Anime Review Roundup
My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising is the second spin-off movie, that sees the trainee heroes of Class 1-A getting some work experience on a quiet and idyllic resort island, but then getting in over their heads when a truly powerful villain attacks. Heroes Rising is a whole lot of fun. Click on the review to learn more.
This Week I Have Been Mostly Rewatching...
Naruto has actually started getting Blu-ray releases in the US (It’s had SDBD releases in Germany but these are proper upscales), but in the UK, it’s Manga Entertainment that released the Naruto franchise. Aside from Boruto, all of the TV episodes have been DVD only at this time. Those initial early releases were somewhat variable, self-authored affairs, before Manga started sharing assets with companies like Madman and Viz, and I have to say that Season 2, despite it having some of the best Naruto episodes, was one of the worst Manga releases in the UK. That’s down to dubtitles, subtitles that follow the English dub and not translate the Japanese, and in Naruto, with all of its inner monologues, the dub often diverged wildly from the Japanese both in terms of translation and timing. Unless you’re a dub fan, it can be a pain to watch, and an import might be preferable. Here’s my review of Part 1. The complete series 2 is still available from Manga. Either way, it does have an end theme that I simply can’t skip past, as evidenced above.
Manga Entertainment released [buyMy Hero Academia: Heroes Rising last Monday in several flavours. You can buy the DVD, Blu-ray, Steelbook Combo, or the twin-pack DVD and BD bundling the new film together with the first film, Two Heroes.