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DVD Review: Chaos; Head Collection

February 10, 2013 5 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…

DVD Review: The Great Yokai War (Yokai Daisenso) – A Film By Takashi Miike

July 12, 2012 5 comments

A journey from childhood to adulthood and the loss of innocence!

Adapted by Hiroshi Aramata from his serialised novels ‘Teito Monogatari’ (Tales of the Imperial Capital) The Great Yōkai War revolves around the struggles of the adolescent Tadashi Ino and his companion Yōkai against the human become immortal demon Yasunari Katō who is ultimately intent on destroying Tōkyō.

After his parents divorced adolescent Tadashi Ino and his mother Yōko moved to a small town and are living in in his grandfather’s house. During a festival at a local Shinto shrine where he is being baited by the Read more…

DVD Review: .hack// Quantum Collection

June 27, 2012 4 comments

An interesting mixture of fantasy, real world and science fiction gone wrong!

As online gaming RPG’s have taken off so well, it would only be a matter of time before an anime was created around that theme, and .hack// has all the references to virtual reality gaming complete with virtual reality visors and sophisticated computers. The anime makes out it gives all people, children, teens and adults something to do in their spare time, yet their virtual world isn’t what they thought.

CC Corp is a huge corporation that has hospitals all over Japan, and they are also the ones who released a game called Read more…

DVD Review: Broken Blade Collection

June 26, 2012 4 comments

Contains 6 feature length episodes!

Broken Blade sees us in the land of Krisna where the population is born with the ‘magic’ ability to manipulate quartz. Quartz is duly used in everything from vehicles to weapons. Krisna is on the brink of war with the Athens commonwealth and into this backdrop we have four old school friends all with their part to play, on both sides of the war.

The main characters are Rygart Arrow who was born without the ability to control Quartz, King Hodr and Queen Sigyn of Krisna and the Read more…