Road Rash Reviews

The Testament of Sister New Devil Review ****-

Cert 18 | 300 mins | 2018

4 stars of extremely naughty supernatural anime.
The Testament of Sister New Devil is based on the Japanese light novel series written by Tetsuto Uesu and illustrated by Nekosuke Ōkuma. It is adapted to anime by studio Production IMS (Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!!) and is directed by Hisashi Saito (Bamboo Blade).
“I’ll kill you a hundred times!”
Basara (Chris Hackney – Charlotte) is a seemingly normal young…more

Occultic;Nine Volume 1 Review ****-

Cert 15 | 144 mins | 2018

4 stars of 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 1 comprises episodes 1 – 6.
“Something about a high school girl that was attracting a…more

Momotaro, Sacred Sailors Review ****-

Cert 12 | 74 mins | 1945

4 Star
A Piece of History and the Start of a Legacy.
What do you do when you are ordered to make a propaganda film for the Japanese Navy during World War II? This was the task of Mitsuyo Seo (Momotarô’s Sea Eagles) who two years earlier had made a short film for the Navy. He went and made Japan’s first ever…more

Blade of the Immortal Review *****

Cert 18 | 141 mins | 2018

5 stars of bloody, brutal brilliance.
Blade of the Immortal is based on the manga of the same name by Hiroaki Samura and is the 100th feature from renowned director Takashi Miike (Audition, The Happiness of the Katakuris). With it’s  breathtaking and beautifully filmed action sequences it is set to become one of his most revered films.
“Machi, that’s a horse turd. Put…more

Napping Princess Review ****-

Cert 12 | 110 mins | 2017

4 Star
A Girl with a Realm to Save.
Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Eden of the East)  brings us the beautiful tale of Kokone Morikawa, a young schoolgirl who is prone to falling asleep in class or anywhere else really. It is where she goes while she is asleep that takes us on a flight of fantasy.…more

Legend of the Mountain Review *****

Cert PG | 191 mins | 1979

5 Star
Drums, Cymbals and Ghosts.
Masters of Cinema bring us #185 in their series of remastered masterpieces. This time it is writer/director King Hu‘s (The Swordsman, A Touch of Zen) epic Legend of the Mountain, an ancient tale of good versus evil in the form of humans trying to survive against the spirit world. Legend of the Mountain has been fully…more

Durarara!!x2 Ketsu Review ****-

Cert 15 | 275 mins | 2018

4 stars as night falls in Ikebukuro.
Durarara!! x2 Ketsu is the final part of the second series, which is split into three parts and is preceded by Durarara!! x2 Shou and Durarara!!x2 Ten. It is based on the light novel series written by Ryohgo Narita and illustrated by Suzuhito Yasuda. It is produced by studio Shuka (91 Days).
This release contains episodes 25-36 and dramatically concludes the tales…more

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