Anime Review Roundup
Inu-Oh, a historical rock opera set before the warring states period. A blind minstrel, and a deformed dancer join together to tell the people the truth about history, but it’s a history that the authorities would much rather deny. Masaaki Yuasa directs in his inimitable style, and the film is certainly eye, and ear-catching. But it’s also strangely familiar. See what it reminds me of by clicking the review.
Non Biyori Nonstop S3, my first time with the third season of my favourite rural slice of life anime. You’d be perfectly justified in expecting more of the same cute girls doing cute things in the show, but this season adds a little something extra to the mix that gives the show a little poignancy. And most importantly, this third season rights a tiny little wrong that was committed by the first season.
This Week I’ve Been Mostly Rewatching...
Not that it’s going to be easy to find at this point; the show that is. Manga Entertainment announced it for UK release in 2008, but they had been burned by shojo once too often, and decided instead to stick with the shonen they could rely on. I wound up importing the Madman complete series collection from Australia, when they were clearing out the last few copies. Here's my review of that. Viz Media also released the show on DVD in the US, but that too is long since deleted. Luckily if you can spin Region A discs, Discotek released a Blu-ray upscale of the series in two parts in 2020, and that is available to import. But if you want the DVDs, you’ll have to go looking second hand at this point.
MVM released Non Non Biyori Nonstop Season 3 on Blu-ray on August 7th. That’s when All the Anime released Inu-Oh generally on DVD, BD, and a store exclusive Collector’s Edition at Anime Limited.