Anime Review Roundup
Samurai 7 is a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, shifting the action to a dystopian post-war future where farmers struggle against giant warrior bandit cyborgs. The villagers send their priestess to find help, and she winds up hiring seven swordsmen with distinct personalities, who uncover the truth behind the bandit raids, a truth that will change their society. Click on the review to read more about this fantastic show.
Trinity Blood, another post-apocalyptic dystopian future, where civilisation rebuilt after Armageddon, only to come into conflict with a race of vampires. Now the humans, led by the Vatican, exist uneasily alongside a vampire kingdom. To deal with the deadliest of vampires, the Vatican has the AX group, of whom a priest, Abel Nightroad is a member. He’s also a Krusnik, a vampire that preys on vampires. But there’s a group looking to tear down this uneasy truce between vampires and humans.
This Week I’ve Been Mostly Rewatching...
MVM released Canaan on DVD in 2013, and at this point it is so deleted that second hand will be your best bet. Here’s that unflattering review of mine. As you can see from the other reviews, MVM are revisiting back catalogue titles with Blu-ray upgrades, and this is one show that would benefit from MVM bringing Sentai’s Blu-ray release to the UK.
MVM released Samurai 7 on Blu-ray on November 28th. Trinity Blood’s Blu-ray came out on December 19th.