In the early 21st century, an earthquake destroyed Tokyo. Japan lost its center of government and industry, and turned into a lawless territory. Looking for his sister, Takateru Suga learns that she was kidnapped by the powerful Koryukai gang. He decides to ally himself with a drag queen, two ex-mercenaries and a nun to destroy the crime organization and save his sister!
It was well animated, I liked the characters. I have to say that I couldn't NOT see 'Gene Starwind' from Outlaw Star every time I looked at the main character. Must be a previous incarnation.
The sound was a bit of a standout: whoever did the engineering did a great job creating a great ambiance. I don't generally notice the sound-scape unless it's particularly good or bad.
Apparently this is based on a series of books, as a sort of teaser. If that's the case, then this did the trick in getting my interest up.
I would like to know where the characters go from this point, and how the story plays out. Now that Tokyopop is out of the game, it seems an English language version is not likely, though.
Tip: watch past the credits; there is a closing scene/teaser.
First off, I'll note that I watched the ADV sub of this anime.
The art was ok but there was nothing outstanding about it, I felt like it could have been better, especially with both the production company and art studio behind this one The animation on the other hand was downright outstanding. It's rare to see something so fluid looking on an OVA from the early I really don't remember anything outstanding about the sound other than in the copy I watched there was a slightly annoying staticy hiss in the bg in half the scene, but that has nothing to do with the
anime it's self I assume. We only got a short glimpse as to what each character was like, but this was a short action anime meant to sell books, you shouldn't really expect deep character development from something like this and all the characters were interesting and unique.
Also, here is where I want to point out something, I was really happily surprised by the portrayal of the transgender woman in this anime. It's rare that you see a positive portrayal of a trans-woman in an anime from this era, let alone one that is a sexy bad ass.
All and all I really liked this anime, it was action packed and had interesting characters even if we only get a glimpse of them.
Unlikely 5 mix of characters battling evil. Mundane in some regard and not in others. Each character stands out differently from the other. If you are a Buddhist fan you will realize there is a far deeper connection they all share that what meets the eyes. An interesting story for sure. Although, not one that is superb.
Nicely done. Perhaps it was just my version but ever now and there i kept seeing what appeared to be division lines in the video. A side effect or VHS tapes? Division lines, i am referring to what you see when an old TV with knobs starts
to lose it's signal. Or for you younger ground see a crude example...
"----" (idea being lines as shown with picture in play.)
Each character had a good vocalist match
Background was decent for all characters. Even some minor ones.
If you need a testimony to more than meets the eyes or faith's cards in your life look no further. Glum as you might be right now but as long as your morals stay true who knows what awaits you if you can handle the wait.