Anime Review Roundup
Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online Part 1 - Collector's Edition, a hefty title, but not the longest we see from anime these days, especially those adapted from light novels. Sword Art Online is that insanely popular franchise that sees characters facing adversity in online games, usually trapped online with no way to unplug. The stakes aren’t quite that high in the Gun Gale Online spin-off, inspired by one of the Sword Art Online Season 2 arcs, but its tale of an introverted girl who finds the perfect avatar with which to express herself is quite appealing. Besides, who doesn’t love a good gunfight?
Kokkoku: Moment by Moment - Collector's Edition. It’s a sign of the times, the fracturing of the online anime streaming industry to the detriment of many an anime fan’s wallet. Kokkoku is an Amazon Prime property, and true to its online origins, it’s binge-watch-worthy. There’s a magic spell that allows time to be frozen, and it’s been the legacy of a hard-up family for generations. When two of the family are kidnapped, it seems to be an easy solution to enter Stasis and rescue them while their kidnappers are frozen. But it turns out that they aren’t alone in Stasis, and a battle to control the spell, the power to freeze time erupts.
Danganronpa The Animation: Complete Season Collection, taking a chance to upgrade to Blu-ray. After this much time between watches, I’ll have completely forgotten a show, and usually that’s a good thing, as I get to rediscover it. This time it wasn’t such a good thing. Danganronpa is a death game anime. A group of students are trapped in a school building, forced at the behest of a demonic teddy bear to murder each other until only one remains, the twist being that each murder has to be investigated, and there has to be a trial and execution. Click on the review to see why the second time around wasn’t as good for me.
Kizumonogatari: Nekketsu Collector's Edition for the review.
This Week I Have Been Mostly Rewatching...
Manga Entertainment released Shigurui Death Frenzy on DVD and on Blu-ray back in 2009 Here’s David Beckett’s review of the Blu-ray. As you might expect, it’s long since deleted, but if you go hunting around, you might find a copy, especially second hand.
All the Anime released Kokkoku: Moment by Moment on Blu-ray Collector’s Edition on June 17th. They also released Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online - Part 1 on July 1st, last Monday. Manga’s release of Danganronpa the Animation came on Blu-ray and DVD in 2015. MVM will release Kizumonogatari: Nekketsu Collector's Edition on Blu-ray on August 5th. Yes, it got pushed back...