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Non Non Biyori: Repeat - Complete Collection (2015 aka Season Two/Sentai Blu-ray)

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

It's been a year since Hotaru came to Asahigaoka Village and now she begins her second semester. This year, Renge-chan joins them in school. They enjoy school and daily life in the countryside with Komari and Natsumi. As they wander through their village they find the extraordinary in the ordinary in what nature has to offer them, but most of all they enjoy each other's company in Non Non Biyori: Repeat - Complete Collection (2015).

Hotaru, Renge, Komari and Natsumi live out in the middle of no where, where nothing exciting happens or ever changes. Their entire school is just 5 students (all in one classroom), with Komari and Natsumi's older brother Suguru. Hotaru was from Tokyo and considered a 'modern girl' but she strives to learn everything to be a 'country girl'. Komari is oldest among the girls, but because of short height she is often mistaken for a grade schooler. Natsumi is Komari's younger sister who like playing more than studying and enjoys playing pranks. Renge-chan is the youngest of the girls, she is the most imaginative and loves to make up games for them to play, she learns from all her 'big sisters' but every so often she say something simple, yet profoundly wise.

This series was filled with comedy and Japanese culture living in the countryside with the freshness of young energetic girls. Imagine living without modern comforts, no malls, no internet, cell phone, it reminds me of the times when kids actually went outside to play, explore with friends.

Like the first season of the show, the 1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image is among the best of a very strong set of Blu-rays from Sentai, while the lossless DTS-HD Master Audio (MA) 2.0 Stereo (with Pro Logic-like surrounds) is among the top soundtracks on any of their releases of late, so this too would be one of my demo sets if I were showing why Sentai has such great Blu-ray releases technically. Extras this time include commentaries, Dagashi, cast panel video, promos, clean opening and closing animations and trailers.

Episodes include...

I Became a First Grader - Renge attends her first day in elementary.

We Went to Watch the Stars - Hotaru and Komari goes stargazing and their flashlight goes out in the middle of the mountains.

I Got Motivated During the Consecutive Holidays - The girls try to motivate Natsumi to study, but can they get her to be serious about studying?

I Made a Teru Teru Bozu - Renge wants to ride her new bike, but it is raining, so she decides to dress as a Teru Teru Bozu to call out the sun.

I Ate Okonomiyaki - The girls go on a hike and learn how to make Okonomiyaki.

I Became Closer to Hotaru - It's summer and the girls go exploring, watch fireworks and fireflies.

I Boldly Leapt In - Will Hotaru have the courage to jump off the bridge into the river like the rest of the girls?

I Was in Charge of School Lunch - The girls have curry at school and remember when Natsumi brought Renge to school the first time as a baby.

We Went Moon-Viewing Together - The girls go fishing for the 'Guardian/Lord' of the lake and then goes moon watching.

I Practice Very Hard - Renge tries to learn how to ride her bike without training wheels, but when she catches a cold, everyone comes running to nurse her back to health.

I Became a Pampered Child - Komari wants Hotaru to pamper her because she feels upset that she is so much taller than her, even though she is older.

One Year Has Passed - The girls go digging for bamboo shoots and are reminded on how much they have grown this past year.

You can read more about the debut season at this link...


- Ricky Chiang


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