Wedding Peach Vol. 7 – Scarlet Tears
Released By: ADV
Release Date: 11/16/04
Special Notes: Review originally published here
NOTE: This review is a continuation of my reviews of this series. If you have not seen any of the volumes or my previous reviews, you risk spoilers by continuing.
Since moving into my new apartment I’ve had to deal with a serious lack of good anime but as soon as I put this volume in my DVD player, I knew that I was all set as this volume brings us up to episode 39.
Six more episodes are shown on this volume that takes us on a whirlwind of plot and character development. This volume is so full of new material, it’s hard to know where to start so let’s just start at the beginning„
Over the course of the six episodes on this volume, tons of new information will be revealed along with new twists in the plot. The first of which would be the appearance of a brand new angel named Salvia. She is a tough character with a hard shell but over the course of this volume, we get to see tons of great development with her including a bit of her back story (which is much different from the other angels) and her piece of the Saint Something Four.
The next development would be even more interesting as we get to see more of the mysterious wave that seems to emanate from Yousuke whenever he is around Momoko. This wave has appeared in previous episodes as well but in this volume, it is appearing a lot more often but is never explained which is slightly irritating since I am already dying to know what exactly it is and what it means for our love interest.
The last twist we have would be the appearance of a brand new devil after Potomos meets her end in this volume. The episode in which she meets her end is definitely one that I was very interested in simply because she has been my favorite villain thus far in this series and so to see her lose was something that I was not looking forward to.
Good and Bad
This was a great volume filled with tons of plot development. Every single episode has something that is foreshadowing towards the last volumes and really making it hard not to pay attention to what is going on. The storylines really bring you in and make you feel connected in ways that other animes in the past have failed so easily.
Once again, the music in this volume is very good but it’s nothing compared to what it was during the first half of this series. I really enjoyed listening to the theme songs and the interesting background music, but I long for the original theme song, which seems to run in my head over and over every time I get a new volume of this series to watch.
Dub vs. Sub
Both the dub and sub tracks on this volume were excellent and I really can’t complain about either one too much. I do have to say that I wasn’t a huge fan of how Salvia was cast and performed but in the end, she grew on me after a couple of episodes but it did take awhile.
Standout performance easily goes to Jenny Larson for the second time in a row for her portrayal of Potamos. The role was done fabulously and Jenny did a great job of really making the character come to life.
Clean opening and closing animation.
This was an incredibly solid volume, filled with tons of great character and plot development. It is volumes like this that remind me why I am so into anime and most especially this series.
This volume gets an easy 93% and 5 stars from me. If you’ve enjoyed the series thus far, you haven’t seen anything yet!