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The Series:
Asta and Yuno are two orphans who want the same thing: to become the Wizard King. Locked in a friendly rivalry, they work hard towards their goal. While Yuno excels at magic, Asta has a problem uncommon in this world: he has no powers! But, on the day they receive their grimoires, they surprise everyone. To reach their goal, they’ll each find their own path to greatness—with or without magic. 

Studio:

Studio J, Funimation

Director:

Tatsuya Yoshihara

Genre:

Shonen, Action, Drama

Rating:

TV-14

Runtime:

TBD (Part 4&5 still unreleased)

Audio:

  • Dolby TrueHD: Japanese 2.0
  • Dolby TrueHD: English 5.1
  • English 5.1 Surround
  • Japanese Stereo

Video:

  • 1080p High Definition (HD Native)
  • Subtitles: English

Special Features:

  • Episode Commentary
  • Inside Studio J: The Technical Team
  • Inside the Episode
  • Clover Clips Special Edition
  • Textless Opening & Closing Songs
  • Trailers

Collector’s Box includes:

  • Specialty Print Rigid Box that houses all 5 Parts of Season 1 
  • An exclusive character keychain of Noelle, in keeping with the previous keychains included in Parts 1 & 2
  • 2 Blu-ray discs & 2 DVDs with episodes 20-29
  • English & Japanese extra features

My Thoughts:

As a set, this season 1 collection, is lack luster. While I love the show, and the story it presents; the box set it’s self is lacking.

The first major problem is the staggered release. The box set only comes with the third of five parts (not even 1 & 2) With the other parts releasing in the future. So far, only the first 3 parts are available right now, with parts 4 and 5 releasing later this year. This makes it really hard to justify spending over $200 when all said and done, with each of the five parts costing $50 each.

The Contents are great however, the packaging is solid, and the inclusion of not only Blu-ray, and DVD, but Digital HD as well make for a great collection.

As a whole, the box set receives a B-, The cost and staggered release drag it down, but the show is really starting strong with it’s first season.