Anime / Animation

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    Moriarty the Patriot

    The Napoleon of Crime against the British class system…

    4 stars
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    White Snake

    Way better than expected, a classic Chinese tale is repackaged as a beautifully animated action-fantasy…

    3.5 stars
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    Beauty Water

    Cho Kyung-hun debuts with an animated horror including some of the most intense body-horror sequences seen this year…

    3.5 stars
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    Kiangnan 1894

    Chinese animation following a young boy who dreams of becoming a mechanical engineer in late 19th Century Shanghai…

    3 stars
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    Akira

    The gorgeous 4K remaster of Katushiro Otomo’s animated sci-fi classic hits UK screens…

    5 stars
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    Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or Bottom?

    Underwhelming and not that original, the animation is the only redeeming feature of this disappointing film…

    2 stars
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    Astra Lost in Space

    Relentless optimistic space adventure is exactly what I needed…

    4.5 stars
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    Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

    Dragons walk among us! And they’re adorable!…

    3 stars
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    Flavors of Youth

    From the studio that produced Your Name comes a film who’s only Shinkai-esque resemblance is abusing his brand…

    2 stars
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    The Anthem of the Heart

    Tears are shed as silence becomes song in this inspiring and unforgettable anime musical…

    4 stars
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    Princess Aya

    Controlled escapism and social responsibility…

    3 stars
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    Space Battleship Yamato 2199 – The Complete Series

    An excellent reboot of the original Yamato series…

    4.5 stars
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    Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    36 years on, early Miyazaki classic is more topical than ever…

    5 stars
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    Ride Your Wave

    Love, loss, and surfing in the latest outing from the most unique anime director on the scene…

    2.5 stars
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    The Saga of Tanya the Evil

    Don’t try to argue with God, you idiot!

    4 stars
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    Weathering With You

    Makoto Shinkai returns with this stunning romantic fantasy…

    4 stars
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    Promare

    Colourful, frenetic and full of energy…

    4 stars
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