Jun 22, 2020
Reviewing anime I've only seen raw is an interesting task, but here I go doing so again. MAPS: Densetsu no Samayoeru Seijintachi is a 1987 OVA that's the first adaptation of the manga Maps (another 4 episode series would be released in 1994), and is a rather goofy space adventure that follows a hyperactive teenage boy and his girlfriend as they're beamed aboard an interesting looking spaceship by a blue haired alien, as the boy holds the key to the location of a much coveted map.
The vast majority of the characters are super over the top in their actions, with loud voice acting to
match, which could be annoying to some. As noted, this is goofy. The blue haired alien (who's blonde in the original manga and 1994 OVAs), is reserved and stoic for reasons I won't spoil. She's also the badass of the story, though the fact she is harmed by damage done to the ship is an odd choice. The animation is pretty ok, and the art is fair. Not the type of stuff that wows me about anime of this era, but it isn't bad either. I did like the design of the hero and main villain ships. One being very angelic, and the other nightmarish. MAPS: Densetsu no Samayoeru Seijintachi isn't what I'd call a hidden gem in the sea of '80s OVAs, but it is kinda fun, if ultimately a little bit forgettable.
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