Anime Review Roundup
Violet Evergarden: Collector’s Edition released in the UK, and if you want to know more you can click on the review. Studio Kyoto Animation’s tragicomic alternate world romance makes an impressive impact in this Blu-ray set. It follows the survivor of a war coming to terms with her injuries, and trying to find a new place in the world, as a scribe writing emotionally meaningful letters for her clients. It’s a hard ask, given that she grew up, trained as a weapon, told to discard her emotions, and expected to serve as a killing machine on the battlefield. It’s an amazing piece of world building, and very emotionally satisfying storytelling, and is well worth picking up.
This Week I Have Been Mostly Rewatching...
Manga Entertainment released K-On! Season 1 on DVD way back when. I wanted it in HD, so I imported Madman Entertainment’s Season 1 volumes on Blu-ray, released in Australia in 2011. Here’s my review of Volume 1. That’s very OOP now, and the same can be said for the original US Bandai release of Season 1. Sentai Filmworks subsequently picked it up and re-released it as a 2 disc collection, with the extras stripped out, yet with better audio, but that is region-locked/geo-locked. Your best bet for K-On! in HD is to wait for Funimation UK to fix the discs, and re-release their Collector’s Edition.
All the Anime released the Violet Evergarden: Collector’s Edition Blu-ray on April 26th.