Anime Essentials: Jormungand Complete Series Blu-Ray

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Child soldier Jonah is the newest member of the mercenary squad employed by Koko, an international arms dealer. The cold-blooded kid carries a deep hatred for those in Koko’s line of work, but following her into the darkest corners of the black market might be his only shot at finding the merchant of death responsible for the slaughter of his family.

Anime Essentials

Jormungand was re-released in the Funimation Anime Essentials line. Along with the classics line, these are equivalent of Funimation’s previous S.A.V.E. line of products. The tag line is Collect More, Spend Less. With the essentials line of anime, you can pickup these titles at a reduced price on Blu-ray and Digital. So if you didn’t pick it up before, you should now. You can pickup the complete series of Jormungand over at Funimation.com. You cannot beat these deals!

Review

Jonah is a child solider, who finds himself in the employ of the very people he seeks to destroy, an arms dealer. Koko is not your typical arms dealer, she’s got a few screws loose and believes that in time her efforts will bring world peace. Isn’t that ironic coming from an arms dealer? Despite the hardened nature of Jonahs past and his skills from his time in the alpine unit, he is in fact still a kid.

What I loved about Jormungand was its unapologetic take on war and the arms race. The fact is, each country was doing it to protect themselves from the next. As the series moves forward, it is clear there is something else building in secret at the hands of Koko and Dr. Miami. We learn about the past of each member of Kokos team, including Jonah. Turns out Koko’s family has had a lot more influence of Jonah’s life then he would care to remember.

We get genuine moments of fun, laughter, action and serious moments of discourse. Even Jonah has some moments where you finally get to see him smile and laugh. The series is smart and well paced with its reveals of the bigger picture. The voice cast are among my favorite group of voice actors around. Jonah is voiced by Micah Solusod, who is one of my top 5 favorites. Christopher Bevens as Tojo, Greg Ayres as Lutz and Eric Vale as Koko’s brother Kasper.

If you haven’t seen the series yet, go over to Funimation and watch it. I know you will enjoy it. If you have seen it but didn’t think previous releases justified the cost, now is the time to snag it. With the anime essentials line Jormungand is <$30 for 2 seasons. Thats a deal you cannot pass up. And just to prove the fact that the series can mix action, comedic timing and fun, checkout this clip.

Robert Prentice