Anime Review Roundup
Little Busters Season 1 was on Blu-ray. It’s a Jun Maeda joint, one of those harem mystery visual novels adapted to anime. Like his other shows, Kanon and Clannad, it has its strong suits when it comes to narrative, character, and especially the music, although the animation isn’t quite up to the standards of the Kyoto Animation adaptations. It also wears its videogame origins on its sleeve. It’s a fair piece of entertainment, although it comes from that period in the anime industry where the quality of the production doesn’t exactly need an HD presentation. Click on the review to read more.
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That sounds good on paper, and that opening sequence is fantastic. Alas it’s all downhill from there, and you’ll have long since given up on taking this film seriously before the climax, where the volcano on legs shows up. Yes... volcano... on legs. Here’s my review. Origin: Spirits of the Past fails to impress even now, but thankfully Gonzo’s second feature film, Brave Story is a lot better. Also, they took what they learned from this film, and applied it to another post-apocalyptic eco-tale that they produced, the full length TV series, Shangri-La. Manga Entertainment released Origin: Spirits of the Past on DVD in 2008 and on Blu-ray in 2009, and it is still available to buy today.
MVM released Little Busters Season 1 on Blu-ray in 2017.