DVD Title
  Inuyasha: Affections Touching Across Time
International Title
 Inuyasha: Affections Touching Across Time
Movie Length: 100 minutes Original Length: 100 minutes
Company: Viz Release: 2004
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Anamorphic: No
Region: 1Discs: 1
Language/Sound: Order
Japanese (5.1 Surround), Japanese (2.0 Stereo), English (5.1 Surround), English (2.0 Stereo)
· Menus (English)
· Chapters (18)
· Trailers: Inuyasha: Affections Touching Across Time (10 total), Inuyasha: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass (Viz)
· Character Sketches
· Special Footage (35 minutes)
· Japanese Closing Credits (4 minutes)
Anthony Romero

Viz releases the first of several movies related to the Inuyasha franchise. The company goes the extra mile in terms of overall presentation, having full animated and unique menus along with an attractive foil DVD cover (which sadly doesn't scan very well). Although a decent release, the disc isn't perfect, as it mixes okay video quality with an amazing audio presentation and so-so extras.


The video presentation on this disc is good, although with its share of problems. On the plus side, the colors here are very vibrant while it contains no noticeable print damage. Sadly, the brightness is set a little too high, washing out some details such as clouds. Compression is also noticeable, making the reds soft while the whole video is a little more blurred than it should be.

One other thing worth noting is that this is the "Viz version" of the movie. That means that the title card has been replaced and the end credits sequence has also been removed in favor of a very plain one in English.

Affections Touching Across Time is presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and is Anamorphic for widescreen TVs; however, there is some noticeable window boxing of the image.


Viz went all out on the audio here, presenting a total of four tracks. The movie is present in its original Japanese in both surround, 5.1, and stereo, 2.0. The same can be said for the English dubbed tracks, which are also present in both surround and stereo. The quality on all is stellar, while the directionality on the surround tracks feels very natural and adds a lot of punch to the explosive battles toward the end.

The audio can be accompanied by, removable, English subtitles that correspond to the Japanese track.


This disc has an okay selection of extras. It's nothing to write home about, but does add a little value to the overall package. Leading the way in this regard is a large collection of trailers, ten in total dedication to the production. Next up are "Character Sketches", which are concept art divided into three categories: main characters, villains and demons. The menu here is really nice, as it is on the rest of DVD, and really makes this a more eye catching feature. Finally, the disc has two more video supplements. The first is a promotional special that lasts over half an hour and covers some basics of the TV show at the time before building up to promoting the movie. The last extra are the original Japanese credits, complete with the same closing segment that is also found on the main release on this DVD after the credits themselves.


Bottom line, although not one of Viz's better efforts, this disc still holds up pretty well today and is a great way to view the movie. Unique menus, a few extras and a stellar audio presentation make this pretty recommendable for fans of the series, even if the video track could have been a little better.