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[DVD] Anime Review: Sky Wizards Academy

February 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

Welcome to a world where Humanity has been driven off the land by the threat of magical insects called ‘Devil Beetles’. Adjusting to the invasion, humans are now living in floating cities with sky-wizards being tasked to fend off enemies with magic.  With a history of zero wins and [...]

[DVD] Animation Film Review: A Letter to Momo

November 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

Since her father’s death, life has never been the same again for Momo Miyaura (Karen Miyama) and her mother Ikuko (Yuka). Moving back to her mother’s estate in Shio Island, all Momo could think of is her Father and the unfinished letter that was left behind in her possession. A letter [...]

[DVD] Anime Review: The Boy and the Beast

October 2, 2016 // 1 Comment

From the director behind The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) and Wolf Children (2012), Mamoru Hosoda returns with THE BOY AND THE BEAST, a fantastical film that explores the notion of identity and bonds between two individuals from polar-opposite worlds. Following the death of his mother and a [...]

[DVD] Film Review: Phoenix (2014)

September 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

From the director of Jerichow (2008) and Barbara (2012), Christian Petzold’s PHOENIX is a hauntingly exquisite film that sees a former prisoner of Auschwitz concentration camp revived from the dead. With a penchant for psychodramas, Petzold’s Phoenix deals with his favourite [...]

[DVD] Anime Review: Wolf Girl and Black Prince

August 3, 2016 // 2 Comments

Welcome to this shoujo story about a girl who hates a boy, and the boy hates the girl. Sounds familiar? No, this isn’t your typical Pride and Prejudice story. This is the story of WOLF GIRL AND BLACK PRINCE. Just like any high school student, Erika simply wants to be accepted by her peers. So [...]

[DVD] Anime Review: DRAMAtical Murder

July 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Set on the fictional Japanese island of Midorijima, an island becomes privatised by the powerful Toue Konzern who transforms the island into a resort called ‘Platinum Jail’. Living away from this extravagant city is protagonist Aoba Seragaki who works at a store called ‘Junk [...]