Anime Review Roundup
Lupin the Third: Part IV for us to actually see what Lupin the Third is all about, the adventures of the descendant of the gentleman thief along with his trusty companions. And you know, it’s pretty brilliant, certainly a lot better than those first tasters led me to believe.
Shirobako Collection 1. At least given the clamour there has been, demanding a UK release (unsuccessfully to date), you have to believe that it’s a favourite. The thing is, it’s not a genre show, no giant robots, and not much in the way of moe. It’s actually the kind of show that you’d expect reviewers to love, an anime about the anime industry, and if you want to know how the medium comes about, then there is a lot to learn here. It’s also downright entertaining to boot, with an engaging story and fascinating characters. Click on the review to learn more.
Haven’t You Heard ? I’m Sakamoto since before last Christmas, the review was written back in Easter, yet the show is coming out in July... I hope. Sakamoto is perfect in everything he says and does, and he has the presence of a male supermodel in high school. That takes a lot of getting used to for his classmates, as the delinquents in his school continue to try to flap the unflappable.
This Week I’ve Been Mostly Rewatching...
Manga Entertainment released High School of the Dead on DVD and on Blu-ray back in 2011. They then subsequently released the Drifters of the Dead 15-minute OVA as DVD only. Here’s my review. If you want it today, and believe me, you do want this fun, exploitation anime, you can get the whole thing in one collection, DVD or Blu-ray (although the OVA remains DVD on both versions). After all this time, it’s at a bargain price as well.
All the Anime released Lupin the Third Part IV on Collector’s Edition Blu-ray last Monday, 11th June. Sentai Filmworks in the US released Shirobako Part 1 on Region B friendly Blu-ray in 2016, as well as Region 1 DVD. Manga Entertainment will release Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto on Blu-ray and DVD on the 2nd of July.