Soul Of The Dragon 4K
(2021/4K Ultra HD Blu-ray w/Blu-ray**)/Outburst
(2019 - 2020 Blu-ray/**both Warner)/Val
(*all 2019 Sentai Complete
Ultra HD Picture: A- Picture: B+/B+/B/B+/A- Sound:
B+/A-/C+/B+/B Extras: C/B-/C/A/C Main Programs: B+/C/B+/B+/B+
a new set of animated releases that are not just for children and in
some cases, might not be....
is the last human city protected by mana users of only members of the
noble class. However, Melida Angel is rumored to the illegitimate
child of the House of Angel when she fails to manifest her magic.
But under the tutor Kufa does her power begin to grow, Kufa
originally sent kill her but he now trains her and protects her from
those who threaten her in
is a young girl from a noble house, but because of rumors of her
deceased mother being unfaithful she is not considered true heir to
the House of Angel. She is shunned and outcasted by the other Noble
Houses until her new private tutor help her manifest her mana and
soon Melida becomes a threat to those in the Nobility. Medila seeks
to clear her mother's name and join the Paladin Class Knights to
fight the lycanthrope monsters. Kufa becomes sympathetic to her but
he also harbors secret, he is a half lycanthrope vampire. Melida
eventually discovers Kufa's secret, but decides to help keep his
secret. However, the real monsters are those of the noble house,
corrupted by their desire to remain 'pure', unaware the noble houses
have already been infiltrated and controlled by the Grimfice Guide, a
guild of lycanthropes hiding among the humans seeking bring the
downfall of their city.
series was about a bunch of under aged girls who are trained in the
magic and combat to fight monsters mixed with the drama of a young
girl fighting against social elitism as well as having a forbidden
relationship with her vampire teacher. Extras include clean opening
and closing animations, episode previews, actor's promos and
of an Assassin - Kufa is an assassin is sent to tutor Melida and
test her mana, but instead of causing her to fail and kill her, he
decides to help awaken and manifest her powers.
the Girl's World Changes - Melida's mana manifests during the
academy's tournament exam and everyone is surprised. The nobles try
to 'accidentally' kill her during the exam, but Melida surpasses them
and she ends up winning.
Beyond the Limit - Melida and Elise are kidnaped in an abandoned
museum to be experimented on by the lancanthropes, but Kufa ends up
saving them but reveals he is actually a half vampire.
Young Ladies Assemble at the Chained Castle - Melida and Elise
enters the St. d'Autriche Girl's Academy for training. The
assassin's guild sends an assassin after Kufa for betraying the
Golden Princess and the Silver Princess - Even at the academy
Melida is still outcasted by the society. Kufa manages to discover
the assassin identity and defeats her and convinces her to return to
the assassin's guild and change their orders.
Gray Witch - The girls of the academy hold a secret girl's night
after party and end up telling ghost stories in which the 'Grey
Witch' ends up chasing after them, but secretly it was Kufa and
Guidance Above nor Below - Melida and her class goes on a school
trip to a remote village, but when people are found murdered their
only clue was it was done by someone with blue mana and Kufa is their
Last Testament of a Certain Skeleton - Melida tries to clear
Kufa's name when everyone is on a witch hunt for him. But then, she
discovers the 'mayor' of the town struck a deal with the
lancanthropes to 'experiment' on humans to create half-breeds and she
also discovers Kufa's secret being a half vampire.
Eternal Pact - Kufa considers erasing Melida's memory of him as a
half vampire, but Melida instead confesses she love him and will keep
his secret. Together, they flush out the mayor working lancanthropes
and they clear Kufa's name.
Library - Melida and Elise are tested once more in an enchanted
library, but once again the nobles and the Grimfice Guild try to use
this opportunity to kill Melida.
of Death - As the girls try and escape the labyrinth, Kufa comes
to their rescue and he fights an undead Lich King. Melida is
suddenly spirited away in a bright light.
Pride of an Assassin-Instructor - Melida finds herself in a
tribunal made up by corrupt nobles seeking to discredit and shame
her, but Kufa breaks in and together they reveal that the nobles are
being controlled by the Grimfice Guild, together they fight and
defeat the mastermind. Afterwards, Melida is formally acknowledged
into the House of Angel.
Soul Of The Dragon 4K
the latest DC animated film and is an all around strange choice for
the character, even if it is under the 'Elseworlds' DC banner.
(Which pretty much makes this a 'what if?' kind of story.)
there isn't much 'Batman' to this story (more Bruce Wayne) and it
could easily be rewritten to not even include him at all. (Call him
Bruce 'Dragon' and he doesn't even need to be Batman).
fact is it never really feels like a Batman story at any point, but
rather a throwback to Bruce Lee / 1970s martial arts films with the
Bruce Wayne character tacked on. The supporting character Richard
Dragon even eerily looks like Lee, and the animation isn't nearly as
special as the cover art may lead you to believe but on par with
other DC animated titles of the like. All around a quite predictable
story and outcome despite some flashy visuals, this ranks up there as
one of the weakest DC animated films I've seen to date.
voice cast, however, is quite impressive with David Giuntoli (Grimm,
A Million Little Things) as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Mark Dacascos
(John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum) as Richard Dragon, Kelly
Hu (Arrow, X2: X-Men United) as Lady Shiva and Michael
Jai White (Spawn, reprising his role from Arrow) as Ben
Turner/Bronze Tiger. Their mentor O-Sensei is voiced by James Hong
(Big Trouble in Little China, Blade Runner). Josh
Keaton (Voltron: Legendary Defender; Green Lantern: The
Animated Series) is featured as Jeffrey Burr, and additional
voices are provided by veteran voiceover actors Grey Griffin, Chris
Cox, Erica Luttrell, Robin Atkin Downes, Patrick Seitz, Jamie Chung
and Eric Bauza.
ninja training in the past comes back to ignite a new mission
involving former classmates Richard Dragon, Ben Turner and Lady
Shiva, and their mentor O-Sensei. Brought together to help fight an
ancient demon god that threatens the planet in this 'Elseworlds'
- Raw Groove
Jim Krieg's Far Out Highlights
Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie - Justice Society: World
Back: Superman: Red Son (featurette)
Back: Batman: Gotham By Gaslight (featurette)
the DC Vault: Batman: The Animated Series, "Day of the
From the DC Vault: Batman: The Animated Series, "Night of
Ninja was more entertaining than Soul of the Dragon, which I feel
wants to be a throwback to 1970s martial arts cinema more than it
wants to be a Batman movie.
Mizuki Hijiri wanted was to be a normal girl, but on the her very
first day at school she is recruited by the 'Hero Club'. Five
chunibyo boys who believe they are reincarnated heroes, to help solve
problems (volunteer) to help others in whatever way possible ...and
Mizuki is their 'Pink' Ranger. Each day, they search for adventure,
but is it too much adventure for Mizuki?
Mizuki is a transfer student, but on her first day everyone in school
assumes she is part of the Hero Club and the 'Pink' Ranger. Yamato is
'Red', a Sentai wannabe. Rei is 'Purple' believes he has powers and
he will rule the world. Tomaki is 'Yellow' and he is only interested
in 2D virtual idol girls. Kazuhiro is 'Black', and he believes he is
a reincarnated half angel/demon. Mikuriya is 'Green', but secretly
he moonlights as an online pop idol. Together, the Hero Club turn
volunteering into a epic adventure (in their heads). Muzuki ends up
becoming more like their manager and eventually learns to appreciates
how the Hero Club helps others in need.
series seemed like a reverse harem at first, but the main female
protagonist seemed not interested in getting romantic with any of the
boys. In the end the series is about a group of friends hanging out
together and enjoying high school days. Extras include clean opening
and closing animations, Japanese promos and trailers.
Right, I Have Awakened - On Mizuki's first day she is recruited
and 'saved' by the Hero Club and she is now the 'Pink' ranger.
the Reincarnation of an Angel or a Devil - Mizuki and the Hero
Club help Watase out from a boy she rejected ...by Kazuhiro
pretending to be her boyfriend.
a Kid nor an Adult - Mizuki and the Hero Club follow Rei for a
day but does he really have powers or he knows where to get the best
Got Complication, There's a Fanfare in My Head - Mikuriya becomes
the Hero's Club newest recruit. The boys have a cook off with
Burdened with Great Power - It's summer and Mizuki and the Hero
Club works part time at an amusement park.
Sense Someone Glancing This Way - The Hero Club have fun on
sports festival day at school.
No Pretty Boy and it's a One Night Stand - Has Mizuki gotten used
to being in the Hero Club? The Student council asks Mizuki to keep a
'watch' on the Hero Club.
in the Gap Between Ideals and Reality - The Drama Club asks the
Hero Club to help save their club, if they don't get first place at
the cultural festival the Student Council will disband them.
Number You're Trying to Reach - An impromptu live band steals the
spotlight during the Drama Club's play, can the Hero Club find some
way of turning it around?
in the Darkness of Solitude and Twisted Logic - The Student
Council officially disbands the Hero Club. Mizuki gets support from
all the past people the Hero club has helped.
Forth and Illuminate, Searchlight! - The Hero Club is asked to
find and catch the thief that has been stealing things around town
when the Student Council has failed.
It's the Destiny of those Born as Men - Now the Hero Club's
honor is restored; they are asked to help restore an old inn.
Weiss, Blake and Yang fight against the Grimm that has shatter the
land of Remnant. They search the land for the power of the maidens
and to bring the power of the Relic to Atlas, one of the last
strongholds still against the Grimm. However, there are more dangers
within Atlas, civil unrest, rebellion and Atlas has closed off its
boarder to the other nations in RWBY:
RWBY and their friends are a group of hunters and huntresses who hunt
and fight the Grimm, monsters that appear out of nowhere and attack
the Kingdom of Remnant. Now that the Grimm have shattered the
nations, and the various leaders/generals are panicking to scramble
to protect the remaining strongholds. The dark secret of the Grimm
is that they are created from fears of the people and it is child's
play for the Grimm to turn the people against each other from within.
The military general of Atlas knows of the Grimm's secret and is
trying to secure the resources and power of the remaining Ice Maiden
powers and he will use Team RWBY's Relic of Knowledge to secure his
agenda. But the Grimm have already corrupted the people in the city
of Atlas and seek the power of the maidens for themselves.
was an action-packed series fill with action, adventure and fantasy.
The series is like a mix of CGI, video games and anime references
mixed into one. A group of young heroines and heroes struggling
against the forces of darkness and human nature, the thing about
heroes and heroines are they can't be controlled by anyone, king,
government or general. Extras include art gallery, CRWBY photos,
production breakdown, Anim Jam episodes and commentary.
'Akuma' Akutsu because of his monstrous size and face has earned him
the nickname 'demon' and all his life he has been misunderstood. But
all that changed when Odin, King of the Gods sends his nine heavenly
maiden daughters to come live with him to train and become Valkyrie
to fight the demons attacking Midgard. The only catch is the source
of their power is Takuma's love, the more they fall in love with him
the more powerful they get in
has been socially recluse and outcasted because of his monstrous
appearance but all he really wants is to be treated like a normal
person. However, little does his classmates know, that the school's
idols, the Saotome Sisters are living with Takuma. Secretly they are
heavenly maiden Valkyries sent to fight off demons on Earth
(Midgard). But it is said a maiden's power comes from love ...and
that love is Takuma, the more intimate they get with him the more
they can raise their Valkyrie's levels.
is your typical harem anime series, one boy surrounded by girls who
fall in love with him, there are tons of fan service where all the
girls end up naked, because the more naked they get the more powerful
they become. Extras include clean opening and closing animations and
Fighting Maiden - Takuma 'Akuma' looks like a demon, but secretly
he lives with Valkyrie's who needs his love to fight demons. Takuma
gets intimate with Natsuki and she awakens her first Valkyrie
transformation and she defeats a demon.
Binding Maiden - Itsuyo the student council president who has a
pen-chance for bondage and gets intimate with Takuma in the gym shed.
She awakens her powers and defeats another demon.
Secret Maiden - Mutsumi who works as an idol finds herself get
chased by fan who got turned into demons but is saved by Takuma and
she awakens her powers which allows her to fly and defeat the demons.
Serving Maiden - The Saotome sisters decide to play tag, where
the one who is 'it' steals the other's panties/underwear. Takuma
reveals he has a Mistiltein within him, a seed from the Yggdrasil.
Believing Maiden - Demons attack during the school festival and
tries to capture and kill Takuma.
Naked Maiden - Because of the Mistiltein within Takuma, he is
able to resist evil and heal. He gets more intimate with Natsuki for
her to power up while her sisters to buy time for them.
Reeling Maiden - After the demon's attack on the school, the
Saotome sisters take care of Takuma and play 'doctor' with him, where
he gets to examine their (naked) bodies.
Strengthening Maiden - The Saotome sisters get a package from
heaven to help them train and power up their Valkyrie abilities.
Takuma begins to learn to control the Mistiltein powers within him.
The demons decide they need demon girls to help with their cause.
Touching Maiden and the Touched Maiden - The Saotome sister
continue to find ways to get intimate situations with Takuma to
increase their Valkyrie powers, including 'playing' with each other
and touching each other on a train.
Drunken Maiden - Takuma and Itsuyo become more intimate while
Natsuki gets jealous, she then gets drunk and confesses to Takuma.
Meanwhile, the demon girls plan for a counter attack to wipe out
Takuma and the Saotome sisters.
Accepting Maiden - Takuma, Futaba and Itsuyo work together to
fight the demon girls and their army of demons, only to discover they
were the ones in a trap.
The Loving Maiden - Takuma fully awakens his powers to revive
everyone and together with the Valkyries they defeat the demons, but
Misa ends up gravely injured. However, then Takuma saves her by
entering her body and healing her from within. Afterwards, all 9
Saotome sisters continue their daily love nonagon (nine sided)
relationship with Takuma.
for playback performance. Batman: Soul of the Dragon is
presented on 4K UHD disc with an HVEC / H.265 codec with HDR10 (High
Dynamic Range), a widescreen aspect ratio of 1.78:1, and an audio mix
in English DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit). Also
included is a 1080p Blu-ray edition that doesn't have some of the
detail in the animation that the uncompressed 4K UHD disc does. The
quality jump is subtle, but apparent when viewing the two sources
side by side.
remaining releases are presented in 1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High
Definition image transfers and for the most part, look great. Though
none of them are 4K, they can compete nicely on some levels and maybe
we'll see them 4K in the future at some point. Color, depth,
definition and warmth are all just fine.
is here in English DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 lossless mixes, while
the three Sentai TV series offer Japanese DTS-HD MA (Master Audio)
2.0 Stereo lossless mixes. Pride also adds a lesser English DTS-MA
2.0 Stereo dub track, but it is Outburst
that is a little on the disappointing and weak side throughout in the
way it was recorded and mixed. Otherwise, they all sound good and it
is nice that RYBY
is NOT in some form of lossy Dolby Digital sound.
Ricky Chiang and James Lockhart (Batman