Road Rash Reviews

One Piece (Uncut) Collection 19 Review *****

Cert 12 | 550 mins | 2018

5 star action, the desperate race to save Ace.
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 446…more

Tokyo Godfathers Review *****

Cert 12 | 90 mins | 2003

5 Star
From the Shunned to Heroes
From the pen and direction of Satoshi Kon (Millennium Actress, Paranoia Agent) comes a Christmas tale like no other. This is a little gem of a story, about the most dysfunctional family on the Planet. This is no fluffy children’s story that some other animators may make. As these characters have a darker back story…more

Kiznaiver Review

Cert 15 | 12 x 25 mins | 2016

4 Star
Teen’s, Pain and Understanding.
This is director Hiroshi Kobayashi‘s first full length anime series and it hasn’t been adapted from a manga, but there is now a manga spin-off of this quirky tale of the goings on in a specially built city for the advance of World peace.
A young boy runs through corridors as a young girl stands upon…more

Yuri!!! On Ice Review *****

Cert 12 | 281 mins | 2018

5 stars of glorious figure skating and fabulous music.
Yuri!! On Ice is a Japanese figure skating anime, written by Mitsurou Kubo, directed by Sayo Yamamoto (Michiko and Hatchin) and produced by Studio MAPPA (Rage of Bahamut: Genesis, Terror In Resonance).
The series’ depiction of figure skating and the relationship of its lead characters earned acclaim from anime critics and sporting professionals…more

Angelic Layer Collector’s Blu-ray Review ****-

Cert PG | 650 mins | 2018

4 stars of angelic battle action on the layer!
Angelic Layer is based on the manga series released by Clamp (Chobits). It is adapted to anime by Studio Bones (Fullmetal Alchemist, Noragami) and directed by Hiroshi Nishikori (A Certain Magical Index: The Movie – The Magic of Endymion).
Originally released in 2001, it is presented here on Blu-ray, with Collector’s packaging and a 40…more

Sound Euphonium Review ***--

Cert PG | 350 mins | 2018

3 stars of high school drama and music.
Sound Euphonium is based on the Japanese novel series by Ayano Takeda. It is adapted to anime by Kyoto Animation (Free! Eternal Summer, Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! Heart Throb) and directed by Tatsuya Ishihara (Clannad). It is presented here in the original Japanese with English subtitles, courtesy of Anime Ltd. and comprises the whole…more

Twin Star Exorcists Review ****-

Cert 15 | 325 mins | 2018

4 stars of battling against an ever growing evil.
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 1 of the series and comprises episodes 1 – 13.
“I ask for the unthinkable. Passage through the gate…more

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