- Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:35 pm
OK guys. Here it is. The OFFICIAL chucklocker review/inside look into the FUNImation Tenchi Universe box set!
By now I'm sure you've all seen the cover of the box set so I will forgo showing you that in favor of showing you the reverse side of the box, which includes the most comically inaccurate "Continuity Map" I have EVER seen. Seriously, it's like they didn't even try to get the continuities straight!
Now we come to the inside of the box itself. While the outer cardboard sleeve is nice and glossy, the plastic of the case itself is extremely flimsy. Plus, I don't like that they were too lazy to print up a little guide booklet to put in the inner sleeve. Instead they just printed the episode list on the reverse of the cover lol.
At this point you may be thinking, like I was, that the inside of this box set is pretty damn disappointing, but then we come to this beautiful sight in the back that ALMOST makes it all better!
Now that we all have gotten an eyeful of that, let's turn to the DVD's themselves. Here are the Menus of each of the four discs.
As you can see, function over form is the name of the game here. Although I have to say that the background art of the last two menus are pretty sweet! (especially that Kiyone x Tenchi one
I do have one MAJOR complaint about the menus, however, and that is the horrendously bad background music they chose to use! Rather than get something that makes sense/is pleasing to the ear, they chose to use that Godawful elevator music from the FUNI trailer for the box set
Now to everybody's biggest question: The extras. Short answer: there are none. Actually, you do get two cool things which are textless versions of the opening and ending vids of the show, but I mean they have been available on YT for years now... Other than that all you get is the stupid funi trailer mentioned above, and a few trailers for other funi sets.
All in all, this is a cheap box set for a cheap price. I suppose that for the price, this is a very reasonable box set, I just wish there were more extra features. Also, that star map on the back is just awful!
"Life, for ever dying to be born afresh, for ever young and eager, will presently stand upon this earth as upon a footstool, and stretch out its realm amidst the stars."