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Naruto Shippuden Box Set 32 Review
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Naruto Shippuden Box Set 32 Review

Naruto Shippuden Box Set 32 Review
Naruto Shippuden’s 32nd release is almost entirely filler, despite what the front cover wants you to think. The “New Chunin Exams arc”, as it’s often called, concludes at Episode 413, giving a whole two canon episodes! Is this filler arc worth sticking with, or are you going to buy the set for two episodes' worth of content? Let’s find out if either are going to be true…
• 21st May 2018
ERASED – Part 2 Review
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ERASED – Part 2 Review

ERASED – Part 2 Review
After a sadly long eight months wait, the second half of the 2016 hit ERASED finally makes it to disc here in the UK. After such a promising first half, does the series get the big pay-off it deserves? Read on to find out! (Although you’ve probably already watched the end on Crunchyroll or Netflix in the past 8 months due to understandably running out of patience, but hey-ho…)
• 27th April 2018
Kiss Him, Not Me! Review
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Kiss Him, Not Me! Review

Kiss Him, Not Me! Review
Kiss Him, Not Me! is a true delight for shojo fans. While there might be some questionable content in terms of its realism, the series is undeniably great fun and not as shallow as the first episode or two would suggest. Shojo, especially good shojo, is so frequently not brought to home video in the UK that this is a rare treat all fans of the genre should give a go.
• 25th April 2018
GATE – Collector’s Edition Review
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GATE – Collector’s Edition Review

GATE – Collector’s Edition Review
GATE is a hard show to talk about without getting into nationalistic propaganda debates and general right- wing unpleasantness, but ignoring this argument for the time being, the show has some merit, not least its premise of a modern army fighting a bunch of races and animals from a typical fantasy land. Is there more good than bad, though?
• 19th April 2018
Dragon Ball Z – The TV Specials Double Feature
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Dragon Ball Z – The TV Specials Double Feature

Dragon Ball Z – The TV Specials Double Feature
Just when you thought Manga was done releasing two Dragon Ball Z short-length films, they… well, they release two TV specials which are roughly the same length as the 13 films released previously. While there are differences between the films and TV Specials (and not all of them good), story-wise it’s hard to find two better examples of the Dragon Ball franchise taking itself uncharacteristically more seriously. Is that a good thing, though…?
• 12th April 2018
Kino’s Journey (2003) Review
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Kino’s Journey (2003) Review

Kino’s Journey (2003) Review
Kino’s Journey is a thought-provoking look at 'what ifs?' and the inner workings of the human mind. With a fantastical and mystical approach added in for some truly odd stories, it’s a series that is perfect for those into symbolism and strong metaphors.
• 6th April 2018
My Hero Academia – Season 2 Part 1 Review
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My Hero Academia – Season 2 Part 1 Review

My Hero Academia – Season 2 Part 1 Review
The latest big hit from all powerful weekly manga magazine Shonen Jump!, My Hero Academia turned plenty of heads when it first appeared in anime form in 2016, and the second season only added more momentum to the series’ worldwide popularity. This set collects the first twelve episodes of Season 2, a complete story arc based around a tournament! There’s an original concept! … Seriously though, it’s great. So let’s see why!
• 30th March 2018
Occultic;Nine Part 1 Review
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Occultic;Nine Part 1 Review

Occultic;Nine Part 1 Review
Occultic;Nine is a thrilling journey of discovery, the paranormal, and what happens when a series makes no sense and yet keeps you entertained. While certainly not for everyone, this is an anime that just wants to show you something a little bit different.
• 29th March 2018
Dragon Ball Super Episodes 119 – 131 Review
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Dragon Ball Super Episodes 119 – 131 Review

Dragon Ball Super Episodes 119 – 131 Review
It’s been a long and crazy road since Dragon Ball Super began in July 2015, but now the series has come to an end (well, with at least one more movie to come, and an ongoing manga still being written…) What the Universe Survival Arc lacked in storyline it made up for in great, over-the-top action, and that still held true for this last block of episodes. So let’s take a look, shall we...!
• 27th March 2018