Ancient beyond understanding, his power is immeasurable. He has destroyed half the universe and is on his way here. He is... Genma.
Only two people are aware of the imminent catastrophe: Princess Luna, a modern day prophetess and Vega, a cybernetic crusader from a world long since ravaged by Genma. Determined to spare the Earth from a similar fate, Luna and Vega must try to mobilize the most potent psychics in the world. Together, this army of fledging psychic warriors must succeed where billions have tried... and failed.
But will they be able to gather their champions in time? Genma's agents are already on Earth to ensure that their master meets with no opposition!
This film left me annoyed, invigorated, frustrated and amazed.
This is about a boy getting love-powered psychic abilities and his journey as he discovers this, plays with this, discovers the consequences, and of course has to help the handful of other psychic warriors on Earth defeat a countless-galaxies-destroying being. I found myself really enjoying and relating, not only to his journey, but to a few other characters. Until the last third. Oh god what did I just see.
I have mixed feelings about this anime, but they're mostly a mixture of good things. At first it seemed awful, then it seemed so bad it was good. The visuals fluctuate from excellent and lavish to pretty appalling - there is a lot to like here. The plot initially seems awful and it is. It goes out of its way to be awful around the last third. It's still watchable, but it's mostly coasting off goodwill earnt in the middle and pretty visuals.
Who the hell is the character at the start is a fair question. Where the hell did nearly all the cast go in the last third and how much time has elapsed just after that and how has what appears to have happened happened at that point? THESE ARE ALL FAIR QUESTIONS. But I don't begrudge it because it's amusing. But seriously, it managed to endear me to a large cast and then changed most of the cast very suddenly, which was unsatisfying and confusing.
The dubbing is awful, but for this kind of movie that's not really a bad thing. I honestly don't want someone telling me with convincing emotion that the psychic abilities are powered by love. I want to enjoy how explicitly hammy that premise is.
This feels like it's set in a similar world to Dragonball Z, but the comedy is unintentional coz it takes itself much more seriously... which can be really interesting at times. What would you really do if you got psychic powers? It makes you wonder that and I love this movie for helping me explore that.
I love this movie. I think. Don't expect much and it'll be a good fun ride in ways it didn't often intend.
If you want a drinking game, trying taking a shot every time someone catches someone else.
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After getting a good laugh from the infamous Mars of Destruction, I decided to watch Genma Taisen thinking that I would have a somewhat similar experience. I was gravely mistaken...
Typical save the world from the bad guy plot. Things happen for no apparent reason, and anytime something did happen I felt like punching myself in the throat.
Still frames, expressionless faces, recycled/ choppy animations, and horribly drawn backdrops (with the exception of a few decently animated scenes). Nothing much else to say here.
Below average voice acting. Terrible soundtrack. Cheesy sound effects (this is a plus though). Again, nothing much else to say.
This is by far the worst aspect of the entire movie. There is little to no character development at all (not that I was expecting any). The inner conflict of, who I can only assume is the protagonist is completely trivial. Every few minutes a new character is introduced for no reason whatsoever and they contribute absolutely nothing. Their physical features are the only thing that distinguish them from one another and they all have the complexity of a cardboard box. I actually grew increasingly angry with the introduction of each new character.
The only semblance of enjoyment that I received from this garbage was from the unintentionally created comedy, which was surprisingly almost nonexistent.
The message that the film is trying to convey is so mind-numbingly retarded that it makes me want to throw myself off of a bridge; generic love thy neighbor bullshit (which isn't a problem within itself, but rather how it was executed). The vast majority of this movie isn't even laughably bad and if your sole purpose for watching this is to laugh at it, I would strongly recommend that you just watch the last ten or so minutes. On the other hand, if you have the mental capacity of a four year old or just like the feeling of your brain cells killing themselves, then this may be the movie for you.
However, my advice to anyone is: do not waste your time with this.
*Note that this is a review for the subbed version, the dub has potential to be hilarious.*read more
One of the BEST oldskool anime movies ever made, just because it contains NO drop of blood, and its really fun, if u like long movies. Personaly this is really an anime movie to watch with the whole fammily, wich is really an reccomendation, or just for a good movienight alone, the story is easygoing and fun how it develops, same wich intro of the char. througout the movie, its animation was , more mature like for its time wich a lot of ppl these days have forgotten about 80´s anime movies, and they had time to kill for making such a nice story, not rushed like a lot of todays anime. Overall i enjoyed the psychic development and internal struggle of some persons as well to make it really compassionate at times!read more
After surviving a mysterious airline explosion princess Luna then encounter a supernatural being that warn her about the impending fate of the earth.The evil demonic entity called Genma plots to whip out all life on earth and only her and other special individuals with psychic powers called psionic warriors can stop him.She most gather the other from across the globe and unite to defeat Genma and his evil minions
I Seriously deserve the title of sainthood for sitting through this;which although overall wasn't completely awful, at times was a dung fest.The pacing is ridiculously slow and the plot transparent and uninspiring.The characters were bland and completely forgettable.It did have few strong point such as the issue of racism that arouse and a few decent voice acting from what was an overall atrocious dub. Just your" run of the mill"anime.
Overall an anime to watch when you have nothing better to do. read more