In the midst of a violent invasion of Earth by unknown alien forces, photojournalist Wakatsuki Tetsuya comes across a scantily-clad alien woman, cutting a swath of death through the Terran ranks with her sword. After a chaotic struggle, Tetsuya is knocked unconscious, only to awaken aboard her starship. To his surprise, she turns out to be Kahm, the invaders' princess - and she has picked Tetsuya for a starring role in her upcoming wedding. As the groom...
This was my first anime ever when i was a child and i really have grown fond of it. It's very sci fi and yet theres comedy and romance if you love old animes for sure you'll like this one.There's some delightful characters in this anime. It also is a very good manga .
The music in the anime is pretty good to.
The OVA has some very obviously similarities with Urusei Yatsura, and you can easily guess that it was influenced by UY in the first place. An extraterrestrial girl comes to earth and takes a useless boy as her groom, against her people wishes, she uses a flames like power on one of the scenes agains the boyfriend and she even has a girl-friend that looks/behaves like Benten. For the anime version they even coloured her hair in green, that looking by the cover of the manga was yellow, and used the same Seyuu of Lum, Fumi Hirano, to do the voice work. Coincidence? I don't
The character designs are very similar to those of Takahashi anime versions at the time, but that character design was in vogue at the time, so let's leave that detail.
There are obviously some differences; there is more blood, even gore at the beginning, and more echii stuff that UY would even dare to use.
The story is nothing sort of memorable. But in the end it was an entertaining OVA, even if it was to spot the UY similarities.
The Outlanders manga by Johji Manabe spanned almost three dozen comic book issues in America, and was one of those series that any manga reader of the time collected. And, for most people my age, that was their first exposure to Outlanders and Manabe.
This OVA, by comparison, is just a 45-minute one-shot that sort of came and went without a splash; noteworthy only for the hilarously bad vanity-dub by Trish LeDoux.
Is it really fair to compare the two versions? I mean, the manga contains hundreds of pages of artwork and a broad, expansive
story that took a few years to develop. But you can't cover all of that in a short animated bit like this. The OVA has several characters stripped out and all of the intermingled sub-plots removed, leaving a bare-bones version of the main plot in its stead.
Even then, there's not time to develop that properly, as the main characters are reduced to little more than crass horndogs. (Not to say that wasn't in the manga as well; it's just that there were more dimensions to the characters than just that). And rushed right through, with a what-the-hell ending.
The artwork also suffers somewhat in comparison to the manga, which was crisp and clean black and white linework with very intricate designs at times, which does not translate well to a low-budget anime production. And the animation likewise suffers because of this.
Not to say this is the worst little story in the world, far from it. But if you come to this having read through the manga first, you are only going to be disappointed in comparison.
Though the manga was very well written and illustrated, this adaptation was very insulting to it. The story was rushed and contained very few connections to the manga. Many of the important characters did not even appear in the anime. Many of the important story points were also absent. Earth barely had a cameo even though it was where half of the story took place. The ending, though less sad, is still far from the manga. Overall, if you have read the manga and loved it, stay away from this OVA.