Anime Review Roundup
My Hero Academia: Two Heroes. It ticks all the boxes when it comes to spinning off a feature film from a long running shonen series, making the most of the regular cast, including all the bits that fans would be expecting, and distilling what’s best about the series to a 100 minute runtime, while telling a good story as well. But the My Hero Academia movie is a great piece of entertainment as well, combining a great superhero universe (that isn’t Marvel or DC), with a tried and trusted action movie plot to deliver something that feels fresh.
Terra Formars, the live action movie, we may actually get something better. After all, it is directed by Takashi Miike, and it manages to avoid all those ugly controversial aspects of the manga. It’s not one of Miike’s best efforts, but if you want some trusty schlock horror with plenty of gore and weird body transformations, Terra Formars should keep you entertained for a while.
This Week I Have Been Mostly Rewatching...
Manga Entertainment released Cat Planet Cuties on DVD back in 2013, and you should avoid it, as they made a hash of the disc authoring, poor visuals, faulty discs, and awful subtitles. I wound up importing the US Blu-ray release from Funimation. Here’s the review. I can’t play the Region A locked Blu-rays, but I can play the Region 1 DVDs in the combo release, and they are ideal.
Manga Entertainment will release My Hero Academia: Two Heroes on DVD, Blu-ray and Steelbook Blu-ray next Monday 8th April. Arrow Video release Terra Formars today on Blu-ray.