Anime Review Roundup
Knights of Sidonia: Love Woven in the Stars, the feature film conclusion to the Knights of Sidonia story. And I took some time out for an epic rant. The bottom line is that Love Woven in the Stars concludes a story that was begun across two separate TV seasons, and only the first season was released in the UK on disc. This release satisfies that small subset of the UK Knights of Sidonia anime fanbase that imported the second season from the US. It’s a pity that we missed out, as this 3D CG cel shaded space opera is really quite good, the survivors of humanity fighting to find a new world, facing an alien menace that gets stronger and stronger the closer they get to their new intended home in a distant star system. At the end of the second series, they had reached their destination, but the aliens had got there first. After a ten year time skip in the movie, they’ve finally got the plan and the technology to deal with the aliens once and for all. And all of this takes place in the background of a weird human/alien human-hybrid romance.
This Week I’ve Been Mostly Rewatching...
ADV Films released Azumanga Daioh across 6 DVD volumes, and subsequently released it in a Collector’s Edition. Here’s my review of the latter. As you might guess, at this point Azumanga Daioh is well and truly deleted in the UK, and second hand is your best bet.
Funimation UK released Knights of Sidonia: Love Woven in the Stars on Blu-ray on May 9th.