Anime Review Roundup
Durarara!! Part 1, which is the first third of the acclaimed series from the creators of Baccano! It's one of those fractured narrative, multi-character, multi-arc explosions of creativity that I love so much, and which rarely get made into anime, or indeed live action for that matter. Tarantino eat your heart out!
Roujin Z, which once saw a VHS release in the UK to unspectacular results, back when anime was all about the sex, the violence and the swears. I belatedly got on the Roujin Z bandwagon and imported a rather lacklustre US DVD. But Roujin Z comes from the mind of Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo, and is a rather wicked satire on the way we treat the greying population, one which gets more and more relevant with each passing year. Now it's been picked up, cleaned up, and bought into the 21st Century, and in a move that I would have considered unlikely less than twelve months ago, it's making its UK debut on Blu-ray.
Broken Blade: Complete Collection.
Siren Visual released Durarara!! Part 1 in January of 2011. Manga Entertainment release Roujin Z on Blu-ray and DVD today. MVM also release Broken Blade on Blu-ray and DVD today.
And a little bit of news that just popped up on Twitter as I was typing... Manga Entertainment's release of Strike Witches Season 2 has been delayed until September.