Arpeggio of Blue Steel was one of my favorite anime of 2013. And while it’s been a bit of a wait for this feature film conclusion, it was worth it.
Recap movie Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova DC- has 30 minutes of new footage. But while I liked what they added, I wasn't crazy about what they took out.
This past fall, before writing my guide on the five fall 2013 anime you should be watching, I marathoned 6 episodes of 16 different anime. Going in, Arpeggio of Blue Steel wasn’t even on that list; but as I watched a 14th series and then a 15th, I decided to give one last anime a watch—this one—and I am so glad I did.