Archive for the ‘REVIEWS’ Category

BLOOD – C THE LAST DARK

Posted by RommelS On June - 23 - 2014

BLOOD C THE LAST DARKAfter the events from the Blood-C series, Saya swore that she’d hunt down and kill Fumito and that’s exactly what she does throughout this movie. The movie starts with Saya running into and saving Mana from one of Fumito’s monsters. Mana’s friends, assuming that Saya is also a friend of Mana, help her escape from Fumito’s forces and so Saya is introduced to Sirrut, a group of people who (indirectly) also want to stop Fumito.

 

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NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: BLOOD PRISON

Posted by RommelS On June - 23 - 2014

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN - BLOOD PRISONThe movie is a refreshing new take on the usual Naruto film. First, it has an introduction by none other than Japanese voice actress Junko Takeuchi (the voice of Naruto) prior to the film commencing. Then we are swept up into a dark and stormy night and they weren’t kidding about the storm with the blazing lightning effects the animation shows off. The Raikage of the Hidden Cloud is viciously attacked by an assassin and it is none other than Naruto! I know what you may be thinking – stop and rewind. Yet the proof appears irrefutable and Naruto has no other choice but to be sent to prison. This is no ordinary prison however, it is reserved for the most dangerous shinobi that betrayed their village. Also the warden, Mui, has a deadly skill of being able to bind a person’s chakra so they can’t use their powers and if they leave they burst into flames!

 

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RANMA ½ BOX SET 1

Posted by RommelS On May - 28 - 2014

RANMA BOX SET 1SYNOPSIS:

From the legendary oeuvre of master creator Rumiko Takahashi, the mixed-up, madcap, martial arts romantic comedy RANMA 1/2 returns!

 

After taking a surprise dip in a cursed spring while on a training journey in China, martial artist Ranma Saotome and his father, Genma, aren’t quite themselves anymore. Now Ranma turns into a girl whenever he’s splashed with cold water, and Genma turns into a panda! Their new forms cause nothing but confusion at the Tendo dojo, where Soun Tendo is waiting to introduce one of his three daughters to Ranma – as his fiancée! Turns out Genma and Soun arranged the match long ago, but the girl, Akane, and the boy, Ranma, aren’t exactly crazy about the idea, or each other! Or are they? Watch the gender switching, jealous rages, and martial arts battles unfold all over again!

 

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JORMUNGAND THE COMPLETE FIRST SERIES

Posted by RommelS On May - 28 - 2014

JORMUNGANDSYNOPSIS:

Jonah is a child soldier and the newest bodyguard for Koko, an international arms dealer with an entourage of hired guns. The cold-blooded kid hates Koko’s line of work, but following her into the darkest corners of the black market might be the only way he can find those responsible for his family’s slaughter.

 

Besides, his employer isn’t like most merchants of death. She uses guile and cutthroat tactics to keep her clients armed to the teeth – all while cultivating her own warped plan for the future of world peace. With the CIA desperate for her capture, assassins eager to collect her head, and the potential for every contract to end in ultra-violence, Koko and her comrades in arms bring the boom to every corner of the world.

 

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AKB0048 NEXT STAGE THE COMPLETE SEASON 2

Posted by RommelS On May - 28 - 2014

AKB0048 NEXT STAGE THE COMPLETE SEASON 2SYNOPSIS:

The road trip to war has already been brutal for the 77th generation of understudies to AKB0048, the combination singing group and combat squad seeking to bring peace and entertainment back to the universe. However, the competition between the individual candidates, as well as the remaining 75th and 76th generation understudies, is about to get even rougher.

 

With the opportunity to become a successor to one of the original members of the legendary singing squad hanging in the balance, the fights on stage and on the battlefield will become even more cutthroat, and things are only going to get nastier when it turns out that someone has been feeding critical information to the opposing DES forces.

 

Will the revelation of the source of the Kiraras prove to be a deadly misstep in the intricate choreography that’s allowed the team to keep dancing out of danger? Will public opinion prove to be more important than actual skill and valor as the squad undergoes a series of grueling trials by fan? The harmony and harmonization that’s held this band of sisters together will be pushed to the breaking point!

 

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ARCANA FAMIGLIA THE COMPLETE SERIES

Posted by RommelS On May - 28 - 2014

ARCANA FAMIGLIA COMPLETE COLLECTIONSYNOPSIS:

Things are NOT going well for Felicita. For years, the island of Regalo has been protected by her father’s “organization,” the Arcana Tarocco. The organization’s success is due in no small part to the members’ unusual skills with Tarot Cards, not to mention their more usual guns and knives. But now her father has unexpectedly decided to retire and, while the fact that his position will be filled by the winner of a series of duels doesn’t worry Felicita, the fact that he’s decided to throw HER into the contest as part of the prize certainly does. Especially since some of the contestants are her cousins, which is keeping things in the family WAY too much! Fortunately, our lady shark has two aces up her sleeve: as the head of the Swords Division, she’s eligible to compete for herself; and with her favored Card, The Lovers, she can snoop into the minds of her would-be suitors-cum-rivals. It’s just too bad they have their own card tricks!

 

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IKKI TOUSEN: GREAT GUARDIANS COMPLETE SERIES

Posted by RommelS On May - 18 - 2014

IKKI TOUSEN GREAT GUARDIANSSYNOPSIS:

The combat continues between teens guided by spirits of ancient warriors in round three of the original martial arts marathon! As the dust settles over the Battle of Red Cliffs, the fighters of Nanyo and Seito Academies form a peaceful alliance.

 

Hakufu’s ready to make some dough for tournaments, but her stacked reputation keeps the fearless leader up to her chest in trouble. Just when her joy peaks over meeting a mysterious sister from another mister, a foe Nanyo Academy once creamed returns! As the conflict comes to a climax, the battle vixens bare blood, betrayal, and…

 

 

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SAY “I LOVE YOU.”

Posted by RommelS On May - 18 - 2014

SAY I LOVE YOU - DVDSYNOPSIS:

Friends suck, and trusting someone is just setting yourself up. That’s the lesson Mei Tachibana learned after her heart was ripped out and only a shell was left where a girl used to be. But unlike so many, she found an easy solution: she’ll never make another friend. Ever.

 

Okay, maybe that’s not as easy as it sounds, but it’s worked for Mei – or at least, it did until handsome, charming and annoyingly popular Yamato Kurosawa came along. For some freakish reason, he seems to like Mei. He even gave her his phone number! As if she would ever call him. Except she did. But only because she needed help. Still, he came. He actually came. And now things are getting way too complicated.

 

Mei’s no princess in a tower. She’s not waiting for a knight in shining armor to rescue her. So why did he have to kiss her and confuse everything? And why are those three little words so hard to say?

 

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PHANTOM THIEF JEANNE VOLUME 1

Posted by RommelS On May - 18 - 2014
KAMIKAZE KAITO JEANNE @ 1998 by Arina Tanemura/SHUEISHA Inc.

KAMIKAZE KAITO JEANNE @ 1998 by Arina Tanemura/SHUEISHA Inc.

An all new fantasy adventure series from the creator of The Gentlemen’s Alliance and Full Moon.

 

Maron is a school girl and gymnast club member by day but at night she uses magical powers to find and capture demons hiding in priceless works of art. These demons take over the heart of humans and as a thief working for the angels (literally), Maron as Jeanne does her best to free people from this evil and cleanse their hearts and save their lives.

 

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APPARITIONS: GHOSTS OF OLD EDO

Posted by RommelS On May - 18 - 2014

APPARTIONS GHOST OF OLD EDOThis book contains a collection of nice, short stories that all take place during the Edo period. As the title suggests, all stories involve ghosts and spirits in one way or another. The way these spirits behave is different from the usual Japanese ghost stories, though. In this case, the spirits aren’t always evil. In fact, in a number of the stories, the spirits actually help or warn the people who can see them. For example, in one of the stories a spirit reflects the intentions of the person looking at it, what the characters use when doing business. So for good people the spirit shows himself as a child, but to people who intend to harm someone or cheat them, he apparently looks very frightening.

 

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TIME BOKAN: ROYAL REVIVAL

Posted by RommelS On April - 23 - 2014

TIME BOKAN ROYAL REVIVALSYNOPSIS:

The Japanese public goes crazy when it’s announced that the beloved and long-running classic anime Time Bokan will be remade.  There’s just one problem:  the original show was broken into multiple separate series featuring multiple teams of heroes pitted against multiple teams of almost identical villains, so how to choose which ones will star in the remake?  Unwisely discarding the idea of a public opinion poll, the producers instead insanely opt for a race between the bad guys in their favorite mecha.  Which might not be a completely bad idea, except for the fact that they’re all cheaters and saboteurs, and none of them have ever created a mecha that didn’t eventually self destruct in an extremely violent fashion!  In a race between these born losers, the only winner is the audience as the villains from Time Bokan, Yatterman, Zenderman, Otasukeman, Yattodetaman, Ippatsuman, and Itadakiman compete for the dubious privilege of getting the **** beaten out of them once again!  It’s Grand Theft Mecha vs. Super Moron Kart as the baddies slam, bash, and dirty trick each other to the finish!

 

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GOOD LUCK GIRL! BINBOGAMI GA! THE COMPLETE SERIES

Posted by RommelS On April - 23 - 2014

GOOD LUCK GIRLSYNOPSIS:

Ichiko gets lucky a lot.  She’s rich, beautiful, smart, stacked, and better than you at everything.  But there’s a reason life always goes her way:  she unwittingly steals happiness energy from everyone else!  Momiji—a poverty god with a freakishly huge syringe and a bunch of oddball charms—has to take Ichiko’s extra good fortune and return it to her various victims of circumstance.  Like an Adderall-addled cat-and-mouse chase in a funhouse full of pop culture references, the spirit of shortcomings and her self-absorbed subject stick each other with jabs, gags, bizarre bets, and dirty tricks aplenty.  It’s a side-splitting ride, and everyone’s seatbelt is defective.  But how many blows to the ego can Ichiko take before she grows a sympathy gland and stops hogging all the happiness?

 

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NURA: RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN – SET 1

Posted by RommelS On April - 23 - 2014

NURA RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN SET 1SYNOPSIS:

Rikuo Nura is the grandson of Nurarihyon, Supreme Commander of the prestigious Nura Clan of yokai. However, Rikuo is only one-quarter yokai, able to assume his yokai form only at night while remembering nothing the next day. What’s more, he doesn’t want to be the clan heir, preferring to hang out with his human friends and try to lead a normal life. This does not sit well with many in the clan, and when some of them take action Rikuo is faced with a choice between life as a human and his yokai heritage.

 

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NURA: RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN – SET 2

Posted by RommelS On April - 23 - 2014

NURA RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN SET 2SYNOPSIS:

Rikuo has come to terms with his dual heritage, and not a moment too soon, because there’s a new opponent in town! It’s Inugamigyobu Tamazuki, a yokai from Shikoku with nothing less in mind than the destruction of the Nura Clan and his own rise to power as the supreme ruler of all yokai. Backed by the legendary Seven Phantom Travellers and the mighty 88 Demons of Shikoku, he’s without doubt the Nura Clan’s greatest challenge yet. And to make things worse, Rikuo’s grandfather has vanished without a trace! With his friends and his clan in danger, can Rikuo successfully take on his newfound leadership role?

 

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MIDNIGHT SECRETARY VOLUME 1

Posted by RommelS On March - 11 - 2014
MIDNIGHT SECRETARY © 2007 Tomu OHMI/SHOGAKUKAN

MIDNIGHT SECRETARY © 2007 Tomu OHMI/SHOGAKUKAN

Love the Vampire Diaries? Think Jonathan Rhys Myers makes a yummy Dracula? Well don’t worry manga fans because we have our own version right here with Midnight Secretary!  Part soap opera romance, other part supernatural mystery, and all fun!

 

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