March 2019, Ocean Waves Feature image

Review: Ocean Waves (Blu-Ray)

Ocean Waves marked the first time in Studio Ghibli’s history where the directorial duties were handed over to someone other than co-founders Hayao Miyazaki or Isao Takahata back in 1993. With Madman’s recent blu-ray release in hand, let’s dive into this interesting experiment in Ghibli’s back catalogue. Ocean Waves treads somewhat familiar ground by telling […]

November 2018, Katsugeki Touken Ranbu, Feature image

Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu Complete Series (Blu-Ray)

Katsugeki Touken Ranbu, based on the Japanese online card battling game Touken Ranbu, promises iconic pre-modern historical action drama featuring a cast of bishi-bishi boys crossed with…. sci-fi? Hmmmm… Katsugeki Touken Ranbu focuses on the Tsukumogami, a collective of warriors from the 24th century who are the reincarnated spirits of former weapons from pre-modern times […]