Anime Review Roundup
Nichijou Complete Series finally came to Region B Blu-ray, again thanks to Madman Entertainment via Funimation in the US, I was there on day 1. And just like it is with everything you love, you’ll see the flaws first. Funimation finally gave the show a dub, which is a good thing, but they re-translated the subtitles, which is not as good. My favourite anime comedy, made me angry... That’s not what a comedy is supposed to do. Click on the review to read more.
This Week I Have Been Mostly Rewatching...
It’s a standard anime cliché at this point, but it begins with the main character dying. Only to be resurrected by the princess of the title. She’s the creepy heir to a creepy dynasty, high muckety-mucks in the world of the weird and the supernatural co-existing alongside the normal world. Hiro’s brought back to life to be the servant to the princess, and gets pulled into all manner of adventures with werewolves and vampires as the princess tries to avoid being assassinated by her siblings in a battle to see who will be the next leader.
Manga Entertainment released Princess Resurrection as a complete series DVD back in 2012. Here’s my review, and you can see that I didn’t think much of it at the time. A lot of that is down to the lacklustre animation, but some of it has to be put down to the by the numbers storytelling. Yet I must say that I do find a cheap and cheerful charm to the show now that helps it stand up. The premise is solid enough, and were Princess Resurrection to get a remake, decent animation and more effective storytelling, it could be a comedy horror classic, as that trailer and the provocative end theme of the original promise. Princess Resurrection can still be found on e-tailer websites today.
Madman Entertainment released the Nichijou Complete Series Blu-ray in 2019.