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ANIME REVIEWS (J-Z) (a J!-ENT Listing of all Anime-related Blu-ray and DVD Reviews)

April 23, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Since 1993, J!-ENT has been reviewing anime (Japanese animation) from VHS to LD and now Blu-ray to DVD.


The following is a list of all the anime Blu-ray and DVD’s we have reviewed on J!-ENT thus far.


ANIME BLU-RAY AND DVD REVIEWS (Listing are alphabetical order):

Note: Reviews are from 1999-Present (NOTE: Due to the amount of reviews we have done over the years, not all are included in this listing yet. We are periodically updating this section with our past reviews. Also, please note that some of these reviews are very old and are in a different format to our current review style.)

FOR ANIME REVIEWS (#, A-I), PLEASE CLICK HERE!

 

Jinki:Extend – The Complete Series (DVD)

JIN-ROH: The Wolf Brigade (BD)

Jormungand: The Complete First Season (BD)

K – The Complete Series (DVD)

K-ON!: Volume 1 (BD)

K-ON!: Volume 2 (BD)

K-ON!: Volume 3 (BD)

K-ON!: Volume 4 (BD)

K-On! Season Two, Collection 1 (BD)

K-On! Season Two, Collection 2 (BD)

K-ON!: The Movie (BD)

Kabukimonogatari: Mayoi Jiangshi Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set (BD)

Kanon Vol. 1 (DVD)

Kaze no Stigma Volume 2 – Fire (DVD)

Kekkaishi DVD Set 1 (DVD)

Kekko Kamen Vol. 1 (DVD)

Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple Season 2 Part 1 (DVD)

Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple Season 2 Part 2 (DVD)

Kids on the Slope: Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

Kiki’s Delivery Service (DVD)

Kill la Kill Volume 1: Limited Edition (Blu-ray)

Kill la Kill Volume 2: Limited Edition (Blu-ray)

Kill la Kill Volume 3: Limited Edition (Blu-ray)

Kill la Kill Volume 4: Limited Edition (Blu-ray)

Kill la Kill Volume 5: Limited Edition (Blu-ray)

KimiKiss – pure rouge Collection 1 (DVD)

King of Thorn (Blu-ray)

Kingdom: The Complete First Season (DVD)

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV

KITE (DVD)

Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu

Koihime Musou – Complete First Season (DVD)

Koimonogatari: Hitagi End Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set (Blu-ray)

Kokoro Connect – The Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

Kokoro Connect – Original Anime Selection (Blu-ray)

Kurau Phantom Memory Vol. 1 (DVD)

Kurokami the Animation Volume 1 (BD)

Kurokami the Animation Volume 2 (BD)

Kurokami the Animation Volume 3 (BD)

Kurokami the Animation Volume 4 (BD)

Kurokami the Animation Volume 5 (BD)

Kurokami the Animation Volume 6 (BD)

Kyo Kara Maoh! Season II – The Complete Season Set (DVD)

La corda d’oro ~primo passo~ – Collection One (DVD)

La corda d’oro ~primo passo~ – Collection Two (DVD)

La Storia della Arcana Famiglia: Complete Collection (DVD)

Lagrange ~The Flower of Rin-ne~ Set 1 (Blu-ray)

Laputa: Castle in the Sky (DVD)

Last Exile – Fam, The Silver Wing – Part 1 (Blu-ray)

Last Exile – Fam, The Silver Wing – Part 2 (Blu-ray)

The Last Naruto the Movie

Laughing Under the Clouds: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

LE CHEVALIER D’EON Vol. 1 (DVD)

LE CHEVALIER D’EON Vol. 2 (DVD)

LE CHEVALIER D’EON Vol. 3 (DVD)

Legends of the Dark King: A Fist of the North Star Story (BD)

Legends of the Dark King: A Fist of the North Star Story (DVD)

The Legend of the Legendary Heroes: Part 1 (BD)

The Legend of the Legendary Heroes: Part 2 (BD)

Legend of the Millennium Dragon (BD)

Level E: Complete Series (BD)

Linebarrels of Iron: Volume 1 (DVD)

Linebarrels of Iron: Part 2 (DVD)

Linebarrels of Iron: OVA Collection (DVD)

Living for the Day After Tomorrow – Complete Collection (DVD)

Loups=Garous: The Motion Picture (BD)

Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine (BD)

Maburaho Vol. 1 (DVD)

Macross Vol. 1 (DVD)

Macross Plus Vol. 1 (DVD)

Macross Plus Vol. 2 (DVD)

Macross Plus: Movie Edition (DVD)

MADLAX Vol. 1

Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic – Complete DVD Set Vol. 1 (DVD)

Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic – Complete DVD Set Vol. 2 (DVD)

Magi: The Kingdom of Magic – Complete DVD Set Vol. 1 (DVD)

Magi: The Kingdom of Magic – Complete DVD Set Vol. 2 (DVD)

Magikano – The Complete Series (DVD)

Maken-ki! – Complete Series (Blu-ray)

Maken-ki! Two – Complete Series (Blu-ray)

Mardock Scramble: The First Compression (DVD)

Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion (BD)

Mardock Scramble: The Third Exhaust (BD)

Maria Holic – The Complete Collection (DVD)

Maria-Holic: Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

Maria the Virgin Witch (Blu-ray)

MARTIAN SUCCESSOR NADESICO: VOLUME 1 (DVD)

Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (Blu-ray)

Master of Martial Hearts – The Complete Series (DVD)

MAZE (DVD)

Michiko & Hatchin: The Complete Series – Part One (Blu-Ray)

Michiko & Hatchin: The Complete Series – Part Two (Blu-Ray)

Mikunopolis in Los Angeles [Happy to Meet You I’m Hatsune Miku] (Blu-ray)

Misaki Chronicles Vol. 1 (DVD)

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 – Season 1, Part 1 (DVD)

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie – A Wakening of the Trailblazer (BD)

MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM 0080 – WAR IN THE POCKET Complete Collection (DVD)

Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team – Collector’s Edition Box Set (DVD)

Mobile Suit Gundam – The 08th MS Team – Complete Collection (2009 Release – Anime Legends) (DVD)

Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team – MILLER’S REPORT (DVD)

Mobile Suit Gundam F91: The Motion Picture (Anime Movie Classics) (DVD)

MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM MS IGLOO vol. 1 – Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO – The Hidden One-Year War

MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM MS IGLOO vol. 2 – Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO – Apocalypse 0079 (DVD)

Mobile Suit Gundam Trilogy (DVD)

Moeyo Ken (DVD)

Moldiver (DVD)

Monsuno: Destiny (DVD)

Motto To Love RU – Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

My Bride is a Mermaid – Part 1 (DVD)

My Bride is a Mermaid – Part 2 (DVD)

My Neighbor Totoro (Blu-ray)

My Neighbor Totoro (DVD)

Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok Vol. 1 (DVD)

Naoki Urasawa’s Monster – Boxset 1 (DVD)

Motto to Love RU – Complete Collection (DVD)

Nanaka 6/17 Vol. 1 (DVD)

Naruto Uncut: Season Four Box Set Vol. 1 (DVD)

Naruto Uncut: Season Four Box Set Vol. 2 (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden Vol. 1 (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden Box Set 1 – Season One: Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden Box Set 2 – Season One: Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden Box Set 3 – Season One: Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden DVD Box Set Set 4: Season One – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden DVD Set 5 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden DVD Set 6 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden DVD Set 7 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden DVD Set 8 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden: DVD Set 9 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden: DVD Set 10 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden: DVD Set 11 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden: DVD Set 12 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden: DVD Set 13 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden: DVD Set 14 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden: DVD Set 15 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden: DVD Set 16 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden: DVD Set 17 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden: DVD Set 18 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden: DVD Set 19 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden: DVD Set 20 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden: DVD Set 21 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden DVD Set 22 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden DVD Set 23 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden DVD Set 24 – Original & Uncut (DVD)

Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds (BD)

Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Lost Tower (BD)

Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire (DVD)

Needless: Collection 1 (BD)

Needless: Collection 2 (BD)

Nekomonogatari Black – Tsubasa Family Limited Edition (BD)

Nekomonogatari White – Tsubasa Tiger – Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set

Neo Angelique ~Abyss~ (DVD)

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (DVD)

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth (DVD)

NERIMA DAIKON BROTHERS VOLUME 1 (DVD)

New Fist of the North Star Vol. 1 & 2 (DVD)

NieA under 7 Vol. 1: Poor Girl Blues (DVD)

Night Raid 1931 (DVD)

Ninja Cadets (DVD)

Ninja Scroll (Blu-ray)

Ninja Scroll (DVD)

Ninjaslayer From Animation (Blu-ray)

Nisekoi: False Love Part 1 (Blu-ray)

Nisekoi: False Love Part 2 (Blu-ray)

Nisekoi: False Love Part 3 (Blu-ray)

Nisekoi: False Love Part 4 (Blu-ray)

Nisekoi: False Love – Second Season, Volume 1 (Blu-ray)

Nisekoi: False Love – Second Season, Volume 2 (Blu-ray)

Nisemonogatari – Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set (Blu-ray)

NOW AND THEN, HERE AND THERE DVD COLLECTION (DVD)

Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan: Set 1 (BD)

Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan: Set 2 (BD)

Nyan Koi! Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

Nyan Koi! – Complete Collection (DVD)

Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror (Blu-ray)

Oh! Edo Rocket: Season One, Part One (DVD)

Oh! Edo Rocket: Season One, Part Two (DVD)

Okami-san and Her Seven Companions: The Complete Series (BD)

One Piece: Collection 9 DVD Uncut (DVD)

One Piece Collection 16 DVD Uncut (DVD)

One Piece – Season Two: Second Voyage (DVD)

One Piece – Season Two: Third Voyage (DVD)

One Piece – Season Two: Fourth Voyage (DVD)

One Piece – Season Two: Fifth Voyage (DVD)

One Piece – Season Two: Sixth Voyage (DVD)

One Piece – Season Two: Seventh Voyage (DVD)

One Piece: Season Three, First Voyage (DVD)

One Piece: Season Three, Second Voyage (DVD)

One Piece: Season Three, Third Voyage (DVD)

One Piece: Season Three, Fourth Voyage (DVD)

One Piece: Season Three, Fifth Voyage (DVD)

One Piece: Season Four, First Voyage (DVD)

One Piece: Season Four, Second Voyage (DVD)

One Piece: Season Four, Third Voyage (DVD)

One Piece: Season Four, Fourth Voyage (DVD)

One Piece: Season Four, Voyage Five (DVD)

One Piece: Season Five, Voyage One (DVD)

One Piece: Season Five, Voyage Two (DVD)

One Piece: Season Five, Voyage Three (DVD)

One Piece: Season Five, Voyage Four (DVD)

One Piece: Season Five, Voyage Five (DVD)

One Piece: Season Seven, Voyage Two (DVD)

One Piece: Season Seven, Voyage Five (DVD)

One Piece: Season Eight, Voyage One (DVD)

One Piece: Season Eight, Voyage Two (DVD)

One Piece: Season Eight, Voyage Three (DVD)

One Piece: Season Eight, Voyage Four (DVD)

One Piece: Season Eight, Voyage Five (DVD)

One Piece Movie 8: The Desert Princess and the Pirates – Adventures in Alabasta (BD)

One Piece Movie 10: Strong World (BD)

One Week Friends (BD)

Oreimo: Limited Edition Complete Box Set (DVD)

Oreimo 2: Limited Edition Complete Box Set (DVD)

Oreshura: Complete DVD Set (DVD)

ORIGIN: SPIRITS OF THE PAST (BD)

OTAKU UNITE!

Otorimonogatari: Nadeko Medusa Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set (BD)

Ouran High School Host Club – The Complete Series (BD)

OUTLAW STAR – Collection 1 (DVD)

Owarimonogatari: Volume 1 – Limited Edition (Blu-ray)

Owarimonogatari: Volume 2 – Limited Edition (Blu-ray)

PaniPoni Dash! Vol. 1 (DVD)

Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt: The Complete Series (DVD)

Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt: The Complete Series (BD)

Papuwa Vol. 1 – Wild Things (DVD)

Parasite Dolls (DVD)

Patlabor the Mobile Police: The Original OVA Series (Blu-Ray)

Patlabor: The Mobile Police – the Television Series Collection 1 (Blu-ray)

Patlabor: The Mobile Police – The Television Series Collection 2 (Blu-ray)

Patlabor: The Mobile Police – the Television Series Collection 3 (Blu-ray)

Patlabor: The Mobile Police – the Television Series Collection 4 (Blu-ray)

Patlabor Movie 1 (DVD)

Patlabor Movie 2 (DVD)

Penguindrum Vol. 1 (Blu-ray)

Penguindrum Vol. 2 (Blu-ray)

Perfect Blue (DVD)

Persona 4: The Animation – Collection 1 (Blu-ray)

Persona 4: The Animation – Collection Two (Blu-ray)

Persona 4: The Golden Animation Vol. 1 (Blu-ray)

Persona 4: The Golden Animation Vol. 2 (Blu-ray)

Petite Princess Yucie Vol. 1 (DVD)

Phantom Quest Corp (DVD)

Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~ – The Complete Series (BD)

Phi-Brain: Puzzle of God – Collection 1 (BD)

Phi-Brain: Puzzle of God – Collection 2 (BD)

Phi-Brain: Puzzle of God – The Orpheus Order Season Two, Collection 1 (BD)

piano – the melody of a young girl’s heart… – The Complete Collection (DVD)

Ping Pong Club: Loser’s Club (DVD)

The Place Promised in Our Early Days (DVD)

Planzet (Blu-ray)

Plastic Memories Vol. 1 (Blu-ray)

Please Save My Earth (DVD)

Pokemon: The First Movie (DVD)

Pokémon Movie 12: Arceus and the Jewel of Life (DVD)

Pokémon Movie 13: Zoroark – Master of Illusions (DVD)

Pokémon the Movie 14: Black – Victini & Reshiram / White – Victini & Zekrom (DVD)

Pokémon the Movie 15: Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice (DVD)

Pokémon the Movie 16: Genesect and the Legend Awakened (DVD)

Ponyo (BD)

Princess Jellyfish: The Complete Collection (BD)

Princess Tutu Vol. 1 (DVD)

Princess Tutu Vol. 2 (DVD)

Psychic Wars (DVD)

PSYCHO-PASS Season 1 – Complete Collection – Premium Edition (BD)

Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie: Limited Edition (BD)

Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie: -Rebellion- (BD)

Puella Magi Madoka Magica Vol. 1 – Limited Edition Box Set (BD)

Puella Magi Madoka Magica Vol. 2 – Limited Edition Box Set (BD)

Puella Magi Madoka Magica Vol. 3 – Limited Edition Box Set (BD)

PUMPKIN SCISSORS Volume 1: HONOR AND BLOOD (DVD)

Pumpkin Scissors – The Complete Series (DVD)

Queens Blade: Rebellion – Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

Rage of Bahamut: Genesis (Blu-ray)

Rampo Kitan – Game of Laplace: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

Ranma 1/2 – Set 1 (DVD)

Ranma 1/2 Blu-ray Set 1: Special Edition (BD)

Ranma 1/2 Blu-ray Set 2: Special Edition (BD)

Ranma 1/2 Blu-ray Set 3: Special Edition (BD)

Ranma 1/2 Blu-ray Set 4: Special Edition (BD)

Ranma 1/2 Blu-ray Set 5: Special Edition (BD)

Ranma 1/2 Blu-ray Set 6: Special Edition (BD)

Ranma 1/2 Blu-ray Set 7: Special Edition (BD)

Ranma 1/2 – The Movie 1: Big Trouble in Nekonron, China (DVD)

Ranma 1/2 – The Movie 2: Nihao My Concubine (DVD)

Ranma 1/2 OAV Box Set (DVD)

RED GARDEN – Volume 1: LIVE TO KILL (DVD)

Red Garden – The Complete Series & OVA (DVD)

Red Hawk: Weapon of Death (DVD)

Resident Evil: Damnation (BD)

resident evil: DEGENERATION (BD)

REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA – THE ROSE COLLECTION 1 (DVD)

REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA – THE ROSE COLLECTION 2 (DVD)

Rideback: The Complete Series (BD)

Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne – The Complete Series (BD)

Robotech 2-Movie Collection: The Shadow Chronicles – Collector’s Edition and Love Live Alive Premiere Release (DVD)

Robotics;Notes: Part One (Blu-ray)

The Rolling Girls: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

Romeo x Juliet – Juliet Collection (DVD)

Rosario + Vampire: Season One (DVD)

Rosario + Vampire Capu2 (DVD)

Rozen Maiden: Träumend – Complete Set (DVD)

Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise (2007 Blu-ray release)

Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise (2013 Blu-ray release)

Rurouni Kenshin: The Movie (BD)

Rurouni Kenshi: New Kyoto Arc (BD)

The Sacred Blacksmith: The Complete Series (DVD)

Saekano Blu-ray Set 1 (BD)

Saekano Blu-ray Set 2 (BD)

Sailor Moon Crystal Set 2 (BD)

Sailor Moon: Season One – Part One (BD)

Sailor Moon R: Season 2 – Set One (DVD)

SAILOR MOON R (The Promise of the Rose): THE MOVIE (UNCUT SPECIAL EDITION) (DVD)

Sailor Moon S: Volume 1 (DVD)

Sailor Moon S: Volume 2 (DVD)

Sailor Moon S: Volume 3 (DVD)

Sailor Moon S: Volume 4 (DVD)

Sailor Moon S: Volume 5 (DVD)

SAILOR MOON S (Hearts in Ice): THE MOVIE (UNCUT SPECIAL EDITION) (DVD)

SAILOR MOON SUPER S (Black Dream Hole): THE MOVIE (UNCUT SPECIAL EDITION) (DVD)

Sailor V (DVD)

Saiyuki Requiem (DVD)

Sakura Diaries Vol. 1 (DVD)

Sakura Wars Vol. 1 (DVD)

Sakura Wars: The Movie (Blu-ray)

Samurai 7 (Akira Kurosawa’s) – The Complete Series (BD)

Samurai Champloo – The Complete Series (BD)

Samurai Gun Vol. 1 (DVD)

Samurai Harem (Asu no Yoichi) Complete Collection (DVD)

Samurai X: The Movie (DVD)

Samurai X OAV 1: Trust (DVD)

Samurai X OAV 2: Betrayal (DVD)

Samurai X: Reflection (DVD)

Sands of Destruction – The Complete Series (DVD)

Sankarea: Undying Love – The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

Say “I Love You.”

School Rumble 2nd Semester – The Complete Collection (DVD)

The Secret World of Arrietty (BD)

Sekirei: Pure Engagement – The Complete Series (BD)

Sekirei – The Complete Series (DVD)

Sengoku Basara: End of Judgment (Blu-ray)

Sengoku Basara: The Last Party (BD)

Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings – The Complete 1st Season (BD)

Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings – Season One (BD)

Senran Kagura: Ninja Flash! (BD)

Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign – Season, 1 Part 1 (BD)

Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign – Season 1, Part 2 (BD)

serial experiments lain: navi vol. 1 (DVD)

serial experiments lain – Knights – vol. 2 (DVD)

serial experiments lain – Deus – Vol. 3 (DVD)

serial experiments lain – RESET – Vol. 4 (DVD)

Servant x Service: Complete DVD Set (DVD)

Sgt. Frog – Season One, Part 1 (DVD)

Sgt. Frog – Season One, Part 2 (DVD)

Sgt. Frog – Season Two, Part 1 (DVD)

Sgt. Frog – Season Two, Part 2 (DVD)

Shadow Skill (DVD)

Shadow Skill Vol 1: Fight For the Ones You Love (DVD)

Shakugan no Shana: The Movie (Blu-ray)

Shakugan no Shana: Season One Box Set (Blu-ray)

Shakugan no Shana: Season Two (Blu-ray)

Shakugan no Shana Season 3, Part One (Blu-ray)

Shakugan no Shana Season 3, Part Two (Blu-ray)

Shangri-La: Volume 1 (DVD)

Shangri-La: Volume 2 (DVD)

Shigofumi: Letters From the Departed – The Complete Collection (DVD)

Shiki: Part One (BD)

Shiki: Part Two (BD)

Shin Chan – Season 2, Part 2 (DVD)

Shin Chan – Season 3, Part 1 (DVD)

Shin Chan – Season 3, Part 2 (DVD)

Shin Kimagure Orange Road: Summer’s Beginning (DVD)

Shin Koihime Musou ~Otome Tairan~ (DVD)

Shirobako Collection 1 (Blu-ray)

Shonen Onmyouji: The Complete Series (DVD)

Silver Spoon: Complete 1st Season (DVD)

Silver Spoon: Complete 2nd Season (DVD)

SiN – The Movie (DVD)

The Skull Man – The Complete Series (DVD)

The Sky Crawlers (BD)

Sky Wizards Academy – The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

The Slayers: The First Three Seasons (DVD)

The Slayers Evolution-R (BD)

The Slayers Evolution-R (DVD)

The Slayers Revolution (BD)

The Slayers Revolution (DVD)

Someday’s Dreamers (DVD)

Someday’s Dreamers II: Sora (DVD)

Sora no Otoshimono: Heaven’s Lost Property – The Complete First Season (BD)

Sora no Otoshimono: Heaven’s Lost Property Forte – Season 2 (DVD)

SOS! TOKYO METRO EXPLORERS: THE NEXT (DVD)

SOS! Tokyo Metro Explorers: The Next (BD)

Soul Eater – Part One (DVD)

Soul Eater – Part Two (DVD)

Soul Eater – Part Three (DVD)

Soul Eater – Part Four (DVD)

Soul Eater: The Meister Collection (BD)

Soul Eater: The Weapon Collection (BD)

Soul Taker Vol. 1 (DVD)

Special A-Class (S.A.) Collection 1 (DVD)

Spice and Wolf – The Complete Series (BD)

Spice and Wolf – The Complete First Season (DVD)

Spice and Wolf – Season Two (BD)

Spriggan (DVD)

Spriggan Collector’s Edition (DVD)

Star Driver Vol. 1 (BD)

Star Driver Vol. 2 (BD)

Starship Girl Yamamoto Yohko (DVD)

Starship Troopers: Invasion (Blu-ray)

Steins;Gate: Part 1 (Blu-ray)

Steins;Gate: Part 2 (Blu-ray)

The Story of SAIUNKOKU – The Complete Season One DVD Box (DVD)

STREET FIGHTER ALPHA: THE MOVIE (DVD)

Strike Witches – The Complete 1st Season (DVD)

Strike Witches: Season Two (Blu-ray)

SUBMARINE 707R Limited Edition (DVD)

SUPER ROBOT WARS: ORIGINAL GENERATION – THE ANIMATION (DVD)

Super Robot Wars Original Generation: Divine Wars Vol. 1 (DVD)

Super Robot Wars Original Generation: Divine Wars Vol. 2 (DVD)

Super Robot Wars Original Generation: Divine Wars Vol. 3 (DVD)

Super Robot Wars Original Generation: Divine Wars Vol. 4 (DVD)

Super Robot Wars Original Generation: Divine Wars Vol. 5 (DVD)

Super Robot Wars Original Generation: Divine Wars Vol. 6 (DVD)

Super Robot Wars Original Generation: Divine Wars Vol. 7 (DVD)

Super Robot Wars Original Generation: Divine Wars Vol. 8 (DVD)

Super Robot Wars Original Generation: Divine Wars Vol. 9 (DVD)

Sword Art Online: Extra Edition

Sword Art Online: Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set I (Blu-ray)

Sword Art Online: Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set II (Blu-ray)

Sword Art Online: Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set III (Blu-ray)

Sword Art Online: Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set IV (Blu-ray)

Sword Art Online II – Phantom Bullet Part 1 -: Limited Edition I Blu-ray Box Set

Sword Art Online II – Phantom Bullet Part 2 -: Limited Edition II Blu-ray Box Set

Sword Art Online II – Calibur: Limited Edition III Blu-ray Box Set

Sword Art Online II – Mother’s Rosario: Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set IV

Sword of the Stranger (BD)

Tales of the Abyss Vol. 1 (DVD)

Tales of the Abyss Vol. 2: Limited Edition (DVD)

Tales of the Abyss Vol. 3 (DVD)

Tales of the Abyss Vol. 4 (DVD)

Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike (BD)

Tears to Tiara: The Complete Collection (BD)

Tears to Tiara – Collection 1 (DVD)

Tekkaman Blade II – Complete Collection (DVD)

Tekken: Blood Vengeance (DVD)

Tenchi Muyo! OVA Collection (Blu-ray)

Tenchi Muyo!: War on Geminar – Part 1 (Blu-ray)

Tenchi Muyo!: War on Geminar – Part 2 (Blu-ray)

Terror in Resonance: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

This Boy Can Fight Aliens (Blu-ray)

Tiger & Bunny: Blu-ray Set 1 (Blu-ray)

Tiger & Bunny: Blu-ray Set 2 (Blu-ray)

Tiger & Bunny the Movie: The Beginning (Blu-ray)

TO Film Collection (Elliptical Orbit/Symbiotic Planet) (BD)

To Love RU – Collection 1 (DVD)

To Love RU – Collection 2 (DVD)

Tokyo Ghoul: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 (Blu-ray)

Tokyo Majin Vol. 1 (DVD)

Toriko: Part One (DVD)

Toriko: Part Two (DVD)

Toriko: Part Three (DVD)

Toriko: Part Four (DVD)

Towanoquon: Complete Series

THE TRANSFORMERS (More Than Meets the Eye) – THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (DVD)

THE TRANSFORMERS (More Than Meets the Eye) – Season Two, Volume One (DVD)

Transformers the Movie – 20th Anniversary Edition (DVD)

Transformers Animated: The Complete Series (DVD)

TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED SEASON TWO

Transformers Armada: The Complete Series (DVD)

Transformers Cybertron: The Ultimate Collection (DVD)

Transformers: Energon – The Complete Series (DVD)

A Tree of Palme (DVD)

Trigun: Badlands Rumble (BD)

Trinity Blood – The Complete Series (BD)

Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE – Collected Memories (BD)

Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE – Season One (BD)

Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE – Season Two (BD)

Tsubasa the Movie/xxxHolic the Movie – CLAMP Double Feature (BD)

Tsubasa OVA Collection: Tsubasa Tokyo Revelations/Tsubasa Spring Thunder (BD)

Tsukimonogatari: Yotsugi Doll Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set (Blu-ray)

Tytania Collection 1 (DVD)

Tytania Collection 2 (DVD)

UFO ULTRAMAIDEN VALKYRIE: THE OVA COLLECTION (DVD)

Ultimate Otaku Teacher Part 1 (Blu-ray)

Un-Go: Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

Upotte!! – Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

Urusei Yatsura – Beautiful Dreamer (DVD)

Uta∽Kata – The Complete Series (DVD)

Utawarerumono “Mask of Stranger” Vol. 1 (DVD)

Valvrave the Liberator: Complete 1st Season

Vampire Knight Volume 1 (DVD)

Vampire Knight Volume 2 (DVD)

Vampire Knight Guilty Volume 1 (DVD)

Vampire Knight Guilty Volume 2 (DVD)

Vampire Princess Miyu Vol. 1 (DVD)

Vampire Wars (DVD)

Vandread: The Ultimate Collection (DVD)

Venus versus Virus Vol. 1 (DVD)

Vexille (DVD)

Vexille (BD)

Voltron Defender of the Universe Vol. 1 (DVD)

Wagnaria!!3 Vol. 1

Wagnaria!!3 Vol. 2

THE WALLFLOWER LESSON 1 – MY FAIR BISHONEN (DVD)

The Wallflower – The Complete Series (DVD)

Wandaba Style Vol. 1 (DVD)

Wanna Be the Strongest in the World!: The Complete Series + OVA’s (Blu-ray)

Wanted 2000 (DVD)

We Without Wings (Blu-ray)

Welcome to the NHK – 1st Conspiracy (DVD)

Welcome to the NHK – The Complete Series (DVD)

When They Cry (DVD)

Witchblade: The Complete Series (BD)

The WINGS of REAN Vol. 1 (DVD)

The WINGS of REAN Vol. 2 (DVD)

The WINGS of REAN Vol. 3 (DVD)

Wolf Children (Blu-ray)

Wolverine: Marvel Animated Series (DVD)

The World God Only Knows: Season One (DVD)

The World God Only Knows: Season Two (Blu-ray)

Xam’d: Lost Memories – Complete Collection (BD)

Xenosaga the Animation – Vol. 1: ENTER THE GNOSIS (DVD)

X – The Movie (DVD)

xxxHolic – The Complete Series (DVD)

You’re Under Arrest: Fast & Furious Collection 1 (DVD)

You’re Under Arrest: Full Throttle – Collection 1 (DVD)

Yugo the Negotiator Vol. 1 (DVD)

Yumeria Vol. 1 (DVD)

Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files – The Complete First Season (BD)

Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files – The Complete Second Season (BD)

Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files – The Complete Third Season (BD)

Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files – The Complete Fourth Season (BD)

Zetman: The Complete Series (BD)

ZIPANG Vol. 1 – “Future Shock” (DVD)

Z-MIND (DVD)


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ANIME REVIEWS (#, A-I) (a J!-ENT Listing of all Anime-related Blu-ray and DVD Reviews)

April 11, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Since 1993, J!-ENT has been reviewing anime (Japanese animation) from VHS to LD and now Blu-ray to DVD. 


The following is a list of all the anime Blu-ray and DVD’s we have reviewed on J!-ENT thus far.


ANIME BLU-RAY AND DVD REVIEWS (Listing are alphabetical order):

Note: Reviews are from 1999-Present (NOTE: Due to the amount of reviews we have done over the years, not all are included in this listing yet.  We are periodically updating this section with our past reviews.  Also, please note that some of these reviews are very old and are in a different format to our current review style.)

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009-1 – Volume 1 (DVD)

5 CENTIMETERS PER SECOND (DVD)

11 EYES – COMPLETE COLLECTION (DVD)

.hack//Quantum (BD)

Absolute Duo: The Complete Series (BD)

Accel World: Set 01 (BD)

Aesthetica of the Rogue Hero (BD)

AFRO SAMURAI: The Complete Murder Sessions (BD)

Afro Samurai – Director’s Cut (DVD)

AFRO SAMURAI: RESURRECTION (BD)

Agent Aika Volume 1: Naked Missions (DVD)

Ah! My Goddess – The Movie (DVD)

Ah! My Goddess – Flights of Fancy – Season 2, Vol. 1 (DVD)

AIR – The Complete Series (DVD)

AIR – The Motion Picture (DVD)

AIR GEAR VOL. 1 (DVD)

Akane Iro ni Somaru Saka: Complete Collection (DVD)

AKB0048: Season One – Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

AKB0048: Next Stage – Complete Collection (Blu-Ray)

Akira (BD)

Akira: 25th Anniversary Edition (Blu-Ray)

Aldnoah.Zero Vol. 1 Limited Edition (Blu-ray)

Aldnoah.Zero Vol. 2 Limited Edition (Blu-ray)

Aldnoah.Zero Vol. 3 Limited Edition (Blu-ray)

Aldnoah.Zero Vol. 4 Limited Edition (Blu-ray)

ALIEN NINE (DVD)

Allison & Lillia: Generation 1 (DVD)

AMAZING NUTS! DVD BOX SET (DVD)

Angel Beats! – The Complete Collection (BD)

Angel Links Volume 1 (DVD)

Animation Runner Kuromi (DVD)

Animation Runner Kuromi 2 (DVD)

anohana – The Flower We Saw That Day: The Movie (BD)

Another – Complete Collection (BD)

Appleseed (BD)

Appleseed XIII (BD)

AQUARION: THE COMPLETE SERIES (DVD)

Aquarion Evol: Part One (Blu-ray)

Area 88 Volume 1 (DVD)

Area 88 – The Original OAV Series Volume 1 (DVD)

Aria: The Scarlet Ammo – Complete Series (Blu-ray)

ARJUNA Anime Legends Complete Collection (DVD)

Assassination Classroom: Season 1, Part 1 (Blu-ray)

Assassination Classroom, Season 1, Part 2 (Blu-ray)

assemble insert (DVD)

The Asterisk War: Limited Edition Blu-ray Vol. 1 (Blu-ray)

The Asterisk War: Limited Edition Blu-ray Vol. 2 (Blu-ray)

The Asterisk War: Limited Edition Blu-ray vol. 3 (Blu-ray)

Attack on Titan: Part One (BD)

Attack on Titan: Part Two (BD)

Attack on Titan: The Complete First Season (BD)

Avengers Confidential: Black Widow/Punisher (BD)

B Gata H Kei: Yamada’s First Time (BD)

Bacanno! Blu-ray Disc Box: Limited Edition (BD)

Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts Season 1 – The Complete Set (BD)

Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts – Season Two (BD)

Baka and Test: Summon the Beast – OVA Collection (BD)

Bamboo Blade: Part 1 (DVD)

Bamboo Blade: Part 2 (DVD)

Banner of the Stars – Anime Legends Complete Collection (DVD)

Barakamon: The Complete Series (BD)

Basilisk – The Complete Series (BD)

BASTARD!! Complete Collection (DVD)

Bayonetta: Bloody Fate (BD)

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc 1 – The Egg of the King (BD)

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc 2 – The Battle for Doldrey (BD)

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III – The Advent (BD)

THE BEST STUDENT COUNCIL VOL. 1 (DVD)

The Big O: Volume 1 (DVD)

The Big O: Volume 2 (DVD)

Big Windup! -Oofuri-: Part 01 (DVD)

Big Windup! – Oofuri: Part 02 (DVD)

Birdy the Mighty: Decode – Part One (DVD)

Birdy the Mighty: Decode – Part Two (DVD)

Black Blood Brothers – The Complete Series (BD)

Black Butler: The Complete First Season (BD)

Black Butler: The Complete Second Season (BD)

Black Butler: Season 1, Part 1 (DVD)

Black Heaven Vol. 1 (DVD)

Black Heaven Vol. 2 (DVD)

Black Heaven Vol. 3 (DVD)

Black Heaven Vol. 4 (DVD)

Black Lagoon: Complete Set – Season 1 & 2 (BD)

Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trail (BD)

Black Magic M66 (DVD)

Blade: Marvel Animated Series

Blast of Tempest: Complete 1st Season (DVD)

Blast of Tempest: Complete 2nd Season (DVD)

Bleach – Season Four Box Set, Part 2 (DVD)

Bleach: DVD Set Seven – Original and Uncut (DVD)

Bleach: DVD Set Eight – Original and Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Nine – Original and Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Eleven – Original and Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Twelve – Original and Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Thirteen – Original and Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Fourteen – Original and Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Fifteen – Original and Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Sixteen – Original and Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Seventeen – Original and Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Eighteen – Original and Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Nineteen: Original & Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Twenty: Original & Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Twenty-Three: Original & Uncut (DVD)

Bleach DVD Set Twenty-Five: Original & Uncut (DVD)

BLEACH the Movie 2 – The Diamond Dust Rebellion (a J!-ENT Anime DVD Review)

Bleach the Movie 3: Fade to Black (BD)

Bleach the Movie 4: Hell Verse (BD)

Blood the Last Vampire (DVD)

Blood+: Volume 4 (DVD)

Blood-C: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

Blood-C: The Last Dark (BD)

Blue Exorcist Vol. 1 (DVD)

Blue Exorcist Vol. 2 (DVD)

Blue Exorcist Vol. 3 (DVD)

Blue Exorcist Vol. 4 (DVD)

Blue Exorcist: Complete 1st Season (DVD)

Blue Exorcist: Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set II (Blu-ray)

Blue Exorcist: Limited Edition Blu-ray Set II (Longer Review – Web Version)

Blue Exorcist the Movie: Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set (Blu-ray)

Blue Submarine No. 06 Volume 1 (DVD)

Blue Submarine No. 06 Volume 2 (DVD)

Blue Submarine No. 06 Volume 3 (DVD)

Blue Submarine No. 06 Volume 4 (DVD)

Bodacious Space Pirates: Collection 1 (Blu-ray)

Boogiepop Phantom (Evolution 1-4 Complete) (DVD)

The Boy and the Beast (Blu-ray)

Brighter Than the Dawning Blue (DVD)

Broken Blade: The Complete Series (DVD)

Bubblegum Crisis: DVD Box Set

Bubblegum Crisis 2040: Volume 1 (DVD)

Bubblegum Crisis 2040: Volume 2 (DVD)

Bubblegum Crisis 2040: Volume 3 (DVD)

Bubblegum Crisis 2040: Volume 4 (DVD)

Bubblegum Crisis 2040: Volume 5 (DVD)

Bubblegum Crisis 2040: Volume 6 (DVD)

BURN UP

BURN UP W (DVD)

Burst Angel – The Complete Collection (BD)

Buso Renkin Box Set 1 (DVD)

Buso Renkin Box Set II (DVD)

C – Control – Money of Soul and Possibility: Complete Series (Blu-ray)

Campione! Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

CANAAN: Complete Series (BD)

Case Closed: Captured In Her Eyes (DVD)

Case Closed: Countdown to Heaven (DVD)

Case Closed: The Last Wizard of the Century (DVD)

Case Closed: The Phantom of Baker Street (DVD)

Casshern Sins: Part One (BD)

Casshern Sins: Part Two (BD)

Casshern Sins: The Complete Series (BD)

Castle of Cagliostro (DVD)

Cat Planet Cuties (BD)

A Certain Magical Index: Season One, Part One (DVD)

A Certain Magical Index: Season One, Part Two (DVD)

A Certain Scientific Railgun – Season One, Part One (DVD)

A Certain Scientific Railgun – Season One, Part Two (DVD)

Chaos;Head Complete Series (BD)

Charlotte: Volume 1 (Blu-ray)

Charlotte: Volume 2 (Blu-ray)

Children Who Chase Lost Voices (DVD)

Chobits: The Complete Series (BD)

Chrome Shelled Regios: Part One (DVD)

Clannad – Collection 1 (DVD)

Clannad – Collection 2 (DVD)

Clannad ~After Story~ Collection 1 (DVD)

Clannad ~After Story~ Collection 2 (DVD)

Clannad ~After Story~: Complete Collection (Blu-Ray)

Clannad – The Motion Picture (DVD)

Claymore: The Complete Series (BD)

Claymore: The Complete Series (DVD)

CODE GEASS: Lelouch of the Rebellion Part 1 (DVD)

CODE GEASS: Lelouch of the Rebellion Part II (DVD)

CODE GEASS: Lelouch of the Rebellion Part III (Volumes 5 & 6) (DVD)

Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion R2: Part 1 (DVD)

Comic Party Revolution Volume 1 (DVD)

Corpse Princess: Aka – Part One (DVD)

Corpse Princess: Kuro – Part Two (DVD)

Cowboy Bebop: Session 1 (DVD)

COYOTE RAGTIME SHOW VOL. 1 (DVD)

Crest of the Stars – Anime Legends Complete Collection (DVD)

Cromartie High School Volume 1 (DVD)

Cyberteam in Akihabara Vol. 1 (DVD)

D. Gray-Man Season One Part One (BD)

Date A Live: The Complete First Season (BD)

Dance in the Vampire Bund – The Complete Series (BD)

Darker Than Black DVD 6 (DVD)

Darker than Black: Gemini of the Meteor (BD)

Deadman Wonderland (DVD)

DEATH NOTE: R – Relight: Visions of a God – DIRECTOR’S CUT (DVD)

DEATH NOTE – Volume 1 Box Set (DVD)

DEATH NOTE – Volume 2 Box Set (DVD)

Death Parade: The Complete Series

Demon King Daiamo: Complete Collection (BD)

Demon Prince ENMA Vol. 1 (DVD)

Demon Prince ENMA Vol. 2 (DVD)

Devil May Cry: The Animated Series – The Complete Collection (BD)

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (BD)

Disgaea: The Complete Series (DVD)

Divergence Eve Vol. 1 (DVD)

DNA Angel Vol. 1

Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker (BD)

Dragon Ball – Season One (DVD)

Dragon Ball – Season Two (DVD)

Dragon Ball – Season Three (DVD)

Dragon Ball – Season Four (DVD)

Dragon Ball – Season Five (DVD)

Dragon Ball Movie One: Curse of the Blood Rubies (DVD)

DRAGON BALL GT – SEASON 1 (DVD)

DRAGON BALL GT – SEASON TWO (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z – Dragon Box Z Vol. 1 (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z – Dragon Box Z Vol. 2 (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z – Dragon Box Z Vol. 3 (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z – Dragon Box Z Vol. 4 (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z – Dragon Box Z Vol. 5 (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z – Dragon Box Z Vol. 6 (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z – Dragon Box Z Vol. 7 (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z: Level 1.1 (BD)

Dragon Ball Z: Level 1.2 (BD)

Dragon Ball Z: Season Two & Three (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z: Season Four (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z: Season Five (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z: Season Six (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z: Season Seven (DVD)

DRAGON BALL Z – SEASON EIGHT (DVD)

DRAGON BALL Z – SEASON NINE (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods – Extended Edition (Movie 14) (Blu-ray)

DRAGON BALL Z: BARDOCK THE FATHER OF GOKU (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z: Cooler’s Revenge/The Return of Cooler (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z – Dead Zone The Movie / The World’s Strongest (BD)

Dragon Ball Z – Tree of Might/Lord Slug (BD)

Dragon Ball Z – The History of Trunks / Bardock the Father of Goku (BD)

Dragon Ball Z – Super Android 13/Bojack Unbound (BD)

Dragon Ball Z – Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan / Broly – Second Coming (BD)

Dragon Ball Z – Broly Triple Feature (BD)

Dragon Ball Z – Fusion Reborn/Wrath of the Dragon (BD)

DRAGON BALL Z: THE HISTORY OF TRUNKS (DVD)

Dragon Ball Z Kai – Part One (BD)

Dragon Ball Z Kai – Part Two (BD)

Dragon Ball Z Kai – Part Three (BD)

Dragon Ball Z Kai – Part Four (BD)

Dragon Ball Z Kai – Part Five (BD)

Dragon Ball Z Kai – Part Six (BD)

Dragon Ball Z Kai – Part Seven (BD)

Dragon Ball Z Kai – Part Eight (BD)

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ (DVD)

Dragonaut – The Resonance Part 01 (DVD)

Dream Eater Merry: Complete Collection (DVD)

Durarara!! part 01 (DVD)

Durarara!! part 02 (DVD)

Durarara!! part 03 (DVD)

Durarara!! x 2 Volume 1 (Blu-ray)

Durarara!! x2 Volume 2 (Blu-ray)

DuRaRaRa!! x2 Vol. 3 (Blu-ray)

DuRaRaRa!! x2 Vol. 4 (Blu-ray)

Eatman 98 Collection (DVD)

Eden of the East – The Complete Series (BD)

Eden of the East: The King of Eden – The Motion Picture (BD)

Eden of the East Movie II: Paradise Lost – The Motion Picture (BD)

ef – a tale of melodies-: Complete Collection (DVD)

ef – a tale of memories-: Complete Collection (DVD)

El Cazador De La Bruja: Part 1 (DVD)

Elfen Lied Vol. 1 (DVD)

Elfen Lied: Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

The Empire of Corpses (Blu-ray)

Erased: Volume 1 (Blu-ray)

Ergo Proxy: The Complete Series (DVD)

E’s Otherwise Vol. 1 (DVD)

Escaflowne: The Movie (BD)

Eureka Seven: Astral Oceans – Part One (BD)

Eureka Seven: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

Eureka SeveN: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers (BD-2010)

Eureka SeveN: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers (BD-2014)

Evangelion: 1.01 – You Are (Not) Alone (DVD)

Evangelion: 1.11 – You Are (Not) Alone (BD)

Evangelion: 2.22 – You Can (Not) Advance (BD)

Evangelion: 3.33 – You Can (Not) Redo (BD)

Expelled from Paradise: Limited Edition (BD)

Eyeshield 21 – Volume 1 (DVD)

Eyeshield 21 – Volume 2 (DVD)

Eyeshield 21 – Volume 3 (DVD)

Eyeshield 21 – Volume 4 (DVD)

Fafner: The Complete Series (BD)

Fafner: Heave and Earth (BD)

Fairy Tail – Collection Five (BD)

Fairy Tail Vol. 1 (BD)

Fairy Tail Vol. 2 (BD)

Fairy Tail Vol. 3 (BD)

Fairy Tail Vol. 4 (BD)

Fairy Tail Vol. 5 (BD)

Fairy Tail Vol. 6 (BD)

Fairy Tail Vol. 9 (BD)

Fairy Tail vol. 19 (BD)

Fairy Tail vol. 20 (BD)

Fairy Tail vol. 21 (BD)

Fairy Tail vol. 22 (BD)

Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess (BD)

Fantasista Doll: Complete Collection (BD)

Fate/stay night – Collection 1 (BD)

Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] Blu-ray Box Set 1 (Blu-ray)

Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] Blu-ray Box Set 2 (Blu-ray)

Fate/stay night: Unlimited Bladeworks: The Motion Picture (DVD)

Fate/Zero Blu-ray Box Set I (BD)

Fate/Zero Blu-ray Box Set II (BD)

feature2: Coicent/Five Numbers! (DVD)

FINAL FANTASY VII: ADVENT CHILDREN COMPLETE (BD)

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (DVD)

The Five Star Stories (DVD)

FLCL: The Complete Series (BD)

InuYasha: The Movie the Complete Collection (BD)

Fractale: The Complete Series (BD)

FREEDOM: Blu-ray Disc BOX Limited Edition (BD)

Freezing: Complete Series (BD)

From the New World: Collection 1 (BD)

From the New World: Collection 2 (BD)

From Up on Poppy Hill (BD)

Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa (BD)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – Part One (BD)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – Part Two (BD)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – Part Three (BD)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – Part Four (BD)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – The OVA Collection (BD)

FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: PREMIUM OVA COLLECTION (DVD)

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos – The Motion Picture (BD)

Full Metal Panic! – The Complete Series (BD)

Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu – The Complete Series (BD)

Full Metal Panic!: The Second Raid – THE COMPLETE SERIES (BD)

The Future Diary: Part One (DVD)

The Future Diary: Part Two (DVD)

G-SAVIOUR: THE MOVIE (DVD)

Ga-Rei-Zero: Complete Series (BD)

Gaiking: The Movie Collection (DVD)

Gantz (DVD)

Gantz Volume 2 (DVD)

The Garden of Sinners: recalled out summer. Limited Edition (Blu-ray)

The Garden of Words (BD)

Gatchaman Vol. 1 (DVD)

Gatchaman Collection (DVD)

Gatchaman TV + OVA Blu-ray Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

Genshiken – Complete Collection (DVD)

Geobreeders (DVD)

Ghost Hound: Complete Collection (BD)

Ghost in the Shell (DVD)

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (BD)

Ghost Stories Vol. 1 (DVD)

Ghost Sweeper Mikami (DVD)

Gilgameshu Vol. 1 (DVD)

Gin Tama – Collection 1 (DVD)

Girls Bravo – The Complete Series (DVD)

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2011 Bandai Entertainment Release) (BD)

The Girl Who Leapt Through time (2016 Funimation Release) (BD)

THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME (DVD)

Girls & Panzer: Complete TV Series (Blu-ray)

Girls & Panzer: Complete OVA Series (Blu-ray)

Glass Mask Collection 1 (DVD)

God Eater Vol. 1 (Blu-ray)

God Eater Vol. 2 (Blu-ray)

Godannar Vol. 1 (DVD)

Golgo 13: Queen Bee (DVD)

Golgo 13: Collection 1 (DVD)

Golgo 13: Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

Gonna Be the Twin-Tail!! – The Complete Series (BD)

Good Luck Girl! Binbogami ga! – The Complete Series (BD)

Grave of the Fireflies (DVD)

Gravion Zwei Vol. 1 (DVD)

Guilty Crown – Part 1: Limited Edition (Blu-ray)

Guilty Crown – Part 2 (Blu-ray)

Guin Saga: Collection 1 (DVD)

GUNBUSTER 3-DVD Set (DVD)

GUNBUSTER vs. DIEBUSTER – Aim for the Top! The GATTAI!! MOVIE (BD)

GUNBUSTER vs DIEBUSTER – THE GATTAI!! MOVIE – AIM FOR THE TOP! DVD-BOX (DVD)

GUNBUSTER 2 Vol. 1 (OAV Episodes 1 and 2) (DVD)

GUNBUSTER 2 Vol. 2 (OAV Episodes 3 and 4) (DVD)

Gunbuster 2 Vol. 3 (OAV episodes 5 & 6) (DVD)

Gungrave: The Complete Series (BD)

Gungrave – The Complete Set (DVD)

Gunslinger Girl – The Complete First Season (BD)

Gunslinger Girl ~Il Teatrino~ The Complete Series (BD)

Gurren Lagann the Movie: Double Feature Blu-ray Set (Blu-ray)

Gurren Lagann DVD TV Series Box Set – Limited Edition (DVD)

GURREN LAGANN SET 01 (DVD)

GURREN LAGANN SET 02 (DVD)

GURREN LAGANN – SET 03 LIMITED EDITION (DVD)

GURREN LAGANN VOLUME 1 (Blu-ray)

GURREN LAGANN VOLUME 2 (Blu-ray)

GURREN LAGANN VOLUME 3 (Blu-ray)

GURREN LAGANN VOLUME 4 (Blu-ray)

GURREN LAGANN VOLUME 5 (Blu-ray)

Gurren Lagann the Movie -Childhood’s End- Limited Edition (DVD)

Gurren Lagann the Movie -The Lights in the Sky Are Stars- Limited Edition (DVD)

Guyver: The Bio-Boosted Armor – The Complete Series (BD)

GYO: Tokyo Fish Attack! (DVD)

Haganai: I don’t have many friends (Blu-ray)

Haibane Renmei Box Set (DVD)

Hakkenden, The Legend of the Dog Warriors (DVD)

Hakugei: Legend of Moby Dick Vol. 1 (DVD)

HAL (Blu-ray)

Hamatora the Animation – Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

Hanamonogatari: Suruga Devil Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set (Blu-ray)

Haruka ~Beyond the Stream of Time~ – A Tale of the Eight Guardians Vol. 1 (DVD)

Haruka ~Beyond the Stream of Time~ – A Tale of the Eight Guardians Vol. 2 (DVD)

Haruka ~Beyond the Stream of Time~ – A Tale of the Eight Guardians Vol. 3 (DVD)

Haruka ~Beyond the Stream of Time~ – A Tale of the Eight Guardians Vol. 4 (DVD)

Haruka ~Beyond the Stream of Time~ – A Tale of the Eight Guardians Vol. 5 (DVD)

Haruka ~Beyond the Stream of Time~ – A Tale of the Eight Guardians Vol. 6 (DVD)

Haruka ~Beyond the Stream of Time~ – A Tale of the Eight Guardians Vol. 7 (DVD)

Haruka ~Beyond the Stream of Time~ – A Tale of the Eight Guardians Vol. 8 (DVD)

Haruka ~Beyond the Stream of Time~ – A Tale of the Eight Guardians Vol. 9 (DVD)

Harlock Space Pirate (DVD)

Haunted Junction (DVD)

Heaven’s Lost Property: The Angeloid of Clockwork (Blu-ray)

Heaven’s Lost Property: Forte – Season 2 (Blu-ray)

Heaven’s Memo Pad – Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

Hell Girl: Two Mirrors – Collection 1 (DVD)

Hellsing Ultimate: Volumes 1-4 Collection (BD)

Hellsing Ultimate: Volumes 5-8 Collection (BD)

Hello Kitty Animation Theater Vol. 1 (DVD)

Heroic Age: The Complete Series (BD)

The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Season 1, Part 1 (Blu-ray)

The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Season 1, Part 2 (Blu-ray)

Hetalia Axis Powers – Season One (DVD)

Hetalia Axis Powers: Season Two (DVD)

Hetalia World Series: Season Three (DVD)

Hetalia World Series 2: Season Four (DVD)

Hetalia Axis Powers: Paint It, White! (DVD)

Hidamari Sketch – Season One (DVD)

Hidamari Sketch SP (Blu-ray)

High School DxD – The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

High School of the Dead: The Complete Series (DVD)

honey and clover Box 1 (DVD)

Howl’s Moving Castle (Blu-ray)

HUNTER X HUNTER DVD Box Set Volume 1 (DVD)

Hunter x Hunter vol. 2 (Blu-ray)

Ice (DVD)

Idolm@ster: Xenoglossia – Collection 1 (DVD)

Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians – Complete Series (DVD)

Infinite Stratos: Complete Collection (DVD)

Initial D: First Stage – Part One (DVD)

Initial D: First Stage – Part Two (DVD)

Initial D: Second Stage + OAV Extra Stage (DVD)

Initial D: Third Stage (DVD)

Initial D: Fourth Stage – Part 1 (DVD)

Initial D: Fourth Stage – Part 2  (DVD)

InuYasha – FIRST SEASON BOX SET (DVD)

InuYasha – SECOND SEASON BOX SET (DVD)

InuYasha: The Final Act – Part One (DVD)

InuYasha: The Movie the Complete Collection (BD)

The irregular at magic high school – Vol. 1 enrollment (BD)

The irregular at magic high school – Vol. 2: Nine Schools Competition (BD)

The irregular at magic high school – Vol. 3: Yokohama Disturbance (BD)

Is This a Zombie?: The Complete Series – Anime Classics (BD)

Is This a Zombie?: The Complete Series  (DVD)


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Ponyo (a J!-ENT Anime Blu-ray Disc Review)

March 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

I had one word going through my mind throughout the film and that was “wow!”.   What an amazing looking film utilizing hand drawn backgrounds and Miyazaki literally pouring his heart and soul into this film. Although a film that he created for young children, this is a family film that people of all ages can enjoy.  Simply magnificent, “Ponyo” is indeed a Hayao Miyazaki masterpiece!

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TITLE: Ponyo

DURATION: 103 Minutes

BLU-RAY INFORMATION: 1080p High Definition, English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio (48 kHz, 24-Bit), Japanese and French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish

COMPANY: Studio Ghibli/Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

RATED: G

Release Date: March 2, 2010

 

Originally created by Hayao Miyazaki

Written and Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Music by Joe Hisaishi

Art Director: Noboru Yoshida

Animation Director: Katsuya Kondo

Sound Director: Eriko Kimura

Director of Photography: Atsushi Okui

Executive producer: Koji Hoshino

Producer: Toshio Suzuki

Production by Studio Ghibli

Featuring the following voice talent:

Hiroki Doi/Frankie Jonas as Sosuke

Yuria Nana/Noah Cyrus as Ponyo

George Tokoro/Liam Neeson as Fujimoto

Tomoko Yamaguchi/Tina Fey as Risa (Lisa)

Betty White as Noriko

Emi Hiraoka/Janessa Rose as Kumiko

Kazuko Yoshiyuki/Lily Tomlin as Toki

Kazushige Nagashima/Matt Damon as Koichi

Tomoko Naraoka/Cloris Leachman as Yoshie

Yuki Amami/Cate Blanchett as Grandmamare

Walking on the beach near his home, a five-year old boy named Sosuke (voiced by Frankie Jonas) finds a beautiful goldfish trapped in a bottle. He releases the tiny creature and, sure that she is no ordinary fish, names his new friend Ponyo (Noah Lindsey Cyrus). As Ponyo and Sosuke grow closer, she reveals to him that she is the daughter of a powerful wizard (Liam Neeson) and a sea goddess (Cate Blanchett), and magically transforms herself into a real human girl. But by crossing from her watery world onto land, Ponyo has created a dangerous imbalance in nature. As the moon begins to draw closer to the earth, sea levels rise and a giant tsunami threatens to destroy Sosuke’s home. Ponyo’s father marshals all his might to find his missing daughter, as the two children embark on an adventure of a lifetime to try and save the world.

In 2008, Studio Ghibli released their latest Hayao Miyazaki film “Ponyo” (aka “Gake no Ue no Ponyo”) in Japan and followed with a U.S. release in August 2009.  The film which is Miyazaki’s eighth film for Studio Ghibli has amassed several awards including the Japanese Academy Prize for Animation of the Year.  The film which is budgeted around $34 million dollars made over $199 million worldwide.  Where his 1988 film “My Neighbor Totoro” was Miyazaki’s tale for older children, this time around for “Ponyo” he wanted to create a film for young children and was inspired from Hans Christian Anderson’s”The Little Mermaid”.

And now this magnificent film will be released on DVD and Blu-ray (which includes the DVD) on March 2nd.

“Ponyo” is a film about a young five-year-old boy named Sosuke (voiced by Hiroki Doi/Frankie Jonas) who lives with his mother Lisa (voiced by Tomoko Yamaguchi/Tina Fey).  His father Koichi (voiced by Kazushige Nagashima/Matt Damon) is in the military and is on a ship leaving Lisa to take care of Sosuke and bring him to nursery school, while she works at a retirement home.  The two live on the highest peak of a seaside town right near a cliff.

Meanwhile in the water, a man named Fujimoto (voiced by George Tokoro/Liam Neeson) is a human who has the ability to live undersea and also has great power and taking Ponyo (a fish with a face of young girl) and her siblings out on a trip.  While riding on a submarine, Ponyo swims away and sleeps on a jellyfish but accidentally gets caught up in the pollution that is trapped in the ocean and is stuck inside a bottle.  Although, she is able to escape the ships dragging the undersea waste, she is unable to breath because of the bottle.

Sosuke notices the bottle and thinks its a goldfish that is stuck inside the bottle and frees her by breaking the bottle.  He accidentally cuts himself on the glass but Ponyo licks the blood from his finger and instantly heals him.  Excited about his new “goldfish” which he names “Ponyo”, he brings her along with him while his mother drives him to the nursery.

He tries to even feed her part of his sandwich and interesting enough, Ponyo eats the ham from his sandwich.  As he has fun with his new fish friend, her father Fujimoto wants his daughter back and using his magical powers, he is able to retrieve her from Sosuke.

But when he brings Ponyo back home, she enjoys her time with Sosuke so much that she immediately starts talking about how she wants to be with him and also eat more ham.  But most of all, wanting to be human.  But Fujimoto is not thrilled about humans because of how they have polluted the oceans but Ponyo loves Sosuke and wants to be with him and wants to be human which allows her to grow arms and limbs.  Fujimoto realizes that Ponyo has had a taste of human’s blood and immediately uses his power to revert her back to being a fish.  Concerned about Ponyo, Fujimoto goes to visit his wife and Ponyo’s mother Granmamare (voiced by Yuki Amami/Cate Blanchett).

But while Ponyo is incapacitated, her siblings come to use their magic and she ends up finding a way to become human.  But unfortunately, she is unaware of the consequences by offsetting nature by releasing too much magic into the ocean and now the imbalance has caused hurricane like conditions in the seaside town.  With the town being flooded, Lisa and Sosuke try to make it back home as quickly as they can.  But Sosuke notices a young girl running along with the waves.  He realizes that the girl is Ponyo and she has come to stay with him.

But despite the happiness that Sosuke and Pony have found with one another, the imbalance caused by Ponyo turning human has led the moon to come out of its orbit and affecting the waves at a terrible level.  With Lisa concerned about the people at the retirement home, she knows that she must check up on them and knowing that their home is high up on the cliff and that the children are safe in the house, she leaves Sosuke to take care of the house and stay with Ponyo.

The following morning, with the water risen so high near the patio of Sosuke’s home, he now worries about his mother who has not returned home.  Thus begins the adventure between Sosuke and Ponyo as they go search for his mother Lisa.

VIDEO:

Magical, beautiful and everything that you can expect from Hayao Miyazaki.  I was completely in awe when I watched this film.  In this day and age, we tend to put so much into CG animated films and rarely do we see hand drawn quality animation anymore.  I’m so glad that Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli continues to show this creative style through this film. The hand painted backgrounds are absolutely beautiful, the character design continues that Miyazaki look and style but looks absolutely fluid during its more action-oriented scenes.

Presented in 1080p High Definition, detail can be seen on the painted backgrounds.  Vibrant during the day scenes with trees that are full of detail and water reflecting the trees, cliffs showcasing the detail as shadows and detail showcasing the curvature and the little pieces of grass that are placed within the rocks.   The scene with the storm and the crashing features Miyazaki’s handiwork as he created the water and his waves all by himself.  It’s an amazing sight to see.

There are no compression artifacts, edge enhancement, aliasing, banding or any problems in picture quality for “Ponyo” whatsoever.  “Ponyo” achieves perfection!

AUDIO & SUBTITLES:

“Ponyo” is presented in English 5.1 DTS Master Audio (48 kHz/24-bit) and in Japanese and French 5.1 Dolby Digital.  First the good.  The English dub track is fantastic.  You want an immersive soundscape, “Ponyo” delivers.  From the sound of the ocean, bubbles popping, the rush of the waves, the sounds of trees rustling, the sound of rain, sea animals swimming in the water and most of all, a beautiful musical score by Joe Hisaishi.  This soundtrack is absolutely divine.   Great use of front and center channels with dialogue and music that is crystal clear.  The surround channels and the use of LFE as the sound effects bring “Ponyo” to life.  This lossless soundtrack is perfect!

Now the bad.  There is no lossless Japanese audio soundtrack.  The Japanese Blu-ray release has a lossless soundtrack but what happened to it for this Blu-ray release?  There is no doubt that audiophile purists who want the original Japanese soundtrack are going to be upset by this and one can hope that if Disney does bring out a Miyazaki release on Blu-ray in the near future, that a lossless soundtrack is included for both the English and Japanese audio.

Subtitles are in English SDH, French and Spanish.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

“Ponyo” has a good number of special features in 1080p High Definition and 480i Standard Definition.  Audio is in English 2.0 Dolby Digital and subtitles are in English SDH, French and Spanish.  Special features include:

  • Meet Ponyo – (3:22) Executive producers Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy talk about working with Hayao Miyazaki and give a quick introduction to “Ponyo”.
  • Original Japanese Storyboards – Watch the entire film but this time with the video showcasing the original storyboards.
  • A Conversation with Hayao Miyazaki & John Lasseter – (3:31) PIXAR’s John Lasseter and a friend of Hayao Miyazaki talk about “Ponyo”.
  • Creating Ponyo – (3:58) Hayao Miyazaki talks about how he came up with the concept of “Ponyo” and him wanting to create a film for children.
  • Ponyo & Fujimoto – (2:59) Hayao Miyazaki talks about the name “Ponyo” and the character Fujimoto.
  • The Nursery – (2:00) Studio Ghibli Producer Toshio Suzuki talks about Miyazaki wanting to create a children’s nursery and both men made Miyazaki’s dream happen by creating the Studio Ghibli Nursery.
  • Producer’s Perspective: Telling the Story– (2:27) Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki talks about how Miyazaki works and creating the storyboards and story for “Ponyo” and more.
  • The Locations of Ponyo – (9:32) An excerpt from a Japanese documentary on Miyazaki’s animated films and visiting the areas that inspired Miyazaki to create the village of “Ponyo”.
  • Scoring Miyazaki – (7:19) A featurette about Joe Hisaishi’s scoring Miyazaki films and more.
  • Original Japanese Trailer – (3:22) The original Japanese theatrical trailers.
  • Behind the Microphone – (6:04) Featuring the English dub voice talent talking about their role, their appreciation for Miyazaki and his films and interviews with the All-star talent.
  • My Neighbor Totoro – Creating My Neighbor Totoro – (3:00) Miyazaki talking about the creation of his film “My Neighbor Totoro”.
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service – Creating Kiki’s Delivery Service –  (2:27) Hayao Miyazaki discussing the creation of “Kiki’s Delivery Service” and what inspired Miyazaki for the creation of the city in the film.
  • Castle in the Sky: Character Sketches – (2:37) Miyazaki talks about the characters of “Castle in the Sky” and discussing how his audiences are loyal to his films over time.
  • Enter the Lands – Visit the land featuring various small animated Studio Ghibli characters (from all films).  Click on a character from that film (note: only “Ponyo”, “My Neighbor Totoro”, “Kiki’s Delivery Service” and “Castle in the Sky” are available) to get a Q&A or a small video info. of that film and its characters.

EXTRAS:

A DVD of “Ponyo” is included with this Blu-ray release.  The DVD is in Widescreen (1:85:1) – Enhanced for 16×9 Televisions, English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, Japanese and French with subtitles in English SDH, French and Spanish.

Once again, Miyazaki continues to prove to us that hand-drawn animation is absolutely beautiful and there is no need to join the pack and create a CG animated film.  “Ponyo” succeeds on all levels – storyline, animation, music and its soundtrack.  I absolutely loved this film!

Before I saw the film, I figured that people were so used to Miyazaki’s more serious work and for him to try to go back to something similar to “My Neighbor Totoro” was going to be difficult in this day and age but with “Ponyo”, he managed to pull it off.  The world he creates is magical, the characters are just enjoyable to watch.  From every scene, I was literally just loving the animation and the painted backgrounds and to find out that Miyazaki actually drew the sea and the waves himself using 170,000 separate images is amazing.

In terms of any deep messages on society or ecology, in “Ponyo”, we see how trash and waste has been collecting on the ocean floors and Ponyo being stuck in a bottle lying in a wasteland under the sea.  For Fujimoto, as he tries to maneuver underwater, waste and garbage is everywhere.  So, it was great to see Miyazaki convey how people have mistreated the ocean with their garbage and incorporating it to the storyline.

The Blu-ray is absolutely beautiful when it comes to picture quality, lossless audio and also contains a good number of special features.  If there was only one thing that prevents this Blu-ray release from reaching perfection is the lack of a lossless Japanese audio soundtrack.  But both English and Japanese vocals are well-done with the English track featuring all-star talent with Tina Fey, Liam Neeson, Cate Blanchett, Betty White, Cloris Leachmen, Lily Tomlin and Matt Damon providing their voices for this film.   Even Jonas Brothers sibling Frankie Jonas (as Sosuke) and Miley’s younger sister Noah (as Ponyo) do a great job as the primary vocals.  The Japanese soundtrack features two of Japan’s top celebrities with George Tokoro lending his voice for Fujimoto and Tomoko Yamaguchi as Lisa.  And also Hiroki Doi (Sosuke) and Yuria Nana (Ponyo) do a wonderful job providing the main voices for the Japanese audio track as well.

Overall, Hayao Miyazaki is truly a remarkable filmmaker and “Ponyo” is a true masterpiece.  Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli show no signs of waning and they manage to capture the magic that I have felt when I was younger when I first watched Ghibli classics such as “Nausicaa”, “My Neighbor Totoro”, “Kiki’s Delivery Service” and “Laputa: Castle in the Sky”.  This Blu-ray release is highly recommended!

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