Anime Review Roundup
Samurai Jack: The Complete Series, and this review is nothing if not ridiculously late. But I have to say that it was worth it in the end. For a show that I didn’t take to at first, it certainly grew on me by the final season. This tale of a samurai from ancient Japan, cast into the distant future by a malevolent demon is quite the journey. Click on the review to read more.
Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl to come beneath the reviewer’s beady eye. It’s a bit of deceptive show, with the premise matching the esoteric title, that of a boy encountering a girl who claims to be an alien. It is also a show from Akiyuki Simbo and Studio SHAFT, a combination which usually delivers something out of the ordinary. Yet Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl defied my expectations, a show which at first glance seemed to be a rather mundane harem comedy, like so many other anime. But in the end, it’s the thoughtful writing and considered characters that make this show rise above its peers.
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Broken Blade certainly looks the part, an HD experience worthy of the descriptive, but the show is very much a case of style over substance, with the mini-movies pretty unsatisfying when it comes to character and story. Here’s my review. But big giant robots fighting are always cool. MVM recently had a clearance sale where you could have picked up Broken Blade cheaply, but you’ve missed that chance now. The show is deleted, and whatever stock that e-tailers have on their shelves is all that there is out in the wild. If you want it on Blu-ray or DVD, best not to hesitate.
Manga Entertainment released Samurai Jack the Complete Series on Blu-ray and on DVD back on December 2nd 2019. MVM’s Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl came out on Blu-ray last Monday.