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Review: Akira (Special Edition) (4K/UHD Blu-Ray)

Akira is one of the most celebrated anime releases of all time, and for good reason. The combination of stunning hand-drawn animation, incredible original soundtrack and harrowingly raw sci-fi narrative pushed across cultural divides and delivered considerable commercial success. With a native 4K digitally mastered print under their belt, it’s time to see how well […]

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Review: Wicked City (Blu-Ray)

Wicked City made a name for itself locally as part of the first wave of influential anime that hit Australia in the mid-90s. In 2021, now’s the perfect time to check it out again in HD to determine if its cult status was built on hubris or if it holds up. Set in the sprawling […]

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Review: Human Lost (Blu-Ray)

Human Lost promises to tread the familiar cyberpunk anime formula with a hyper-modern approach to animation production. Oh, and gory violence. Lots of splattery, gory violence. In the far-flung future of 2036 humanity is on the brink of a great rebirth brought about by advances in medical technology promising unnaturally extended lifespans and proverbial immortality […]

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Review: Cowboy Bebop Original Soundtrack (Vinyl)

It seems odd that it’s taken this long for a vinyl release of Cowboy Bebop’s soundtrack. With the ongoing vinyl resurgence straddling the lines around novelty, collectability and audio wankery, Milan Records’ release of such a seminal anime series’ iconic soundtrack was sure to draw attention. The tight integration of music and anime has been […]