First of all, an apology to the readership: my long-delayed review of Evangelion 1.11 probably won’t see the light of day for quite some time. Things have been a little crazy around here, so much so that I’ve had to drastically limit the hours I fritter away on the internet. Until today I wasn’t even aware of the recent developments on Random Curiosity (one of my favourite places on the anime blogosphere). Sic transit gloria mundi.
In any case, I shall probably have a little time for a couple of brief posts this weekend, including a quick unboxing session for Right Stuf/Nozomi Entertainment’s DVD release of Aria the Origination.
This is just an unboxing – not a review – so I’ll keep the commentary down to a minimum.
The box set comes in a sturdy cardboard slipcase with a full-colour illustration on either side.
There are five discs in this DVD set: three containing the 13 episodes (plus a special DVD-only episode) of the title series, one for the OVA Arietta, and one bonus disc of extra features.
The set also includes a 47-page booklet, with many pages printed in colour.
I’ve had this set for a couple of weeks, but I’ve done little more than glance at it; the shrink-wrap only came off a few days ago. Such is the shortage of disposable time in my life at the moment.
I do look forward to making my way through this last installment of the Aria anime franchise, though I am not particularly enthusiastic about the prospect of having to bid farewell to a series that, in its all-too-brief sojourn of three seasons, has rarely failed to still the raging waters in the tempest-tossed harbour of my mind.
Sic transit gloria mundi.