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Celestial Method: Complete Collection (2014/Sentai Blu-ray Set)

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

After 7 years, Nonoka returns to Lake Kiriya City, where a giant glowing 'disk' of light has been there since she left. There, she meets Noel, a young girl whom nobody seems to remember. Running into her old childhood friends, she tries to remember the promises they made and what happened to their relationships in Celestial Method: Complete Collection (2014).

When Nonoka returns after those 7 years at first, she doesn't remember her friends or for some reason Noel (who hasn't aged) is living among them. Noel in fact is the physical embodiment of the giant 'disk' above their city and 7 seven years ago she was summoned by Nonoka and her friends. Since then, Noel has been waiting to Nonoka to return and to grant their wishes. While her friends are at first angry at Nonoka for moving away, they don't realize they have also forgotten their promises to Nonoka. Noel is so honest, earnest, and innocent that it hurts, and she reminds miracles happen because of good will and faith, without them there is no point behind the miracles.

This was a heart touching anime reminding the importance of friendship. That spirit of friendship is MORE about being there for your friends and NOT your friends being their for YOU. Through the years, regardless of distances, differences, broken promises or changes, true friends don't give up on each other.

The 1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image across the shows looks really good and edges up to demo quality in some shots, while the Japanese lossless DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 2.0 Stereo with Pro-Logicish surrounds is just a bit better that makes one wonder if a 5.1 or 7.1 mix could have been made. Extras include clean opening and closing animation and trailers.

Episodes include...

Disk City - Nonoka returns and she runs into Noel, also her old friends doesn't remember her.

Their Promise - Yuzuki ropes Nonoka into her 'anti-disk' scheme.

The Whereabouts of Memories - Nonoka and the girls go on a field trip and end up at the old observatory where their first met.

A Fragment of Thought - Yuzuki realizes she has been blaming the disk for all her troubles the last 7 years.

Flowers of Light - Nonoka remembers her promise to Yuzuki for them to all watch fireworks together.

Real Friends - The girls go to the hot springs to relax.

That Which I Lost - Nonoka visits her mother's grave.

That Which She Believed - Nonoka and her friends decide to work together for the school festival and do a planetarium.

The Meaning of Goodbye - Nonoka and Noel wait for Shione to come to the festival, but she never shows.

Where Wishes Are - Nonoka tells her friends what Noel really is. They realize when Noel grants their wish she will most likely disappear.

Night of the Meteor Shower - Nonoka convinces everyone get together to watch the Meteor Shower together. Noel disappears.

The Town With No Disk - Nonoka awakens to find no one in town remembers Noel or the disk. Shione is also missing.

From the First Sky - Nonoka and her friends attempt to bring Noel back.

- Ricky Chiang


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