Judge Mitchell Hattaway is glad this time-related battle stars neither Paul Walker nor Orlando Bloom.
Our reviews of Chrono Crusade: A Plague Of Demons (Volume 1) (published October 14th, 2004), Chrono Crusade: Holy War (Volume 2) (published January 13th, 2005), Chrono Crusade: The Complete Collection (published January 12th, 2006), and Chrono Crusade: The Complete Series (published April 3rd, 2011) are also available.
On the highway to Hell.
Rosette, the young nun with a gun, continues her crusade to stop the demon Aion and his evil followers. Having reached the midway point of the story, the locale switches from New York to San Francisco, where Rosette hopes to find Joshua, her long-lost brother.
This fourth volume of Chrono Crusade contains three episodes. Here's a brief synopsis of each:
• Episode 13: "Older Sister"
• Episode 14: "Prayer"
• Episode 15: "Pursuer"
I didn't enjoy these episodes as much as I did the previous installments. With the exception of the fifteenth episode, as well as the last few moments of the fourteenth, what's here is primarily filler ("Older Sister" and "Prayer" could very easily have been condensed into one episode). There's also an uncomfortable tonal shift in the middle episode; humor has always been an element of this series, but "Prayer" contains far too much slapstick.
The technical aspects of this release are on par with the previous volumes. The transfer is bright and vibrant; the only flaw is a small amount of edge enhancement. The Japanese stereo mix has a nice spread, but you won't find much bass activity. The 5.1 English dub, on the other hand, contains some nice low-end action, and the mix is expansive and immersive (a flashback to Chrono's time in the netherworld in "Pursuer" sounds very nice). Extras also reflect those of the other volumes. The most interesting, oddly enough, is a discussion of the true nature of the Antichrist.
Despite my problems with the episodes presented here, I'm still looking forward to seeing how Chrono Crusade plays out. Let's just hope that this slight dip in quality is nothing more than small bump in the road.
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