Road Rash Reviews

Attack on Titan Season 3: Part 1 Review ****-

Cert 15 | 300 mins | 2019

4 stars of action packed Titanic revelations.
Attack on Titan is based on the popular Japanese manga of the same name, written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama. It is adapted to anime by Wit Studio (Seraph of the End, The Ancient Magus’ Bride) and directed by Tetsuro Araki (Guilty Crown). This release comprises episodes 38-49. The usual spoiler alert applies here,…more

Naruto Shippuden Box 37 Review ****-

Cert 12 | 330 mins | 2019

4 stars of fast and furious ninja action, followed by a welcome break.
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…more

Mirai DVD and Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert PG | 98 mins | 2019

4 stars of beautifully animated life education.
Mirai is written and directed by Mamoru Hosoda (Wolf Children, The Boy and the Beast), although it is quite different to his usual style. It is the third film produced by Studio Chizu. It is presented here with both the English dub and the original Japanese track with English subtitles courtesy of Anime Ltd.
“You…more

Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online, Part 1 Collector’s Edition Review ****-

Cert 15 | 6 x 24 mins | 2018

4 Star
SAO from a Dark Angle.
Masayuki Sakoi (Matoi the Sacred Slayer, Kamen No Maid Guy) takes Keiichi Sigsawa‘s (Kino’s Journey) light novel and brings it to life. In SAO style, where ones real life (RL) does not turn out the way you expected and MMORPG’s are the way for release.
Alternative Gun Gale focuses on the life of the young and…more

Welcome to the Ballroom Part 1 Review ***--

Cert 15 | 300 mins | 2019

3 stars of overly dramatic ballroom action.
Welcome to the Ballroom is based on the manga series written and illustrated by Tomo Takeuchi. It was adapted to anime by studio Production I.G. (Guilty Crown, Psycho Pass, Eden of the East) and directed by Yoshimi Itazu (Pigtails, Miss Hokusai).
This is Part 1 and comprises episodes 1-12. It is presented here in Collector’s…more

Lupin the 3rd Part IV (2015) English Dubbed Edition Review ****-

Cert 15 | 650 mins | 2019

4 stars of hilarious hijinks across Italy.
Lupin the 3rd Part IV 2015 (known in Japan as Lupin III: The Italian Adventure) is based on the manga series written by Monkey Punch. The manga series itself is inspired by the popular stories written by French author Maurice Leblanc.  
Our protagonist, Lupin the 3rd, is the grandson of Leblanc’s Arsene Lupin, a gentleman thief…more

Kokkoku: Moment by Moment Collectors Edition Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert 15 | 12 x 25 mins | 2018

4 Star
When Time Stands Still, but Life Carries On.
From relatively new anime studio Geno Studio (Golden Kamuy) comes their first anime directed by Yoshimitsu Ohashi (Galaxy Angel Z, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans). Kokkoku: Moment by Moment is an unusual anime, in that it is a tale of a young woman and her family’s secret ability. It doesn’t really veer…more

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