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Type: Oav 4 eps
After the catastrophe, salvagers roam the now much larger oceans to find goodies from the past. Aika had promised never again to take dangerous agent missions, but they really need the money to keep the business going. So is she still up to it?
Futuresque action in Neo-Tokyo.
Having said that one has to mention it's weak points. First of all it's adapted from a manga (read comic for the uninitated) series of some 30 or 40 fullsize (A4) 100 page albums. Condensing that into some 2 hours of film and still retaining comprehension is a herculean task and the movie understandable fails. If you haven't read the comics you'll either go 'huh?' a lot (if you've got a brain) or ignore it and drool (if you're the type of person that jerks off to violence). Most of the comics social critique abunding in the comics are lost in the adaptation but enough remains to pose a few questions for those of us that use our brains for something else than storing alcohol.
One final point: see the subtitled version. The dubbed one realy sucks and the dubbing director should be dragged behind a truck, shot and his bloody carcass hung from the Hollyweed sign as a cautionary example. If you can't handle all the text in the subtitling go rent Bubblegum Crisis or buy a Penthouse, you'll get more out of that.
Oh, and go buy the soundtrack, it's worth it (or download it from Napster you cheapskate pirate you).
Amazing Nurse Nanako
Type: OAV 2 episodes
Addle-minded girl Nanako works as a house-keeper for master scientist dr Ogami who secretly plans to put her into a cybernetic combat robot.
The two first episodes establish the five characters and Nanako's background as dr Ogami's adoptee.
The fundamental episode-spanning plot in this series is actually quite interesting and the first two episodes manages to establish some very interesting bad-guys, including a Vatican (?) conspiracy.
The series has two main problems. First is the fact that it is
badly directed. Scenes are a bit haphazard and frequently feels
disjoint. Second is the mistreatment of Nanako. Not only is dr
Ogami being violent to her (grabbing her neck in the crook of his
arm, pulling her hair), even characters who should have little
knowledge of her is bullying her. This smacks a bit too much of
unthinking discrimination for me to consider it funny,
particularly given the frequent shots of the heroine's bouncing
breasts and panties as she clumsily falls over. I can't help but
think that a boy would never have been submitted to the same
Action in a world formed after the catastrophe, everything there is great. But if it is so great, why is a terrorist trying to destroy it?
Class 3 robots is obviously robots, but now another class of androids are getting systematically killed. The class 4 androids look like human, act like humans and some go crazy like humans. But why are they killed off, and for what sinister purpose did they get created?
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