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Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Review
Anime Review

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Review

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Review
Dragon Ball’s latest cinematic outing is somewhat divisive due to its use of CG animation (and it’s use of the word “Super” twice in a row in its title… just me?) though what has at least got people to stand up and take notice in a positive way is an almost complete lack of Goku and Vegeta, instead focusing on the some of the other, long-neglected cast. Does the trade off work?
• 11th August 2022
Release the Spyce Review
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Release the Spyce Review

Release the Spyce Review
Release the Spyce offers a highly enjoyable espionage romp with bombastic execution, focusing on a group of high school girls who operate as secret agents in the organisation Tsukikage, as they fight to protect the city of Sorasaki from the evil organisation Moryo and stop its attempts to take over the world.
• 23rd July 2022
In/Spectre Season 1 Collector’s Edition Review
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In/Spectre Season 1 Collector’s Edition Review

In/Spectre Season 1 Collector’s Edition Review
In/Spectre follows the story of Kotoko Iwanaga, a girl who, in exchange for one of her eyes and a leg, gained supernatural powers and became the God of Wisdom to yokai around Japan. Now she spends her days solving their problems and exploring mysteries related to them, all to fulfil her duty as their God of Wisdom.
• 14th July 2022
Kanon Review
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Kanon Review

Kanon Review
Another excellent early Kyoto Animation adaptation of the Key visual novels, with tragedy, humour, and a girl with an angelic backpack.
• 14th June 2022
Venus Versus Virus Review
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Venus Versus Virus Review

Venus Versus Virus Review
In this noughties-throwback and quirky action-focused thriller, we join Sumire Takahana as the new girl at Venus Vanguard, a secret organisation that fights and protects humans from demonic creatures known as Viruses that consume human souls. As she pairs up with Lucia and the rest of the gang, Sumire must learn to use her supernatural powers to fight off the Viruses and figure out why she and Lucia are their prime targets.
• 4th June 2022
Dog and Scissors Complete Collection Review
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Dog and Scissors Complete Collection Review

Dog and Scissors Complete Collection Review
Dog and Scissors follows Kazuhito Harumi, a bookworm who dies and is reborn as a dachshund after refusing to pass on peacefully without reading the conclusion to a series by his favourite author. This same author ends up being the one who adopts him, which seems perfect until Kazuhito learns she wields a dangerous pair of scissors!
• 30th May 2022
Golden Kamuy Season Two Review
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Golden Kamuy Season Two Review

Golden Kamuy Season Two Review
Season Two of Golden Kamuy is a solid improvement over the first, going deeper into the series’ fantastic cast of characters with some moving backstories and character development, while wrapping up this arc of the story with a thrilling climax.
• 27th May 2022
The “Hentai” Prince and the Stony Cat. Complete Collection Review
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The “Hentai” Prince and the Stony Cat. Complete Collection Review

The “Hentai” Prince and the Stony Cat. Complete Collection Review
In this dumb-but-fun harem rom-com, Yoto Yokodera and Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi both make wishes on a stone cat statue, but when they are fulfilled, they realise they’ve swapped personality traits with someone else! The two resolve to track these people down and work out how to swap back. However a mischievous cat god and the feelings of the other girls that gather around Yoto are set to get in the way!
• 9th March 2022
Golden Kamuy Season One Review
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Golden Kamuy Season One Review

Golden Kamuy Season One Review
While it can seem a little unfocused and slow to get going, Golden Kamuy is a gritty and thrilling Japanese-styled Western adventure that pits the various factions of its eccentric cast against each other in the hunt for a hidden stash of Ainu gold, where the treasure map is tattooed on prison escapees of all things!
• 28th February 2022