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Den-noh Coil: Collection Two (2007/Maiden Japan/Sentai Blu-ray Set)

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

As Yasako continues to learns more about the virtual world, she begins to realize it's not only a place for their virtual pets and their games, but there is a dark secret about them. Through their E-glasses and the right conditions it leads to another world. Yasako learns their worlds are more connected than they know... and before it is over she learn a few secrets about her past she never knew about in Den-noh Coil: Collection Two (2007).

At first, E-glasses were developed for kids and were just thought of as another game/fad for kids, but now they have opened a door to another world and they can't close it ...and the government will do anything to control it. Shadowy beings from the other side begin to invade our world, but the dark secret is our worlds have met before and those dark shadows were people who have separated their bodies ...and have been trapped on the other side while their real bodies died. Yasako doesn't realize it, but she is one of the few survivors that have crossed over and returned.

This was very sci-fi anime with heavy theme for a story about children. Again the fate of the world is in the hands of children. It is about a virtual world, not quite enough for robots or cyberization but what if AI could exist and how would it impact our world? Would it want a body or try to take over our world? What if you can live forever in a digital version you? It could of easily been a very 'Ghost in the Shell'-like story but with the without the action and about kids instead.

The 1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image transfer can show the age of the materials used, but the presentation is fine throughout, but the DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) Japanese 2.0 Stereo lossless mix is not always as convincing, upgrading the older sound with mixed results and is weaker overall than the last Blu-ray set of the show, but it is still better than the English version. Extras include clean opening and closing animations and trailers.

Episodes this time out are...

Record of a Living Being - Fumie's brother recaps the series and his grievances about his sister.

The Young Boy Beyond the Station - Yasako meets a boy from another town and realize the problem has spread across many towns.

Isako's Hospital Room - Yasako learns of Isako's brother and how his virtual body is now on the other side.

The Final Summer Vacation - Yasako tries to help Haraken get over the loss of Kanna, whom Haraken blames himself for her death.

The Door to Another World - Haraken makes a deal with Isako to take him to the other world.

The Dark Visitors - Yasako and Fumie become trapped by shadowy beings who want them to come over to the other side.

Kanna and Yasako - Yasako enters the other side by her own choice to help save Haraken.

The Dark Automation - Isako finds out she's been lied to and her brother had been dead the last 4 years, and the government has released Ver 2.0 of 'Searchy' to search and destroy.

The Final Coil - Yasako discovers her virtual pet Densuke at the center of a government conspiracy ..and his code is the key to the other side.

The Granted Wish - Yasako and Isako continue to run from the government drones. Sosuke continues to do anything to get what he wants. Isako sacrifices herself to save the others from Sosuke.

The Children Who Throw Away Their Glasses - After the incident, the government manipulates the media to make parents to take away all the children's E-glasses (because children are a threat to the government agenda). Sosuke continues to manipulate from the shadows.

The Kanazawa City Hazama Intersection - Yasako enters a virtual city to save Isako. Sosuke finally shows his true colors, proving he is at the root of all evil.

Yasako and Isako - Can Yasako find and bring Isako home? Yasako gets help from someone she didn't expect to see.

- Ricky Chiang


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