kimi ni todoke – From Me to You – Volume 1 (Box Set)

kimi ni todoke – From Me to You- Volume 1 (Box Set) / 2012 NIS America / http://www.nisamerica.com / http://store.nisamerica.com
kimi ni todoke is a show that can be enjoyed by any age and familiarity with anime. The show tells of Sawako’s life, eir hard times at high school, and how eir classmates can be mean. As Sawako continues eir path through high school, eir feelings begin to grow more fierce for Shota. This collection of the show’s first 12 episodes comes in a 2 Blu-Ray / 2 DVD set, with a subtitles feature present to ensure that the closest possible translation is used.
For those that want to have just the opening and ending sequences, NIS has clipped them and rendered them in eye-popping Blu-Ray quality. I liked the art book (28 pages, hardcover) that is included in this set – it adds considerably to each character’s back stories while showing the evolution in art style from original sketches to storyboard and finished product. The final inclusion in this set consist of two graphic prints that can be tacked up or affixed firmly to a fridge or other metal conveyance with the enclosed magnets.
The amount of extra features that NIS has placed into this premium edition is astounding. With a MSRP of $70 (and a current sale price on their store of $56), there is no reason that you should not purchase this as a gift for friends or family. Keep an eye on the NIS website, as they have an absolutely vigorous release schedule set up for 2012.
Rating: 8.3/10

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