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Oct 23, 2009 4:14 PM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Though not quite as bad as Apocalypse Zero, MD Geist was still horrible. Y'know, it wasn't even laughably bad. It was generic and half the things that happened made no sense. It sort of felt like mad max, but then it went into some sort of retarded mecha nonsense.

3/10, It was crap imo. At least the plot twist at the end makes the sequel sound somewhat interest.

Incidentally, this is my 200th anime watched. Go figure..
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Dec 18, 2009 7:45 PM
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This show is hilarious. Everybody should see how bad this is.
 
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Nov 18, 2010 12:46 PM

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Not even worth commenting how crappy this is. 3/10 from me.

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Jan 12, 2011 10:05 AM
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Setting and mecha designs were nice and it was generally entertaining.
 
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Mar 25, 2011 11:39 AM

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Here is what i liked and disliked about it.

Liked:
The opening theme song "Merciless Soldier" was badass!
Geist's mecha suit was very badass and cool looking.

Disliked:
Everything else...
 
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May 18, 2011 9:35 PM
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anime has really lost a lot of its spirit over the years after 1995 you rarely if ever see a show that is even half this gritty and hardcore i suppose the 80 to mid nineties were an experimental stage for anime before it became all the same old commercialized shit of course this is back when they still used hand drawn illustrations so that gave it a certain character you won't see now a days no matter what
 
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May 18, 2011 10:28 PM

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erching said:
anime has really lost a lot of its spirit over the years after 1995 you rarely if ever see a show that is even half this gritty and hardcore i suppose the 80 to mid nineties were an experimental stage for anime before it became all the same old commercialized shit of course this is back when they still used hand drawn illustrations so that gave it a certain character you won't see now a days no matter what


Yep, because pointless violence and zero character development is so much better than a random harem anime with pointless panty shots and zero character development. I mean is this really the anime you want to use as an example of what's missing now a days? Really?
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Jul 7, 2011 11:08 AM
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i wouldn't say its good but its certainly not horrible
just some fun senseless gore for 50min
 
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May 27, 2012 1:05 PM

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I just know out of all the anime characters i saw Geist is the most craziest. That bastard is beyond insane.
 
Jun 7, 2012 8:32 PM

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The OST is glorious. As with the mech suit. And lol wtf, what the fuck does that assassinated president (?) have to do with anything.
 
Oct 8, 2012 2:23 PM

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Tuskus said:
This show is hilarious. Everybody should see how bad this is.


Can't believe what I just read. There are hilariously bad OVA, like Kakugo no Susume and Genocyber, but MD Geist was just bad. It had nice mecha designs, but the whole OVA was just boring. They never bothered to explain anything and just kept on fighting. It was just bad. Way far from so-bad-it's-good.

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Jan 5, 2013 8:40 PM

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I found this nowhere near as bad as its reputed to be, instead it's merely dull, plus there's actually a single interesting idea in here, although it's executed poorly.

Hyper-capable fighters like Geist aren't uncommon in anime, but there's usually at least a bare minimum of moral superiority to them; even if they're assholes, they're ultimately fighting for something worthwhile. This one almost appears to be conforming to that; Geist seems to be fighting to fix the mess the army that betrayed him created. He kills only bandits and people who are trying to kill him, like Krutes.

The difference comes in the ending. Conventionally, Geist would have stopped the Death Force program and probably paired up with Vaiya as lovers. He would have "won" and received the reward of life and glory. Instead, Geist ensures that the Death Force is activated so that he will have strong opponents to fight, revealing himself as the true villain of the piece and sending poor Vaiya into a wail of terror.

This show manages to be slightly interesting by taking that common archetype of the lone super-fighter to the logical extreme; all he cares about is fighting and will gladly take the chance to continue doing so even if it means the deaths of everyone else. MD Geist seems to be trying to be a satire of shallow action pictures.

Sadly, it doesn't quite work. Geist is too cold for a happier ending to really seem plausible. His cruel treatment of Vaiya is over the top and is too revealing too early of Geist's vicious character. Vaiya herself could use more fleshing out. She's almost the tender, bruised heart of the OVA; initially apparently as vile as everyone else she ultimately seems like a frightened person driven into her scheming by the harsh world the idiocy of the military has created. Unfortunately, the scene where she yells at Krutes is pat and not very effective. The best shot at this idea is her sad expression as the biker gang tell her that they're leaving her.
 
Feb 24, 2013 5:31 PM

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Wow I just wasted 40mins of my life.
 
Aug 3, 2013 2:48 AM

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After watching it, I'm glad I didn't have any expectations about it. After seeing all the violence and gore, I think it wasn't bad and IMHO it wasn't that good either, just OK. I'm leaning with Fronzel's points of view for this episode 2 posts ahead of this reply.

Since I've started this I might as well finish the series and download MD Geist II: Death Force somewhere in the web now.
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Sep 6, 2014 3:51 PM
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Everyone hates how fucking dope this MC is?
This guy fucks shit up like crazy.

This reminded me if a Bruce Lee movie with the soundtrack and the way the whole OVA was directed. Also gave me nostalgic Thundercat feels.

9/10 because Geist. Disliked how he rejected tits.
 
Jun 6, 2015 5:11 PM

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Not nearly as bad as everyone made it out to be...are you guys weak for gore or something? I expected action and brutal violence and I got that so didn't care if it got plot or not really.
 
Jun 26, 2015 5:11 PM

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Good enough action to keep me entertained enough to finish it.

This is what would have happened if Fabio had been cast as the Terminator.
 
Oct 15, 2015 9:24 AM

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Had its moments and excellent cover but..... yeah. The plot was really going nowhere + the animation was f*cking bad. I only got a couple of quick laughters from the ridiculous gore, but that's about it.

2/10.
 
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You're all Retarded.
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Dec 2, 2016 8:56 AM

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6/10
good enough to watch.
Has lots of blood and gore you don't see anymore.

 
Dec 22, 2017 2:19 PM

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Too funny to be a Worst Of All Time contender, not funny enough to be enjoyable for the entirety of its runtime.

The directing was almost competent and the animation was fairly good, well, at least in the Director's Cut version.
 
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Can I have my 45 min back ? That was painfully boring.
Kokoro did nothing wrong.

 
Apr 25, 2018 9:06 PM

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I came to this thread looking for astute observations regarding the resemblance of the word "FINAL" to "ANAL." Someone on 4chan put this together: https://i.imgur.com/zT4CsME.jpg

I've only seen a little bit of Dragon Ball Z, but I've heard people talk about Goku like Geist - saying that he was intended to be an unlikeable jerk who just wants to fight, even at the cost of innocent lives.
 
Oct 16, 2018 8:11 AM

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I liked it. For a 40 minute OVA it's really not that bad.

It does have it's fair share of silly moments though. Like the part where Geist jumps on a mecha, stabs the pilot in the head with a knife, jumps off and the mecha explodes for whatever reason. But I think moments like these are a part of why I enjoyed this show.
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