Candy☆Boy DVD Vol 1 review
Even though it arrived some time ago, hadn’t shared my thoughts yet on the “Candy☆Boy” volume one DVD. With the second DVD volume due out the coming week, now might be the ideal time to do so.
So, is it worth getting? Absolutely! Sure the investment is higher than local releases and as such it may appeal only to fans of the series, but as soon as I popped in the DVD and started watching any doubts washed away.
The video quality is absolutely stunning, certainly when compared to the Nico Nico Douga broadcast, but even high quality DVD rips can not match the crisp and clear video of this original DVD.
Being able to enjoy these “Candy☆Boy” episodes in stunning video and audio quality makes getting this original Japanese release more than worth it!
Featuring episodes 1 through 4 of the “Candy☆Boy” series, this ‘volume one’ DVD retails at the regular Japanese anime DVD price range which is alas rather steep by our standards, especially if you consider the contents are limited to just the four fifteen minute long episodes and do not include any significant extras.
You do get a bonus パジャマパーテイー (pajama party) audio CD, which is much like other drama CD’s based on popular series and provides fun entertainment. Besides that, the DVD is rather bare.
For a series like “Candy☆Boy” that was broadcast online, most revenue the creators make is through DVD and other merchandise sales.
Since a future European or American release with subtitles seems doubtful and the language used in the series is mostly comprehensible day to day conversations, I opted to get this fantastic series in its original Japanese release since I didn’t want to miss out on owning it on DVD and supporting the creators that way.
As it contains episodes 1 through 4 of the series, the first volume also encompasses a full story arc, building up to and including the Sakurai girls’ visit to their home for Christmas which makes it a nice whole story for the viewer, not necessarily requiring you to have seen episode 0.
Won’t write out the content of the episodes here as I reckon most of you may already have seen them and if not, you can view them on the Nico Nico Douga “Candy☆Boy” channel. If you watch them there and enjoy this great series, definitely grab the DVD, you won’t regret it!
Can’t wait for the second volume to be out and arrive!