Anime Review Roundup
Fairy Tail Part 16 for example, which was my first anime review last week. We’re in the middle of a magical games tournament, we’re getting some big reveals regarding a dark conspiracy unfolding in the background, and there’s plenty of fighting action to appreciate. I could tweak that paragraph and apply it to any shonen anime series and it would remain relevant. One thing to know is that we’re in the middle of canon, manga-adapted material, which is usually when Fairy Tail is brilliant, but not so much this time around.
Naruto Shippuden Box 29, we’re back to canon material, and for once, it’s good going on awesome. We’re in the middle of a climactic battle, revelations are coming thick and fast, and there are more than enough “Hell Yeah!” moments in this collection to keep daft grins on any Naruto fan’s face, that’s despite the four episode break for an ancient history lesson in this set.
This Week I’ve Been Mostly Rewatching...
Studiocanal released the film in the UK back in 2012 on Blu-ray/DVD combo and of course there is the old Optimum/Studiocanal DVD release, and of course both are still available should you wish it. Here’s a review of the Blu-ray. In an interesting development, Disney no longer have the license to distribute Ghibli films in the US, and GKids have picked up the films there. They’re going to start re-releasing them at the end of this year, and they are going to town with the presentation, when it comes to sourcing all the dubs, getting the subtitling right, and extra features. They may turn out to be the definitive releases in the West, although infuriatingly GKids tend to lock their Blu-rays to Region A.
Funimation released Fairy Tail Part 16 on DVD back on July 3rd, while Manga Entertainment release Naruto Shippuden Box 29 today on DVD.