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    Anime Review Roundup

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    I know how it is. One day you’re just in the mood for a sci-fi fantasy time-travel romantic comedy anime, and Steins;Gate is a little too geeky. Well, you’re in luck, as now there’s IRODUKU: The World in Colors. In a world of magic, one girl just isn’t feeling it; she’s so depressed that she can literally no longer see colours. Her grandmother realises that if she can’t helped in the present, then maybe she can be healed in the past, and sure enough, when she’s magicked back 60 years to 2018, she meets a boy whose artwork is the one thing she can see colour in. Click on the review to read more.

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    Next it was the turn of Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2. We’re getting achingly close to the conclusion of the story. But I have this sense of dread, just like Zeno’s paradox, that we’ll always get closer and closer to the end, but we’ll never reach it. The Final Season Part 2 offers the last 12 of the broadcast episodes of Attack on Titan, where the story continues to twist and turn with character developments, revelations and plot twists, even at this late juncture. And surprisingly for an anime that has been going on for ten years at this point, it’s still just as compelling as it was on day one. But it’s still not over yet.

    This Week I’ve Been Mostly Rewatching...

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    Boogiepop Phantom. This has been released in the UK on Blu-ray by All the Anime, although I am hard pressed to explain why, other than DVD being a dead format for anime at this time. Boogiepop Phantom looks sub-SD enough on the old Australian DVDs that I am re-watching; with a deliberately restricted colour palette, simple artwork, and a preponderance of shadow and darker scenes. The art style too is restrictive and deliberately opaque for dramatic effect. You don’t see a lot on DVD as it is, and I doubt you’ll see much more of this SD digipaint era show on scaled up HD. Boogiepop Phantom is a sci-fi horror anthology that centres on the creepy psychic incidents that occur following a strange light in the sky.

    And it’s not my cup of tea. I’m not a horror fan per se, and it’s the rare anime that has managed to actually give me chills. Boogiepop Phantom isn’t one of those. In fact, I find it rather pretentious, and it seems that it wants to be Serial Experiments Lain, but doesn’t have the slightest idea of how to go about it. I actually got my copy of Boogiepop Phantom Madman Entertainment were having a clearance sale. Here’s my review. It was originally released here in the UK by ADV Films in 2003, but as mentioned, All the Anime have released it on Blu-ray in 2022. That’s the version to go for if you are interested, as while it may not offer too much improvement over the DVD, it is the easiest to buy.

    MVM’s Iroduku: The World in Colors was ostensibly released on July 17th, although it has been delayed a bit to address a disc authoring issue. The corrected version should be out at the time of writing. Crunchyroll released Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2 on DVD, BD, and Limited Edition BD on May 22nd.

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