Anime Review Roundup
Bungo Stray Dogs Season 3 had been on my hard drive for several months before I got around to posting it, given how I’ve been rationing out the anime reviews to have at least one a week. Naturally I’ve forgotten what Bungo Stray Dogs is all about by this point, although I’m pretty sure that it has nothing to do with wombles. It is one of those shows that cloak a rather mundane anime genre with powerful production values, without transcending that genre. It’s like most big budget Hollywood productions then. Given that it’s a show about people with special powers getting into all manner of conflicts, it’s more Hollywood even than that. Click on the review to read more.
This Week I Have Been Mostly Rewatching...
The first two Puella Magi Madoka Magica movies were released as a twin-pack and individually on both Blu-ray and on DVD in the UK by Manga Entertainment in 2015. Alas, with the Funimation buy out, it seems that they are letting older, non Funimation titles fall out of print. Certainly these titles are hard to find now, and maybe second hand would be a better bet. Here’s my review of the twin-pack release. It’s well worth seeking out, even now, and is still a landmark moment in anime.
Bungo Stray Dogs Season 3 came out on DVD and BD on the Manga Entertainment label in February 2021, one of the last titles with that logo before Funimation UK retired the marque.