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Amagami SS: Complete Collection Season 1 + OVA (2012/Sentai Filmworks Blu-ray)

Picture: B+ Sound: B+ Extras: B Episodes: A-

Two years ago Tachibana Junichi was stood up on Christmas Eve, but now two years later he has the choice of six, seven different girls who would love to go steady with him. Could things have finally turn around for Junichi? As Junichi spends his time with the girls, they share all their 'first times' and strawberry moments with him. As Junichi's experience with girls grow he learns what girls really want in a guy in Amagami SS.

This series is your classic high school romance drama/dating sim. Tachibana Junichi is the our generic male protagonist and for some reason he suddenly finds himself surrounded by the school's most beautiful girls, each girl is unique and requires a different way in which Junichi most approach them and to win their hearts. Thought it is Christmas, it feels like summer, Junichi is about to get a lot of the girl's 'first', from first kisses to first dates to first night things are heating up for Junichi.

Haruka Morishima - Haruka is the the most beautiful and popular girl and considered to be the princess of the school (and also the rich to boot), but secretly she wishes for some 'excitement' in her life and Junichi becomes her perfect new puppy to follow her around.

Kaoru Tanamachi - Kaoru is wild and free-spirited tomboy girl. She considers herself more to be one of the guys and is also one of Junichi's childhood friends, but when her mother remarries, she comes to depend on Junichi who starts seeing some of her more feminine side.

Sae Nakata - Sae is a freshman and one of Junichi's little sister's best friends. She is super shy, but with Junichi as her 'instructor' she works to become bolder and has lessons from role playing to cosplaying in risque outfits.

Ai Nanasaki - Ai is on the girl's swim team and is also another one of Junichi's little sister's best friends. While she appears to be serious on the outside, she enjoys teasing and flashing Junichi in her swimsuit under her skirt and loves to act a bit childish around Junichi.

Rihoko Sakirai - Rihoko is another Junichi's childhood friends, she is clumsy, homely, and a bit of an airhead. While she is always saying she is trying to lose weight, she is more looking for someone who loves her as she is. Fortunately, her 'sempai's' from her Tea Club are more than happy to play matchmaker for her and Junichi.

Tsukasa Ayatsuji - Ayatsuji is the ever serious and hard working class representative, the little Miss Perfect and teacher's pet. Junichi becomes involved with her when he helps her out with the school festival. She is the perfect girl, but has a hidden side in which Junichi soon learns.

This is a semi-harem anime, semi in the fact every 4 episode they change a new female lead/protagonist and the rest of the girls become supporting friends for the character's new girlfriend. While each one of the girls are different and unique, they are all what people would consider well-bred girls being kind, considerate, hard working and beautiful. In the end they are the ideal dream girls that all guys wish they could find and meet.

The 1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image is strong throughout, plus the lossless DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 2.0 Stereo sound in each show is rich, warm and has Pro Logic-like surrounds. Extras include OVAs, clean opening and closing animations and trailers.

- Ricky Chiang


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