‘My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising’ Review- Go Beyond Plus Ultra!

Known in Japan as ‘Boku no Hīrō Akademia THE MOVIE: Hīrōzu: Raijingu,’ Funimation did the English version of My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising, directed by Kenji Nagasaki, produced by Studio Bones, and released through the Toho Company. Heroes-in-training and UA class 1-A students are transferred to Nabu Island to work as temporary heroes after the…

Anime Movie Review- Kite Liberator

‘Kite Liberator‘ is a Japanese science fiction anime directed and written by Yasuomi Umetsu. It was produced by the animated studio ARMS and released in North America via Cinedigm Corp. It is 2008 a sequel to the television OVA Kite. Monaka (Xanthe Huynh) is a shy, reserved, and clumsy Tokyo high school student who works…

Anime Movie Review- Kite

Kite is a gritty, cyberpunk anime written and directed by Yasuomi Umetsu. Released in 1998, it premiered in Japan as an original video animation (OVA/miniseries) and has a sordid history with censorship. Speaking of which, this review is based on the heavily edited 2000 English dub version. Sawa (Charlie Watson) is an orphaned young girl…

Anime Movie Review- Redline

The racing anime film ‘Redline‘ is the directorial debut feature of Takeshi Koike. It was released in 2009 by Madhouse Entertainment and dubbed into English by Bang Zoom! Entertainment. Somewhere deep in the future, Sweet JP (Patrick Seitz) loses the “Yellow Line” after his car is sabotaged by his sponsor Frisbee (Liam O’Brien) who was…

Anime Movie Review- The Cat Returns

Brought to us by the one and only Studio Ghibli, The Cat Returns is a 2002 anime film directed by Hiroyuki Morita and a spiritual sequel/spin-off to the 1995 Whisper of the Heart. This review will be based on the 2005 Walt Disney English dub. Haru Yoshioka (Anne Hathaway) is a shy, neurotic, and somewhat ditsy schoolgirl.…