. . . and you’re called to serve on the front line.
My copy of the US Blu-ray release of Summer Wars arrived yesterday. Freeing it from its box, I popped the disc into a waiting PS3 with the intention of doing a quick-skip through (to check for defects and what-not) before consigning it to my weekend watchlist. Enjoying an evening movie is something I haven’t had much time or energy for recently.
That was the plan, anyway.
In the end, I couldn’t stop watching.
It was easily the best anime film I’ve seen in . . . well, since I started watching anime (pace Nagato and Disappearance). After the credits, I wasn’t just picking my jaw up from the floor – I was crawling around trying to collect various fragments of jaw that had exploded everywhere through sheer delight and exhilaration.
Whether I’ll have time to write a review remains to be seen, but it will go on Wolf Hurricane if it does come out. For now, cheerio.
. . . or a dark director’s dastardly deed of deception?
Kadokawa’s CEO, Mr. Kadokawa (ooh, coincidence?), finally spills the beans on ANN. All pretensions to innocence are abandoned as The-Sequel-Series-That-Must-Not-Be-Named is officially exposed as a premeditated crime, carried out with full and deliberate intent.
And to make matters worse, we get nothing but a dodgy remark on overseas release plans for something that may actually be worth watching.
We have heard enough. Off with their heads.
No word yet on overseas screenings or a subtitled DVD release, but it’s probably just a matter of time.
I can’t wait.