View Full Version : Any good Anime DVD/BD review sites?
Hey everyone. I have mot been paying much attention to Anime since this site stopped doing reviews. With the TRSI sale going on I am looking to pick up some titles, but I need to find a good review site first. Any recommendations? I'd rather not rely on Amazon user reviews and would like to read more in-depth objective reviews.
12-05-2012, 01:24 PM
For what it's worth, I largely prefer www.nihonreview.com
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Thanks for the suggestions. I am looking for reviews of the actual discs, not just the shows. This way I also get a review of the packaging, the dub quality and video encoding.
12-05-2012, 03:19 PM
Well, for Blu-rays and US releases, i guess you could check out http://www.blu-ray.com/ (which is not officially affiliated with the BDA, they just were lucky with that domain).
For example, here is their review of Steins;Gate (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/SteinsGate-Blu-ray/51396/#Review)
However, anime is not their main focus. So their opinion about the show itself might come from someone, who is not very much into anime in general. I remember reading the Squid Girl BD review, were this was pretty obvious. But since you want to know about the technical aspects, their reviews tend to be ok imo.
However: just reading through the video quality part of the S;G review, they don't even mention the sometimes heavy colorbanding, which is in both the japanese and the US release. So take these reviews with a grain of salt. ;)
12-05-2012, 03:50 PM
Yeah, they don't mention packaging either, basically just the audio and video.
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