Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 – Season 2 Review

After being less than impressed over Season 1 of this CG addition to the Stand Alone Complex series I wasn’t in a hurry to get round to Season 2, released nearly two years later. Still, looking back at the old review one of the things I did say was that the plot did pick up towards the end and I was interested in seeing where it was going, so did it end up going anywhere interesting? Let’s find out!

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Masters of the Universe: Revelation Review

This has been on my “Watch Later” list on Netflix for a while now and I’ve finally got round to watching it, being careful to avoid any over-the-top nastiness to do with the pushing of female characters along the way. I was a bit too young for He-Man growing up, Teenage Mutant Ninja (or Hero…) Turtles, Real Ghostbusters and G.I. Joe (or Action Force…) were more my generation’s thing, but my brother, who is four years older than me, was into it and had plenty of toys that I played with, so through that and just pop culture in general I was somewhat familiar with the basic premise of the show, but not being a fan may well have helped shield me from a lot of the criticism the show has faced. Let’s take a look either way!

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The Witcher – Season 2 Review

The Witcher’s second season is told in a more straight forward manor (not that I was one of the people who had an issue with the fractured storytelling of the first season) and has a much more central focus, giving us not just a central story arc to follow in this season but some hints as to what’s to come in the future. Plus a high budget and great action, so let’s take a look!

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Arcane: League of Legends – Season 1 Review

It took a while to convince me to watch this series as I have had zero interest in the game the show is based on, but the clips I saw were extremely impressive so once I saw a few people say no knowledge of the game was necessary to watch it I gave it a shot, and those people were right! It’s a truly stunning series visually and the story has lots of twists, believable characters and really mature storytelling, the good kind of mature storytelling, not the over-the-top swearing and nudity kind (I’m looking at you, Live Action Cowboy Bebop!) Let’s take a look!

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean (Episodes 1 – 12) Anime UK News Review

I will get round of covering all of JoJo’s at some point on this blog, including Stone Ocean in far more spoilery detail, but for now my spoiler-free (unless you’ve been avoiding the trailers, I guess) review of Stone Ocean’s first twelve episodes for Anime UK News can be found by clicking HERE.

Good fun, as the series always tends to be…

Cowboy Bebop (Live Action) – Season 1 Review

I’ve seen some pretty ropey anime and video game adaptations before that have gotten everything a lot worse than this live action Cowboy Bebop adaptation but somehow it getting it so right in some areas but so very, very wrong is several key areas is almost worse. There are times when it’s the ideal adaptation but then the next scene will hit you over the head with the fact the lead writer thought what Cowboy Bebop, one of the greatest shows of all time, needed was more swearing and sex references, like some 12-year-old who thinks that’s what makes a good adult show, not to mention… actually let’s take a look in review format otherwise I’ll just do a full-on rant in this opening paragraph…

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Squid Game – Season 1 Review

Is this bandwagon jumping? Well, no, if that were the case I would’ve marathoned the series and got a review up much quicker, but I will say the show wouldn’t have been on my radar at all had its popularity not exploded. In fact I love the fact that a Korean live action drama series has become so popular worldwide given a lot of people often stick their noses up at subtitles or live action dubs. With that all being said, what did I think of the show? Funny you should ask, though the answer probably won’t surprise you…

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The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf Review

The latest in the line of Netflix “original Anime” that aren’t actually anime (serious guys, the only distinction in the country its created in, there’s nothing wrong with creating a more adult oriented animation and it being technically a cartoon…) The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf serves as a prequel to the Netflix live action series and focuses on the backstory of Geralt’s teacher Vesemir, who is set to debut in Season 2, and the downfall of the Witchers. A good premise then, did they pull it off?

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Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness Review

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is a new four-part CG series set in the video game canon, much like the three CG movies released over the last decade and a bit. In fact given the four episodes run about an hour and a half total and were all released at the same time means this is in reality just a fourth CG movie… Is it good though? Well, within the confines of being a Resident Evil property? Let’s find out!

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