Anime Review Roundup
And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online? Collection, also known as Netoge. It shouldn’t be, but somehow the fact that both halves of the population like playing computer games has somehow become a cause for controversy. Netoge manages to avoid that, although its male protagonist does get a bit of shock when he learns that the other players in his RPG guild are all girls. The real issue this romantic comedy explores is that of people unable to separate the real world from the game, and the confusion that ensues when one girl is convinced that she’s married to the protagonist in reality as well as the game. Click on the review to read more.
Toradora, something I’m always happy to do, although this time it was on Blu-ray. The show looks a treat in high definition, one of the better up-scales I have seen. He’s a thoughtful guy who looks and is treated like a delinquent. She’s a pocket princess with the disposition of a tiger, and neither fits in all that well in school. But they both want to be in love, so they form a pact to support each other in their respective love lives, useful as they’ve both fallen for the others’ best friends. But love never works out the way they expect.
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MVM released Witchblade in the UK on single volume releases, and they subsequently offered a complete series collection, which is still available today. I quite liked the show, but for a second opinion, here’s Stuart McLean’s review of the 2009 collection.
MVM released And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online? Collection on DVD and Blu-ray on September 10th, while their Toradora Blu-ray came out in 2014.