Burst Angel 1 Season 2005

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Season 1
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1. Hell Comes Silently TV-14

Kyouhei is a culinary student who needs a new job. Luckily, his teacher passes him just the right flier.

Starring:
Akeno Watanabe, Monica Rial
Runtime:
24 minutes
Original air date:
January 1, 2005

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Season 1

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Genres Science Fiction, Action, Comedy
Starring Akeno Watanabe, Monica Rial
Supporting actors Megumi Toyoguchi, Jamie Marchi, Rie Tanaka, Clarine Harp, Mikako Takahashi, Alison Viktorin, Yûji Ueda, Greg Ayres, R. Bruce Elliott
Season year 2005
Network FUNimation
Producers Daniel Cocanougher, Justin Cook, Cindy Brennan Fukunaga, Gen Fukunaga, Barry Watson
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The fast paced directing is great, as well as the music, characters, and action.
C. Chow
Episode four continues this storyline and shows how multi-faceted the series will be, as this episode has action, comedy, drama, and even a little bit of horror.
Antonio D. Paolucci
Rapt seems to run the city, but there are hints of other powers fighting for the top of the hill.
Michael Valdivielso

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Michael Valdivielso on August 16, 2005
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The four episodes are great - the artwork is beautiful, the characters are interesting and the combat is realistic. There are wheels within wheels when it comes to the plot and there are two story arches within the DVD,so you get a lot of story for your buck. The main idea is that crime rules most of the city of Tokyo and a team of four girls are trying to help keep the peace. But they are NOT part of the normal law enforcement units (think A-Team or Bubblegum Crisis). Rapt seems to run the city, but there are hints of other powers fighting for the top of the hill. In fact the girls seem to follow commands from somebody else (all we get is a name - it could be a person or a business).

There are also a ton of extras, such as radio dramas, one commentary track, funny outtakes, textless songs and, of course, trailers. The English Voice Actors are the best. Jo is played By Monical Rial (Gasaraki, Azumanga Daioh), Meg is played by Jamie Marchie (Fruits Basket) and Kyohei Tachibana is played by Greg Ayres (Full Metal Panic, Gunslinger Girl). We also get Sei played by Clarine Harp and Amy played by Alison Retzloff (from having been in Kiddy Grade).

Now, heres the bad new. First, it is ONLY in surround sound, so for guys like me who have only 2.0 stereo, lots of the audio is lost or too soft. Also, there are subtitle problems. The opening song, for example, has the subtitles right over the credits. The radio dramas, but for the first selection, have non subtitles. Also, the textless closing song in the extras, the English version, has subtitles which can't be turned off. All this little issues add up and take a little away from the enjoyment.

Yet hearing Monica Rial play a female gunslinger, with cussing and all, made my day. That is why I only took one point away. Great anime, nice selection of extras, but sloppy work on putting the DVD together.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By K. Johnson on April 22, 2006
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I had my reservations when I first starting watching the series. However, to my surprise this series is just as good as Robotech/Macross. Each character is distinct, actually has a personality and there is more focus on the personalities while the science is put in the background. Which is rare since a lot of other Japanese Anime have characters that always seem to be cardboard cut outs of each other and focus to much on the scientific-war plot, if I wanted to see all that than I would watch the Discovery channel. Burst Angel is NOT like that since, it focuses on the character's and is just fun to watch with it's varying levels of chemistry and character development. They are not hard to look at either with there seductive wardrobe. I loved the packaging of the DVD which includes little books with detailed pictures of the characters. This is a DVD that is well worth the money since, the extras are fun to watch also. The only thing that I would have liked to have seen in the extras is the actors who actually did the American voices since, they were cool to listen to in the commentary. But, nothing is 100% perfect. Burst Angel is pure fun, cool, action packed and has perfect visual quality.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joey F. Kolber on September 4, 2005
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Burst Angel certainly has potential to become interesting. It starts off with an interesting story: A young man going to school to become a chef gets a job as the cook for a rag tag group of gunslingers who are paid to take on missions. The primary "mercenary" is Jo, a quiet, tough young woman who shoots first and asks questions later. She is joined by Meg, the seemingly useless, typically big breasted cowgirl of the group (minus the accent), Sei and Amy. While it starts out with some pretty nifty stuff, the focus shifts a bit. The cook becomes less interesting, and to me he's the most interesting character. Meg and Jo seem to take on the spotlight, and they are just a bit too cliched for my tastes. On the other hand, the rest of the series is quite good. The setting is interesting and fun to watch. The action is excellent and well animated. So, if your into something that doesn't require too much focus, but is pretty fun, Burst Angel is worth a check. You might be surprised and like it more than me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Collector on February 24, 2006
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I was pleasantly surprised by this anime. I kept away from this title after all the terrible reviews I've read about it. I guess that goes to show you have to actually watch the show to know if you're gonna like it or not. This show's got robots, guns, and hot chicks in skimpy outfits...a mix for some serious fun! I was hooked by the first episode, it has some great mecha & gun action with good looking cgi. The girls? What can I say? This show has some very hot looking ladies! Whether you keep watching after the first few episodes is up to you. But the first volume is definitely worth checking out if you're looking for something exciting to watch.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Antonio D. Paolucci on December 20, 2005
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Burst Angel is another one of Gonzo Digimation's many releases this year (Gantz, Samurai 7, and Gankutsuou). It's one of those mecha/girls with guns series, only different in that it's a great deal better than the rest. That's not a surprise, as the director, Koichi Ohata, directed great anime films like M.D. Geist and Cybernetics Guardian. How else is it better? Well, read on.

First off, episode one starts out with pure action, and displays quickly what the series will offer in terms of animation quality, as the CG mixes almost perfectly with the 2D effects. Then it goes from there to introduce the main characters, all of them, as quickly as possible: Jo, the fighter without a heart, Meg, the constant Damsel in distress, Amy, the tech-freak, and Sei, the leader of the bunch. They also introduce Kyohei, the lucky chef who gets to take care of these women's meals. After that's out of the way (it takes up probably five minutes of time) they quickly get back into the action. Episode two picks up immediately after as a continuation of episode one, and also introduces us to the dark setting of New Tokyo, devastated by natural disasters and crime, and the monstrous enemy robots called Cybots, free-thinking creatures that love destruction.

From there, episode three starts a new side plot and also reveals the history of the story, how crime became so prevalent on the streets of Tokyo, and the police force known as RAPT that has taken control in more than one way. In this episode, the girls hunt an apparent psychopath who gets kidnapped, and they are forced to follow. Episode four continues this storyline and shows how multi-faceted the series will be, as this episode has action, comedy, drama, and even a little bit of horror.
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