Tuesday, 26 December 2017

ANIME REVIEW: DRAGON BALL Z MOVIE COLLECTION 2: THE TREE OF MIGHT/LORD SLUG

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Dragon Ball Z Movie Collection 2: The Tree of Might/Lord Slug  Digitally Remastered Double Feature - Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: PG
Running Time: 105 Mins
Audio: English with Japanese subs
Due Out: 27/11/2017
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes 

There is nothing better than watching your favourite series unless it's a movie and this Blu-ray set boasts a double-feature with Tree of Life and Lord Slug which were first released back in 1990 and 1991.

Friday, 22 December 2017

BOOK REVIEW: SUNVAULT: STORIES OF SOLARPUNK AND ECO-SPECULATION


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Sunvault Stories of Solarpunk and Eco-Speculation
Editor: Phoebe Wagner/Bronte Christopher Wieland
Publisher: Upper Rubber Boot
ISBN: 193779475X  ISBN13: 9781937794750
Pages: 253
Reviewed by: Sandra Scholes

At the moment people are more aware of their surroundings and the possibility that our environment might become depleted in years to come. We have heard of cyberpunk now it is the turn of solarpunk to make its presence known.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

HAVEN'T YOU HEARD, I'M SAKAMOTO? COMPLETE SEASON 1 COLLECTION

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Haven't You Heard, I'm Sakamoto? Complete Season 1 Collection
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 15
Running Time: 325 Mins
Audio: English 2.0 Stereo/ 5.1 Dolby
Release Date: Out Now!
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes 

From the opening you know you are going to take to this anime as Sakamoto is the sort of guy other guys want to be like. He is a cross between Uryu Ishida from Bleach and Sebastian Michaelis from Black Butler.

Friday, 8 December 2017

CHILDREN'S BOOK: DEFENDERS PITCH INVASION BY TOM PALMER

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Defenders Pitch Invasion
Author: Tom Palmer
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
ISBN:978-1-78112-731-5
Reading Age: 8-12
Reviewed by: Sandra Scholes

You may notice something different about this new series of novels if you are not familiar with them, these are part of the Conkers List. The point of the Conkers list was to provide children with illustrated, beautifully designed and high quality fiction from author and illustrator teams.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

ANIME REVIEW: SHIN GODZILLA


Shin Godzilla
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 12
Running Time: 119 Mins
Audio: English 2.0 Stereo/ 5.1 Dolby
Release Date: 4/12/2017
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes 

This is a live action movie for the ones who have read the manga and saw the anime version of it. Most of us by now have seen the Western depiction of Godzilla, but it doesn't quite have that feel we Asian cinema fans are used to.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

LOVECRAFTIAN BOOK REVIEW: RIDE THE STAR WIND


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Ride the Star Wind
Edited by: Scott Gable/ C.Dobrowski
Publisher: Broken Eye Books
Reviewed by: Sandra Scholes

I recently reviewed Earth, Air, Fire and Water by Brian Lumley and remember reading other compilations of Cthulhu and Lovecraftian horror stories, and as an avid reader of cosmic weird, Ride the Star Wind felt the perfect next step book to read what I like about this rather thick book are not only the stories, I will be coming to them later. It's the 90s fanzine style cover art and interior illustrations that remind me of the good old days of Star Trek and Star Wars fandom back in the day.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

ARTICLE: LU OVER THE WALL NEW UK TRAILER

Lu Over the Wall
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New UK Trailer


Releases in Cinemas Wednesday 6th December

Embark on a heartwarming and magical mermaid tale with “Lu over the Wall”, Masaaki Yuasa’s flowing watercolour of kindred spirits, overcoming hatred and winner of Annecy’s prestigious Cristal for a Feature Film.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

INFINITE STARS EDITED BY BRYAN THOMAS SCHMIDT


Infinite Stars
Editor: Bryan Thomas Schmidt
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 9781785655937
Pages: 674
Reviewed by: Sandra Scholes

Space opera and military SF are for most a staple in an enthusiasts reading diet and here we have the definitive anthology of stories from some of the most prominent authors in sci fi today.

ANIME REVIEW: PAPRIKA BLU-RAY/DVD DOUBLE PLAY


Paprika Blu-ray/DVD Double Play
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 15
Running Time: 90 Mins
Audio: English 2.0 Stereo/ 5.1 Dolby
Release Date: 20/11/2017
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes 

A detective is busy having an appointment with his psychiatrist about his problems with solving a murder case he is on, and things aren't going as well as he'd hoped, but his psychiatrist isn't what anyone would expect, she is unique in the realms of dream psychology.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

MOSHI MONSTERS EGG HUNT SERIES 1 TRADING CARDS REVIEW


Moshi Monsters Egg Hunt Series 1 Trading Cards
Developers/Publishers: Mind Candy Ltd
Reviewed by: Sandra Scholes


In the tradition of Pokémon, you've gotta collect 'em all! Each pack contains 8 cards, Moshlings and an ultra rare card. In all there are an amazing 350 cards to collect and unlike standard collectors cards, these have something unique about them I would like to point out.

Friday, 10 November 2017

ANIME REVIEW: POWER RANGERS DINO CHARGE VOLUME 5 HERO

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Power Rangers Dino Charge Volume 5 Hero 
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: PG
Running Time: 105 Mins
Audio: Japanese with English subs
Due Out: 13/11/2017
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes 

Albert Smith is an intrepid explorer who through the items he has proves he has led a life of fun and adventure and when the Power Rangers team find him purely by accident, they want to know more about him and his adventure, but there is something about him they don't get.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

DIGIMON ADVENTURE TRI THE MOVIE PART 2


Digimon Advenure Tri The Movie Part 2 Collector's Edition
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: PG
Running Time: 75 Mins
Audio: Japanese with English subs
Release Date:  Out Now!
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes 

In the Digimon universe, it is said that all beings were born from fire becoming two different types of being; the creators and the destroyers. This means they are on opposing sides where the fighting will never end.

ANIME REVIEW: IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD


In This Corner of the World
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: PG
Running Time: 129 Mins
Audio: Japanese 5.1 &  English 5.1
Release Date: Out Now!
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes 

Suzu is a young girl who lives in a small town who tells her story of what happened during the Second World War, though she didn't see the devastation it had caused she could report on what she heard. From the offset we are embroiled in a truly Christmas drama about how one girl copes with life before and during the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945.

ANIME REVIEW: BEYOND THE BOUNDARY COMPLETE COLLECTION



Beyond the Boundary Complete Collection
Released By: Animatsu
Rating: 15
Running Time: 129 Mins
Audio: Japanese 5.1 & English 5.1
Release Date:Out Now!
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes 

Anime that appear to be mysterious might not be everyone's idea of the perfect watch, but its okay to give some anime series a chance and in this ones case it is worth it. Beyond the Boundary is in a modern day world where humans have their own world and one which they do not see, a form of spirit world full of Yomu. Yomu are a take on the Japanese yokai we are familiar with in anime like Naruto and xxxHolic.

ANIME REVIEW: STEAMBOY BLU-RAY + DVD DOUBLE PLAY


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Steamboy
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: PG
Running Time: 126 Mins
Audio: Japanese 5.1 & English 5.1
Release Date: Out Now!
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

Considered the highest budget spent on an anime in Japan, Steamboy is a steampunk masterpiece set in Victorian England with Ray Steam a teen who likes inventing things just like his family, but his father and his grandfather have been absent for too long. These two are the inventors of the Steam Ball and have since gone missing.

Friday, 3 November 2017

ANIME REVIEW: YOUR NAME


Your Name
Released By: Anime Limited
Rating: 12
Running Time: 106 Mins
Audio: English/ Japanese with English subs
Release Date: 6/11/2017
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes 

Since the day when the stars fell, Mitsuha has searched for Taki, the boy of her dreams-literally. She can only see him when she dreams of being someone else interacting with him in another world, and her classmates have started to notice!

Monday, 30 October 2017

ANIME REVIEW: NARUTO SHIPPUDEN BOX SET 30


Naruto Shippuden Box Set 30
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 12
Running Time: 336 Mins
Audio: Japanese with English subs
Release Date: 13/11/2017
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes 

As Sasuke Uchiha has made an appearance, he has left the teams confused as to why he changed sides. Everyone thought he had sided with Lord Orochimaru and vowed to destroy the leaf village after what he discovered from his brother. Shikamaru thinks even less of Sasuke for turning up and doesn't accept him as part of the team. He doesn't have to. Sasuke wants to protect the leaf from further attack as his brother wanted peace above all; though there is the issue of him telling everyone present he will become hokage after the battle

Monday, 23 October 2017

BOOK REVIEW: PREDATOR: IF IT BLEEDS EDITED BY BRYAN THOMAS SCHMIDT


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Predator: If It Bleeds
Editor: Bryan Thomas Schmidt
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 9781785655401
Pages: 456
Reviewed by: Sandra Scholes


We had the Aliens omnibus series of books now it looks like fans of the Predator movies will have their own omnibus to enjoy.

Sunday, 22 October 2017

BOOK REVIEW:MARCH OF WAR (VIRTUES OF WAR BOOK THREE) BY BENNETT R COLES

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March of War (Virtues of War Book Three)
Author: Bennett R Coles
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 9781783294
Pages: 336
Reviewed by: Sandra Scholes

In Virtues of War Katja, Jack and Thomas are sent to apprehend a spy in Cerberus, Ghosts of War I never had the chance to cover but now in March of War, Jack and Tom have to take on the Centauri rebels who threaten Terran Space while Katja working in Special Forces has to find the perps responsible, though in the process find the Centauri have new and dangerous tech that could do more damage.

Saturday, 21 October 2017

ANIME REVIEW: COWBOY BEBOP THE MOVIE (BLU-RAY & DVD)


Cowboy Bebop the Movie
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 12
Running Time: 115 Mins
Audio: English 2.0 Stereo/ 5.1 Dolby
Release Date: 9/10/2017
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes 

Considered a modern classic, Cowboy Bebop has a small band of bounty hunters on the spaceship Bebop who are down on their luck and need some folding money very soon. Spike, Jet, Faye and Ed the hacker find out there has been an explosion and decide to check it out.

BLACK SAILS SEASON 4


Black Sails Season 4
Released By: Platform Entertainment
Rating: 15
Running Time: 572 Mins
Audio: Japanese with English subs
Release Date: Out Now!
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes 


Synopsis:
Hundreds of British soldiers lie dead in a forest... the Royal Navy sails back to England in retreat... the West Indies are now a war zone, and the shores of New Providence Island have never been bloodier. With the help of Eleanor Guthrie, Woodes Rogers transforms Nassau into a fortress without walls, as Captain Flint amasses a fleet of unprecedented strength, hoping to strike the final blow against civilization and reshape the world forever.


Meanwhile, from within the island... an insurgency builds, fuelled by the legend of its exiled leader, whose name keeps grown men awake at night... the one they call Long John Silver. But as Flint, Silver and their allies are about to learn, the closer civilization comes to defeat, the more desperately and destructively it will fight back. Oaths will be shattered, fortunes will change hands, and amidst the chaos, only one thing remains certain: it has never been more dangerous to call oneself a pirate...

Saturday, 7 October 2017

ADVANCE REVIEW: ANIME REVIEW: KINMOZA COMPLETE SEASON 1 BLU-RAY/DVD COMBO


Kinmoza Complete Season 1 Blu-ray/DVD Combo
Released By: Animatsu
Rating: 12
Running Time: 300 Mins
Audio: Japanese with English subs
Due Out: 9/10/2017
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes 

Shinobu Omiya is a normal high school girl who has friends and enjoys her life at school until one day she goes to London, England to live with a host family who shows her what English life is all about - there she meets Alice Cartelet and gets a friend for life.

Friday, 6 October 2017

NOVEL REVIEW: GHOST IN THE SHELL THE OFFICIAL MOVIE NOVELIZATION

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Ghost in the Shell The Official Movie Novelization
Authors: James Swallow/Abbie Bernstein
Publisher: Titan Books
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781785657528
Reviewed by: Sandra Scholes

Based on the manga by Masamune Shirow and the animated movie directed by Mamoru Oshii, in the future people live longer and have artificial bodies with computer enhanced brains. The unfortunate outcome of this evolution is hackers can manipulate these cyberbrains to their advantage.

ADVANCE REVIEW: ANIME REVIEW: HALO THE COMPLETE VIDEO COLLECTION

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Halo the Complete Video Collection 
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 15
Running Time: 125 Mins
Audio: English 2.0 stereo 5.1 dolby
Release Date: 23/10/2017
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes 

Halo the Complete Video Collection is a collection of short animations on the Halo universe interpreted by several different directors familiar with the hit gaming franchise. There are several animations to this collection; Halo Legends, Halo: Forward Until Dawn, Halo: Nightfall and Halo: Fall of Reach, but I want to concentrate on Halo: Legends.

ADVANCE REVIEW: ANIME REVIEW: YU-GI-OH! XEXAL SEASON 2



Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Season 2 
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 12
Running Time: 1029 Mins
Audio: English 2.0 Stereo/ 5.1 Dolby
Release Date: 23/10/2017
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes 

Yumi has been sent a WDC Eve invitation to a special party that happens before the dual carnival finals. Everyone is jealous of course but someone behind the scenes thinks he can get in too.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

CHILDREN'S BOOK REVIEW: SENSELESS BY STEVE COLE

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Senseless by Steve Cole

While other people thought Kenzie K-Boy Mitchell was wasting his time playing games, he proves them wrong by winning a trip out to a games tournament. Thus means top air flight to the place, limo to the venue, top stay at a hotel and food and drinks on arrival. Its so great being a top gamer, but its not so simple.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

LGBT POETRY REVIEW: OUR LADY OF THE CROSSWORD BY RIGOBERTO GONZALEZ


Our Lady of the Crossword 
Author: Rigoberto Gonzalez
Publisher: A Midsummer Night's Press
ISBN: 13:9781938334184
Pages:42
Reviewed by: Sandra Scholes

Rigoberto Gonzalez has written such poetry books as So Often the Pitcher Goes to Water Until it Breaks and Other Fugitives and Other Strangers so this book of poetry is the sort that can be read on the go to work or play and one of the best I have so far read from A Midsummer Night's Press.

LGBT POETRY REVIEW: WHEN I WAS STRAIGHT BY JULIE MARIE WADE


When I Was Straight
Author: Julie Marie Wade
Publisher: A Midsummer Night's Press
ISBN: 13:9781938334085
Pages: 42
Reviewed by: Sandra Scholes

I adore these small paperback books of poetry from LGBT authors from around the world.I got the impression that Julie Marie Wade wrote this series of poems to fully exorcise her demons about coming out.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

FIGURE REVIEW: BLEACH BANDAI TAMASHII NATIONS FIGUARTS ZERO SOUSUKE AIZEN ACTION FIGURE


Bleach Bandai Tamashii Nations Figuarts Zero Sousuke Aizen Action Figure
Series: Bleach
Product Line: Figuarts Zero
Manufacturer: Bandai
Specifications: PVC & ABS w/base
Height: 180 mm
Reviewed by: Sandra Scholes

In the manga, Bleach Volume 47 by Tite Kubo its the end of the chrysalis age for Aizen as he undergoes changes after fusing his body with the hogyokou. The former captain of the souk society vowed to go rogue with two other captains; Gin and Tosen. His intent to destroy the soul society and take over as supreme being.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

BOOK REVIEW: THE COMPLETE ALIENS OMNIBUS VOLUME 4 (FOR JAPANESE READERS)


The Complete Aliens Omnibus Volume 4
Authors: Yvonne Navarro/SD Perry
Publisher: Titan Books
Pages: 608
ISBN: -13: 978-1783299072
Reviewed by: Sandra Scholes

There are two stories in this fourth volume but I only want to concentrate in one as it fits in with this blog. 2124 is the year and the place New York City. A once great city it is now a haven for cranks, Alien jelly addicts and the homeless. Elsewhere the super rich elite loathe everything and everyone most of all Damon Eddington who wants to sample the sound of a real Alien scream for his new opus, The Symphony of Hate.

ANIME REVIEW: BERSERK VOLUME 1 WAR CRY

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Berserk Volume 1 War Cry
Released By: MVM
Rating: 18
Running Time: 125 Mins
Audio: English 2.0 Stereo/ 5.1 Dolby
Release Date: Out Now!
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes 

For most of us a story starts at the beginning, but here the story shows what happens after a scenario where evil triumphs over good.

BOOK REVIEW: THE COMPLETE ALIENS OMNIBUS VOLUME 4


The Complete Aliens Omnibus Volume 4
Authors: Yvonne Navarro/SD Perry
Publisher: Titan Books
Pages: 608
ISBN: -13: 978-1783299072
Reviewed by: Sandra Scholes

As Aliens the Complete Omnibus Volumes 1, 2 and 3 were so popular there would be an obvious sequel omnibus set in the Aliens universe. Music of the Spears by Yvonne Navarro has their story set in 2124 in a dystopian New York where part of the population is homeless or addicted while the super rich try to outdo each other despite the fact they should be happy.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

THE LEGION PROPHECY (THE APOLLONIAN CASEFILES) 3 BY MARK A LATHAM.


The Legion Prophecy (The Apollonian Casefiles 3)
Author: Mark A. Latham
Publisher: Titan Books
Pages: 368
ISBN: 978178296842
Reviewed by: Sandra Scholes

In The Lazarus Gate, Captain John Hardwick is freed from a Burmese prison a pauper, wretch and opium addict when he returned home to London. Recruited by a secret gentleman's club, Hardwick continues to fight for the good against a growing evil.

Monday, 18 September 2017

BOOK REVIEW: IN EVIL TIMES: THE IMPERIALS SAGA BY MELINDA SNODGRASS


In Evil Times: The Imperials Saga
Author: Melinda Snodgrass
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 9781783295845
Reviewed by: Sandra Scholes

The previous novel was The High Ground where the emperors' daughter, Mercedes became the first woman to be allowed to train at the elite academy, the High Ground. She has to do this if she wants to be next in line for the throne and graduate along with fellow student Tracy Belmanor.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

ADVANCED REVIEW: POWER RANGERS DINO CHARGE VOLUME: 4: RISE

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Power Rangers Dino Charge Volume: 4 Rise
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: PG 
Running Time: 80 Mins
Audio: English 2.0 Stereo/ 5.1 Dolby
Release Date: 2/10/2017
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes 

Sledge and his cohorts are planning something nasty so the five heroes have to work quickly and as a team this time in a four episode (with one bonus episode) disc with all different episodes with fun and interesting outcomes for the Power Rangers.

PRESS RELEASE: POKEMON INDIGO LEAGUE COMING SOON IN OCTOBER!

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Pokemon Indigo League Coming Soon

Manga Entertainment are very excited to announce that Pokémon: Indigo League will be coming to the UK on the 30th of October - and for the very first time on blu-ray!

PRESS RELEASE: BIG FISH & BEGONIA BFI BOX OFFICE

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To celebrate the film's BFI box office opening, Manga Entertainment are very proud to share the first UK poster for upcoming fantasy epic Big Fish & Begonia!

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

NEW MANGA REVIEW: BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS CHAPTER 1


Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Author/Artist:Masashi Kishimoto
Publisher: Viz Media
Reviewed by: SandraReviewer

We all know Naruto has a destiny waiting for him at the end of his youth, but this is the story of Boruto Uzumaki, his son who wants to carve his own destiny, not necessarily become Hokage at the end of his own youth, but more than anything else he wants to be himself.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

MOVIE TIE-IN REVIEW: VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Author: Luc Besson/Christie Golden
Publisher:Titan Books
ISBN: 9781785653841
Reviewed by: Sandra Scholes

According to the story, back in 1975 two primitive space vessels would be fused together and its people could freely move around, the Apollo and the Soyuz would have done the unthinkable and this would only be the start. This heralded the end of interracial tension and the cooperation of every nation for the good of the people. Captains from all the known human cities were welcomed on board. Though now that the entire human world was united, they had to think about accepting aliens in an attempt to broaden the scope for inter species growth.

SCI-FI REVIEW: ALIEN COVENANT: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE NOVELISATION

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Alien Covenant: The Movie Novelisation
Author: Alan Dean Foster
Publisher: Titan Books
Genre: Fiction, Movie Tie-In
ISBN: 9781785684787
Reviewed by: Sandra Scholes

Based on characters created by Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shussett, Alien Covenant is a long-awaited movie tie-in that centres on future man's need to find other life on distant planets and the sheer horror of what they discover once there.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

MANWHA REVIEW: PERSONAL IMMORALITY BY UNGYOU


Personal Immorality
Artist/Author: Ungyou
Publisher: NETCOMICS
Genre: BL/Yaoi
Reviewed by: Sandra Scholes

Premise: Dongsoo is parted with his lover after he witnesses her having a one-night stand with Inhan.To his surprise and dismay, the new laywer hired to his company happened to be Inhan, and they can't avoid running into each other at work.

As a revenge for ruining his love life, Dongsoo seduces Inhan's partners and somehow succeeds each time.

Inhan finds Dongsoo annoying, but somehow interesting in a way.

NEW FROM NETCOMICS!! PRINCE BARI BY SOLANINE AND MAKI


Prince Bari
Artist/Author:Solanine/Maki
Publisher:NET COMICS
Genre: Yaoi/BL
Age Range: 13+
Reviewed by: Sandra Scholes

Premise: Yohan is a celebrated shaman with a lazy spirit in the form of a boy Donga.
One day, a client who is a CEO of a successful IT venture firm visits Yohan's shop, but a very powerful spirit named Chunho is tagged along.

MANGA NOVEL REVIEW: RESTART DAYS VOL: 1 BY SORAHANA


Restart Days Vol: 1
Author: Sorahana
Publisher: Vic's Lab Distribution
Pages: 235
Reviewed by: Sandra Scholes

Premise: The 8th Day. It is when God creates the imaginary world "Fictional Reality." It is considered to be the place where the dead ends up at.

On every 8th day, all humans are given a chance to retrieve someone from "Fictional Reality" and return that life to Earth. However, the trials aren’t simple. Six people, consisting of two representatives from the past, the present, and the future, are gathered together to start the “Imaginary War.” They must accomplish every given tasks, and only one person, the victor, will earn the chance to [Save].

Saturday, 2 September 2017

BOOK REVIEW: VIROLOGY BY REN WAROM


Virology
Author: Ren Warom
Publisher: Titan Books
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781285650949
Reviewed by: Sandra Scholes

Since the last novel, Escapology, Ren Warom's story progresses with this cyberpunk continuance where Foon Gung houses the best hackers around, Shock Pao being the kid who breaks the Slip, being able to control the entire systems of the world. With the other hackers seeking him out, Shock and his gang might be found all too soon.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

BOOK REVIEW: KILLING IS MY BUSINESS( LA TRILOGY) ADAM CHRISTOPHER


Killing is my Business (LA Trilogy)
Author: Adam Christopher
Publisher: Titan Books
Pages: 281
ISBN: 9781783296910
Reviewed by: Sandra Scholes


If you remember the previous novel, Made to Kill, the relationship between Ray Electromatic and Ada is purely platonic, and sometimes they don't see eye to eye on certain topics. And instead of this being part of a series in the normal sense, Killing is my Business acts as a stand-alone novel with Ray out on another assignment.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

MANGA REVIEW: VAMPIRE KNIGHT MEMORIES VOLUME 1

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Vampire Knight Memories Volume: 1
Author: Matsuri Hino
Publisher: Shojo Beat/Viz Media
Category: Manga
Rating: Teen+
ISBN-13 978-1-4215-9430-9
Pages:192
Reviewed By: SandraReviewer

Synopsis:
After a fierce battle between humans and vampires, a temporary peace was established, but Kaname continued to sleep within a coffin of ice… Yuki gave Kaname her heart to revive him as a human being.

These are the stories of what happened during those 1,000 years of Kaname’s slumber and at the start of his human life.

ANIME REVIEW: MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS COMPLETE SEASON 3


Mightly Morphin Power Rangers Complete Season 3
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: PG
Running Time: 660 Mins
Audio: English DD 5.1 Japanese DD 2.0
Release Date: 4/9/2017
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes 


Remember watching the second season of this? Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Complete Season 3 takes off where it ended with the Rangers fighting against Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa, though it seems there is another ally of theirs that could threaten Earth - Rita Repulsa's brother Rito Revolto.

Monday, 21 August 2017

BOOK REVIEW: LANSON LITTLE BLACK BOOK OF CHAMPAGNE


 
Lanson Little Black Book of Champagne
Publisher: Lanson
Pages:54
Website:www.lansonchampagne.com

You may see celebrities sipping this when they watch Wimbledon along with their strawberries and cream. Lanson Champagne is synonymous with all pleasurable activities as many celebrities will no doubt know.

FIGURE REVIEW FOR GEM SERIES REMIX NARUTO SHIPPUDEN FUJIN & RAIJIN SET


GEM Series Remix Naruto Shippuden Fujin & Raijin Set
Series: Naruto Shippuden
Product:GEM Series Remix
Manufacturer:MegaHouse
Sculptor:Piron
Specs: 2x painted non-articulated, non-scale PVC figures
Height:180 mm/7
Bonus: 2 special illustrations of Sasuke and Naruto


MegaHouse realise there is a lot of interest in new Naruto figures, especially with the new Boruto series being aired to an eager audience. Here, instead of one figure, we have two, Naruto representing the wind god Fujin and Sasuke representing the lightning god Raijin.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

ADVANCED YAOI REVIEW: DREAMS OF THE DAYS BY KYUNGHA YI


Dreams of the Days
Author: Kyungha Yi
Publisher: Net Comics
Pages:168
ISBN: 10 1600099475
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

To anyone else, Howon is just a normal high school student who goes about his daily life, but Howon hides a very deep, dark secret. He is having erotic dreams he can't tell another living soul, or can he?

Sunday, 6 August 2017

POWER RANGERS: DINO CHARGE VOL 2: RESURGENCE


Power Rangers: Dino Charge Vol: 2: Resurgence
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: PG 
Running Time: 125 Mins
Audio: English 2.0 Stereo/ 5.1 Dolby
Release Date: Out Now!
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes 

Millions of years ago, Sledge tried to steal the greatest power in the universe, but he was thwarted by an alien called The Keeper who had dinosaurs protect the crystals sending Sledge hurtling into the air, beaten. Now that there are a new bunch of superheroes, Sledge has been waiting to get his revenge.

ANIME REVIEW: MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS COMPLETE SEASON 2

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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Complete Season 2
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: PG
Running Time: 1300 Mins
Audio: English DD 5.1 Japanese DD 2.0
Release Date: Out Now!
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes 

They do say that some things come full circle and this is what happens to Rita Repulsa when Lord Zedd, annoyed at her not getting rid of the Power Rangers decides to toss her in the dumpster she came in, and send her back into space; the saying that "if you want something doing well, do it yourself "has a special meaning here. Lord Zedd has his own army at his disposal he alone created to destroy his foes, hoping his might will be enough to crush them.

ANIME REVIEW: SAMURAI WARRIORS SENGOKU MOSOU COMPLETE SEASON 1 COLLECTION


Samurai Warriors Sengoku Mosou Complete Season 1 Collection
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating:12
Running Time: 325 Mins
Audio: English DD 5.1 Japanese DD 2.0
Release Date: Out Now!
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes 


If you see the characters on the cover art, you will no doubt remember them from the hit anime, Sengoku Basara, and you wouldn't think you were seeing things. Now that you've gathered this is a period piece where samurai clans warred with each other, even though some respected as well as despised their opponents.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

ANIME REVIEW: MIGHTY MORPHIN ALIEN RANGERS

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Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating:12
Running Time: 325 Mins
Audio: English DD 5.1 Japanese DD 2.0
Release Date: 24/7/2017
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes 


Like I watched Battle of the Planets (we didn't know it as Gatchaman back in the 80s) this was another staple of viewing in the UK after school or college with five intrepid kids turned superheroes getting into one scrape after another and wowing us from our much tinier screens. Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers begins after the third series of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and sees the three of them in a very tough situation.


Thursday, 3 August 2017

ANIME REVIEW: SCHOOL LIVE COMPLETE COLLECTION


School Live Complete Collection
Released By: Animatsu
Rating:15
Running Time: 325 Mins
Audio: English DD 5.1 Japanese DD 2.0
Release Date: Out Now!
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes 

Yuki, Kurumi, Yuri and Megu stay over for the night in the most unusual place imaginable; school only to find they are the only survivors of a zombie attack!

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

SPY NOVEL REVIEW: THE RETALIATORS BY DONALD HAMILTON

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The Retaliators
Author: Donald Hamilton
Publisher: Titan Books

 
When I got the press release with full details of the book and its contents, I didn't expect the James Bond style figure on the right. As Donald has already written 27 novels in the Matt Helm series, maybe this makes him some kind of Fleming, but if you look closer, Matt Helm is a different kind of secret agent and in this novel Matt has become that much richer thanks to twenty thousand dollars appearing in his bank account.
 

SCI-FI REVIEW: WHEN ALL SEEMS LOST BY WILLIAM C DIETZ

 
When All Seems Lost 
Author: William C Dietz
Publisher: Titan Books

Diplomat Christine Vandereen has to hide the president of the Confederacy now that the Ramanthians have captured them among a group of humans. Sending them to a labour camp on a remote jungle planet sounds like a good idea for them, but they don't know how Christine can hide the president's true identity for long.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

MERCHANDISE REVIEW: TITAN BOOKS CANVAS BAG


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Merchandise Review: Titan Books Canvas Bag
Review By: Sandra Scholes

There's nothing more satisfying than going for a spot of shopping to while away the hours on your day off, so Titan offer a bag that is big enough to take several books.

LIMITED BORUTO NARUTO THE MOVIE SASUKE UCHIHA GEM FIGURE


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Limited Boruto Naruto the Movie Sasuke Uchiha GEM Figure
Company: Megahouse
Theme: Naruto/Anime
Media: Figures
Release Date: 10/31/2016
Weight: 7
Height: 6.75
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

With the release of the Naruto Boruto the Movie, you would think the models would come out fast, and they did. Fans of Sasuke Uchiha will rejoice at the new version of him striking an energetic action pose.

BOOK REVIEW: DARK IMMOLATION BY CHRISTOPHER HUSBERG


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Dark Immolation: Book Two of the Chaos Queen Quintet
Author: Christopher Husberg
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 978178329171
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

Duskfall was the last book I read of Christopher's which was the first book in the Chaos Queen Quintet. Dark Immolation concerns several people who have all heard of a new religion on the rise and growing in followers. Jane Oden , Cinzia, Knot, Astrid and others are on a voyage of discovery all for different reasons.