Thursday, 31 March 2016

BLU-RAY ANIME REVIEW: AKAME GA KILL COLLECTION

Akame Ga Kill Collection 1 (episodes 1-12) DVD
Akame ga Kill Collection
Released By: Animatsu
Rating: 15
Running Time: 325 Mins
Audio: English & Japanese DD 2.0
Release Date: 29/2/2016
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes 

Hero Tatsumi has thought of a way to get himself out of the penniless life he's currenly leading, so he with his friends want to help their village, the problem is, Tatsumi trusts his instincts and gets all his money stolen by a bandit, ending up in the gutter. Lucky for him, he has someone on hand who notices his plight and helps him out. Don't get too excited though as the one helping him is from a noble family who prey on the poor like him and are torturers as well as murderers.

BLU-RAY ANIME REVIEW: GOLDEN TIME COLLECTION 1

Golden Time Collection 1 (episodes 1-12) DVD
Golden Time Collection 1
Released By: Animatsu
Rating: 12
Running Time: 300 Mins
Audio: English & Japanese DD 2.0
Release Date: 14/3/2016
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes 

Being a new student has its bonuses but also its own problems, at least for Tada Banri who has started out in Tokyo as a new student at a private law school. His attempt to distance himself away from where he last lived, he ends up making friends with Mitsuo, a fellow student, but his dreams are shattered when Mitsuo is slapped by a girl who turns out to be his once childhood friend, Kaga Koko!

NEW ANIME SERIES: SIGHTSION

Sightsion

Every so often, a new anime series hits the net and this one started earlier this year to interested audiences with the first trailer, then first episode - now there are four and they're as action-packed as you can imagine. 

Thursday, 24 March 2016

MANGA NEWS: JUMP FESTA ANNOUNCEMENT ON NEW NARUTO MANGA!!

Some fantastic Naruto announcements came out of this year's Jump Festa!
Boruto

Saturday saw some amazing news for fans of Naruto, and the Boruto movie in particular. There were several announcements made that are sure to have you eagerly anticipating Spring 2016 and the future of the franchise.

ARTICLE FROM MANGA ENTERTAINMENT: TOP 5 ENGLISH VOICE ACTORS

Top English Voice Actors
Yuri Lowenthal

Following on from our English voice actress article, it's time to share with you our favourite English language voice actors. 

BLU-RAY ANIME REVIEW: MY TEEN ROMANTIC COMEDY SNAFU COMPLETE SEASON 1 COLLECTION

My Teen Romantic Comedy Snafu Complete Season 1 Collection (episodes 1-13) BLU-RAY
My Teen Romantic Comedy Snafu Complete Season 1 Collection
Released By: Animatsu
Rating: 15
Running Time: 325 Mins
Audio: English & Japanese DD 2.0
Release Date: 21/3/2016
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes 

If opposites do attract, maybe high school student, Hachiman Hikigaya can make relationships work? Here, Hachiman isn't known for being personable, happy or a good mixer, he's a loner with no interest in making friends and thinks that no one else really has friends or good experiences at school - in fact he thinks they are lying when they recount any fun times to their friends.

BLU-RAY LIVE ACTION REVIEW: GARM WARS THE LAST DRUID

Garm Wars The Last Druid
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 15
Running Time: 120 Mins
Audio: English & Japanese DD 2.0
Release Date: 14/3/2016
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes 

Three species battle it out for supremacy in what are called Garm Wars, Briga, Columba and Kumtak are the clans and the story starts with Khara, allied with the Columba and ends up being the heroine in this movie coming upon a Kumtak mystic, Wydd after a huge and powerful battle that would have ended everyone if it wasn't for the need to keep them in the plot.  

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

MOVIE PRESS RELEASE: ANGUISH

Anguish
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This film is inspired by true events.

Tess (Ryan Simpkins) is a teenage girl diagnosed with identity disorder, however that may not be the problem after all. Lucy (Amberley Gridley), a teenage girl who's in the same town, and around the same age. The unlikely pair meet in a way that so few people actually understand, and usually misinterpret.

RELEASES IN UK CINEMAS FRIDAY 1ST APRIL 2016

PRESS RELEASE: THE HALLOW

Press Release for The Hallow
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The best horror film of 2015 comes to DVD 21st March and will be available for download from 7th March.

A terrifying hidden treasure, The Hallow puts an original, horrific spin on the classic fairy tale - packed with eerie suspense, blood-curdling demons, and genuinely nasty scares.

SPECIAL FEATURE: THE HALLOW TWEET-A-LONG & DIRECTOR Q & A

THE HALLOW Tweet-a-Long & Director Q&A


Join us this Wednesday 23rd March from 9pm!

To celebrate the DVD release of The Hallow - which was awarded Best Horror at last night's Empire Awards! - join us on Twitter for a night of unrelenting terror this Wednesday.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

TV REVIEW: SUPERNATURAL THE COMPLETE TENTH SERIES

Supernatural the Complete Tenth Season
Distributor: Warner Home Video
Rating: 15
Running Time: 967 minutes
Release Date: 21/3/2016
Bonus Material: 322 mins
Genre: Horror/Fantasy
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

At the start of the first episode, we get to see a montage of what happened to the Winchester brothers in the previous series. When Dean had the unfortunate luck to be defeated by Metatron in the ninth season, he had been resurrected using the First Blade's power and changed into a demon, complete with the mark of Cain on his arm. Four weeks after the event, Sam is still trying to find out where his brother might be.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

MANGA ARTICLE: MINIATURE MANGA!


Miniature Manga!
With thanks to: emina/Pureblood_Otaku
Written by: Sandra Scholes

First I saw the kind of cool origami going around the web so far. You know the stuff, YouTube vids on how to make an origami book cover and its inside pages, well now I've been put onto miniature manga - how cool is that??


Wednesday, 9 March 2016

YAOI REVIEW: TOTALLY CAPTIVATED SIDE STORIES: TOTALLY PEEKING UNDER THE SHEETS 1


Totally Captivated Side Stories: Totally Peeking Under the Sheets 1
Art/Story: Hajin Yoo
Genre: Boy's Love
Rating: 18+
Publisher: NETCOMICS
Reviewed by: Sandra Scholes

Synopsis:
We all remember what happened in the original manga series of Totally Captivated, but what was life like for Ewon and Mookyul after the main story got left behind? Here, Vol. 1 has two chapters, How to Live with a Total Beast and Totally Peeking Under the Sheets.

YAOI REVIEW: HIS HOUSE BY HAJIN YOO


His House
Art/Story: Hajin Yoo
Genre: Boy's Love
Rating: 13+
Publisher: NETCOMICS
Reviewed by: Sandra Scholes

Synopsis:
Gangyoo is an orphan and handsome to boot, but he's also a survivor. As women instantly fall for his charms, it's a no-brainer that he can hire his services as a phony boyfriend to women who are in desperate need for male company. And as he's in college he needs more than anything to graduate, but his hopes could be dashed when his new girlfriend turns out to be - a boy!

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

LGBT REVIEW: DAYDREAMERS BY JONATHAN HARPER



Daydreamers
Author: Jonathan Harper
Publisher: Lethe Press
Genre: Gay Fiction
ISBN: 978-1-59021-296-7
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

Of the nine short stories here, Harper has had five published in magazines and anthologies. This stands as Harper's d├ębut collection showcasing his talent, at least that is what it seems once a glance is passed along the authors who have given him advanced praise for Daydreamers. If, like me some readers would prefer to flip around the book before devoting time to reading any one story at first, taking in the titles and the art that comes with them on the left hand side is a pleasure, especially when the artist of the flowers is Pierre-Joseph Redoute, a famous Flemish painter and botanist from the Southern Netherlands.