Anime Review Roundup
Fairy Tail Part 18. It’s the part of Fairy Tail that I dread the most, the long stretch of filler, although this time, following a rather dismal standalone episode, Fairy Tail offers what promises to be the best, anime original arc that it has yet delivered. That may be damning it with faint praise, but there is enough to like about the Eclipse Celestial Spirits arc to hold out hope for a decent story.
Martian Successor Nadesico finally returned to the UK in high definition Blu-ray form. I missed the original ADV release almost twenty years ago, but I did finally catch up with the wacky, space adventure, mecha war series when I imported TRSI’s re-mastered DVD release a few years ago now. The first time I saw it, I fell in love with the show, as it ticked quite a few of my Star Trek boxes. I revisit it again for its Blu-ray release, and as well as checking out how the show looks in crystal clear HD, I get to evaluate its re-watch value.
The Red Turtle is a stunning animation, made globally accessible as it manages to tell its story without any dialogue whatsoever.
This Week I’ve Been Mostly Rewatching...
Manga Entertainment released Nabari no Ou in two halves on DVD way back in 2011 and subsequently followed it up with a complete series box. Both are now out of print in the UK, and second hand is your best bet to catch up on the dullness. Here’s my review of Part 2 to elucidate. Of course the US release is still available to import if you can spin Region 1, and it’s on Funimation’s bargain S.AV.E. label too.
Funimation released Fairy Tail Part 18 on DVD in the UK last Monday, while All the Anime released Martian Successor Nadesico Blu-ray Collector’s Edition back on August 28th. Studiocanal released The Red Turtle on DVD, and BD/DVD combo last Monday.