Anime Review Roundup
Megalobox Collector’s Edition though, the 50th anniversary ‘reimagining’ of Ashita no Joe, the classic boxing anime. This one is set in a future world where boxers have cybernetic enhancements, but there’s something quaintly old school about Megalobox. Click on the review to read more.
Kamisama Kiss Season 2, which I had double-dipped from DVD to Blu-ray. It’s a reverse harem rom-com with a supernatural and spiritual edge. A schoolgirl gets a position as a goddess in a shrine, and winds up having to deal with all manner of other gods and goddesses, as well as overbearing familiars, and all manner of mysterious beings, not least a rather handsome, if obnoxious fox spirit. Season 1 got its balance between romance and magic just right, but enjoyably though it is, Season 2 can’t quite replicate the same flavour.
Star Trek Lower Decks Season 2. The first season proved that Star Trek could be funny and stay true to its core premise at the same time. Season 2 comes and perfects that formula, with 10 episodes that finds the funny side in some tried and trusted Trek tropes, while telling great stories with wonderful characters.
This Week I’ve Been Mostly Rewatching...
Blade Dance of the Elementalers came out on the short-lived Animatsu label. They released it on Blu-ray and DVD. Here’s my review. It’s deleted now, but the Region A Blu-ray is available to import, while the UK release might be found on second-hand shelves.
The Megalobox Blu-ray Collector’s Edition was released by All the Anime back in 2020. The standard edition came out at the start of 2022. MVM released Kamisama Kiss Season 2 on Blu-ray in 2016. Paramount released Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 2 on Blu-ray and DVD in 2022.