Anime

  • A Final Flash Of Hope

    This is an excellent season. I love the way it builds and really twists what we thought we knew as an audience. Watching the characters grapple with the shift in circumstances is really interesting. With several of the “lesser lights” getting a chance to really get involved and develop...
  • The Android’s Cometh

    Season Four is a bit like watching the start of a brand new series. The end of Season Three might have been intended to be the end of the series. So it takes a little time to reset the board for things to continue on. In fact, it mirrors...
  • Frieza Enters The Fray

    It has all led to this. The events of Season One and Season Two build towards what happens here in Season Three. 825~ minutes of screen time – including the longest 5 minutes of all time – over 33 episodes, 20 of which contain one of, if not the...
  • Namekian Hide & Seek

    How do you top the climactic battle that ended Season One? You take things into space! Thus Season Two takes us to the Planet Namek for the Namek Saga & The Ginyu Force Saga. (Those might not be the “official” saga names but this is how I’m breaking them...
  • The Saiyan’s Make Themselves Known

    Before we get started I’m going to give you a little background info on me and Dragon Ball Z. (Also, check out my prior article explaining how I’m watching DBZ in fantastic 4:3 HD Blu-Ray goodness.) I was born in 1994. So I was the right age for the...
  • The Hunt For The Dragon Balls Begins Anew

    How can you tell that you’ve spent too much money on something? It’s easy. When it arrives with a certificate of authenticity… I’ve never owned anything that has a certificate of authenticity before so it came as a bit of a surprise to be honest. It’s my own fault...
  • ID: Invaded

    You awake on a bed in an unusual room. As soon as you gain consciousness you realise something is wrong. You start to fall apart. Your limbs split into a dozen pieces, your whole body splinters and you can’t even remember your own name. It’s not a dream, but...
  • Studio Ghibli Review (Part 5)

    Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo & The Wind Rises   This is Part 5 of Adam’s series reviewing the films of Studio Ghibli. You can find Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4 by using the hyperlinks.   Hayao Miyazaki’s films for Studio Ghibli are each so different...
  • Studio Ghibli Review (Part 4)

    Princess Mononoke & Spirited Away   This is Part 4 of Adam’s series reviewing the films of Studio Ghibli. You can find Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3 by using the hyperlinks.   For Part 4 we return to Hayao Miyazaki for writing and direction while Joe Hisaishi...