DVD Review: Watamote – The Complete Series

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It’s been quite a while since MVM Entertainment released a ‘Dual-Audio’ language anime series but here we are with Watamote a comical show about being popular; So what did we think of this ‘unique’ series and the DVD release by MVM Entertainment? Find out in our review.

Synopsis:

At the tender age of 15, Kuroki Tomoko has already dated dozens and dozens of boys and she’s easily the most popular girl around! The only problem is that absolutely none of that is real, and her perfect world exists only via dating games and romance shows. In fact, the sad truth is that she gets tongue tied just talking to people, and throughout middle school she’s only had one actual friend. All of this makes Kuroki’s entrance into the social pressure cooker of high school a new and special kind of hell.

While Kuroki desperately wants to be popular, she’s actually worse off than she would be if she was completely clueless as to how to go about it. After all, the things that work in “otome” games rarely play out the same way in reality, especially when the self-appointed “leading lady” isn’t the paragon she thinks she is. There’s not much gain and plenty of pain ahead, but even if it happens again and again, there’s always someone else to blame! Read more of this post

Watamote – The Complete Collection – REGION FREE

Watamote – The Complete Collection

Region: A & B (Confirmed Playable in the UK)
Boxart states Region A Only
– Confirmed Region B Compatible by Bazza

Price: $58.08 / £34.85 (Excluding postage)

Episodes: 1 – 12 (2 Disc Set)

Plot: At the tender age of 15, Kuroki Tomoko has already dated dozens and dozens of boys and she’s easily the most popular girl around!

The only problem is that absolutely none of that is real, and her perfect world exists only via dating games and romance shows. In fact, the sad truth is that she gets tongue tied just talking to people, and throughout middle school she’s only had one actual friend. All of this makes Kuroki’s entrance into the social pressure cooker of high school a new and special kind of hell.

While Kuroki desperately wants to be popular, she’s actually worse off than she would be if she was completely clueless as to how to go about it. After all, the things that work in “otome” games rarely play out the same way in reality, especially when the self-appointed “leading lady” isn’t the paragon she thinks she is.

There’s not much gain and plenty of pain ahead, but even if it happens again and again, there’s always someone else to blame!

—-NOTE—-

MVM Entertainment will be releasing Watamote on Blu-ray in the UK on the 15th December 2014 and it is currently available to pre-order for £25.99, which is much cheaper than the US release.

MVM Entertainment Reveals Q4 2014 Line-Up; Introduces a Few Surprises Including Samurai Champloo on Blu-ray

mvm_logoMVM Entertainment’s own online store, Anime-On-Line has recently updated today to reveal the list of anime titles that they will be distributing within the fourth quarter of 2014, which takes place between October and December of the year, and lets just say that there are a few surprises in-store.

First of all the highly entertaining and much demanded Samurai Champloo will be getting it’s debut UK Blu-ray release on the 3rd November 2014; meanwhile the ‘Monogatari’ franchise continues with two new installments, Nekomonogatari White and Kabukimonogatari, both of which are being released onto Blu-ray.

Of course for those who enjoy the traditional DVD then you will find Devil Survivor 2: The Animation, Usagi Drop and Blade of Tempest. Basically we have got a lot to look forward to, but the current MVM Entertainment release schedule looks something like this: Read more of this post

MVM Entertainment License Kamisama Kiss & Watamote for Home Video Release

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Easter may just be around the corner but that doesn’t stop MVM Entertainment from announcing a few new acquistions, as today the UK Distributor announced that they have acquried the UK Distribution rights to both Kamisama Kiss and Watamote.

Kamisama Kiss:

Nanami was just a normal high school girl down on her luck until a stranger’s lips marked her as the new Land God and turned her world upside down. Now, she’s figuring out the duties of a deity with the help of Tomoe, a reformed fox demon who reluctantly becomes her familiar in a contract sealed with a kiss.

Watamote:

The protagonist, Kuroki Tomoko, thought she would naturally become popular once she became a “high school girl”, but reality was different… Tomoko panics at her situation and decides to take action to become popular. But… she doesn’t stand out in class, she’s extremely shy, and bad at communicating with others so she has to start by talking to someone other than her family first…

Release Details on Watamote are still scarce, but it will be this year as confirmed in MVM’s blog post, however Kamisama Kiss will only be available on DVD and is currently scheduled for 17th July 2014 release date, with the product page even listed on Anime-On-Lines website.