Jump Force (PS4) Review

JUMP FORCE

I wanted this to be good so much… *sigh*. So, here we have Jump Force, the latest crossover game featuring characters from Weekly Shonen Jump!, the most popular manga comic in Japan, and publishers of such classics as Dragon Ball, One Piece, Bleach, Death Note and many… many more. With such an endless wealth of things to use and play with, how does a company fail to deliver? Well, let’s find out, shall we!

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Mobile Suit Gundam – The 08th MS Team Review

Gundam 08th MS Team

Our journey through the spin-offs set during the One Year War continue with this 12 episode OVA series. Ignoring my constant annoyance that it’s called “08th” which always made me read it as “Oh-Eighth” rather than just “Eighth” (entirely me being stupid, don’t worry about it), it’s actually a good story, very much Romeo and Juliet, just with a bit of a different setting, to say the least! Let’s take a look…

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Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket Review

Gundam 0080 War in the Pocket

Before I move on to alternate era Gundam shows, I really wanted to finish the UC timeline first (still-being-released stuff aside, obviously!) so I’ve finally brought a multi-region Blu-Ray player and ordered a bunch of UC OVAs, films and Victory Gundam from the US (my poor wallet…). The one I didn’t order is this one, 0080: War in the Pocket, as it isn’t released on Blu-Ray in the States yet! So I thought I’d pop on my old DVD of it and kick off the UC review finale. War in the Pocket is a surprisingly fun and quite emotional mini-series to kick off non-Tomino-written UC Gundam shows. Let’s take a closer look…

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Dragon Ball Super – Part 6 Anime UK News Review

DBS Part 6

My review of the Sixth Dragon Ball Super physical media release is now up on Anime UK News and can be viewed HERE. Part 7 will begin to feature episodes I already covered via streaming reviews for the website (already linked in the Dragon Ball tab!), so this may be the last one I review… (for Anime UK News. One day I’ll reach Super in my normal reviews, but that’s a ways off yet, given I’ve only reviewed the very first arc of Dragon Ball so far…)

Bungo Stray Dogs – Dead Apple Review

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I really enjoyed the first two seasons of Bung Stray Dogs, so I don’t really know why it’s take me this long to sit down and watch the movie, especially as it’s streaming on Crunchyroll and therefore not even costing me anything extra. So, apart from having a title that any non-anime fan would just look blankly at, what does Bungo Stray Dogs – Dead Apple have to offer? Well…

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Dragon Ball Super: Broly Anime UK News Review

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An odd time to post a review (for me anyway) but I had the pleasure of seeing a screening of the new Dragon Ball Super movie for Anime UK News and review it for them, which can be found HERE.

To sum up though: it was great! The only downside was a re-writing of Bardock, but the writing in of Broly was really well done, and man… that end battle. Talk about high production values… Anyway, click the link for a more in-depth analysis, and see the film if you can!

One Piece – Sabaody Archipelago Arc (Episodes 385 – 405) Review

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In the second of two One Piece reviews for this… probably half of the year knowing the pace I manage to watch the show at, the Sabaody Archipelago arc is a hell of a lot better than what came before it. Full of fun and interesting new characters, some interesting concepts and a classic, proper “air punching” great moment. That being said, the arc’s true highlight is a rather sombre ending… Let’s take a closer look.

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One Piece – Thriller Bark Arc (Episodes 337 – 381) Review

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Now to say I’m “way behind” on One Piece would be a massive understatement. Even the UK released DVD collections I’m a good few collections behind, and those don’t even cover half the series… that’s still airing weekly! Still, I really enjoy the series when I get to sit down and watch it, though I’ll admit that this arc was a real slog, and because of that I haven’t been keeping up, it was only the realisation that the latest release here in the UK covers the big Luffy-Ace moment that I’ve, sadly, heard all about that’s spurred me on to finish this story and move on to the next. So let’s get the Thriller Bark Arc out of the way and move on to greener pastures… I hope!

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The Heroic Legend of Arslan – Season 1 Episodes 14 – 25 Review

Heroic Legend of Arslan P2

The second half of The Heroic Legend of Arslan’s first season starts off with a long side-story about the Kingdom of Shidhura and a civil war brewing between the two children of its ruler. Arslan and his group of survivors end up taking one side in the war in exchange for their help with taking back their homeland, so it does make sense. It ends with a large-scale battle between Pars and Lusitania anyway, so you still a sense of pay-off for the finale. Let’s take a deeper look!

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