Monday, October 06, 2008
Sorry folks, but being hardcore pixel-porn I'm afraid this isn't going to be part of the regular Asian DVD Club line-up. At least I continued my crazy crusade of having both 4:3 and 16:9 friendly subtitles.
I'd be willing to bet money that this was animated in 4:3 and then went and got itself matted to about 1.66:1 in retrospect, but as the PinPai JR2 DVD is the only release out there it's not like I've got a lot to compare it to anyway. No clue if the dot-crawl evident on that middle cap (and the rest of the show) is a side-effect of the matting or just part of the editing suite as a whole, but it's really a damned shame either way. As expected of a 2005 PinPai OVA with Fukumoto Kan overseeing things it looks scrumptuous, but you'll have to use some hardcore comb filtering if your eye starts twitching when the edge of the color red stards dancing to the beat.
So, now that it's done, where do I go from here with it?
P.S. - Kaede has awesome shoes, doesn't she?