Anime Review Roundup
The Girl in Twilight really shattered my preconceptions. It’s got a little hint of cyberpunk to it, which always helps, and it has the kind of nostalgia that appeals to me personally, but at the heart of it, it has a really good storyline about parallel worlds and a reality devouring menace. It manages to be a whole lot of fun as well. Click on the review to read more.
Free: Iwatobi Swim Club Season 1, they never got around to it. It makes less sense to have the second season without the first than it does to have the second without the third, and thanks to region locking, I had to import the first season from Australia. I haven’t seen the third season or the movies, but the first season of the cute guys doing cute things underwater is in my opinion the better one, simply because it’s the proof of concept, the most original of the series.
This Week I Have Been Mostly Rewatching...
Fabulous Films released the first season of The Raccoons on DVD here in 2007, followed a couple of years later by the second season. Here's my review of Season 1. They are most likely deleted now, but a cursory look on Amazon indicates that some Marketplace sellers still have copies. Speaking of great music, I only found out yesterday that the end theme from Lisa Lougheed got a music video!
MVM released The Girl in Twilight on Blu-ray on March 23rd. Madman Entertainment released Free: Iwatobi Swim Club Season 1 on Blu-ray DVD combo in 2019.