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    Two anime reviews for you last week, beginning with From the New World: Part 2. Suddenly it seems that we are reaping the riches of a glut of sci-fi anime, after a dry period that lasted a little too long for my liking. From the New World really went down the hard sci-fi route with its first part, establishing a fantastic premise, and laying about the groundwork of its future world. This second half of the series is where the story unfolds, and it proves to deliver a twist worthy of the hardest sci-fi, the kind of twist that you’d get at the end of the best episodes of the Outer Limits. The show isn’t quite perfect though. Click the review to read more.




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    Then it was my turn to take a look at Hayao Miyazaki’s final feature film, The Wind Rises, after David Simpson reviewed it a few weeks ago. The Wind Rises is Miyazaki’s most personal film to date, reputedly a labour of love for him, and it turns out to be his most controversial too. After all, it’s a fictional biopic of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed the Zero fighter. With that in mind, it becomes even more astounding that The Wind Rises got nominated for a US Academy Award. But in the end, the most controversial thing about The Wind Rises is its refusal to court controversy. Read more in the review.



    From the New World: Part 2 was released on DVD on the 15th of September, while its Blu-ray counterpart has been pushed back to the 27th of October. The Wind Rises comes out on DVD, Blu-ray DVD doubleplay, and Blu-ray DVD Collector’s Edition today.

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