Strike Witches 2
The Strike Witches 2 Blu-ray/DVD Combo review is now available in the reviews section and here.
I really took my time with this one to make sure everything is perfect so be sure to read it. I’m happy that both seasons of Strike Witches are finally available legally in the U.S. It worries me that we still have no news regarding the acquisition of the movie while other, more recent, anime series are being license left and right. But all in good time. When I look at the Strike Witches universe I see a lot of potential. A third season, which will animate the Witches of Africa and the One Winged Witches manga, seems like a great choice to continue this series.
The Strike Witches Blu-ray and DVD combo pack review is now available here and in the reviews section.
If you read my reviews than you’ve probably noticed that at the end of each review there are links to related reviews. Now, these links are not an automated feed – I actually pick them myself and always try to link to series with a similar genre, mood, complexity and art style. Unfortunately when the time came to add related review links for the Strike Witches review I found out I haven’t yet reviewed any series that matches its genre or characteristics
So There won’t be any related review links for it, at least until October when the limited edition of Strike Witches 2 comes out.
Volks has a beautiful figure of Hanna-Justina Marseille from the Strike Witches franchise waiting in line and we have the pictures to prove it. Continue reading
As some of you may have already heard from the FUNimation Live Q&A, the Strike Witches 2 DVD/Blu-ray Combo has been postponed to a yet unknown date in the future. How far into the future? Well, it happens I pre-ordered Strike Witches 2 a couple of weeks ago from TSRI. Yesterday I received an email from them concerning my order, which includes the new estimated date for the Strike Witches 2 set (press the picture to see a larger version):
December 12, 2027? Wow, that’s a long time to wait! This is of course just a placeholder – a temporary fictitious release date – but it made me laugh so I decided to show it here. On a more serious note, this delay follows FUNimation’s earlier announcement that the Heaven’s Lost Property Forte DVD/Blu-ray set will also be delayed to a yet unclear date due to FUNimation’s inability to gain the Blu-ray rights at this time. The Strike Witches 2 release also contains a Blu-ray copy and its U.S. release was supposed to happen in less than a year of its Japanese counterpart. This poses a hard question: is FUNimation loosing its ability to negotiate Blu-ray licenses for new series? A lot of people dream of Japan and the U.S. getting simultaneous Blu-ray releases (or at least a release less than a year after Japan), but because Japan and the U.S. share the same Blu-ray region code and have different pricing strategies this dream remains elusive. No need to worry about the Strike Witches 2 Blu-ray though – the Japanese Blu-rays have English subtitles on them, so when the time comes it will take minimal effort from FUNimation to release the series in the U.S. Let’s hope this time comes before 2027…