Anime Review Roundup
Promare kept coming up tails when I watched it. The premise is certainly familiar if you’ve been watching the Fire Force shonen action series recently. The two productions could share a disc blurb to save time. But Promare, from the people behind Gurren Lagann and Kill La Kill, opts for ultimate style over wafer thin substance, and the end result is pretty, if unsatisfying. Click on the review to read more.
This Week I Have Been Mostly Rewatching...
Cyborg She effectively plays with the genre tropes, while telling a gentle and effective, if unlikely romance, and it makes excellent use of the time-travel elements of the story. It was released in the UK on DVD by 4Digital Asia in 2009. I reviewed a burned screener originally, which you can click to read, but then subsequently bought the retail release. The DVD release isn’t the greatest, with audio dropouts in both the surround and stereo tracks, and the extras are extensive, if somewhat perfunctory. This is a film that demands a licence rescue and a Blu-ray release. As it’s deleted now, you’ll probably have to sleuth out a second hand copy.
All the Anime released Promare on Blu-ray, DVD, Collector’s Edition and so forth this time last year.