Road Rash Reviews

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

Maquia – Collector’s Combi Review *****

Cert 15 | 114 mins | 2019

5 star beautifully animated, heartwarming tale of love and loss.
Maquia – When the Promised Flower Blooms is written and directed by Mari Okada (The Anthem of the Heart). It is presented here in collector’s packaging, featuring both the original Japanese track with English subtitles and the English dub.
“A lone child meets another lone child. And so they set off into…more

Silver Spoon Season 1 Review ****-

Cert 12 | 275 mins | 2019

4 stars of amusing and thought provoking coming of age anime.
Silver Spoon is based on the manga of the same name written and illustrated by Hiromu Arakawa (Fullmetal Alchemist), It is produced by A-1 Pictures (Your Lie In April, Erased) and directed by Tomohiko Itō (Guilty Crown, Sword Art Online). It is presented here featuring the original Japanese track with…more

Twin Star Exorcists – Part 2 Review ****-

Cert 12 | 325 mins | 2019

4 stars of fast paced exorcist action.
Twin Star Exorcists is based on the Japanese shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Yoshiaki Sukeno and is adapted to anime by Studio Pierrot (Tokyo Ghoul, Naruto Shippuden). It is directed by Tomohisa Taguchi. This release is Part 2 of the series and comprises episodes 14 – 26.
“You’re useless as exorcists. I don’t want you here.”
Twin Star Exorcists is…more

Castlevania Season 1 Review ****-

Cert 15 | 96 mins | 2019

4 stars for this very gruesome but highly enjoyable horror anime.
Castlevania Season 1 is a Netflix original anime series, based on the popular Konami video game Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, which was released in 1989. It is produced by Powerhouse Animation Studios, directed by Sam Deats and is brought to Blu-ray in the UK for the first time courtesy of…more

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