Anime Review Roundup
Wise Man’s Grandchild has all of the baggage, hits all the right tropes at the right moments, but it does just enough that is different to give it its own identity, and when it comes down to it, it’s a good deal of fun. Click on the review to read more.
Love Live Season 2, which received a BD Collector’s Edition release from MVM. When you look dispassionately at the premise, the idea of cute girls doing cute things, all in the pursuit of success at a song contest; it seems an idea wholly contrived for corporate gain. You have a cast of girls replete with the anime stereotypes for fans to get invested in, and you have a production line of pop songs to shift CDs and sell downloads. But it’s all in the execution, and Love Live is a feel good show that I have a lot of time for. Sometimes it’s worth dropping the old reviewer cynicism to just appreciate a series.
This Week I Have Been Mostly Rewatching...
Manga Entertainment released Spice and Wolf Season 2 on DVD back in 2012, and here’s my review. It’s still available today. Funimation gave the show a Region B compatible Blu-ray release in the US as a collection with the first season, and unlike the first season, which was an upscale, season two is native HD in that release.
Manga Entertainment released Wise Man’s Grandchild on Blu-ray, on DVD, and on Limited Edition Combo release last Monday. MVM’s Love Live Season 2 Blu-ray Collector’s Edition came out in 2016.