ALDNOAH.ZERO Limited Edition Blu-ray Vol 2 review

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ALDNOAH.ZERO Volume 2 includes the climatic ending to the first season of an excellent new Mecha/drama anime. For those who are unfamiliar, ALDNOAH.ZERO is a story of Mars and its superior technology. The inhabitants have the ability to utilize the valuable resource known as ALDNOAH, and they’ll use it to conquer Earth for its valuable natural resources. There is a lot more that goes on below the surface that motivates both Earth’s and Mars’ intentions during the war, but I don’t want to spoil the good stuff for you.

Contents

Volume 2 includes a few things that are sure to interest the ALDNOAH.ZERO fans out there. Included in this edition is:

  • Episodes 7-12
  • Textless Ending “A/Z”
  • Textless Ending “aLIEz”
  • English Version Trailer

Along with a few Bonus materials as well:

  • Box Illustrations by I-IV (Mecha Design)
  • Special Booklet “Mecha Archives” by ALDNOAH.ZERO x I-IV (Mecha Design)
  • Collectible Pin-Ups

Picture and Sound Quality

Both the Sound and Picture quality were amazing while watching on my 50″ with surround sound. Every color was vibrant and showed off exactly what the artists and creators wanted. I even took the time to compare it with the quality of the entire season again via Netflix and there is just an extra level of detail that comes with watching it on Blu-ray. As for the options while watching it on Blu-ray, these were the same like watching it anywhere. Both Japanese and English spoken audio is available along with both English and Spanish Subtitles. Display options for the Blu-ray are 16:9 HD Widescreen with a 1920 x 1080P resolution.

Final Reaction

ALDNOAH.ZERO Vol 2 is solid addition to fans who want to revisit this anime and see it at its very best quality. The anime itself is great for any of those looking for a new drama with a good mixture of action to keep the plot moving. I still don’t understand how it’s 2015 and we only fit 6 episodes between 2 Blu-rays for both volumes, and I understand that lack of episodes is the main issue here. However, it would’ve been nice to have more on the discs themselves such as behind the scenes for making of the anime, or speaking with artists, voice actors, and even the writers of the show.  The pricing thankfully for Vol.2 is less than Vol. 1 was at launch; it’s sporting a more attractive $74.98 retail price for the Blu-ray and only $29.98 for the DVD version.

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Final Rating: 2.5/5 Atoms

NR 2_5 Atoms - C-

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