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Review: Assassination Classroom Part 2 (Blu-Ray)

There’s no rest for class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Junior High School as the antics of teenage life continue to snowball out of control. Painstakingly balancing their studies, assassination attempts, and personal development, these kids fight to break free of their status as the dregs of their school. Thanks to the teachings of a stoic government official, an immature world-class assassin, and, […]

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Review: Haikyu!! Complete Season 1 (DVD)

Karasuno High School once housed the greatest boys’ volleyball team in the Miyagi Prefecture, representing the area on several occasions. However, nowadays the team is known as “The Fallen Champions”, alluding to their lacklustre performance at recent tournaments. Hoping to follow in the footsteps of his hero, this label isn’t enough to stop Shouyou Hinata from enrolling. […]

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Review: The Future Diary (DVD)

Wow. I knew that this show had a reputation, but nothing could prepare me for what The Future Diary had in store. From the moment I began watching, this anime commanded my undivided attention, presenting increasingly messed up scenarios. Having just finished, I’m positive that I’ll be pondering this show for the foreseeable future. Although I had no idea what […]

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Review: Black Butler: Book of Murder (Blu-Ray)

Following the events of Book of Circus, Black Butler: Book of Murder sets itself up as a mystery with much more to it than meets the eye. Having reason to doubt Ciel’s resolve, Queen Victoria has provided a test to determine his loyalty and suitability to the role his family upholds. Following the Queen’s instructions, the Phantomhive Manor plays host […]

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Review: Black Butler: Book of Circus (Blu-Ray)

Black Butler is one of those oddities that somehow successfully combines ridiculous moments that are just so… anime, and profound scenes that can leave you speechless. Rounded off with action that places you on the edge of your seat, it’s not a stretch to say that this series is a masterpiece. However, that term is subjective, and I am well aware that Black […]

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First Impressions: Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara

In a parallel, magical world where food causes sexual responses within the general population, the students of Totsuki Academy are competing for the top spot of their prestigious culinary school. It’s only three weeks into the Summer season and already Shokugeki no Souma has swept me up in the familiar hype. Forgoing all exposition entirely, the second […]

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Review: Bleach Movie Collection (DVD)

As a staple shounen for many years, Bleach was, unsurprisingly, one of the shows I was introduced to when I first started watching anime. That being said, I haven’t actually finished watching all of the show yet, having only made it to episode 266 before distracting myself with the numerous selection of other shows that Japanese animation has to […]