Anime Review Roundup
Kiss Him, Not Me. It’s a reverse harem show with a difference; the twist being that the protagonist is a girl who secretly has a geek fetish for boys love relationships, so when the ‘ugly duckling’ blossoms into a beautiful swan and she has four of the hottest boys in school vying for her attention, she’s more interested in them pairing off with each other than with her. Despite this slight twist in her personality, the boys continue to pursue her (there wouldn’t be a show otherwise). This neat twist on a well-trodden anime genre makes for quite the memorable show.
Batman Ninja. It sells itself really. This is one of the coolest, action packed superhero cartoons in recent years, and it keeps upping itself as the story unfolds. It ups itself a little too much at one point, but you can’t win them all. Click on the review to read more
Naruto Shippuden Box Set 32, which contains 12 episodes of filler, and almost 2 episodes of canon material. The filler is watchable in terms of story and character, if not exactly production value, as the New Chunin Exam arc comes to a close, while the canon material is hard to enjoy when it’s doled out in such small doses. I used to be enthusiastic about Naruto; now I’m just counting down the releases until the conclusion. But I will watch it through sheer force of habit.
Tenchi Muyo! Blu-ray to see why the classics are still the best.
This Week I’ve Been Mostly Rewatching...
Momentum Pictures initially released the series in half season boxsets, but they were subsequently re-released in complete collection form. You can also get the whole 9 seasons in one go, all on DVD. Here’s my review for Season 1:2. It’s probably on TV somewhere right now if you can’t be bothered with physical media.
All the Anime released Kiss Him, Not Me on Blu-ray and DVD on the 30th of April. Warner Brothers release Batman Ninja on Blu-ray Steelbook, standard Blu-ray and DVD today. Manga Entertainment releases Naruto Shippuden Box Set 32 on DVD next Monday 21st of May. MVM released Tenchi Muyo on BD/DVD collector’s edition last summer, while the standalone DVD re-release and BD release came out in February.