Anime Review Roundup
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood: Volume 2 has probably my favourite moment in all the anime that I have seen. I wasn’t going to miss out on that in HD!
Steins;Gate Part 2 already! For one thing, it’s been out for a couple of weeks. For another thing, it’s the conclusion of a show which is a definite contender for anime release of the year. Seriously, just buy it. Okay, read this paragraph and then buy it. Well, click on the review, read that, and then buy it. The whole point of this shameless promotion is to avoid giving spoilers away in this paragraph. I was more circumspect than I needed to be in my review, and I’m not going to risk spoiling it now. It really is that good.
One Piece Collection 3, then it’s easy to make allowances. This stuff is just funny. In this instalment, Luffy and his friends finally make it to the Grand Line. The prologue is over, and it only took around 60 episodes!
C-Control: The Complete Series. It’s a series from that noitaminA strand of shows, anime made to reach the parts that other anime don’t reach. These shows play to wider audiences, with unexpected stories and a minimum of the usual clichés and tropes. No room for swimsuit episodes in an allegory about the financial collapse. You might be convinced after watching this, that those idiots in investment banks and the commodities markets really do play the system in the way they do here, although I want a credit card that makes a cute little demon girl appear. It may not be perfect, but C-Control will definitely provoke thought.
Manga Entertainment released Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood: Volume 2 on Blu-ray a few years ago in 2010, but in an amazing coincidence, today is the day that they release Part 2 of the Complete Collection (the second half of the series across 5 discs) on Blu-ray as well. Manga Entertainment also released Steins;Gate Part 2 on Blu-ray and DVD on the 30th of September. One Piece Collection 3 is also Manga and came out on DVD on September 23rd. C-Control: The Complete Collection comes out today on DVD courtesy of MVM.