Anime Review Roundup
Real Girl. It’s a romantic comedy with a touch of drama. An otaku in high school sees his life change when he unexpectedly gets a girlfriend, the girl in school who is popular with boys, unpopular with girls and consequently has no friends. And as so often happens when two people find love, they find that they draw other people to them, and wind up making friends. But she has a condition to their relationship; they can only be together for six months. Real Girl manages to entertain, and is a rare anime that progresses its romantic relationships, but there are a few flaws. Click on the review to see what they are.
This Week I Have Been Mostly Rewatching...
Watching a guy try and seduce a bunch of girls, one at a time could be the recipe for a prurient mess of a show like Photo Kano, but the characters in The World God Only Knows are really well done, the sense of humour is appealing, and the story unfolds in a very enjoyable way. Here’s my review for Season 1. It was released here by Manga Entertainment on DVD back in 2012. It’s deleted now, but some retailers still have stock. Otherwise second hand is your best bet. Sentai Filmworks gave the show a Blu-ray release in the US, but it is Region A locked, again, if you can find it.
MVM released the Collector’s Edition of Real Girl on Blu-ray on January 18th.