Anime Review Roundup
Fairy Tail Collection 5. This is the Funimation Blu-ray release that consolidates Parts 9 and 10 of Fairy Tail, which only saw a DVD release in the UK. It’s also the last US release of Fairy Tail that will play on Region B machines. For me, it’s also the best of Fairy Tail, as it presents the Tenrou Island arc, before filler started to taint the show for me.
Mob Psycho 100, a show from the creator of One Punch Man. The trouble with reviewing is that you tend to look for the similarities, the commonalities between stories from the same source for something to talk about, when really you should take each thing as if it’s brand new and unique. Because taken that way, Mob Psycho 100’s tale of a non-descript boy trying to come to terms with having super-strong esper powers is brilliant. It’s a show that defies expectations, and is relentlessly entertaining, delightfully funny.
One Piece Collection 20, the one release I really shouldn’t talk about, lest I spoil it for those not yet in the know. 23 episodes of epic One Piece action, the war between the Whitebeard Pirates and the Navy, as Luffy fights to save his brother Ace from execution. This is the pure stuff, untainted by filler, directed well and paced with energy, but I can’t help feel a little disappointed by One Piece at this point. Click on the review to read why.
This Week I Have Been Mostly Rewatching...
MVM released Slayers Next in four single DVD volumes before releasing it as a complete series collection, which is still available to buy today. Here’s my review for volume 1.
Manga Entertainment released Mob Psycho 100 on BD/DVD Combo and One Piece Collection 20 on DVD on December 17th. Funimation released Fairy Tail Collection 5 in the US on BD/DVD combo back in 2015.