantica is based on the ongoing yaoi manga series of the same name by Shungiku Nakamura (Mangetsu Monogatari) and adapted to anime by studio Deen (Bakumatsu, First Love Monster). It was originally released in 2011 and is directed by Chiaki Kon (Golden Time, Back Street Girls). This release is the complete second season and features episodes 12-24. It is presented in…more

Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky Collector’s Edition Review ****-

Cert 15 | 70 mins | 2016

4 Star
In Space, No One Cares
If You Scream.

 
Director/ writer Kō Matsuo (Natsuyuki Rendezvous) gets it right, with this slice of the one year war In U.C. 0079. The Gundam collections grow and this is the slickest yet. With great character creation and sweet animation that shows off the manoeuvrability of the modern mecha suits and the vulnerability of those inside…more

Naruto Shippuden Box 34 Review ****-

Cert 15 | 350 mins | 2018

4 stars of ongoing Ninja action under the Infinite Tsukuyomi.
Naruto Shippuden is an ongoing anime series based on the Manga by Masashi Kishimoto and directed by Hayato Date.
It tells the story of a young shinobi called Naruto Uzumaki (Maile Flanagan) from the hidden leaf village. He is a Jinchuriki, who contains the nine tails within him. Along with the other shinobi from his…more

Amanchu! Review ****-

Cert 12 | 300 mins | 2018

4 stars of irrepressible and infectious optimism.
Amanchu! is based on the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kozue Amano (Aria) and is adapted to anime by Studio J.C. Staff (A Certain Magical Index, Golden Time. It is directed by Junichi Sato and Kenichi Kasai and presented here in the original Japanese with English subtitles in Collector’s packaging courtesy of Anime…more

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