This disc includes the Japanese previews for the episodes presented on the disc, an art gallery, and some trailers. There is also a commentary track on episode five by the voice director and the three actresses who play the sisters. Geneon had a lot of problems with the levels on this disc. The menu is blaring, and this commentary track is incredibly low. I really had to crank my receiver up a lot just to hear it. This is something that they should have checked on the test discs.
Being a recent program, the video quality was for this episode was very good. The full frame video had bright colors and excellent detail. You could clearly see the steam rising from the morning coffee, and discern the strands of hair trailing behind the women as they ran. There was some aliasing in the picture, a little more than I'd like, but it didn't distract from my enjoyment of the show. I was very pleased with the way this show looked.
This DVD has the original language track in stereo and in 5.1 also. Usually the Japanese track doesn't get the multi-track treatment. There is also an English dub in 5.1. I viewed the disc listening to both 5.1 soundtracks, and I had a slight preference for the Japanese audio. The main thing I had against the English track was that Anita, being a young girl, had a high-pitched voice that was whiney and irritating. The other voices sounded appropriate though. On both tracks, the rear channels were used to very good effect, with effects and voices coming from all corners of the room. The voice of Prof. Weber in episode 5 was made particularly eerie by having it circle around the room when he was off camera. While the explosions were not terribly forceful, they sounded adequate.
The one critique I have is that the level on the menus are higher than the levels on the shows themselves. When the show is over and the disc reverts back to the menu, the sound is blaring.
This volume is even better than the first one, something that doesn't happen too often. The characters are developing well, but not at the expense of a good story. The episodes work well as stand alone stories, but they also include pieces that fit into the larger puzzle. A fun show that is equal parts mystery and adventure with a dollop of comedy through in for good measure. Highly recommended.