Anime Review Roundup
NEW GAME! + NEW GAME!! - Seasons 1 & 2. There’s a whole lot of premise to digest on the blurb, about a girl starting work at a videogame production company as a character designer on her idol’s design team, but the bottom line is that the two New Game series are ‘cute girls doing cute things’ slice of life shows. There’s a plot, and a two year story that progresses, and a bit of character development as well, but really it’s about all those good feelings that you get when you invest in these characters and their quirky interactions. New Game isn’t the best at what it does, but it’s good enough to make you forget your troubles for twenty minutes, and given how many troubles we have these days, that’s not to be sniffed at.
This Week I Have Been Mostly Rewatching...
A strong element to this show is the music, and that video is the second end theme, a credit sequence I never skip. Manga Entertainment initially released Soul Eater on DVD in the UK back in 2010 in 4 parts, a mish-mash of NTSC-PAL standards conversions and native PAL discs which was quite annoying. They subsequently promised a Blu-ray release which went on the spin cycle of postponement and cancellation for a few years; long enough that I got tired and went and imported the Australian release instead. Last year Funimation bought Manga UK, and given that they have the licence in the US, Soul Eater Blu-rays finally came to the UK, and Stuart McLean reviewed it here. The Blu-ray is still available, and is well worth getting.
Manga Entertainment released NEW GAME! + NEW GAME!! - Seasons 1 & 2 on Blu-ray and DVD on September 28th.