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Heaven’s Memo Pad: Complete Collection (Blu-ray Review)

Narumi Fujishima isn’t your typical high school student; he’s never really fit in and has been becoming increasingly more isolated from his fellow classmates.  But he’s not alone, and when Ayaka, the sole member of the Gardening Club, introduces him to the reclusive girl who lives above the ramen shop.  Narumi enters a whole new secret world.  Alice is a NEET, someone who is Not Employed, being Educated or in Training, but as Narumi quickly discovers, that doesn’t mean that she does nothing all day.  In between tending to her small army of stuffed bears, Alice is an expert hacker and very exclusive, private detective.  To his surprise, Narumi finds himself drafted as one of the strange, but elite team of associates that Alice has assembled from her NEET acquaintances.  Together they’ll battle gangs, thieves, murderers and drug lords.  And in the middle of it all, Narumi will find his life changing forever in Heaven’s Memo Pad! Continue reading ‘Heaven’s Memo Pad: Complete Collection (Blu-ray Review)’


Steins;Gate: Complete Series, Part One (Blu-ray Review)

The microwave is a time machine. Okarin proved it. The self-annointed mad scientist nuked bananas into some gelatinous version of the future.  Or maybe it was the past.  Doesn’t matter.  No one thought he could do it.  But he did it anyway.  He sent text messages through time to people he knew.  To his friends.  Some of them female.  Pretty.  He should have been more careful.  He should have stopped.  Tampering with the time-space continuum attracts unwelcome attention.  Clandestine organizations of nefarious origin take notice. SERN. Always watching. Okarin knows: he can feel their eyes.  That’s why he started the top secret Future Gadget Lab.  To stop them.  You should join.  We get to wear lab coats, and it’s dangerous.  Danger is exciting because it’s deadly.  The microwave is a time machine.  Steins;Gate is a surreal viewing experience that’s an absolute must-watch for all fans of sci-fi. Continue reading ‘Steins;Gate: Complete Series, Part One (Blu-ray Review)’


Persona 4 The Animation: Collection 1 (Blu-ray Review)

When Yu Narukami moves to the country town of Inaba to stay with his uncle and cousin, he’s expecting a lot more peace and quiet than he’s used to in the big city.  What he isn’t expecting is his uncle’s job as a police detective to spill over into his own life.  Or the murders that are occurring across town to be somehow linked to Yu’s own strange experiences, odd local weather patterns, and a mysterious TV show that seems to be attempting to get Yu to enter it!  Now, together with a new group of friends, Yu must plunge into a bizarre alternate reality where he gains unique abilities that will either help him solve the riddle of the mystery killer.  Or lead him to his doom.  Journey into the Velvet Room and beyond as the hit PlayStation2 game becomes a spectacular anime in Persona 4: Collection 1. Continue reading ‘Persona 4 The Animation: Collection 1 (Blu-ray Review)’


King of Thorn (Blu-ray Review)

Kazuyoshi Katayama, the director of Appleseed and the Big O series, unleashes a violent survival film in which the distinction between dream and reality dissolves. Panic spreads worldwide as the Medousa Virus – a fatal pandemic that solidifies the body to stone – threatens to wipe out the human race.  160 infected individuals are selected to be cryogenically frozen while a cure is developed. Kasumi is one of those chosen for the experimental program. Forced to enter without her twin sister, Shizuku, her distress multiplies when she awakens to find the facility overrun with thick, thorny vines and ravenous monsters.  As Kasumi and six others fight a losing battle to escape this labyrinthine nightmare, questions cloud her distorted mind.  Where is her sister?  Why did their only salvation mutate into a deathtrap?  If they survive, how much longer do they have to live? Continue reading ‘King of Thorn (Blu-ray Review)’


Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker (Blu-ray Review)

The sun rises on a thrilling new era in Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker – the first feature-length animated addition to the Dragon Age world.  In the land of Orlais a brash young seeker – Cassandra – fights to stop a blood-soaked conspiracy.  Hidden hands seek to tear apart the realm’s most powerful religious order.  And, as the sinister plot unfolds, Cassandra is accused of trewason and murder.  Hunted by friends and foes alike, the impulsive beauty must clear her name while clashing with corrupt Templars and rogue Blood Mages.  Should she fail, the executioner’s blade awaits.  Should she overcome her rage and expose the unseen forces threatening the rule of the Divine, Cassandra will take her place in legend. Continue reading ‘Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker (Blu-ray Review)’