Anime Review Roundup (Updated)
Yu Yu Hakusho Season 2 is all new content for UK audiences, who didn’t do the expedient thing and import previously. Yu Yu Hakusho is a typical shonen action show, although it comes from a time when its biggest rival was Dragon Ball Z. Just like that show, a big part of Yu Yu Hakusho is the tournament arcs, and it turns out that this Season 2 release is all tournament arc. But it has a string to its bow that DBZ never really used; its sense of humour. Click on the review to see how that helps.
Despicable Me 2. Thankfully it exceeded them with a story that proceeds in a good way from where the first left off, with the former supervillain Gru now a superdad to three adopted girls. In the sequel, he has to help a bunch of secret agents against a new supervillain, and finds romance in the process.
This Week I Have Been Mostly Rewatching...
Manga Entertainment released the K-On! Movie on DVD and on BD/DVD combo in 2013. It’s deleted now, but there are a few retail copies out there if you look hard enough. Here’s my review. This year, Funimation UK gathered all of the franchise together, giving the TV series their Blu-ray debuts and throwing in the movie as well, and released it as a collector’s edition. But flaws with the season 1 discs prompted a recall, and the collection has remained on hiatus ever since. We’re still awaiting an update from Funimation UK on that one.
UPDATE: Funimation UK have now announced that the K-On! Collection Blu-ray will be available to buy again from November 15th.
Funimation UK released Yu Yu Hakusho Season 2 on Blu-ray on October 4th. Universal released Despicable Me 2 on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and DVD back in 2013.