Anime Review Roundup
In This Corner of the World this week, this time on Blu-ray. This World War II drama finds the perfect balance between hope and despair. Something like Grave of the Fireflies or Barefoot Gen can wear you down with relentless tragedy, so much so that I’m wary of ever watching those films again. In This Corner of the World find a lot more human interest in its story, finds little moments of sunshine as the world proceeds to fall apart. It’s a more effective story as a result, and a film I’m more liable to re-watch in future.
This Week I Have Been Mostly Rewatching...
MVM released Rosario and Vampire Season 1 on DVD in 2012. It’s deleted now, and pretty hard to find. Here’s my review. You might have to go looking second hand to source a copy now. Funimation have released a Region A Blu-ray which is still available if you can play Region A that is.
Manga Entertainment released In This Corner of the World in 2017 on Blu-ray and DVD (there was also a 2 disc Collector’s Edition BD release that has extra features on a bonus DVD).