Trigun – Episodes 1 – 13 Review

After having watched it fifteen-odd years ago, I decided to re-watch Trigun as it was conveniently streaming on Netflix, and while I was at it I finally watched the movie, “Badlands Rumble”, which I’ve had on my shelf for years waiting for, well, when I “finally get round to re-watching the series”. The first half of the TV series is very different in tone to the second half (well, apart from Episode 12, but it’s far too convenient to split a 26-episode series into two 13 episode halves…) in that it’s mostly stand-alone stories with a far heavier comedic edge to them. Is it still good though? Let’s take a look!

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Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai (Episodes 1 – 13) Review

I was interested in The Adventures of Dai for two reasons: I enjoyed playing as Dai in the unfortunate game known as Jump Force, and secondly I always enjoy seeing smoothly animated Toriyama characters powering up and overcoming evil with some sort of special attack. Is the series worth watching for such a flimsy excuse? Let’s find out as I look at the first “cour”, or 13 episodes…

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One Piece – Wano Arc (Episodes 930 – 956) Review

I was planning of having bigger chunks of this One Piece arc, but episode 956 ended on such a definitive note that it seemed too perfect not to use! So the Wano arc continued on, focusing mostly on Luffy’s struggles in a labour camp, though it did at least feature some other characters and locations, so it wasn’t all bad. Let’s take a look at “Wano Arc – Act II”! (or the part of it left from the previous review chunk…)

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Jujutsu Kaisen – Introduction Arcs (Episodes 1 – 13) Review

Jujutsu Kaisen is the latest Shonen Jump! anime to hit airwaves across Japan (and … internet waves elsewhere?) and while it does fall victim to the clichés of its genre, it does also break free from some of them as well. That being said, sometimes it doesn’t matter is something isn’t entirely original so long as it’s good, and is this the case for Jujutsu Kaisen? Let’s find out!

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Bleach: Soul Society Arc (Episodes 30 – 41) Review

The Soul Society arc kicks into full gear as we get confrontations, battles, murder mysteries and more blood than you can shake a stick at … does that phrase makes sense in that context? … Oh well, whatever! It’s funny watching this back how quickly some events happen one after the other, but it’s still an enjoyable ride. Let’s take a look!

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Akira 4K UHD Anime UK News Review

I had the pleasure of receiving a 4K UHD Blu-Ray of Akira to review for Anime UK News, which you can read HERE. While I do talk about the picture quality more than I normally do for reviews, there is still plenty of talk about the all-time classic there as well. Sadly it soon became known that this release was a bit of a step back compared to other 4K releases, but hey-ho. Thems the breaks!

Bleach: Soul Society Arc (Episodes 21 – 29) Review

I hold the Soul Society Arc in very high regard, but even I’ll admit this first quarter is a little on the slow side. Now, it’s the beginning, it’s just setting things in motion, so I can’t be too hard on it, but there are one or two moments when the anime team stretch some things out to breaking point, something they thankfully resist as the arc goes on. So with that all being said, let’s take a closer look at the first chunk of Soul Society episodes!

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Cowboy Bebop – Episode 5 “Ballad of Fallen Angels” Review

Given landing the job as reviewer for Anime UK News is what really gave me the push into reviewing things, it only made sense for Review #1,000 to be an anime review. I didn’t have the time to review a whole series (nor would I want to condense a whole series into a single review) so I decided to review my favourite singular episode, and when I made that decision there was only one thing that leapt to mind… Cowboy Bebop’s fifth episode, “Ballad of Fallen Angels” is not only brilliantly written, acted (in both languages) and scored, but it also stands entirely alone, which is handy for reviewing purposes! So let’s celebrate 1,000 reviews with style!

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