DVD Review: Red Garden – The Complete Series

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How would you react if you found out that you were actually dead and you were brought back to find Demons? Well we find out as we take a simplistic DVD Review look at Red Garden – The Complete Series, which is being brought to us in the UK by MVM Entertainment.

Synopsis:

An odd string of suicides surrounds a private institution on Roosevelt Island. On the night a classmate dies, Kate, Rachel, Rose and Claire wake with no memories of the evenings’ events. The next night, the four girls are drawn together by mysterious red butterflies only they can see. Converging at Central Park, the girls are approached by a strange woman who tells them they are dead. Now, the four girls must work together to learn the secrets of their death – and the means to return to their previous life. Read more of this post

DVD Review: Pumpkin Scissors – The Complete Series

pumpkin_scissors_screenshot4Pumpkin Scissors may seem like a strange title for an army regiment, let alone an anime, but what exactly did we think of MVM’s UK release of the complete series? Find out in our DVD Review of Pumpkin Scissors – The Complete Series.

Synopsis:

In the wake of the Great War, Lieutenant Alice Malvin assumes command of the Imperial Army’s Intelligence Section III – a ragtag bunch of pencil-pushers used to spread military propaganda. But Malvin, an idealistic soldier who refuses to rest while her people suffer, yearns to cut through the thick skin of deception perpetrated by power-crazed nobles. When her investigation reveals a clandestine super-soldier program known as The Invisible Nine, she finds herself trapped in a whirlwind of deadly secrets.

The closer Malvin gets to exposing government corruption, the less likely her beloved IS3 is to survive. With the fate of the Empire hanging in the balance, Malvin turns to an unlikely ally – Randel Orland, a hulking veteran who may hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of The Invisible Nine. In a world where nobility and power make the rules, the truth can get an honest soldier killed. Read more of this post

DVD Review: Ef – A Tale of Melodies – The Complete Collection

ef_tale_of_melodies_review_screenshot_5Ef – Tale of Melodies is the uniquely styled second season to Ef – A Tale of Memories, but what did we think the series had to offer? Find out in our DVD Review.

Synopsis:

Shuichi Kuze’s been spending time with Mizuki Hayama, and as they’ve been getting to know each other, they’ve been growing closer. Sadly, Kuze discovers that he’s contracted a fatal illness and decides to break all romantic ties for the little time left to him. Before he can break things off, however, Mizuki tells him that she loves him. Will her declaration change Kuze’s mind?

In another city, in the not-so-distant past, Yuu Himura meets a girl who seems to know him, but he doesn’t know her. Soon enough, he remembers Yuko Amamiya, a girl he met long ago, and begins to rediscover the depth of their feelings for each other. Will Yuko’s love reach across time to find her true love once and for all? Kuze and Mizuki, Yu and Yuko… Intertwining fate, tragic, bittersweet and beautiful. Read more of this post

DVD Review: Majikai-Oh! Samurai Girls – The Complete Collection

majikoi_screenshot_3The anime adaptation of Minato Soft’s adult visual novel has arrived into the UK, but is it as raunchy as the Japanese only game? Find out in our DVD review of Majikoi-Oh! Samurai Girls.

Synopsis:

In Kawakami City, having a samurai ancestor and enormous fighting spirit isn’t just an interesting historical fact, it’s a huge part of how you end up being ranked on the social totem pole. That, in turn, bleeds over into the school curriculum – sometimes, literally. Fortunately, that’s something the local kids like Yamato Naoe have learned to deal with by forming small bands (of samurai, not the musical type). And while the delicate sexual balance of Yamato’s group seemed fine when there were three girls and four boys, the sudden addition of two more girls starts to send everything spinning out of control! Seven’s a band of samurai and nine is a riot as boys, girls, and naked blades all come together! Read more of this post

MVM Reveals Bakemonogatari Blu-ray Release Dates via Online Listings

Earlier in the year MVM Entertainment announced that Bakemonogatari would be released on Blu-ray and DVD, several days after the announcement pre-orders for the DVD editions became available, but no Blu-ray editions of the release were in sight.

Well recently MVM Entertainment, via their online store Anime-On-Line, have listed the Bakemonogatari Blu-ray’s up for Pre-Order, with the first set being released on the 26th August 2013, which is over two months after its initial DVD Release. It’s a similar story with the second half of the series, as the Blu-ray for Part 2 will be released on the 23rd September 2013.

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It’s unclear why there is such a huge gap between the DVD and Blu-ray releases (most likely a licensing issue) but at least we now have confirmed dates for the Blu-ray release of Bakemonogatari.

Bakemonogatari Part 1 will be available on Blu-ray from the 26th August 2013 while Part 2 will be available on Blu-ray from the 23rd September 2013.

DVD Review: Mayo Chiki – The Complete Collection

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Does Mayo Chiki provide the right balance of comedy and fanservice? or is it a nosebleed too far? Find out in our DVD Review of Mayo Chiki – The Complete Collection.

Synopsis:

When you’ve got acute gynophobia, even a pretty girl can be like a malady, and as the sparring partner for his family of female wrestlers, Sakamachi Kinjiro has the worst case ever! Just one touch makes his nose bleed, so school’s a bloody nightmare even before Kanade, the principal’s twisted daughter, deduces both Kinjiro’s “feminine issue” and that his name contains the sounds “Chi” and “Kin” back to back. But Chi-Kinjiro’s female troubles don’t totally redline until a wrong turn in the men’s room exposes the secret Subaru, Kanade’s manservant, has been hiding in the water closet. (Well, to be fair, SHE is still a servant.) Read more of this post

MVM License Ef: Tale of Memories & Ef: Tale of Melodies for UK DVD Release

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MVM Entertainment have today announced, via the official MVM Films Blog, that they have acquired the UK distribution rights for Ef: Tale of Memories and Ef: Tale of Melodies.

We’re pleased to announce the romance anime from Shaft that’ll have you misty eyed this August! 2 series of cute girls in love……Based on the hit visual novel by Minori, Ef: tales of Memories and Ef: Tale of Melodies were aired in Japan starting in 2007 and feature 12 episodes each. As a collection, the anime covers all of the events in both Ef games, featuring adaptations of female character designs by the renowned talents behind Da Capo.

MVM Entertainment will be releasing Ef: Tale of Memories and Ef: Tale of Melodies as two separate DVD Boxsets, with each set containing 12 episodes. Both sets are currently expected to be available during August 2013, but MVM Entertainment have stressed that this is a DVD only release, with a Blu-ray release currently out of the question.

We’ll be releasing both series on DVD (no Blu Ray for this one) seperately, with 2 discs to each set.

Ef: Tale of Memories & Ef: Tale of Melodies are currently expected to be released in August 2013, with pre-orders expected to appear online within the next few weeks.