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Divergence Eve - Welcome to the Watcher's Nest (Vol. 1) (2005)

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  • Format: Animated, Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Section 23
  • DVD Release Date: March 1, 2005
  • Run Time: 125 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0007D4M86
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #424,861 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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What more could you ask for than a bevy of beauties forced to put their lives on the line to answer the call of duty. DIVERGENCE EVE is a bold and imaginative voyage leading directly into the heart of evil. A dark tale enlivened by a shocking mystery, which will have you guessing until the final fade out.

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In 2317, mankind can cross interstellar distances through wormholes in space. But at the Watcher's Nest, an hourglass-shaped space station many light-years from Earth, "ghouls," creatures from a parallel universe, try to invade human space. The only protection against them is the elite Seraphim Corps, a unit of overendowed cadets in outfits apparently ordered from a 24th century Victoria's Secret catalog. Masaki Kureha comes to Watcher's Nest wondering if she has the skills to succeed in Seraphim. (As she's built like a highboy with the top drawer open, her future is assured.) The disjuncture between the three-dimensional computer graphics and two-dimensional drawn animation is jarring, and the fragmentary plot makes little sense, but no matter. Divergence Eve exists to deliver jiggle shots and nude scenes to hormonal adolescent males. Other viewers will rightly dismiss it as jejune piffle. (Rated TV 14: violence, nudity, grotesque imagery, alcohol use) --Charles Solomon

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than most may think March 28, 2005
This is one of ADVfilms newest titles, and even with the character designs, it's actually very entertaining. The key here is to be open minded, at least in my own opinion.
Set in the future, Misaki is a young woman trying to live a military career. However, a run in with a "Ghoul" while on the way to Watcher's Nest with 3 other cadets, causes something inside her to stir, and sets the stage for action, comedy, horror, and so forth. The voice acting for both the English Dub and Japanese with English Subtitles is very descent, and I didn't have any problems with it. The story for this first DVD plays out well, as you want to keep watching it and know more. The animation is crisp and clean, and while the 3D animation isn't as sharp, it still does it's job. The mecha designs for this anime are also interesting to see, as they have a realistic look to them.
It's important to note that the same director and character designer were from the anime comedy "Amazing Nurse Nanako", with that said, that explains why the women are...well, not small needless to say. But that is just the cherry on the cake. The chocolate layer and frosting are the story and so forth. Once you get into the story, you don't really pay too much attention to how big the women are. If you don't pay attention to it and focus more on the story, the female cast are just as normal as any other person or character.
This is actually a VERY good anime, and is worth a shot. Some may find the character designs for the women weird, but for it, it's not bothering me, as I can pay attention to the story, character development and such.
Give this title a shot and see for yourself about why "Something wicked is waiting to be unleashed."
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Great anime with HOT! Chicks! June 15, 2005
To start out, I got two words for you......bouncy, bouncy. The animaters of this series really didn't hold back on the large breast and the countless bouncy scenes. Although the cool 3D graphics mixed with regular animation give a very interesting feal to the anime and make it seem amazeing at times, but of coarse there are better examples of this being done, such as Appleseed, but that is in a different class in its self.

The overall story is about these four chicks who have come from earth and have been appointed to under go training in a large space station called watchers nest. This is where the humans of earth have been monitering and containing the materialization of a alien race code named Ghouls. The four females are then introduced rather forcefully to there enemy and are thrown into turmoil. The series does a great job on developing the main character who's name is Misaki. The mystery about her past and the very strange scenes that happen when see comes into contact with the ghouls are very interesting and leave you wanting more.

I really had no compliants about this first dvd except for somethings thou. For instance the first episode is rather confuseing and takes some time to grasp and understand and one of the most odd things has to be the bizare ending theme song? What the heck is that? This series is a serious anime and really isn't funny accept for some scenes, but over all the anime in its self brings a atmosphere that is more of a Neon Genesis atmosphere then a perky comedey like Love Hina?

But in the end the first dvd is promiseing and would have any anime fan looking forward to the next dvd. It just is a series you got to see all the way threw to understand it all and even then you may be left in the dark. I myself have all of the dvds and I'm looking forward to finishing the series.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Somewhat schizophrenic, but pretty good! May 14, 2005
"Divergence Eve" is for guys. Young guys, around 19, who like topheavy women, blazing guns, robots, aliens, and a decent science fiction backdrop.

If you don't like fanservice, look elsewhere-- this one is brimming with it. You won't see much actual nudity (the cadets-- all young adult girls from 18 to about 22-- turn their backs a lot), but you will see a ton of undies.

The English track can be a little annoying and shrill, but not so bad as other stuff I've seen.

The writing is very good; a starbase full of soldiers (seemingly mostly female cadets, for some reason) faces a mysterious alien race, the Ghoul. There are some stylistic references to MechWarrior, Babylon 5 and a few others, but it's easily forgiven. There is even a slight attempt at realistic-sounding pseudoscience, involving interdimensional travel and "baby universes".

The effects in here are very bright and colorful; lots of flying bullets and lasers, rockets, etc, but the actual physical science is very iffy. The strangest part of the vehicles, for instance, is a seeming lack of rear jets, even when the ships move forward; weirdly, the undercarriage jets (pointing straight down) blast away even when the ship is moving straight forward.

All of this is secondary to the real story-- that of the interactions between the characters. The mystery involving the main character is engaging, and the reasons behind the girls' actions make sense.

Fanboys will love this, but so will people who like SF anime.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great show, but a major problem... March 1, 2005
Divergence Eve is a pretty good anime. The plot is somewhat interesting, though not very original. The main thing about the plot is how it is arranged. After watching the first episode you will sit and think to yourself, "what the hell is going on???", then it slowly gets explained.

The main problem with the show is the excessive fanservice. Note that the fanservice does get toned down a little in later episodes. Personally I like the character designs, but they would be soooo much better if their boobs weren't the size of planets. The technical jargon is a little over the top as well.

But in the end I give it 4 stars. It's not the greatest anime you will ever see, but it's certainly not the worst. I would recommend to anyone who enjoys horror/sci-fi anime.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Lacks character development
DIVERGENCE EVE
In the 2300's, interstellar travel takes place using "inflation gates". These gates use wormholes to pass through different dimensions. Read more
Published 23 months ago by KevinB
4.0 out of 5 stars BEAUTIES vs. GHOUL
Anyone remember "Plastic Little"? An anime known for it's fan service and action, along comes a 2004 anime television series that is reminiscent of the popular OAV. Read more
Published on August 13, 2008 by Dennis A. Amith (kndy)
5.0 out of 5 stars Short cuts can be dangerous.
The idea behind Divergence Eve seems simple at first. In the 21st Century mankind find out that portals in space, holes in the fabric, allow faster than light space travel. Read more
Published on October 1, 2006 by Michael Valdivielso
3.0 out of 5 stars Derivative and uneven
DIVERGENCE EVE takes place in the future when humankind has accomplished intergalactic space travel. Read more
Published on July 23, 2006 by Scott Promish
5.0 out of 5 stars The nudity from girls makes this worth watching
In the 24th century, Intergalactic Space Travel has become a reality. One of the first outposts in the far reaches of space is Watcher's Nest - an inflation hole drive portal which... Read more
Published on October 25, 2005 by Ronnie Clay
2.0 out of 5 stars Be warned
Hopefully this is going to give you some really helpful tips about this series.

When this series first aired they showed the second to the last episode first. Read more
Published on August 31, 2005 by Jazz
4.0 out of 5 stars Good anime
I'm fan of "japanimation" and this series is good. The story starts a little bit slow but it gets better in each episode. Read more
Published on August 26, 2005 by Bruno Sanchez Molina
5.0 out of 5 stars Excelent anime
this one of the best animes, if you like good action , big boobs , & to have a good time this is the anime for you , the ones who dont like boobs.... Read more
Published on March 7, 2005 by Cristiam Aguilar
3.0 out of 5 stars A bunch of parts that don't fit together
Divergence Eve is a Frankenstein-monster like assemblage of parts: the story attempts to be hard science fiction (hard meaning it tries to rely on physics, rather than being a... Read more
Published on March 6, 2005 by Steven Myers
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