Of A Bookworm
(2019 - 2020*)/Cagaster
Of An Insect Cage
Society: World War II 4K
(2021/DC Comics/Warner 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray w/Blu-ray)/Pet
(2020/*all Sentai Complete
Ultra HD Picture: B+ Picture: B+/B+/B/C Sound: B+/B+/B/C
Extras: C/C/A+/C Main Programs: B+/B+/A/B+
for another block of mature animation...
Motosu died and was reincarnated into 'Main', a body of a little girl
in a medieval age where books, education and magic were limited only
for the nobility. Wanting to read books, if she is not able to read
any books, she decided she will create books for this world. Little
does she know her actions will shake this world and change it's
society to the very core. However, Main has no idea how long she
will live, as her body frail fails will she be able to achieve her
dreams and bring books to the world?
Of A Bookworm
(2019 - 2020),
after being reincarnated into a medieval world, Main decides create
books and help educate the world, but in order to achieve her dreams
she must make friends, create a new economy and bring modernization
to a medieval world. And before she realizes, others begin noticing
'Main's' ideas are changing the world, whatever she creates turns
into a gold mine and her fame soon spreads. However, in a world
separated by commoners, merchants, and nobles, there are some who
want to use her, others who don't want commoners to become equals to
the nobles. As Main changes the world, she learns she as a sickness
call the 'devouring' and she will die soon, but what it really was,
is a side effect of her being gifted with magic and the Nobles would
rather see her dead than let a commoner prove to be an equal of a
Noble, but as Main continues to come up with new ideas that enrich
the people and kingdom, they cannot afford ignore the prosperity that
Main brings to the land.
was a series about how simple things that we take for granted can
change the world and how one little girl can do it all. The first
half the series builds up as the main character's ideas begin to
revolutionize the economy, the second half introduces magic and the
main character begins changing society and challenging the social
classes. Extras include clean openings and closings, promos and
World Without Books
- Urano dies and is reborn as Main in another world where there are
no books and she is a frail young girl. She decides she will invent
and create books if there is none.
Improvements and Slates
- Main invents shampoo and she learns reading and books are limited
for only the nobility, but she learns can write with chalk and slate.
Events of Winter
- Main learns about crafting in the winter time and invents a new way
to cook and invents 'pancakes'.
and Clay Tablets
- Main improves on her strength and stamina so she is able to go out
to the forest and collect raw materials. Main decides to try clay
tablets to write on, but they explode when she bakes them.
and Strange Fevers
- Tuuli's baptism comes and Main comes up with new ideas for designs
and clothes. Main tries to make planks of wood to write on, but her
mother burns them thinking it was fire wood.
- Benno tests if Lutz is worthy of becoming an apprentice merchant.
Benno immediately sees Main is a golden goose of new ideas and
- Main and Lutz begin gathering materials and resources for Main's
ideas and enters a magic contract with Benno. Lutz begins to suspect
Main is more than she appears to be.
- Main and Lutz successfully create working prototypes for paper.
Lutz accepts Main knowing she her secret.
Guild Master's Granddaughter
- Main meets Freida who wants Main's hair ornaments design and Main
learns Freida is like her and has the 'Devouring'.
the Second Winter
- Main spends her second winter and helps improve on her original
ideas and begins to learn controlling her growing mana.
Choices and Family Meetings
- Freida shares one of her magic items with Main and saves her life
and tells her illness isn't really an illness but her growing
abilities in magic, and the 'nobility' want to limit and control
those who have mana.
and Divine Paradises
- Main gets her baptism and discovers the Church has magic items and
a library. The Church discovers Main has mana (and money) want her
Choice to Be an Apprentice Priestess
- Main decides she want to be an apprentice priestess to gain access
to the library, but she learns the Church is made up of 'orphans',
orphans are considered outcasts and bastards of society.
- The High Priest threatens Main and her parents when he discovers
they are commoners, but Main's power awakens and exposes the High
Priest's corruption and he cannot force her do as he wishes.
Story 1: Eustachius's Incognito Operation Downtown
- The Head Priest sends spies to uncover Main's background, but the
townspeople protect her from them.
Story 2: Visiting Missus Corinna
- Main's mother and sister meets Corinna and sells their wares and
- As Main learns how to be a priestess, but she must first learn to
protect her money and investments from the Church whom requires
forced 'donations'. Benno and the Head Priest negotiates the terms
of Main's contract.
Robes and Uncommon Sense
- The Church gives Main retainers, Gil, Delia and Fran, but really,
they are spies and troublemakers from the High Priest.
- Main feeds and clothes Gil and Delia and takes them in when the
High Priest tosses them out and she wins them over to her side.
- Main learns the Church has been starving orphans to death and sold
as slaves and decides to make changes and she becomes the new
Director of the Orphanage.
and Star Festivals
- Main takes in the orphans and turns it into another one of her
workshops and teaches those who work get to eat. She educates them
and improves their lives.
Path Ahead of Lutz
- Lutz's parents object to Lutz's choice as a merchant and Lutz
leaves home. Benno decides to adopt Lutz so he can inherit from him.
- Main learns her mother is pregnant and she is to become a big
sister. Main gets two new retainers Rosina who teacher her music and
Wilma who helps her draw for pictures books. The Head Priest trains
Main so that she can enter high society and the nobility.
and Holy Scriptures for Kids - Wilma
- Main creates her first picture book for children.
Festivals and Staying Home
- The nobles ban Main from joining any rituals, instead she is to
clean up and reorganize the library and she creates the Dewey Decimal
Orders and Requests
- The Head Priest and Main are requested to join the knights on a
- As the knights battle the Trombe, Main was assaulted by one of the
knights guarding her, but in the end the Head Priest and Main was
overcome the Trombe and proves Main was more than just commoner.
- Main continues to surprise the nobility and her mana completely
rejuvenates the land. The Head Priest looks into Main's mind and
discovers Main's secret and concludes Main's mind holds unlimited
potential for the kingdom's future.
thirds of the human race was wiped out by giant mutant insects call
Cagasters infecting and turning humans into monsters, 30 year later
humanity survives in wall off cities. They won the war, but insects
continue to survive, anyone infected must be killed by the
'exterminators', people who specialize in killing the Cagasters.
Kidou is an exterminator, one of the best, all his life he has been
train to kill without emotion or regret... but his life is turned
upside down when he saves a mysterious girl named Ilie with a
mysterious past and power ... is she the key to saving mankind ...or
Of An Insect Cage
(2020), Kidou is the best of the best when it comes to killing the
Cagasters, he has trained all his life to learn all its weaknesses
and is hired to protect the city and the people of E-05.
Exterminators are feared, loathed and respected, Kidou may seem like
an unfeeling killing machine, but when he rescues Ilie he discovers
he has feelings and maybe more human than he has been given credit
for. Ilie turns out to be a human/insect hybrid and a 'queen' and
the very thing Exterminators are trained to kill (and of course she
falls for Kidou). However, the military want to use Ilie's power and
turn her into a weapon to 'control' the insects, and they don't care
how many people they kill as long as they are the ones in control.
Can Kidou kill Ilie... or will he find some way to save her?
is your typical dystopia anime series, where the hero seeks a way to
save humanity from those that threaten it. Through struggles human
either shows the best or worst of humanity, and the hero must decide
on what he must protect and what it means to be human. Extras
include clean opening and closing animations and trailers.
- Kidou saves a girl named Ilie and promises to find and take her to
and Black Lizard
- Ilie gets used to living in the city E-05. Kidou beings
investigating a series of slasher murders that seem to target
- Ilie chases down a group of pickpockets that stole her wallet.
Kidou fights a half human/insect creature named Acht.
a Heartless Sword
- As the festival approaches, Kidou and the military lay a trap for
the insects ...or is it the insects laying a trap for the humans?
Kidou loses a close friend and is forced to kill him.
the Far East
- Kidou remembers how he was first saved as a child and how he became
- The military of E-07 are after Ilie and threatens to destroy the
city to catch her. Ilie discovers she has a strange power over the
insects, the ability to control and command them. Ilie surrenders to
save the lives of the people of E-05.
- Ilie's past is revealed, that she was an experiment for a half
human half insect lifeform, but she is a 'Queen' to the insects and
so was her mother.
in the Insect Cage
- The citizens of E-05 fights to take back their city and Kidou
infiltrates E-07 to rescue Ilie.
- The military loses control of insects of E-07 and the insects start
- Kidou, Ilie and the military race to the queen to try and
re-control the system controlling the insects.
- Kidou fights the military and faces Acht buying time for Ilie to
get to her mother, but in order to stop the system it Ilie discovers
she can't destroy the system without killing her mother.
- As the crimes of military of E-07 are brought to light, Kidou and
Ilie must decide where Ilie's future is ...can she live with humans
or should she live with the insects?
Society: World War II 4K
(2021) may be the latest animated DC Universe release, but it is also
the start of a new segment of that universe.
Bros. and DC Comics are gifted with an incredibly rich history of
material to draw from when creating their animated feature releases.
on the challenge of a World
War II era Justice
story was immense. Anyone who's read Roy Thomas' amazing run on
from the 1980s or Geoff Johns' run on JSA
from the 2000s knows how many characters the creators of this feature
length animated insta-classic had to choose from. Producers Butch
Lukic and Jim Krieg came up with a dynamite lineup of Wonder Woman,
Flash, Hawkman, Black Canary, and Hourman. For those unfamiliar with
DC Comics' somewhat convoluted history and mythos, just remember that
the DC Universe has multiple Earths across many parallel dimensions.
This storytelling device allows for DC's long publishing history.
The same heroes who battled in World War II on Earth 2 didn't begin
their careers until our current era on Earth 1.
course there are many other Earths featuring altogether different
heroes and villains, but these two are the primary ones. This
eighty-four minute animated film features mainly heroes from Earth 2
with one notable exception--the Flash! Yes, the Scarlet Speedster of
Earth 1 is catapulted across dimensions and back in time to Earth 2
during the height of WWII. The Justice Society is taking the fight
to the Nazis in Europe as a mysterious force compels Aquaman and his
Atlantean hordes to side with the Axis powers. Dropped into their
midst, the Justice Society, led by Wonder Woman (brilliantly voiced
by Stana Katic), quickly realizes this new Flash is no enemy. The
Earth 1 Flash (Matt Bomer) initially just wants to find a way home
and sort out his complicated personal life, but he quickly finds
himself drawn into the conflict of a world at war.
other member of the Society has some hook to draw you in and make you
care about them. Hourman's (Matt Mercer) powers only work one out of
every twenty-four hours, after that, he's a relatively normal man.
Hawkman (Omid Abtahi) claims to have lived countless lives, and he
possesses a worldview that reflects this. Black Canary (Elysia
Rotaru) is a brawler with a sonic scream who doesn't want to let
anyone past her guard. And Earth 2's Flash (Armen Taylor) has
figured out more about the origins of his powers than his Earth 1
plenty of other action and surprise characters that we will leave you
to discover on your own. What really ties this all together is the
love story between Wonder Woman and military pilot Steve Trevor
(Chris Diamantopoulos). I know what some of you may be thinking:
that guy? Again? But writers Jeremy Adams and Meghan Fitzmartin
make it work. They do it by taking full advantage of one of the
strongest aspects of this series of standalone DC Comics features.
We don't know what will happen. Anything can happen because the
writers and producers are unencumbered by the weight of decades of
continuity. Anyone can live. Anyone can die.
Jeff Wamester's pacing ensures you will remain fully engaged with the
story to the end, and be assured, it's a tear jerker.
extras on this release are plentiful and stupendous. The DC Showcase
The Last Boy On Earth
is an unadulterated homage to the character's creator, Jack 'King'
Kirby. They even use Kirby's actual backgrounds in the animation.
Seeing Kirby's post-apocalyptic world animated in this fashion, with
this care and quality, is jaw-dropping. Kamandi, Tufftan, Ben Boxer -
they're all there! There's even a too-brief musical callback to
the Planet of the Apes. Wow!
included is an amazing short piece on the making of Justice
Society: World War II.
This panel roundtable discussion sheds a lot of light on the
decisions and choices the creators made in making the film. Be sure
to watch this after you've seen the movie, as it contains plenty of
there's a sneak peak at the next big release, Batman:
The Long Halloween, Part One.
Based on Jeff Loeb and Tim Sale's classic story from some years ago,
this looks to be a faithful adaptation. Also included is a nice
short feature on the Justice
League vs. Teen Titans,
which promises some innovative takes on some familiar characters.
also a preview of the next Wonder Woman animated feature, Wonder
but what really ices this amazing cake are the two classic Justice
episodes thrown in. Justice League 'Legends' Part 1 and Part 2 were
two of coolest, most moving episodes of the original JL series.
They're 'golden age' vibe fits well with this package's feature film.
creators of Justice
League: World War II deserve
a lot of credit for tackling a slice of DC's continuity that would
have choked the energy out of a lesser team. Instead they handled it
with aplomb, and delivered to us a modern interpretation of DC's
Golden Age characters that will resonate for years to come.
imagine if someone can go into your mind and re-write your memories,
to change how you grew up, to turn your best friend into your worst
enemy and to make you do things you never thought possible and then
erase it all. Satoru, Tsukasa and Hiroki are born with this
superpower and they are employed by the Yakuza to do their dirty work
and then they erase those who were involved afterwards, they are the
Yakuza's 'pets'. But as they long to be free, they are suddenly
ordered to hunt down the one person who escaped the Yakuza and also
trained them, Hayashi in Pet:
discovering few people were born with a supernatural ability to
change people's memories, the Yakuza quickly found 3 psychics as
children and then trained them to be psychic assassins. Hayashi was
the origin and first psychic for the Yakuza and he found and trained
Tsukasa and Satoru, but when he discovered the yakuza wanted them
nothing more as tools and slaves, and he tried to escape with his
students. But the Yakuza threaten to kill them and Hayashi was
forced to escape alone. Without Hayashi, Satoru and Tsukasa just
blindly followed the Yakuza's orders over the years and they were led
on with false promises that one day they would be made men and part
of the Yakuza's 'family'. Tsukasa eventually found and trained
another student of his own, Hiroki, but Tsukasa was always jealous of
Satoru being Hayashi's star pupil. Secretly Tsukasa planned to
destroy and take over the Yakuza and then kill Satoru. The Yakuza
method of controlling them was always simple, obey them or they kill
their friends or family. However, Hayashi hasn't been just hiding,
he secretly laid out a master plan to free all of them and he left
clues and triggers in their memories that would be key to freeing
them. But all their plans go south when the Chinese Triad tries to
lay claim on the Yakuza's turf and Tsukasa's jealousy turns dangerous
because he is willing to kill others to get what he wants.
was an interesting supernatural psychological anime, because half the
time the characters/series was in other character's minds and
sub-conscience. But from a real psychological point of view, it was
total BS, because the human mind doesn't really work that way. In
the end, it is basically a story of Yakuzas with superpowers instead
of guns. Extras include clean opening and closing animations, promos
for playback performance. The picture and sound quality (both offer
the same lossless, DTS-HD
MA (Master Audio) 5.1 lossless mix)
on this two disc set are superb. By a simple margin, the 4K, 2160p
HEVC/H.265, 1.78 X 1 HDR (10; Ultra HD Premium)-enhanced Ultra High
Definition image has a fine color range, nice gray scale for the
monochrome moments and solid look over all. The regular Blu-ray's
1080p image is also really impressive too, so whether you watch the
4K version or the standard Blu-ray, both picture and sound remain
theater quality, including an amazing black and white sequence to
start the film.
three Sentai Blu-rays are also presented in 1080p 1.78 X 1 digital
High Definition and offer Japanese DTS-HD
MA (Master Audio) 2.0 Stereo lossless mixes. They all look and sound
great, save Pet,
which has much weaker sound and image than I would have liked.
have lesser English DTS-MA Stereo dubs as well, but they are best
Ricky Chiang and Scott Pyle (4K)