Time: Collection 1
(2013/Section 23/Sentai Blu-ray)
A Sound: B+ Extras: C- Episodes: B+
Banri was looking forward to starting over his life in Tokyo, but the
first person he runs into is Mitsuo and his childhood girlfriend,
Kaga Kouko, a beautiful but eccentric rich girl who is self
proclaimed to be the future wife of Mitsuo (but he doesn't feel the
same). After being rejected and dumped by Mitsuo, she switches her
eyes to Banri. Only thing about Banri's past ...is he has amnesia,
but when he starts remembering his past things get a bit complex in
Time: Collection 1
a certain incident, Banri was so emotionally traumatized he was
hospitalized and end up forgetting his past, family, friends
...everything. After entering college he befriends the enigmatic
Kouko and the kind Linda-sempai. While Kouko is is a fireball of
emotions and public displays of affections, her actions have always
ended up in rejection, but Banri sees pass all that and see her true
nature, that she is just really straight forward and honest. He
becomes her emotional support and later her boyfriend. Linda on the
other hand, has been watching over Banri, but truth is she really
Banri's childhood friend, but she hides this fact from him and
distances herself from him because she is afraid to hurt him again.
Things get a complex for Banri when he starts dating Kouko and his
memories start returning, and he remembers Linda and he that he has
feelings for her.
series is full of drama, romance and comedy; drama in the main
characters personalities, romance between their love lives, and the
comedy of college social life. It makes fun of various college life
situations (including all the crazy clubs and parties), but then also
has the sweet innocent love versus lost love. Only complaint about
this series is they should of released the series complete instead of
breaking it into Collections 1 & 2, but maybe we'll see that
1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image is another top rate set
of transfers from Sentai, far outdoing anything you'd see on DVD with
depth and detail we've come to expect from them, while the lossless
DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 2.0 Stereo mix is warm, rich and has great
Pro Logic surrounds. Extras include clean opening and closing
animations and trailers.
Banri enters college and the first thing he meets is the crazy Kouko.
Girl - Only
Banri realizes while Kouko is rich and popular, she is really lonely
and wants real friends.
Escape - Banri
and Kouko escape from a questionable religious club after being
Mitsou breaks up and dumps Kouko and Banri finds out his past is
connected to Linda.
and Soul -
Kouko starts over her love life and Banri wonders what is his past
connection with Linda.
Banri is confused by the mixed signals he is getting from Kouko and
Banri and Kouko start dating, but things remain awkward between Banri
begins to remember his past with Linda. He and his friends throw a
party for Mitsou.
You Again -
Banri remembers even more of his past with Linda and wants to connect
the Mirror - Banri
gets sick and Linda and Kouko come over to take care of him.
Banri finds a part time job to earn money so that he and Kouko and go
to the beach.
Look Back -
Kouko confronts Banri about his picture with Linda.