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Expelled from Paradise - In a VR World Hackers are Terrorists

Advantages: Great voice acting. The CGI animation is rather impressive.
Disadvantages: Lacks the depth of other Urobuchi stories. The heroine has a silly surname.

Expelled from Paradise is a sci-fi movie set in the distant future, where the once verdant continents of Earth have eroded into barren wastelands. To escape the hardships of desert life ninety eight percent of the human race uploaded their consciousness o ...

Dentolux 03.07.2016 · Read full review
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Hanayamata - The Best Yosakoi Anime Ever

Advantages: Cute and funny. Nice music. Well animated and drawn.
Disadvantages: Unoriginal storylines. The drama isn't as strong as the comedy.

Fourteen-year-old Naru Sekiya is a timid girl who doesn't stand out much, preferring instead to hide her face behind the cover of a good fairy tale book. Naru has shunned the spotlight for most of her young life, but that all changes when she crosses path ...

Dentolux 10.09.2016 · Read full review
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Review of HaNaYaMaTa Complete Collection (DVD)

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Haikyu (Collection Two) - More Exciting than Euro 2016

Advantages: Well-animated high octane matches. Nice mix of comedy & sport drama.
Disadvantages: The final episode could have been better. Predictable finale.

Due to the ineptitude of the England national soccer team, who were eliminated by puffin eaters Iceland, my interest in Euro 2016 has all but subsided. It therefore falls upon the wonderful world of anime to satisfy my sport cravings. Good thing then that ...

Dentolux 05.07.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Haikyu!! Season 1 Collection 2 (DVD)

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Golden Time (Collection Two) - I Ain't Afraid of No Ghost

Advantages: Funnier than the first DVD. Avoids many of the standard rom-com tropes.
Disadvantages: Silly ghost side story. The drama can get intolerable at times.

Sometimes persevering with a show pays off. Although I can't say that I had a "golden time" watching Collection One of this Animatsu licenced series, the concluding twelve episodes were much more to my taste. Episodes 13-24 continue to chronicle the tumul ...

Dentolux 04.05.2016 · Read full review
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Hanamonogatari - Monkey Madness on the Basketball Court

Advantages: Some funny moments. Suruga takes off her kit in a few scenes.
Disadvantages: Missing many of the show's best characters. The dialogue is dull in parts.

Apparently an entire year has elapsed since British viewers last received a dose of Monogatari goodness. To be honest I hadn't noticed. Despite being a fan of the original series (Bakemonogatari) my enthusiasm for the franchise dipped ever so slightly whe ...

Dentolux 08.04.2016 · Read full review
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