Scum's Wish Blu-ray
About Scum's Wish Blu-ray
Scum's Wish the Complete Collection contains episodes 1-12 of the anime series directed by Masaomi Ando.
Hanabi has loved her older friend Narumi for years, but she's still in high school and not only is Narumi now her new homeroom teacher, he's also clearly in love with the music teacher, Akane. And as awkward as being the unwanted third in a romantic triangle can be, things become even more twisted for Hanabi when she learns that another student, Mugi, is in love with Akane. That leads to a strange idea: since the ones that Mugi and Hanabi are in love with aren't available, the two unrequited thirds start to explore the idea of becoming each other's substitute surrogate relationship. It's not about romance, of course. Just sex and convenience. Or at least that's what they keep telling themselves as love's wires become hopelessly crossed and ensnarled.
Special Features: Japanese Trailers; Clean Opening Animation; Clean Closing Animation
- Publisher: SENTAI FILMWORKS
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Drama, Romance
- Themes: School Life
- Age Rating: 17+
- Run Time: 300
- Release Date: 9/25/2018
- Dimensional Weight: 0.23
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
Great series, great release
by Marika -
I really enjoyed this series, both the anime and manga are great and this release was near-perfect. Only issues I could really find with it is the occasional awkward wording in a translating for the subtitles and the very rare typo. I've watched the series 4 times now, so I think I can confidently recommend this to anyone who is like me and is interested in a more dark, mature and overall unique romance-drama.
Fascinating introspective melodrama; lackluster release and translation
Scum's Wish is a high-school romantic drama about fixation and the struggle to let go and grow. Scum's Wish is best known for its copious questionable content and overt sexuality (though not fanservice), but its true strength is its deep dive into the disordered minds of its cast. The art and music are always on point, helping to keep you immersed in the story despite the melodrama, giving us one of the best character studies in anime.
Unfortunately, I can only give a mixed recommendation to this release. The lack of extras is unremarkable, but the lack of quality control on the subtitles is a bigger problem, sporting typos and an unnecessary neologism. We do get a dub, but, while the female cast is solid, the male cast under-performs. Sub or dub, these are serious issues because Scum's Wish already tests one's suspension of disbelief; anything short of perfection in its presentation risks breaking immersion and inviting skepticism. That can be lethal to a show relying on (melo)drama.