Log (2014 - 2015
Mini-Series)/Is the Order
A Rabbit? BLOOM: Complete Collection
Season Two Collection
(2019)/Samurai Girls &
Samurai Bride: The Complete Series
(2010 - 2013/all Sentai Blu-ray Sets)
B+/A-/A-/A- Sound: C+/B/B+/B+ Extras: C/C/C/A Main
next is a very strong group of anime releases...
Moyako and Akira were little, her younger brother once said he would
marry her when they grow up, but what sounded like something sweet
kids would say, Moyako could never forget his words. Now, ten years
later, she still worries if Akira remembers it and if he was serious
about her and how does he feel now? On the outside they are picture
perfect loving older sister with younger brother, but Moyako
continues to fantasizes her little brother 'fantasizing' about her.
She claims her brother is the pervert, but somehow, she ends up
looking more like the perverted one. Drama ensues within Moyako's
mind ...but then who IS the really the pervert?
the TV mini-series Ane Log
(2014 - 2015,) Moyako is the picture perfect beautiful older
sister, with long black hair, big breasts, and long legs. Every girl
wishes she was like her and every boy wishes they were dating her,
but you can only go so far loving a younger brother, right? Her only
problem is her 'little brother' whom she has fantasies about him
having fantasies about her. Everything he says turns into a double
entendre to her and in her mind (and her imagination) is about him
plotting or she thinks he subconsciously trying to win her over. Her
friends are aware of Moyako's little problem and they laugh at her
that she is over thinking things and are amused by her fantasies and
antics. Now, it's up to a big sister Moyako to set her little
brother on the 'correct' path, but everything she does seems to just
make HER look like the one with the brother complex.
is a short anime series with only three episodes, it makes fun of a
sister and brother's relationship in which one has a brother/sister
complex. The show's title is short for 'older sister monologs'.
It's a comedy suited for a more adult/mature audience and makes fun
of the Japanese language and culture. The jokes come in the usage of
formal words/wording having different levels intimacy, the comedy
comes from the main character's misunderstandings and the monologs.
The more proper a girl tries to be, the funnier it seems when she
goes into fantasy mode. Extras include clean closing animation and
Younger Brother is a Pervert - Moyako is convinced her little
brother has a thing for her. In school or at home do people see them
as the perfect older sister and younger brother ...or the perfect
Younger Brother is So Much of a Pervert it's Laughable - Moyako
tries to convince her friends that Akira is really a perverted little
brother when they all hang out together, but how should a little
brother act when he is surrounded by a bunch a beautiful older
Younger Brother is a Pervert Who Becomes Uninhibited in the Summer
- Moyako and her friends go to the beach with little brother, she
becomes totally convinced Akira is trying to put the 'moves' on his
sexy older sister ...or is she the one putting the 'moves' on him?
Back to Rabbit House, a trendy tea house for girls. Cocoa, Chino and
Rize work, live and go to school together and learn what it means to
run a tea and coffee shops as well as make friends, but as time goes
on, Chino graduates and starts wondering what high school she will
attend in Is
the Order A Rabbit? BLOOM: Complete Collection
has gotten used to living at Rabbit house and living with Cocoa. To
Cocoa, Chino is the capable little sister that is more responsible
than her, but to Chino, Cocoa is her lazy 'big' sister and always
needs looking after. Chino is determined to get Cocoa to follow her
and to get her act in gear.
is a cute anime with a bunch of little girls running a coffee/tea
shop. They live together and explore what it means to be independent
and cute girls at the same time. The show is about girls and their
girlfriends and a slice of life in a picture-perfect world for little
girls. Every scene seems like flowers will suddenly bloom in the
background behind the girls. Extras include clean opening and
closing animation and trailers.
this time include:
Magician at the Cafe of Smiles - It's a new season and the girls
are off the to market to buy materials to make cute new maid outfits.
Case of the Childhood Friend's Stolen Heart - The girls
play/pretend to be their favor TV show heroine 'Lapin' (knock off of
Lupin) and steal people's hearts with her cuteness.
in the World Serves as My Experience Points - Chino and her
friends visits Cocoa's high school, a high school for
Potential Everyday Life - Cocoa and Chiya get ready for their
school festival and plan a tea house for their classroom.
is a Fierce Whirlwind, She is a Carefree Breeze - Chiya starts
training for a marathon in the morning to run with Cocoa, but can
they get Cocoa to rise and shine in the morning?
Fluffle of Rabbits is Also Most Welcome - The girls must come up
with ideas to get more people to come to Rabbit House and come up
with new ideas for their menu.
Shall Dance with Ghosts Until Morning on this Halloween Night? -
It's Halloween and the girls get to dress up in costumes, but does
Cocoa meet a magical spirit, the ghost of Chino's mother?
Sleep, Study, Smile - Rize runs away from home and stays with
Cocoa and Chino, but can they convince her to go home and make up
with her father?
with a Dash of Jealousy - Rize gets a makeover to be more
feminine and 'adult', but can the girls recognize it's her?
Request for Backup From a Full Heart - It's Christmas and the
girls are working more part time jobs to afford Christmas presents.
Cafe of Smiles and the Rainbow Magician - Chiya and Syaro and
their friends help out at Rabbit House, Cocoa's position as Chino's
big sister is in danger.
I Can Take That Step Foward Because I'm Watching You - As
Cocoa, Rize and Chiya graduates, will Chino be ready to become the
new 'big sister' of Rabbit House?
back to Hyakkaou Private Academy where everything decided by
gambling. With the presidential election coming, the votes are all
up for grabs and gambling, but now, the women of the Momobami clans
are joining Hyakkaou Private Academy and the games. Whoever is the
President is also the head of the clans. Yumeko must now team up
with past rivals and enemies as they face new gambling games, risking
fortunes, life and limb in Kakegurui
XX: Season Two Collection
Academy is the school for the children of the wealthy, elite and
famous. Whoever is the President literally holds and controls the
future of Japan. However, everything is determined through gambling
where one's fortune and life can be betted, if you win the world is
your oyster, but if you lose you gain massive debt, your future is
decided by others and you become a 'house pet' and you are no better
than a 'slave' to the system. Ever since Jabami Yumeko arrived
however, she has defeated the members of the student council, but now
there is even a greater enemy, the ruthless women of the Momobami
clan. Yumeko has the skills of master dealer, a fearless and
compulsive gambler and she is able to see past the game and how
people are cheating. But will it be enough to stop the Momobami clan
who will use to poisoning, blackmail, even torture win the games?
Yumeko and her classmates now must gamble together to save the school
of gambling they love.
crazy school of love of gambling returns in Kakegurui XX. It
is basically about students gambling and how they outwit each other
and drama of high stakes gambling. For some reason most the
characters in the show are female and they become orgasmic when
gambling. The characters are sadistic when beating their opponents
and afterwards explaining how they loss and take even greater
pleasure causing psychological trauma. Extras include clean opening
and closing animations and trailers.
Women Again - Yumeko and Midari are challenged by Erimi in a
finger cutting torture game in whoever pulls out their finger first
loses, but the longer you finger is in, the greater chance of losing
Women of the Momobami Clan - The woman of the Momobami clan enter
Hyakkaou Academy to gamble to win all the votes for the Student
Council President position.
Not Touch This Woman - Miri and Miyo challenges Yumeko, Mary and
Suzui to card game match, but they secretly poison Yumeko and now
Mary and Suzui must gamble for the antidote in order to save Yumeko's
Woman - Mary realizes Miri and Miyo are cheating by silent
communication of what cards they have, but then Mary counter attacks
when she figures out the card decks were not randomly shuffled and
but with a 'Gilbreath shuffle' and the cards were predictable.
Changing Woman - Yumemi ask Yumeko to team up with her one more
time as the Dreaming Creaming Sisters to beat Natari in another
gambling 'acting' contest, but Natari is a real Hollywood star and
completely blows Yumemi and Yumeko in the first opening act. Yumemi
realizes both sides are cheating and the audience has been bribed.
Hollywood Star - Yumemi and Yumeko ties the second round in a
Death Macaron, guessing which macaron has super-hot spice inside, but
in the final round, they played double or nothing in a card game in
guessing when the cards go above 63 and bust. Yumeko and Yumemi win
the round and they beat Natari.
Treacherous Woman - Yumeko, Itsuke, Kaede play against the
Momobami clan in the 'Greater Good Game' in which everyone is suppose
to pay taxes, but they have to find out who is the cheater and didn't
pay the taxes.
Undefeatable Woman - Itsuke wins the Greater Good Game, but then
she loses all her winning when she reveals she made a side bet on the
number of coins Kaede would win or lose. Itsuke 'wins', but she
still loses everything.
Woman By Her Side - Sayaka the student council secretary
challenges Yumeko and faces her in the Tower of Doors where they are
to solve various IQ games.
Logical Woman - Sayaka beats Yumeko going down the tower, but
then Yumeko beats her going back up and Sayaka loses and is forced to
jump to her death. Sayaka is however saved by Kirari and tells her
even if she loses everything, it means they can start over again.
Woman Who Bears the X - Rei Batsubami invites the top gamblers in
an 'auction gamble' for votes, however whoever loses the round loses
whatever they bid and only the winner gets to keep the winnings and
the auctioneer gets to keeps all the 'losers' bets. Mary points out
the auction is rigged, Rei is cheating as the auctioneer and she is
also betting, forcing everyone else to up their bets.
The Null Woman - Rei reveal that she was born into servitude
of the Monobami clan and how she vowed to get revenge and win the
student council election and become the next head of the Monobami
clan. Rei has secretly gathered all the non gambling students votes
to take down all those who gamble. Yumeko figures out Rei's tactics
and instead of being disheartened she seem excited to continue to
play Rei's game. Rei loses when Yumeko figures out Rei's strategies
and the simplest solution is for everyone only bet one, forcing Rei
to lose all her coins. Yumeko wins most the votes, but afterwards
loses most her winnings back to student body in regular gambling and
nothing much really changes for the election.
great nation of Japan is under another impending disaster (again).
Muneakira returns to his dojo to only find it's been taken over by
samurai girls, including Jubei, a mysterious naked girl who fell from
the sky. When Muneakira kisses them, the girls turn into almost
invincible Master Samurai, making Muneakira the hottest thing in town
when it comes to saving the Japan from evil demons, monsters or evil
spirits, but Muneakira has a bigger problem, none of the girls can be
satisfied with just one kiss, sooner or later they all want Muneakira
to walk them down the aisle and which one of these samurai girls will
Girls & Samurai Bride: The Complete Series
(2010 - 2013,) Muneakira
is a samurai, but when he discovers his kisses can turn girls into
master samurai, he becomes their 'general' and the girls fight to
protect the great nation of Japan from supernatural disasters and
doom. Muneakira finds himself with a few ninjas, samurai and even a
princess and they are burdened with saving Japan from evil and
conspiracy, but in order bring out the girl's full potential,
Muneakira must 'master' and train the girls, who are just a happy
fighting each other for Muneakira's affections. Can Muneakira save
himself from being seduced by female wiles much less keep disciplined
and fight evil at the same time?
a definitely a harem anime mixed with samurai girls named after
famous samurai in a historical fiction of Japan mixed with fan
service. The female characters fight one another and always either
end up with their clothes ripped off or almost nude. In the end, the
story makes less sense and it's more just watching scantily clad
girls fight. Extras include narrated comics, blushing maidens in the
pack, uncensored production sketches, samurai bride shorts, clean
opening and closing animations and trailers.
for episodes of both series:
First Kiss - Muneakira meets Yukimura and Matabei and while being
chased, a naked girl falls out of the sky and kisses Muneakira and
become a Master Samurai.
Body Reincarnation - Sen and Hanzo investigate Jubei, not
convinced she is a Master Samurai. Sen however more worried how close
Jubei is getting with Muneakira.
Identity of the Master Samurai - Jubei is confirmed with a mark
on her body that she is master samurai, but she only becomes a master
samurai when Muneakira kisses her.
Give Me a Kiss? - Sen and Yukimura theorize any girl Muneakira
kisses can become a master samurai and compete with one another on
who gets to kiss Muneakira next. After many failed attempts,
Yukimura 'accidentally' kisses Muneakira and she becomes a master
Comes the Warrior of Love! - Kanetsugu arrives, she is a spy for
Yoshihiko and she is shocked to find out Muneakira's kisses can
create master samurai. Sen kisses Muneakira and awakens her ability
as a master samurai and defeats Kanetsugu.
Sea Monster Attacks! - Muneakira and the girls head towards to
beach to investigate the cases of the missing students, but when
Kanetsugu gets captured by a gigantic tentacled sea monster, Jubei,
Sen and Yukimura work together to save her.
Shadow Over Great Japan - Kanetsugu is abandoned by Yoshihiko
after her many failures. Muneakira and the girls take her in and
together they fight an invisible enemy.
Slave of the Kiss - Gisen, another mysterious girl falls out of
the sky, but she seems intended on seducing Muneakira and catching
him literally with his pants down and the girls catch them in the
Return of the General - Yoshihiko returns with a master samurai
of his own, Nia and reveals that he has been kidnapping the missing
students to create 'artificial' master samurai. That he intends to
'save' Japan with his experiments.
Prison of the Evil Eye - Jubei and Muneakira are captured by
Yoshihiko and he intends to experiment on them to help him create
more 'artificial' master samurai. The girls escape and try to free
Jubei and Muneakira.
Samurai From France - Nia reveals her past with Yoshihiko and how
she became a prototype artificial samurai, but because of Yoshihiko's
lack of empathy, his connection with her is weak and she loses to
Jubei and Muneakira. Jubei reveals the next time Muneakira kisses
her they will have a true pack and her true awakening as a master
Goodbye Kiss - Jubei awakens as a true master samurai and along
with Sen and Yukimura they taken on Gisen who is trying to resurrect
Amakusa, an evil general that is reincarnated once every 100 years to
take over Japan.
Shadow, Now Open - Muneakira returns to find out the dojo has
been turned into a maid cafe and the dark samurai challenges the
Again - A new master samurai appears... Sasuke, a samurai girl
& Kisses - The girls compete in who is the number 1 maid at
the maid cafe. Kanetsugu runs away, but then is saved by Muneakira
and she becomes the newest master samurai.
Bride - Gisen returns and joins Muneakira and tells the girls
about becoming the Samurai Bride, a samurai even more powerful than a
master samurai, but in order to do so, they must become even more
intimate with Muneakira.
of the Underworld - The girls have a beauty contest at the beach
and the Dark Samurai show up and join the contest.
Legendary Stylish Samurai - Muneakira and the girls train under
Keiji Maeda in increase their 'ki' (chi) power.
to Unlock! - Jubei reawakens as the Master Samurai, but is unable
to turn back into 'normal' Jubei, however if she stays a master
samurai she will eventually burn out.
Mysterious Shadow - Muneakira and the girls investigate a series
of mysterious attacks in the middle of the night.
New Master Samurai - The Mysterious shadow turns out to be dark
samurai possessed by evil spirits. Hanzo and Matabei kisses
Muneakira and they become Master Samurais to help save Sen and
Secret of the Chingo Stone - Yoshihiko reveals to Muneakira and
the girls that the Chingo Stone protects Japan from supernatural
disasters and evil has always tried to either take control of it or
destroy it and the Master Samurai were born to protect it. However,
Muneakira and the girls also learn, the Samurai Bride only comes to
be when all other Master Samurai gives up their life force and
channels it into one single Master Samurai.
Showdown - As the Dark Samurai beings their attack, can Jubei and
the other girls find another way to become the Samurai Bride and save
Samurai Bride is Born - One by one the girls fall and are
consumed by an giant evil kaiju until only Jubei is left, but just
about when Jubei is about to lose, the girls within the kaiju grant
Jubei their strength and Jubei becomes the Samurai Bride and she
defeats the monster. After defeating the monster, the girls are
released and they continue to fight over Muneakira.
for playback performance. All
four releases offer 1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image
transfers that look really good and even great, again making us
wonder when Sentai will get around to issuing any of their catalog in
the 4K format. Color, detail and depth are impressive and play very
four releases also feature DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) Japanese 2.0
Stereo lossless sound mixes, with Pro Logic-like surrounds, but Ane
is a little weak and Rabbit
has some weakness too. Kakegurui
have the strongest sound and also offer English dubs in the same
DTS-MA 2.0 Stereo format, but they are not as good as the original
language presentations, as usual.