House of Five Leaves DVD Complete Series Box Set (S) Premium Edition
Ida Leter - Mar 2 2012
I've wanted to add this series to my library ever since it came out in 2010. It's quirky nature, wonderful artstyle, and absolutely no plot whatsoever made me always spring with joy. So when I found out that it is finally coming out on DVD in America, I immediately preordered it.
And I have to say, I really have nothing even remotely bad to say against this release. The quality is felt in everything - from the texture of the case to the menu layouts - no details are overlooked or swept under the carpet. It really is absolutely wonderful.
The subtitles are very good also. The translation is accurate, and typesetting does not distract from the enjoyment at all - no need to deal with that ugly yellow font that is so often used. The opening and ending songs feature both translation and karaoke simultaneously.
A special comment must be said about the booklet - it really is beautiful and very well organized. It takes you behind the scenes and gives you a few storyboards which really do show an insight into the animation process.
To be nitpicky, it might have been a bit better if the outside case had the opening to get the disks out on the side instead of the top as it isn't particularly intuitive, but this is of no consequence.
Overall impression - it is definitely worth the money, no doubt about it.