Anime Review Roundup
Monthly Girls Nozaki-kun. This time however, I splurged on the Collector’s Edition boxset, which gathers both the DVD and Blu-ray discs, and throws in 3CDs of soundtrack as well. I say splurged, even though I got it on a weekly sale, because the boxset has now slipped to clearance, and is even cheaper, which warrants the review, a chance to point you in the direction of Anime On Line where you can pick up a copy while stocks last. It’s still one of the funniest anime comedies I have seen, the mayhem that ensues when a girl confesses to the boy of her dreams, only to wind up employed as his manga assistant, thanks to his total denseness. The irony is that he’s famous for writing a manga about high school romance.
This Week I’ve Been Mostly Rewatching...
I really like Golden Time; it’s one of those rare anime romances that eschews the usual harem format to offer something more realistic (let’s face it, anything is realistic compared to a harem). It’s a good story with appealing characters, and brings a female protagonist that is rarely seen in the genre, strong and independent of spirit. Golden Time was released in the UK on Blu-ray and DVD in 2016 by Animatsu and is deleted now, although the Blu-rays are still available to buy. Here’s my review of Part 1. It’s worth noting that the release is Japanese with subtitles only. In the US, Sentai Filmworks went back and gave the show a dub, and those Region A discs came out in 2020.
MVM released Monthly Girls Nozaki-kun on Blu-ray, DVD and Collector’s Edition in 2016.