Burst Angel, Vol. 1: Death's Angel
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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.
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.Read more ›
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Too predictable. Animation was barely average. I'm sorry I spent the money on it but it did have at least minimal mindless entertainment to push me through to the end. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Crickett
pretty cool to watch: different for me, but I like it: haven't seen all volumes yet, but I'm getting therePublished on March 23, 2013 by Ironman~1
Bought this totally on recommendation of a friend. At first I thought I had been misguided, but as the story unfolded, and the babes got hotter, I really began to appreciate the... Read morePublished on December 27, 2009 by Richard M. Mejia
Burst Angel', a futuristic city is defended from giant robots by a government task force consisting of busty girls with guns...
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I was'nt really into burst angel but this was good, monica rial did a nice job voice acting jo but this was good.Published on May 23, 2008 by Cheri Taylor
This is one sereis you got to watch all of it. Sometimes a few episodes seem pointless and stray from the storyline. Read morePublished on September 15, 2007 by Brent L. Olsen
This anime introduces Jo, or "Angel from Hell" While at work,she is a beautiful bad-ass women with a direct hit from her guns with a bit of an attitude to show for it, but when she... Read morePublished on March 2, 2006 by Vivian E. Mendoza
Okay at first when I saw the cover I was a bit hesitant, but for the fact that it had a redhead in the series I couldn't resist. Read morePublished on January 3, 2006 by Amazon Customer