Review: Death Parade (Blu-Ray)

There’s an art to finding the right balance between the aspects of a show with a serious story line, and in the realm of anime this scale is often tipped in favour of repetitive gags. Thankfully, through the clever use of universal themes in a unique setting, Death Parade stands out as both thought provoking as […]

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Review: Gunstar Heroes OST (Vinyl)

Gunstar Heroes, one of Treasure’s most revered games, is often lauded for its graphics and astonishingly great gameplay. The first time I ever played the game was in 1993 – Anime Inferno co-founder Inferno and I wheeled our bikes around to our local independent rental haunt, Power Play, and lo-and-behold, there was Gunstar Heroes in […]

Review: Samurai Flamenco Complete Series (DVD)

Masayoshi Hazama is a model with dreams of becoming a real-life superhero, so he takes to the streets donning his superhero persona, Samurai Flamenco. But without superpowers or a fancy crime fighting suit,  Masayoshi has to start small, and spends his nights targeting teenage loiterers, litterbugs, and purse snatchers. While performing his heroic duties, Masayoshi […]

Review: Harmony (Bluray)

Harmony is set in a distant future where sickness and diseases are almost non-existent for a privileged some. A long healthy life is rewarded for those born into major cities and wealthy countries. It all sounds almost utopian, however three young girls in Japan are discontent with what their future holds, and decide to take […]

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Review: Overlord (DVD)

The culmination of every defining feature of the trapped in the game genre has led to Overlord. Albeit, every defining feature of the trapped in the game genre is beginning to become stale. There’s only so many times I can watch an awkward harem form, without fail, around a socially inept geek. Not to mention how it’s […]

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Review: When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace (DVD)

A pool episode, a beach episode, and a festival episode, what more could you ask for? When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace has everything a shameless harem needs to be successful! But can it truly be called shameless? Notwithstanding the basic school setting coupled with uninspired character archetypes, Supernatural Battles presents a main character who genuinely deserves the awkwardly placed […]

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Review: Shirobako (DVD)

At a glance, Shirobako is just another show where the entire premise is cute girls doing cute things, but it completely circumvents expectations with its relatable characters, insight into the anime industry, and heartwarming story. It’s no stretch to say that Shirobako goes far beyond any show of its calibre has ever gone, wonderfully combining drama and […]

Review: Junjo Romantica series 1 DVD

Junjo Romantica is a yaoi love story following the fresh youngster Misaki and much older pursuer Usami. The anime is based on the manga Junjo Romantica: Pure Romance, written and Illustrated by Shungiku Nakamura. Fans of the genre will be familiar with the name as the manga has spun off several CD Dramas and Light novels […]