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To Rent: CLUB MEMBERS ONLY. PM me here and state the titles you want, and they'll be brought to the next meet/ social for you to pick up.
Prices: FREE! Limit of 3 items a time. Rental is for period of one month.
Displaying 20 newest reviews:
Texhnolyze - Vol 1Title Reviewed: Texhnolyze - Vol 1
Review By avmakt
Posted: 30/11/10 19:11

Texhnolyze was created in 2003, written by Konaka Chiaki and the characters designed by the creator of Serial Experiments Lain (Abe Yoshitoshi). The library has only the first volume of this anime, and as such it is difficult to evaluate from such a limited perspective. The first thing to say is that not a lot seems to happen in this anime. There will be bursts of action or violence punctuated ... -> READ MORE
Dominion Tank Police OVA Series 1 - Vol 1Title Reviewed: Dominion Tank Police OVA Series 1 - Vol 1
Review By avmakt
Posted: 30/11/10 19:08

Made in 1989, this is an adaptation of a manga by Shiro Masamune. This takes place in the same universe as most of his other works, though much earlier than Ghost in the Shell or Appleseed. In a city wracked with bacterial air pollution, the criminals have moved beyond the control of the standard police forces. The government sanction the creation of a TankPolice division. This is a decision t... -> READ MORE
Death Note - Vol 3Title Reviewed: Death Note - Vol 3
Review By avmakt
Posted: 30/11/10 19:02

Having enjoyed the first two volumes, my expectations for this volume were quite high. Picking up where the last volume left off, we are or course thrown straight back into the action. Not to give away any spoilers, but we hit our first dramatic climax less than halfway into the first episode. As you may surmise from this, we seems to have lost a portion of the tension and dramatic pacing that ... -> READ MORE
YuGiOh: Duelist - Vol 1Title Reviewed: YuGiOh: Duelist - Vol 1
Review By Tangelax
Posted: 17/10/10 10:58

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist is an action/adventure fantasy manga which focuses on the character Yugi Mutou and a trading card game known as Duel Monsters which is played around the world. Yugi, a shy tenth grader had his life changed when he managed to solve a mysterious Egyptian puzzle (known as a millennium item) he inherited from his Grandfather. Possessed by the puzzle, he turns into the mysterious “Kin... -> READ MORE
Chobits - Vol 1Title Reviewed: Chobits - Vol 1
Review By Tangelax
Posted: 17/10/10 10:57

Chobits is set in the future, where instead of normal computers, laptops or PDAs everybody uses persocoms - computers shaped like human girls, but can do everything normal computers can do!

Hideki Motosuwa is a student who barely has enough money to buy himself food, but would want a persocom more than anything else. He's so poor, that he laments that he would die of old age long befo... -> READ MORE
Dragon Ball - Vol 1Title Reviewed: Dragon Ball - Vol 1
Review By Tangelax
Posted: 17/10/10 10:55

"Long long ago, in a deep, dark forest far from civilisation, beyond a towering range of... well, you get the idea. It's the kind of place a story like this has to begin..."

Dragon Ball is an action/adventure manga with a fantasy setting and some sci-fi mixed in. It stars Son Goku, a fourteen year old Monkey boy who, living in the wild for his whole life has never seen another human b... -> READ MORE
Et Cetera - Vol 1Title Reviewed: Et Cetera - Vol 1
Review By Tangelax
Posted: 17/10/10 10:53

Et Cetera is an Action/comedy manga set in the Wild West and revolves around the two main characters, Mingchao and Baskerville. Mingchao is a Chinese girl who’s main goal in life is to get to Hollywood and become a big star. Her only relative - her Grandpa - has died, and has left Mingchao with the mysterious weapon known as "The Eto Gun". Travelling with her is the mysterious priest known as Bask... -> READ MORE
Psy-Comm - Vol 1Title Reviewed: Psy-Comm - Vol 1
Review By Tangelax
Posted: 17/10/10 10:52

Psy-Comm is a Science-Fiction Fantasy story set in the future and is about a soldier called Mark Leit and his best friend David Jerold. Both are Psychic Commandos ("Psy-Comms"): soldiers with psychic superpowers.
In the world of Psy-Comm, War is treated as a reality show “scheduled, televised and rated” and Mark Leit is one of the most popular Psy-Comms, scoring higher in public polls than a... -> READ MORE
Remote - Vol 1Title Reviewed: Remote - Vol 1
Review By Tangelax
Posted: 17/10/10 10:50

The main character in Remote is Kurumi Ayaki: a traffic cop ready to give up work once she got married, but was forced to return to her job to help pay for her wedding. However, when she returns to work, instead of going back to her old job, she is enlisted to help crack a serial murder case! The case that she is working on is particularly tricky, and the police force has had to call in a special ... -> READ MORE
.hack//Legend of the Twilight - Vol 1Title Reviewed: .hack//Legend of the Twilight - Vol 1
Review By Tangelax
Posted: 17/10/10 10:48

.hack// Legend of the Twilight is about a MMORPG (that is, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game) called The World, the most popular online game in Japan. The story is mainly about two twins Shugo and Rena who are introduced to The World after Rena wins two limited edition avatars, based on the legendary virtual heroes, the .hackers! The story follows Shugo and Rena plus various other c... -> READ MORE
Trigun - Vol 1Title Reviewed: Trigun - Vol 1
Review By Tangelax
Posted: 17/10/10 10:28

Trigun is “space western” which, as the name suggests is set in a space age with futuristic technology, but it also has a decidedly western feel. The story is centred on the character of Vash the Stampede who is the most wanted man on the planet Gunsmoke, with a 60,000,000,000$$ bounty (Yes, that’s Sixty Billion Double Dollars) resting on his head! In fact, he causes so much trouble (despite the f... -> READ MORE
Final Fantasy 9Title Reviewed: Final Fantasy 9
Review By Tangelax
Posted: 17/10/10 10:27

Final Fantasy IX is a game for the Playstation 1 and is the last of the Final Fantasy series to be released on that console. This game is an RPG (Role Playing Game) in which the main character is a thief with a tail called Zidane (though you can name him whatever you want), who is travelling with a band of criminals pretending to be a "theatre group". The story starts with your kidnapping of the P... -> READ MORE
Spirited AwayTitle Reviewed: Spirited Away
Review By Tangelax
Posted: 17/10/10 10:05

Spirited Away is a fantasy film where a young girl named Chihiro gets lost in a world filled with spirits. The story focuses around her trying to rescue her parents (who have been transformed into pigs) and get back to her own world. To survive in this world, she is forced to get a job at a bath house for spirits - spending her time serving the various spirit customers, and assisting her co-worker... -> READ MORE
Ghost in the Shell: SAC - Vol 1Title Reviewed: Ghost in the Shell: SAC - Vol 1
Review By Tangelax
Posted: 17/10/10 10:03

Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex is a sci-fi crime and espionage action drama, set in the year 2030. The main character is Major Motoko Kusanagi, a cyborg who works for “section nine” - a special operations task force.

The unit also includes:
Batou - muscled cyborg with artificial eyes and ponytail,
Togusa - a transfer from the police, a classic Japanese family man,<... -> READ MORE
Daphne in the Brilliant Blue - Vol 1Title Reviewed: Daphne in the Brilliant Blue - Vol 1
Review By Tangelax
Posted: 17/10/10 10:01

A sci-fi action comedy, Daphne in the Brilliant Blue is an anime series created in 2004. The story is set in a world where the majority of the Earth is covered in water due to global warming, leaving civilisation to survive on floating cities. The orphan Maia Mizuki and her best friend Tsukasa Takagi made a promise to both work together at the elite Ocean Agency, which only accept the most gifted,... -> READ MORE
You're Under Arrest - The OVA SeriesTitle Reviewed: You're Under Arrest - The OVA Series
Review By Tangelax
Posted: 17/10/10 09:59

You’re Under Arrest! is an OVA (Original Video Animation) made in 1994. It’s a comedy/drama police show about two policewomen: Natsumi Tsujimoto and Miyuki Kobayakawa. At first these two were not happy to be working together (Natsumi is very laid back and quite brash, but Miyuki is very intelligent and rather shy), but the series follows them as they become good friends and effective partners with... -> READ MORE
Death Note - Vol 1Title Reviewed: Death Note - Vol 1
Review By avmakt
Posted: 17/10/10 09:54

Usually described as supernatural mystery thriller Death Note is a simply brilliant series.

The story follows Light Yagami, a seventeen year old genius who has become disillusioned with the world around him, sickened by the injustices and lazy corruption everywhere. This feeling is mirrored by the shinigami (a God of Death) named Ryuk, who is bored with the tedium and nihilism of the ... -> READ MORE
Serial Experiments Lain - Vol 1Title Reviewed: Serial Experiments Lain - Vol 1
Review By avmakt
Posted: 17/10/10 09:52

This show is for the most part a philosophical, psychological thriller that swings between the humorous and the disturbing, the bizarre and the exciting. As clichéd an explanation as that is, I think it sums it up rather well. One second the character is suffering an existential crisis, the next a non-sequitur will arise so bizarre that I couldn’t help but laugh at the absurdity of the transition.... -> READ MORE
AkiraTitle Reviewed: Akira
Review By avmakt
Posted: 14/10/10 11:25

Adapted in 1988 by Katsuhiro Otomo from his own manga, Akira is one of the best known anime around. Akira is set thirty years after a Tokyo is destroyed in a nuclear explosion; now the artificial island of Neo-Tokyo is consumed by an endemic unrest that manifests in the youth as gang violence.

The plot follows a few main characters; Kaneda and Tetsuo are members of a bike gang ( Ka... -> READ MORE
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