Review: Smile down the Runway – The Complete Season (Blu-Ray)

High school student Chiyuki Fujito dreams of becoming a runway model and representing her father’s company and modelling agency, Mille Neige, on the fashion runways of Paris. However, despite her beauty and professionalism, Chiyuki faces constant rejection in the world of fashion due to her short stature. Similarly, her classmate Ikuto Tsumura also dreams of […]

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Review: Orange Complete Series (Blu-Ray)

Orange Complete Series promises shoujo high school melodrama in the spirit of a classic do-over trope. While the experience that followed certainly adhered to this in part, the real strength behind this anime series lies elsewhere. Orange Complete Series centres its story around Naho Takamiya, a high schooler living in Matsumoto who receives a letter […]

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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 […]