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December Bonus Review #1 Lightyear

Lightyear is a 2022 Disney Pixar title based off of the popular Toy Story character. It wasn’t received particularly well by either critics or audiences. Is it that…

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November Bonus Review: Blue Beetle 1-36

One of the most recent super hero films centres around Jaime Reyes aka The Blue Beetle. To be frank, I haven’t watched the film and I don’t really…

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Film Festival Week: Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha 2nd film A’s

At this point I’ve reviewed quite a few instalments in the Nanoha franchise. Including the first film and the A’s series. Thus far, it’s been a very strong…

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Film Festival Week: Doubutsu Tonarigumi

Doubutsu Tonarigumi is a propaganda film from the early days of World War II. Personally, I’ve always found this type of thing kind of interesting whether it’s blatantly…

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Flim Festival Week: Fresh Precure film- Omocha no Kuni wa Himitsu ga Ippai!?

I’ve talked about the Precure franchise many times. Fresh Precure being the most recent series I reviewed and one of the best. So, this film festival week we’re…

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Film Festival Week: Golden Time

Golden Time is a 2013 film from Robot Communications. Yes, the studio behind Tsumiki no Ie. Is this as excellent as that film? Let’s check. Story: We open…

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Film Festival Week: Geu Yeoreum

Geu Yeoreum is a Korean film from Red Dog Culture House. All I know is that it’s a Shoujo ai drama. So, let’s hop right into it. Story:…

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Film Festival Week: Chikyuu wo Mitsumete

Chikyuu wo Mitsumete is a 2011 film from Nippon animation. The same studio behind Kazoku Robinson Hyouryuuki: Fushigi na Shima no Flone. So, what is this science fiction/…

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Film Festival Week: DBZ-Chikyuu Marugoto Choukessen

I’ve looked at a lot of films from the Dragonball/DBZ franchise. They’ve mostly been pretty decent. And this year we’re looking at another one. The third film with…

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October Bonus Review: The Addam’s Family

The Addam’s Family has been something of a cultural force. It started in the late 1930s with some comic strips. In 1964, it was adapted into a television…

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Yami Shibai 4: A Major Step Back

I’ve talked about Yami Shibai many times. It’s a franchise built around short form horror from ILCA. Thus far, it’s been pretty solid. Let’s look at the fourth…

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Jiok: The Hell (Two Kinds of Life)

Jiok is a Studio Dadashow work from mid 2006. It was directed by Yeon, Sang-ho and I have no idea what to expect from it so I’m just…

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Itou Junji: Collection- Tomie

Itou Junji is a well known figure in Japanese horror known for a lot of body horror. I’ve talked about him once before with the Gyo anime. This…

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July Bonus Review: Phantom 2040

I’ve looked at a lot of super hero works over the years. Both in bonus reviews and in anime form. Some of it has been stellar, some of…

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Given: The Film

It’s been quite a while since I looked at Lerche’s Given, a romance which had some faults but was still great. We’ve also seen Lerche’s work with Konohana…

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June Bonus Review: The Owl House

Now, I like to think of every month as Pride month and I will proudly support the LGBT population at any time. I don’t extend that to certain…

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Gokujo: Gokurakuin Joshikou Ryou Monogatari

Gokujo: Gokurakuin Joshikou Ryou Monogatari is a 2012 LMD anime based off of a Miyazaki Maya manga. I don’t know the studio or the mangaka. Hopefully it’ll be…

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A Spoiler-laden look at the Problems of Symphogear

So, I just posted a review of the anime Senki Zesshou Symphogear and there were a few points I wanted to elaborate on further. Now, the reason I…

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Senki Zesshou Symphogear: Satelight Strikes Again

Senki Zesshou Symphogear is an original anime by Satelight and Encourage. Which, honestly, does not inspire that much confidence. Out of the four Satelight anime I’ve reviewed, the…

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May Bonus Review: Transformers Prime

I’ve talked about the Transformers franchise before. Twice. It’s something I grew up with and I still have some Beast Wars toys lying around. It’s also a franchise…

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Megane na Kanojo

Megane na Kanojo is a 2010 OVA from AIC Takarazuka. It’s based off of a manga by TOBI. So, I’ve never heard of the studio or the mangaka…

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Enen no Shouboutai: Literally Fighting Fire With Fire.

Enen no Shouboutai is a mid to late 2019 anime from David Production. Yes, the Jojo, Neptunia & Hataraku Saibou studio. The anime is based off of an…

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Detatoko Princess: Has it’s moments

Detatoko Princess is an OVA from ’97-’98. The OVA is from JC Staff and it’s based off of an Okuda Hitoshi manga. Interestingly enough, the OVA came out…

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Slayers Next: High Fantasy and Comedy Made a Beautiful Baby

I’ve talked about Slayers multiple times. The films, OVAs and the first series proper. Now we’re going to look at the second series, Next. This one aired mid…

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Koi Wa Ameagari no You ni: Outpaced by the Average Snail

Koi Wa Ameagari no You ni is one of those anime that just looks awful from the premise. The whole series seems to be about a High School…

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A Final Response to Evangelion Fans

I didn’t want to talk about this anime again. But it’s one of those series where the fanbase is incredibly exhausting and can’t seem to shut the hell…

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January Bonus Review: Spider-man the animated series

Spider-man is one of the biggest Marvel super heroes out there and one of the most mistreated when you look at events like One More Day and Dying…

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Fresh PreCure: The First Team Precure to do it right

The Precure franchise is one I’ve talked about pretty frequently. I started with Doki Doki and then I went back to the beginning with Futari Wa and I’ve…

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Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino OVA

I’ve gone over most of the anime Gunslinger Girl series. This time around we’re finishing the series with the OVA, like Il Teatrino, this one was handled by…

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December Bonus Review #4: History of the World- Part 1

This is the final bonus review of 2022 and I wanted to talk, once again, about comedic genius and arguably the best comedic director of all time, Mel…

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December Bonus Review #3: Police Academy- The Animated Series

There was a point in time where American animation studios were picking up a lot of completely not child friendly properties and turning them into cartoons for children.…

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Princess Principal: Steampunk, Spies and Sapphism

Princess Principal is a mid to late 2017 original anime from Actas (the studio behind Girls und Panzer & Tales of Phantasia) and 3Hz (a studio I’ve never…

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December Bonus Review #2: Frozen

In 2013 Disney released Frozen and it became a massive success. It’s had shorts, a sequel and a bunch of tie-in merchandise. Is it actually as good as…

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Area 88 OVA: Aces Low

Area 88 is a manga that ran from ’79 to ’86. So, this is even older than I am. In 1985 it got a three episode OVA from…

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December Bonus Review #1: Pokemon Conquest

It’s no secret that Gamefreak has people upset at the moment. With them being the latest company to release an unfinished buggy game with the “we can patch…

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Film Festival Week 7: Starship Troopers- Invasion

Starship Troopers: Invasion is a 2012 Sola Digital Arts film. Obviously it’s based on the same book that the famous ’97 film was based off of. Let’s see…

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Film Festival Week 6: Taifuu no Noruda

Taifuu no Noruda is a short, original film from Studio Colorido, which I remember as one of the studios behind Burn the Witch and for nothing else. But…

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Film Festival Week 5: Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko

I’ve looked at a lot of Ghibli films over the years. Most of them have been quite good others have been more bland or even worse, Tales from…

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Film Festival Week 4: Yes Precure 5 GoGo film- Okashi no Kuni no Happy Birthday

We’re back to the Precure franchise. Unfortunately the next film is based on Yes Precure 5 GoGo, which is one of the most boring Precure series alongside the…

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Film Festival Week 3: Gon, the little fox

This is a 2020 Tecarat film based off of the Japanese classic by Niimi Nankichi. The book was originally written in the early 1930s. So, let’s see how…

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Film Festival Week Day 2: Hello Kitty no London ni Orita Uchuujin

It’s about time I looked at this franchise. It’s one of the most famous and enduring media franchises out there. It also happens to star my favourite voice…

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Film Festival Week: Dragonball Z Kono Yo de Ichiban Tsuyoi Yatsu

We’re finally getting around to this for the year. The week where we watch anime films. To start off, let’s delve back into the Dragonball franchise with the…

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October Bonus Review: Dracula: Dead and Loving it

We’re back to the legendary comedic director, Mel Brooks. I’ve talked about several of his films before. This time around we’re going to look at his comedic take…

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Highlander: The Search For Vengeance

Highlander is a cult classic film from 1986. It’s so ingrained into pop culture that even if you’ve never seen it you know the basic premise and the…

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Gakkougurashi: A Zombie Story that isn’t the same tired shite?

Gakkougurashi is a 2015 anime from Lerche. The same studio behind Given, Konohana Kitan and the Danganronpa anime. So, they have a pretty solid record as far as…

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Kyoufu Densetsu Kaiki Frankenstein

There are a lot of Western classics that were adapted by Toei animation. I’ve covered their take on Aladdin already. But we’re in horror month so it seems…

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Yami Shibai 3: three down a hundred to go

Yami Shibai is a franchise I’ve talked about in multiple horror anime months and now we’re looking at the third instalment of the franchise. They’ve been pretty decent…

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September Bonus Review: Star Trek The Animated Series

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of the Star Trek franchise. The original series, Next Generation and Deep Space 9 all hold a special place in my…

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Marimashita Iruma-kun: Quite Charming

Marimashita Iruma-kun is a late 2019, early 2020 anime from Bandai Namco pictures. It’s based off of an ongoing manga by Nishi Osamu which began debuting in 2017.…

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August Bonus Review: Silent Movie

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the comedic director, Mel Brooks. And, this month, we’ll be looking at one of his lesser known works, the…

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