I pre-ordered this boxset for my husband who came across the series by being a big fan of Bones studio. This is definitely one of those anime's that deserves blu-ray for its crisp fluidity and unique style! There wasn't an episode when we skipped the opening or ending segments as they were just so hypnotizing! The ending especially, while boasting an impressive array of finely animated shots, features the mysterious sound of LAMA's "Fantasy" that really seemed to sum up the sentiment of every cliff hanger, every detail revealed, and every thought-provoking solution...
I'm usually a big believer in the original Japanese audio, but I will admit that dubs make for much easier viewing assuming you don't speak the language. Thankfully, English dubbing has come a long way since the days of old and this particular cast is a positively shining example of just how much. The actors and actresses were not only convincing in their natural ability but also have wonderfully unique tones, the likes of which I'd be glad to hear more of. The casting was perfect; namely Shinjuro, Rie, and Izumi.
This boxset also includes Episode 0: INGA chapter, a prequel, which was probably my favourite for all its unveiling and complex style of storytelling. To say any more would be spoiling its impact! (I watched it after the series concluded and found connecting all the dots to be a real thrill!) While all of the secrets have been told, I still think the entire series is worth a rewatch or two in order pick up on all the hints the defeated detective is so adept at gathering, but the less-deductive such as myself happened to miss!
-A sure favourite!