Friday, 20 December 2013

BLEACH SERIES 12 PART 2 REVIEW


Bleach Series 12 Part 2
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 12
Running Time: 250 Mins
Audio: English: DD 2.0 & Japanese: DD 5.1
Release Date: 23/12/2013
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

The captains and lieutenants are still fighting against their zanpakutos and it looks like they are winning all too easily. Though some have tamed them, there are many others who defy their masters, and some who actually hate them and want to see them dead.

Friday, 13 December 2013

YOUKA NITTA - FOR THE DISCERNING YAOI MANGA FAN

  
Youka Nitta's Art Website

For fans of this manga artist, seeing a website of her work is great and to have a look through a whole history of her work. One of the great things about it is the ability to view the contents in either English or Japanese. Where once you had to view any manga artists site in purely Japanese this makes it easier to read than most, but what is it that draws fans to this site in particular?

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

REPLICA FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST POCKET WATCH REVIEW


Replica Fullmetal Alchemist Pocket Watch

For those who want to cosplay in style, there is nothing better than investing in an accessory that won't break the bank and as Fullmetal Alchemist is one of the most popular anime series around.

REVIEW FOR FAIRY TAIL PART 5

Fairy Tail Part 5
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: PG
Running Time: 300 Mins
Audio: English DD 5.1 and Japanese DD 2.0 (with English Subtitles)
Release Date: 2/12/2013
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

Let's face it, we were all waiting for it, the battle of Fairy Tail rumbled through the land and ended in the previous series. There was also the Fantasia Parade to look forward to for all the folks on Fairy Tail, but there were one or two disappointments like Laxus being sent away from the Guild and Lucy still not having any luck with men. After the festival the town had got back to normal if only for one snag, the people had not yet got over Laxus being sent away from the Guild. Natsu  is one of the worst hit by the news and spoke out about it.

BLACK LAGOON ROBERTA'S BLOOD TRAIL OVA


Black Lagoon Roberta's Blood Trail OVA
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 18
Running Time: 125 Mins
Audio: English DD 5.1
Release Date: 2/12/2013
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

Who would have thought maids could kick ass, but this one does, and she knows how to do it in style. Annoyed at what others did in her past, Roberta a former maid vows to avenge those who were killed.  There are rumours going around the criminal underworld that a woman is killing off gang members one by one. 

REVIEW FOR SWORD ART ONLINE

  
Sword Art Online Part 1
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 15
Running Time: 175 Mins
Audio: English & Japanese DD 2.0
Release Date: 16/12/2013
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

If I didn't mention it before, anime spends a lot of time set in the future whether near or advanced. In this animes case humans have made a virtual environment called Sword Art Online, or as the players refer to it, SAO for short and fans were eager to queue up for a copy while a mere thousand lucky people got to beta test it before it went on sale, but what awaits fans of this newly anticipated game?

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

REVIEW FOR TENDER MASTER

  
Tender Master
Released By: Yaoi Press
Writer and Artist: Yamila Abraham
Cover Art: Ero Pinku
Release Date: Out now!
Reviewed by: Sandra Scholes

Based on the manga Offered to a Demon, Tender Master follows Caleb, who was born to a rare and unusual race, asacrat who live only to serve the Crystalline gods. He was trained to become a priest, but was betrayed as his masters intentions for him were to become nothing more than a sex slave. His deep shock at what they have done to him hurts him to the core as the gods who he had grown to admire, worship and lover are now abhorrent to him.

Saturday, 30 November 2013

HOT NEW REVIEW - LAST EXILE!

  
Last Exile : Fam the Silver Wing Part 1
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 12
Running Time: 175 Mins
Audio: English DD 5.1 & Japanese DD 2.0
Release Date: 2/12/2013
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

Once the planet had become almost dead, their people had left, only to return to it later once life had regrown. Fam and her friend Giselle are Sky Pirates who travel around the planet having adventures and seeing the sights when their real job is to find and sell airborne battleships. Though regarded as nothing by some, to others they are the best of friends, especially Fam with her cheeky charm and fast wit.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

VIDEO OF MCM COMIC CON!

 MCM Comic Con Video Extravaganza!


We wanted to make you aware that Manga Entertainment have today released their second official recap video of MCM London Comic Con.


Friday, 15 November 2013

GUILTY CROWN PART 1


Guilty Crown Part 1
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 15
Running Time: 252 Mins
Audio: English DD 5.1 & Japanese DD 2.0
Release Date: 18/11/2013
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

Just about every anime you see will remind you of another and it's the same with this one. As soon as I saw it, I thought of The World God Only Knows as Shu Ohma is a similar high school kid who is averse to talking to his classmates and lives his life inside computer games. He doesn't know how to interact with others and just goes along with whatever they want to do. He does have class mates but they aren't friends in the real sense, just people he knows at school.

Friday, 8 November 2013

ONE PIECE COLLECTION 4

  
One Piece Collection 4
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 12
Running Time: 300 Mins
Audio: English DD 5.1 & Japanese DD 2.0
Release Date: 11/11/2013
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

It's been a while since Luffy gulped down the Gum Gum Devil Fruit that gave him new and impressive powers, and sail the high seas getting new members for his crew; Zoro, Usopp, Sanji, Nami and Robin are known as the Straw Hat Pirates, but unlike other pirates they have standards of loyalty and won't fight or hurt anyone who doesn't deserve it. The Straw Hat pirates haves fought plenty of foes but not the Tin Tyrants.

Friday, 1 November 2013

SENGOKU BASARA SAMURAI KINGS MOVIE: THE LAST PARTY

  
Sengoku Basara Samurai Kings Movie: The Last Party
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 12
Running Time: 300 Mins
Audio: English DD 5.1 & Japanese DD 2.0
Release Date: 4/11/2013
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

Previously on Sengoku Basara, the era was a tumultuous time where various warring factions were fighting for supremacy. War was the only thing on everyone's minds, and fighting for what they believed in was in their hearts. The only one who stood a chance of beating the opposition was the Devil King of the sixth heaven, Oda Nobunaga. He had no qualms about killing those who stood in his way of his opportunity for greatness, not even his sister and her husband. To say he was ruthless would be an understatement. The Oda family became associated with war and carnage as they tore into the other great nations.

Friday, 25 October 2013

GUEST POST by Keira Gillett of Love Romance Passion - Why Have One When you Can Have Two?


GUEST BLOG: Why Have One when you can Have Two? (Keira Gillett on Her Favourite Romance Periods in History.)

My favourite romantic era is actually two eras. The first is the Regency period, which if you read my blog, is very apparent. The second is historical American romance, which I cut my romance teeth on as a teenager. It’s a little harder to spot because I am reading less of it right now, but I do in fact love it to pieces.

BOY'S LOVE RUMBLE - WHAT M/M ROMANCE MEANS TO ME



Boy’s Love Rumble – What M/M Romance and Yaoi Mean to Me

Hello all, I'm Sandra Scholes and I've been reading yaoi since 2005. I like to indulge in the mixed genres of fantasy, science fiction, horror, and Historical. I started out as a reviewer of standard manga for Active Anime, and it didn't take long before I became introduced to yaoi via other yaoi publishers. Yaoi Press was one of the first I reviewed for. Their titles were M/M based fantasy graphic novels depicting the ups and downs of characters caught in the kind of private turmoil that brings two men together.

JEALOUSY AND UNLIKELY LOVE IN MANGA

  
Jealousy and unlikely love rivals in manga!

Ichi - Eerie Queerie
Officer Berkley Rose - Fake
Wolfram - Kyo Kara Maoh!

Jealousy comes in many forms - even in yaoi novels. When the green-eyed monster rears its ugly head, you know there will be a bad boy at the hear t of the problem, but take officer Berkley Rose from popular manga novel series Fake by Sanami Matoh. In volume 2, Ryo and Dee take a trip to England where they check into a hotel where a murder takes place and as soon as they investigate, Ryo sees Berkley on the stairs wondering who he is, and when he tells Dee, he gets instantly jealous. He tells him he shouldn't be thinking about another man, his focus should be on him and him alone.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

K-ON! THE MOVIE REVIEW

  
K-On! The Movie
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: PG
Running Time: 106 Mins
Audio: English DD 5.1 & Japanese DD 2.0
Release Date: 28/10/2013
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

We've had the series so here's the movie. You know what to expect if you've seen it before you even watch the movie. It's battle of the bands and it looks like they are putting in the effort, but we soon see the reality when they're playing to a tape recorded track. At least we know they're not taking their practising too seriously!

GOODBYE HALCYON DAYS....

  
Goodbye Halcyon Days...

In the intro song Alones by Aqua Timez, Orihime Inoue turns round to see a menacing former Captain Aizen staring at her, his intentions obvious from season seven of the Bleach series.

Friday, 18 October 2013

HORIZON ON THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE SERIES 2

  
Horizon on the Middle of Nowhere Series 2
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 12
Running Time: 300 Mins
Audio: English DD 5.1 & Japanese DD 2.0
Release Date: 21/10/2013
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

In this second offering of the series, Tori and his friends during the Mikawa conflict have to rescue Horizon from the evil  Testament Union, but not without problems and clashes of personality. The floating city of Musashi is going to its next destination of the floating city of England, while conflict is starting with the floating city of Tres Espana against the British. Everything is happening as transcribed by prophecy, and the fairy queen may rule again.

REVIEW FOR MAWARU PENGUINDRUM BOX SET 2

  
Mawaru Penguindrum Box Set 2
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 18
Running Time: 300 Mins
Audio: English DD 5.1 & Japanese DD 2.0
Release Date: 21/10/2013
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

Before I go into this review I just want to mention that though this three disc set has been rated at 12, one disc (the first one) is rated 18 due to material some young adults may find they are sensitive to.

Friday, 11 October 2013

KNIGHTCON: STAR CARS & HEROES CONVENTION REPORT

KnightCon: Star Cars & Heroes
by Sandra Scholes

Saturday September 7th 2013

There are the standard conventions in Manchester and London and there are the unexpected ones. KnightCon is one of the latter. It is held once a year at the Xscape in Castleford, West Yorkshire, England both out at the car park, and inside, though only one floor was used. Unlike most cons, this celebrates the many vehicles used in popular TV series such as Knight Rider, The A Team and The Dukes of Hazzard. Many bring these vehicles to the event for both old and new fans of the series to see them up close and personal.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

STIENS;GATE PART 2

  
Stein's;Gate Part 2
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 12
Running Time: 300 Mins
Audio: English DD 5.1 & Japanese DD 2.0
Release Date: 30/9/2013
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

If someone told you you could make a time machine out of a microwave oven, you would laugh at them, but in Stein's;Gate it's a reality that gets a mad scientist's friends in trouble. This concept is what can be called the Japanese propensity for making something impossible believeable in anime series. In this second part, their invention has come to the attention of CERN, and it looks like the team might not make it out alive.

Friday, 4 October 2013

ONE PIECE


One Piece Uncut Collection 3
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 12
Running Time: 98 Mins
Audio: English & Japanese DD 5.1
Release Date: 23/9/2013
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

Luffy and his friends have found the entrance to the Grand Line, but it's dangerous seas ahead for them. There is good news though as they have all decided on what they want before they get there, and everyone has a different goal in mind. A girl held captive on a ship goes missing to escape her harsh captors only to be taken on board a pirate ship. Lucky for her, the pirates are Luffy's crew and vow to look after her once they have her name and why her captors wanted her so badly. The girl is called Apis and comes to Warship Island while her former captors need to get her back for reasons Luffy and his crew don't know.

JAPANESE ART EXHIBITION

  
Under the Kimono
Shunga: Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art Exhibition.

It isn't rare for hentai, yaoi, and yuri to be displayed on the shelves in bookshops that sell manga. Many like the large eyes, small mouths and sexy poses associated with the art form, and recently Japan's early art is being exhibited in London this week.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

BLEACH SERIES 12 PART 1 REVIEW

  
Bleach Series 12 Part 1
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 12
Running Time: 300 Mins
Audio: English & Japanese DD 5.1
Release Date: 28/10/2013
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

In a break from the normal arc where the captains and lieutenants of the Soul Society are battling it out with the Espada and Arrancars of Aizen's army, the Zanpakuto have all started to turn strange, but why is that?

Monday, 30 September 2013

APPLESEED XIII

  
Appleseed XIII Complete Series Collection
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 12
Running Time: 282 Mins
Audio: English & Japanese DD 5.1
Release Date: 7/10/2013
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

What would you do after a Global War has almost destroyed everything you came to know and love? Would you want to get back to the way it was, or make some form of change?

DRAGON BALL Z SEASON 9


Dragon Ball Z Season 9
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 12
Running Time: 950 Mins
Audio: English & Japanese DD 5.1
Release Date: 21/10/2013
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

In the previous season of Dragon Ball Z, the infamous Mr Satan was planning to blow up evil doer, Majin - Buu, but when he came back with a puppy, he was taken aback.  Majin - Buu felt for it's sorry state and developed feelings he had never felt before. When the world was about to be destroyed, he appeals to him not to kill people and destroy cities, and is amazed when Majin-Buu agrees to become a better person. Everything is going smoothly until the puppy is maimed by a cruel killer.

LUPIN THE THIRD: THE WOMAN CALLED FUJIKO MINE


 Lupin The Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 15
Running Time: 320 Mins
Audio: English & Japanese DD 5.1
Release Date: 16/9/2013
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

Lupin the Third is in love with Fujiko Mine, a woman thief who likes to stroll around nude and steal from anyone she sees fit. No one knows anything about her, but everyone wants to know as she has caught the attention of the criminal underworld as to her motives for thieving in the first place. She could be acting on her instincts due to her parents having done the same when they were younger, or she could be doing it for the thrill of stealing, bedding men and killing which many of the criminal underworld can identify to.

Monday, 23 September 2013

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN BOX SET 14


Naruto Shippuden Box Set 14
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 15
Running Time: 300 Mins
Audio: English & Japanese DD 5.1
Release Date: 23/9/2013
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

We've all seen fights between Naruto when he's been taken over by the Nine-Tails form, Naruto versus Orochimaru was one of the best, but this one far surpasses it.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

HIDDEN LEAF - HIDDEN LIVES: THE MINOR CHARACTERS IN NARUTO


Hidden Leaf - Hidden Lives: The Minor Characters in Naruto Shippuden

While all the fan girls want to hear all about Sasuke, the other half want to hear all about Gaara, but if you look further, there are other minor characters who are just as interesting.

FATE/STAY NIGHT UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS

  
Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 12
Running Time: 107 Mins
Audio: English & Japanese DD 5.1
Release Date: 30/9/2013
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

In the story the Fifth Holy Grail War has magi competing for the Grail who can summon seven classes of heroic Spirits, Archer, Saber, Rider, Berserker, Lancer, Caster and Assassin. These Spirits fight in their stead. While every other Master and Spirit are seasons warriors who know the laws of their battles, young Shirou Emiya finds he is a spectator in a battle between Archer and Lancer.

Monday, 2 September 2013

DEADMAN WONDERLAND THE COMPLETE SERIES

  
Deadman Wonderland The Complete Series
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 18
Running Time: 325 Mins
Audio: English 5.1 & Japanese DD2.0
Release Date: 9/9/2013
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

After a mystery man, known as the Wretched Egg, or red man kills several highschoolers in a classroom, and shoves a red shard crystal into Ganta's chest. Ganta is the only one left alive and gets framed for their murder and sent to Deadman Wonderland, a maximum security prison with a difference. All the prisoners are called deadmen as they are all hardened criminals who are due to be executed, and Ganta is treated like one of them even though he is innocent.


Saturday, 24 August 2013

TIGER & BUNNY PART 4

  
Tiger & Bunny Part 4
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: PG
Running Time: 125 Mins
Audio: English & Japanese DD 5.1
Release Date: 26/8/2013
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

Barnaby's missing presumed awol and Kotetsu's still trying to get hold of him. The rest of the heroes are stumped at how he's gone without a trace, but none of them know the real story, that Barnaby has been betrayed by the one man he looked up to the most. 

Friday, 23 August 2013

SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO

  
Space Battleship Yamato
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 12
Running Time: 132 Mins
Audio: English & Japanese DD 5.1
Release Date: 19/8/2013
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

If you liked Planetes, this will thrill you just as much. In 2199 the human race has been ravaged by an alien race, the Garrulas when the Earth's surface became uninhabitable, the humans were forced to live underground. Then when they thought the human race would be forever lost, their lives may be saved when they get a message from another world. Is it really hope, or just another disappointment?

Friday, 16 August 2013

BOYS LOVE RUMBLE – WHAT M/M ROMANCE AND YAOI MEAN TO ME

Boy’s Love Rumble – What M/M Romance and Yaoi Mean to Me

Hello all, I'm Sandra and I've been reading yaoi since 2005. I like to indulge in the mixed genres of fantasy, science fiction, horror, and Historical. I started out as a reviewer of standard manga for Active Anime, and it didn't take long before I became introduced to yaoi via other yaoi publishers. Yaoi Press was one of the first I reviewed for. Their titles were M/M based fantasy graphic novels depicting the ups and downs of characters caught in the kind of private turmoil that brings two men together. For me the Winter Demon series springs to mind, as Spring Demon, Incubus Master and The Incubus and the Woodcutter came after and were just as entertaining. Hakuin the monk has to seek help from Fuyu, the rather sensual and sex-mad winter demon to send rogue demons from his village, yet there is a price, he has to let Fuyu indulge his desires. This read like a yaoi many would expect, it has touches of humor in it, but not much as it is mainly serious.

K-ON! SEASON 2 PART 2

K-On! Season 2 Part 2
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 12
Running Time: 80 Mins
Audio: English & Japanese DD 5.1
Release Date: 22/7/2013
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

Mio is busy studying for her exams, and wonders why it is that no one else she knows wants to do the same. Her friends spend too much leisure time as far as she is concerned, but she can't stop them from trying to get her out of her room to enjoy some fun with them, can she? Risu is still insistant that she should go somewhere with her, but as she keeps turning her down, she sees another friend and takes her away from all the stress of exam hell before it all starts. Everyone besides Mio has fun in the next few episodes. 

Thursday, 15 August 2013

INTERVIEW WITH KRISGOAT - ARTIST OF BIG EYE ART

  
Interview With Krissgoat from Big Eye Art. 

For those out there who are familiar with her work, it is a great thing we at Japanreviewer have an exclusive interview with Krisgoat who has had her work published in new art book Big-Eye Art: Resurrected and Transformed, since she has been going from strength  to strength and we would like to get to know more of her art history as well as what it is that inspired her to draw so well in the first place.

Friday, 9 August 2013

HELLSING THE COMPLETE ORIGINAL SERIES

  
Hellsing - The Complete Original Series
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 18
Running Time: 80 Mins
Audio: English & Japanese DD 5.1
Release Date: 12/8/2013
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

Cheddar Village has a new saviour. After a former priest got turned into a ravening vampire, sightings of the bloodthirsty undead have been on the rise, and it is up to the Hellsing Organization to send their best men, yet Sir Integra Hellsing only needs one, Alucard. Alucard meets Seras Victoria, a police officer assigned to cope with the vampire invasion, and who gets cornered by her own men when they turn in front of her eyes. 

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: 3 - THE WILL OF FIRE

  
Naruto Shippuden The Movie: 3 The Will of Fire
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 15
Running Time: 96 Mins
Audio: English & Japanese DD 5.1
Release Date: 12/8/2013
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

While Team 7 is on a mission, Sai and Naruto get injured and have to return to the Hidden Leaf Village where they are confined to bed. Rogue ninja formerly of the Hidden Leaf are on their way to find Kekkei Genkai, and Kakashi believes that they may be after him next.

BERSERK MOVIE 2: BATTLE FOR DOLDREY


Berserk: Golden Egg Arc 2: Battle for Doldrey
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 15
Running Time: 80 Mins
Audio: English & Japanese DD 5.1
Release Date: 12/8/2013
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

Now that Griffith has been given a title, and his band of men are destined for greater things, the idea of becoming more than he had ever imagined has gone to his head, making him feel almost immortal, unstoppable, but still there are trust issues some of the men have with Guts as he is their newest member of the Hawks. The king plans a battle against the might of Chuder's armies - their prize if Guts and Griffith manage to pull off their siege, is the taking of Doldrey castle and ultimate control.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

INAUGURAL ONLINE COMMUNITY TWEET-ALONG EVENT!!!

Inaugural Online Community Tweet-Along Event

To celebrate the release of Naruto Shippuden Movie 3: The Will Of Fire on 12th August Manga UK will be holding their inaugural Online Community tweet-along event, taking place on Thursday 15th August!

Saturday, 3 August 2013

ANIME PREVIEW: NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: WILL OF FIRE

  
Anime Preview: Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Will of Fire

With the fourth great ninja war looming over the ninja world, the Hidden Leaf are the only ones not affected by a deadly phenomena, and become the object of other rival villages scorn.

MANGA PROFILE: TITE KUBO




Manga Profile: Tite Kubo
Profession: Manga-ka
Manga: Zombie Powder, Bleach
Anime Series from the manga: Bleach
Born: Noriaki Kubo
Nationality: Japanese
Website/Blog: None, but he's on Twitter!

Saturday, 27 July 2013

OLD INTERVIEW WITH DANY & DANY



  
Old Interview with Italian Manga-kas Dany & Dany

This is an oldie but goodie and as this was originally written for another site, I thought this would  be a great new home for it. I wrote the interview, and enjoyed it that much, I'm doing another one several years on with the same exciting artists!

Friday, 19 July 2013

STEIN'S GATE PART 2 VOTE

Stein's;Gate Part 2 Vote

We're thrilled to announce that Manga Entertainment UK have launched a unique opportunity in relation to Steins;Gate Part 2. They are giving people the chance to vote on what cover design they would like to see used on their DVD and Blu-ray release.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

STEINS;GATE PART 1

  
Steins;Gate Part 1
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 12
Running Time:  Mins
Audio: English & Japanese DD 5.1
Release Date: 22/7/2013
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

Rintaro 'Okarin' has just invented a time machine from a microwave and constantly sends text messages to the past, and keeps on recieving them back. Due to the mishaps with time lines, he is now in trouble as a sinister scientific organisation are tracking him down for what he has done.

Friday, 5 July 2013

CROWN VOLUME 1

  
Crown Volume: 1
Released By: Go! Comi
Writer and Artist: Shinji Wada/You Higuri
Cover Artist: You Higuri
Release Date: Out now!
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

Jake and Ren decide to go on their own as mercenaries, declining to renew their contract, while Jake is still in Ren's debt after a fixed poker game he will have to work doubly hard to get the cash back. Ren Rescues Mahiro from the clutches of an evil gang hellbent on killing her, and even though she has no idea while, she has dreams of a kingdom with a prince and princess, their mother passed away after giving birth and the king chose a new queen, but she had her own agenda.

FANTASTICA: PART 3

  
Fantastica: Part 3
Released By: Yaoi Press
Writer and Artist: Yamila Abraham
Cover Art: Martina Peters
Release Date: Out now!
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

The plot thickens, at least in the case of this story as Hayden has now been reunited with Felix, but there is one snag - he is disguised as Levi the boy he previously cursed, so he has to maintain his disguise at all costs or risk the worst possible fate. Felix has his own loyalty to Darius to deal with, and the only way he can do that is to keep things as they are even if it pains him to do so. As we all know, love is fleeting, and as far as Felix is concerned, Levi has become another male he can focus on as a lover, and it is annoying him in ways he had never thought possible. What he can't get his head around is that Levi has shed most of what annoyed him in the past, and he has turned into an amazing and attentive lover - but why?

FANTASTICA: PART 2

  
Fantastica: Part 2
Released By: Yaoi Press
Writer and Artist: Yamila Abraham
Cover Art: Himitsu Studio
Release Date: Out now!
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

Continuing from the first novel, Fantastica Part: 2 has Felix, a warlock brought into 1850’s New York where he falls hopelessly in love with a demon called Haydn – but as their love is forbidden due to an ancient law, they have to avoid other Hell beings or risk being heavily punished for what they have done.

FANTASTICA: PART 1

  
Fantastica: Part 1
Released By: Yaoi Press
Writer and Artist: Yamila Abraham
Cover Art: Himitsu Studio
Release Date: Out now!
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

Felix Humbolt is a warlock who has only one choice in his life, to carry out a successful curse on the Rockwell family. It sounds easy enough until there's a real problem, Felix is also having a secret affair with their eldest son, Levi. Levi isn't just an ordinary lover though, he cares enough about Felix to want to travel all the way to his ex-boyfriend Hayden, who is a demon and see if he knows how he can end the curse forever, and in turn get Felix free of having to curse his family.

Saturday, 29 June 2013


Anime Preview: Naruto Shippuden: Road to Ninja

Fans of the series have come to know Naruto as its original series and Naruto Shippuden as its successor, but how many would have believed that we would get to see yet another movie added to the list that is already growing?
  
Horizon On The Middle of Nowhere
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 12
Running Time: 303 Mins
Audio: English & Japanese DD 5.1
Release Date: 29/7/2013
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

In a dystopian world, the Divine States, known as Japan are the only inhabitable lands left after world devastation killed off everything else. Now the world nations argue over who gets to own each part of Japan. Leaving them to argue it out, their annoyance doesn't matter to the ship city, Musashi where class president Aoi Tori and his students study at the Ariadust Academy.
  
Dragonball Z: Season 8
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 12
Running Time: 303 Mins
Audio: English & Japanese DD 5.1
Release Date: 15/7/2013
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

Previously in the series, Gengamu fights Gohan using a strange device that drained his energy. Shin is now the supreme Kai, which comes as a shock to us all, and dashed off to apprehend Gohan's enemy. The other Z men also flock to see what will happen between them, and also see the level of danger they are likely to be in as part of their job. While Gohan is being helped back at the arena, it is to be seen whether he can cope with fighting another enemy after being so drained before.

  
Aria: The Scarlet Ammo
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 15
Running Time: 300 Mins
Audio: English & Japanese DD 5.1
Release Date: 8/7/2013
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

Just when you thought the concept of fan service had all but gone from our anime, Aria: The Scarlet Ammo turns out to be a kick ass girl who uses two guns as well as two swords to fight oncoming foes and is considered the highest ranked fighter in assault studies at her high school for mercenaries. Kinji and her end up in a chase, but in a twist of fate, he saves her life even though to the rest of the school, he is nothing more than a cowardly type who wouldn't fight if his life depended on it. The reason for this sudden change of heart is he changes into a hero when he gets aroused by the girls he fights with.

Steins;Gate Part 1
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 12
Running Time: 293 Mins
Audio: English & Japanese DD 5.1
Release Date: 15/7/2013
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

As Chaos;Head is an anime where three young characters fall into a television set, and into another dimension, Steins;Gate is about using something else everyday to become something out of this world. In this anime, scientist Rintaro tampers with his microwave oven and by accident turns it into a time machine.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013


Bleach Complete Series 11
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 12
Running Time: 293 Mins
Audio: English & Japanese DD 5.1
Release Date: 2/9/2013
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

Aizen Sousuke, the former captain of squad five and now the enemy of the Soul Society has come to the world of the living to destroy Karakura Town in order to create the Ogen, the King's Key. He also seeks to destroy the whole of the Soul Society, but first they have to deal with him out in the open where Kisuke Urahara creates a false Karakura Town so that the real one doesn't get destroyed in the coming battle. He hopes Aizen won't notice, but he underestimates his intelligence and powers if he thinks that as Aizen has his own plan in mind.

  
One Piece Uncut Collection 2
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 12
Running Time: 293 Mins
Audio: English & Japanese DD 5.1
Release Date: 1/7/2013
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

In this second series, Luffy and his crew find themselves bumping into the dastardly and dangerous Don Krieg, but it's not all bad as master chef Sanji decides to join them even if Arlong betrays Nami the Navigator. As you can imagine it isn't all plain sailing as Luffy and Zoro come across some bad ass marines who decide to tustle with them, making the two of them the high seas most wanted!