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Dragon Ball GT DVD Competition Now Closed And The Winner is…

dragonball-gt-season-2-eac (2)Competition is now closed and a winner have been chosen!

Thanks to everyone who entered the competition to win a copy of Magi.

And the winner is… Read more…

Win Dragon Ball GT Season 2 DVD Box Set (32 Episodes on 5 Discs)

March 19, 2014 15 comments

Hooray! It’s competition time again!

dragonball-gt-season-2-eac (2)Goku’s final tale. Dragon Ball GT Season 2 includes the Super 17 and Shadow Dragon Sagas, as a bonus A Hero’s Legacy movie. The destiny of a legendary warrior, his long path wrought with peril, reaches its apex. The fate of Goku is now tied to that of the world and the most epic toil ever rested on the shoulders of one man has come to be. As one apocalypse is thwarted, another looms! Gokus heroic friends fall around him and the warrior must steel his nerve, for two evil scientists have created the perfect killing machine. Android 17. As the abomination deals out terror with mechanical precision, horrible villains from battles past rise again. Yet Read more…

Anime Review: Ayatsuri Sakon aka Puppet Master Sakon

Based on the manga series Karakurizōshi Ayatsuri Sakon written by Masaru Miyazaki!

Ayatsuri Sakon puppet-master-sakon-3If you love a good murder mystery anime, definitely check out Ayatsuri Sakon otherwise known as “Puppet Master Sakon.” Despite its airing in 1999, this anime continues to be one of my favorites even today.

Ayatsuri Sakon follows a young man named Sakon Tachibana. Sakon hails from a family famous for Bunraku, which is a traditional form of Japanese puppet theatre. Despite being the grandson of the great Bunraku master, Tachibana Zaemon, Sakon manages to remain a Read more…

Magi – The Labyrinth Of Magic DVD Competition Now Closed And The Winner is…

March 18, 2014 1 comment

Competition is now closed and a winner have been chosen!

Magi The Labyrinth of Magic Thanks to everyone who entered the competition to win a copy of Magi.

And the winner is… Read more…

DVD Review: Another Complete Collection (2012)

March 10, 2014 1 comment

A twelve episode series based on the novel by Yukito Ayatsuji.

Another DVD coverThere are some animes that hit you so hard, you will never forget them. They take you through twists and turns, and no matter how many times you think you’ve figured out what’s happening and what will happen, each time you are wrong. When it’s all over, you find out you were dead wrong. Another is one of those animes.

This show is the animated version of the manga that was illustrated by Hiro Kiyohara. Both works are Read more…

Win Magi – The Labyrinth Of Magic Season 1 Part 1 DVD

March 2, 2014 13 comments

Hooray! It’s competition time again!

Magi The Labyrinth of Magic Ever wondered what a tale akin to that of Arabian Nights would be like in anime form? You have your answer with the very popular series, Magi – The Labyrinth Of Magic.

In a fantastical middle-age world where slavery is rife, there are mysterious tall towers named Dungeons which mysteriously appeared out of nowhere. Someone who conquers a Dungeon becomes very powerful and wealthy. Our hero Ali Baba is a teenager who works for merchants to support himself. He dreams for conquering a lot of Dungeons and becoming a very rich person. One day, he comes across  a strange Read more…

Anime Review: Hakuoki

March 2, 2014 1 comment

Yukimura Chizuru’s father holds the key to Japan’s bloodshed. She must find him!

Hakuoki  anime seriesThe Hakuoki series, which includes two seasons and a third season that acts as a prequel, is a romantic take on historical characters and events, with a bit of vampire/mysticism thrown in for good measure. The mystical nature of the show is not an unusual turn for anime to take, but this series manages to be both intriguing and action-packed while remaining Read more…

Review: Hunter x Hunter (2011)

February 18, 2014 Leave a comment

Remake of the 1999 TV series of Hunter x Hunter based on the manga by Togashi Yoshihiro!

Hunter x Hunter*Spoiler alert: I’ve tried to not reveal too many key details about the show here, but if you’re just starting the series and are trying to learn more about it, be aware that I have given a few big surprises away.* !

Even though the original anime series Hunter x Hunter came out in 1999, it’s easy to see why it remains Read more…

WIN Fate/Stay Night:Unlimited Blade Works On Double Play Blu-ray/DVD

September 30, 2013 Leave a comment

Hooray! It’s competition time again!

Fate/Stay NightFate/Stay Night:Unlimited Blade Works is coming to  Double Play and DVD on 30th September. Courtesy of Manga Entertainment UK, we have one Double Play copy to give away.

Spells and swords clash in deadly combat in Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (available from Amazon.co.uk), a feature-length adaptation of the hit television series that amps up the action and gives the popular tale plenty of new twists. Join teen mage Shirou and his companions, beautiful spirit knight Saber and powerful magic-wielding schoolgirl Rin, as they are plunged into an epic battle for the Holy Grail.

To enter, all you have to do is: Read more…

Horizon On The Middle Of Nowhere Competition Closed And The Winner Is…

August 13, 2013 3 comments

Competition is now closed and a winner has been chosen!

Horizon On The Middle Of NowhereThanks to everyone who entered the competition to win a copy of Horizon On The Middle Of Nowhere: Season 1 Blu-ray. Sadly, there can only be one winner.

And the winner is… Read more…

WIN Horizon On The Middle Of Nowhere: Season 1 Blu-ray

July 29, 2013 20 comments

Hooray! It’s competition time again!

Horizon On The Middle Of NowhereSet in the distant future, Horizon On The Middle Of Nowhere opens with the nations of the world squabbling over the Earth’s last inhabitable land, Japan. Above them floats the ship city of Musashi, home to our hero, pervy class president Aoi Tori, and his fellow students at the Ariadust Academy. Fast-paced action, political skulduggery and classroom antics combine with a stunningly imaginative setting to make Horizon On The Middle Of Nowhere an intriguing addition to the Read more…

Steins; Gate: Part 1 Competition Now Closed! And The Winner Is…

July 29, 2013 1 comment

Competition is now closed and a winner has been chosen.

Steins; GateThanks to everyone who entered the competition to win a copy of Steins; Gate: Part 1 on Blu-ray [Episodes 1-12]. Sadly, there can only be one winner.

And the winner is… Read more…

J-Pop Idol Group Morning Musume Needs Your Help!

July 19, 2013 5 comments

A message from Team J-MELO for all Morning Musume fans out there!

morning musume We’ll soon be making our 400th edition of J-MELO. The girls of Morning Musume are going to help us celebrate by recording a track for the J-MELO New Song Project. And they want you to inspire them and their producer by answering a few questions about your feelings. So if you’d like a chance to work on a song with Morning Musume, please check out the details on the J-MELO website then get in touch. We can’t wait Read more…

WIN Steins; Gate: Part 1 on Blu-ray [Episodes 1-12]

July 15, 2013 9 comments

Hooray! It’s competition time again!

Steins; GateRintaro ‘Okarin’ Okabe is a self-proclaimed mad scientist. He’s just made his microwave into a time machine. He’s sending text messages to the past. He is in so much trouble right now. Set in the same world as 2008 anime Chaos;Head, acclaimed sci-fi thriller Steins;Gate is a rollercoaster ride of conspiracy, murder and fractured timelines as Okarin rushes to save his past, present and future.

Steins;Gate: Part 1 comes to DVD and Blu-ray (Amazon.co.uk) on 15th July, and to celebrate, we have a copy on Blu-ray up for grabs! Read more…

DVD Review: Vampire Princess Miyu The Complete Collection 6-Discs

July 8, 2013 2 comments

Shape-shifting monsters and vampires roam the Earth to unleash their darkness upon the human race!

Vampire Princess Miyu Collection DVD coverThe original story was written and illustrated by Toshiki Hirano and Narumi Kakinouchi for Tokyopop manga in the US, and it stands as the first of Tokyopop’s mangas to be released as an anime. Viewers will notice that the first disc doesn’t have any opening or closing credits to give the impression of a longer featurette, but after this disc, they decided to use the episodic style which many are now familiar with. For viewers this first disc will be seen as a piece of anime Read more…

DVD Review: Ga-Rei-Zero Collection

June 2, 2013 2 comments

A prequel to the popular manga by Hajime Segawa!

Ga-Rei-Zero CollectionThis anime series comes with an extra tag line of will you kill someone you love, because of love? And that is an interesting question to ask, even after seeing the first couple of episodes. Love can mean anything here, friendship, the love of being in a relationship, or the love of a brother or sister. The first disc is more about Toru, Kagura and Yomi, as their love for each other is what can be either their salvation or their undoing.

Ghost Hunt could be the nearest series to this one with its team of paranormal investigators going deeper into the dangerous world of spirits, Read more…

DVD Review: Blue Exorcist Part 2 – Episodes 14 – 25

Rin defies his Hellish heritage and enrols at the True Cross Academy, determined to become the world’s strongest exorcist.!

Blue Exorcist Part 2Blue Exorcist Part 2 is the final collection of Manga Entertainment’s release of the popular shounen anime title. It covers episodes 14 to 25 and it features an increase in macabre monsters, creepy characters and awesome action as the show reaches its climax.

At the end of the first collection 15-year-old Rin Okumura and his new-found friends at the True Cross Academy have advanced a level in their Exorcist training to the rank of Ex-Wires. Rin and his Read more…

DVD Review: Needless Part 1 Episodes 1-12

February 20, 2013 1 comment

An anime series about a group of post-holocaust survivors with extraordinary powers!

Needless Part 1 DVD coverIt is the year 2130, 50 years after the catastrophic events of World War III. Where Tokyo once stood, there is now a nuclear contaminated hole full of rubble and destruction, known as ‘The Black Spot’. Now populated by refugees and outcasts, many of The Black Spot’s inhabitants have developed special powers ranging from telekinesis to super strength, speed and even transmutation. These powers are known as ‘fragments’ and the people who wield them known as the ‘Needless’. Read more…

DVD Review: Chaos; Head Collection

February 10, 2013 4 comments

From the mind that brought you Death Note comes a schizophrenic anime experience!

Chaos HeadBased on a virtual novel developed for the PC (and later Playstation and XBox systems) by 5pb and Nitroplus and consequent Manga adaptation, Chaos Head (also known as the stylised ChäoS;HEAd) is a psychological thriller with sci-fi and fantasy elements.

The story follows Takumi Nishijō, an otaku with a love of action figures and dolls, specifically of his favourite anime heroine, Orgel Seira. He is reclusive and a self confessed ‘hermit’ with most of his social integration taking place Read more…

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