Anime Review Roundup
Boruto: Naruto the Movie could very well be the best of the lot. It takes the story forward to the next generation, introducing Naruto’s son and his friends, as they try to make their mark in the Hidden Leaf village as young ninja. So far, so typical, but what makes this film so appealing to broad audiences is the focus on the difficult relationships between parents and their children, which is something everyone can relate to.
Little Busters EX OVA series. But for its swansong, the show fails to hit even the mediocre heights of its parent series. The problem is a familiar one, in that Little Busters and Little Busters Refrain managed to tell the whole story in their runtime, and all that’s left to play with now are the side stories, the odd diversions that add colour to the narrative, but don’t actually add much in the way of story. It all boils down to how good the individual stories here are, and unfortunately Little Busters EX takes a good while to get going.
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If you like old-school animation, and old-school storytelling then Vampire Princess Miyu is well worth a shot. MVM initially released it in single volumes, but a few years back they regained the licence and issued a complete series collection, which I took a look at in this review. It’s still available to buy if you are interested.
Boruto the Movie comes out on DVD and Blu-ray from Manga Entertainment today. MVM will release Little Busters EX on DVD and on Blu-ray on June 19th.