Road Rash Reviews

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

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