Anime Review Roundup
Astra Lost in Space. I’ve had to be a tad selective about what I choose to review of late, but when it comes to space based sci-fi; as long as there isn’t a giant robot involved, you can count me in every time. Astra Lost in Space makes for a great action adventure series, with a group of school kids off on an outing. This being the future, that outing is to a nearby planet, but something goes wrong, and they find that they are stranded, thousands of light years from home. They have to learn to work together (not easy for the average teenager) to survive and find their way back via all the planets they wind up exploring, but on the way they uncover a conspiracy as well. Astra Lost in Space is a really well written, and brilliantly presented story, well worth checking out. Click on the review to read more.
This Week I Have Been Mostly Rewatching...
MVM released Bodacious Space Pirates on DVD in two parts in 2013. They subsequently released a complete Blu-ray collection in 2014. Here’s my review of that. That Blu-ray is in interlaced format across four discs, but Sentai gave it a re-release in progressive form on 3 discs, although that is locked to Region A. The complete series is still available on DVD or Blu-ray from MVM today if you’re interested.
Manga Entertainment released Astra Lost in Space on Blu-ray back in August 2020.