English: Dirty Pair
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 15, 1985 to Dec 26, 1985
25 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisIf you're in a big trouble, call the World Welfare Work Association or WWWA. They will send out a team of highly trained with capable agents called Trouble Consultants who can solve your problems. But if the team they send you is the Dirty Pair, there will be a lot of collateral damage aside from solving your problems.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Dirty Pair, Dirty Pair no Daibouken
Side story: Dirty Pair: Affair of Nolandia, Dirty Pair: Project Eden
Alternative setting: Dirty Pair Flash
Sequel: Dirty Pair: Lovely Angels yori Ai wo Komete
Characters & Voice Actors
I watched the Dirty Pair movie like, 10 years ago and that gave me a pretty good idea of what the TV series would be like.
The main characters, Kei and Yuri, are the Lovely Angels who work for the World Welfare Work Association or WWWA as "trouble consultants", i.e. hired mercenaries who fix issues for profit. As per the movie, they are also known by their popular name, the "Dirty Pair" because every mission they solve results in huge amounts of collateral damage.
The TV series was a little dissapointing in several respects. For one, it didn't bring out the total awesomeness of the Dirty Pair's destructive powers like the movies did - there is no "destruction on a massive scale from a relatively minor mission" (except for the first episode). There is destruction, but nowhere in the scale of what is seen in the movies. The TV episodes are also very short so plot development feels very rushed in most episodes.
The only positive is some additional character development. The episode about Billy Galet (Yuri's old love) was particularly well done, but it was an outlier as the rest of the TV episodes didn't go that deep. If you only watched the TV episodes you'd think Kei and Yuri were "girls" only interested in (1) Men (2) Dating (3) New Clothes (4) Bonuses and (5) Vacations. But in reality both women are much more complex characters than that and it didn't come through in the TV series.
Additionally the animation is very sub par and "flat". It might have been ok in the 1980s or mid 1990s but when you take it into the 2000s it falls far short. The music is mediocre also.
Overall, I am a Dirty Pair fan because the girls are "sassy" trouble consultants and it's always nice to see an anime where the heroines are sexy, good at their jobs and feminine without being overly cutesy. The only drawback is the TV series didn't exploit this fully.
I am hoping that the updated "Dirty Pair Flash" or other OVAs will show the Dirty Pair to their full potential because as "we will fix things but oops we blew up (insert item, equipment, building, structure or planet here) something in the process" idea is a good one. All in all, if they made a live action Dirty Pair movie it would probably be great, if the correct actresses can bring the characters to life. The TV series in itself does not fully live up to its potential plot, character or animation wise. read more
Kei and Yuri call themselves the "Lovely Angels", but everybody else calls them the "Dirty Pair". Why? Because there's lots of collateral damage coming with each dispatch. Both shows feature two main characters constantly teasing each other about their looks and men, a desperate boss and awkward villains. If you like PSG not for it's animation or the uncouth jokes, the Dirty Pair is what you're really looking for.
Panty & Stocking is a homage to Dirty Pair and features similar leading characters. The setting and type of humor is completely different though.
Opening Theme"Ru-Ru-Ru-Russian Roulette" by Nakahara Meiko
Ending Theme"Space Fantasy" by Nakahara Meiko
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