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VA-11 HALL-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action

It’s time to make drinks and change lives. It’s not every day that a game manages to come out of nowhere, shake you up and completely surprise you in what it provides and in 2016 for me this game was VA-11 HALL-A: A Cyberpunk Bartender

Miss Kobayashi Dragon Maid

At the back end of 2016, I caught wind of this anime, Miss Kobayashi Dragon Maid, and the preview was a dragon becomes a maid/slave to a salary woman. It was pretty tame compared to the bizarre real life of 2016 but we suspected it would

Shadows and Fog

One year following his overlooked 1990 film, Alice, Woody Allen followed that up with his tribute film towards the German expressionist film movement, Shadows and Fog. As the title suggests, Allen and cinematographer, Carlo Di Palma, soak the film in a misty and darkened b/w

Lone Wolf and Cub

Hitherto with their UK run, the criterion collection hasn’t released many of their more challenging titles instead opting for classics and cult titles whether that comes from screwball comedies or classic noir. That broader avenue sees Criterion occupy the same arena as Eureka’s Masters of

Blaster Master Zero

Since the rise of digital-download game sales, retro revivals have been springing up more and more. Franchises from the pre-3D era of gaming being prime candidates to be brought back because they never able to adapt to a new dimension. The ‘Blaster Master’ games date

Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale

When Sword Art Online Season 2 finished airing in 2014, I put the series to rest having thoroughly enjoyed it but unsure as where they would go from there in terms of interesting new plots. I dabbled in reading the progressive novels and played the

Nanbaka Season 2

If you haven’t read my review of the first season of Nanbaka you can do so here. Welcome back for season 2 of Nanbaka the prison based gag anime which follows the exploits of 4 prisoners from the world’s most heavily guarded prison, all of

Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

Ellen Burstyn was riding high off the back of The Exorcist and looking for a prospective project to make with Warner Brothers when Robert Getchell’s script for what was to become Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore fell into her lap. It was the early 1970s

Konosuba: God’s Gift On This World (Season 2)

When it comes to Anime it’s always great to be able to sit down and relax after a long day with a simple yet hilarious comedy and, once again, we go back and join our four favourite idiotic adventurers in Konosuba: God’s Gift On This

Fuuka

I’ll be straight with you, being a mackem this anime attracted me because the title sounds like regional slang, you can see it too don’t lie. Looking closer you’ll be pleasantly surprised to discover this is a sequel to Suzuka. If you haven’t seen Suzuka