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The score is very pretty and nostalgic, too. There's the raucous rock opera theme, which gets played during triumphant moments, but it's forgivable.
The story? Hey, I don't want to give it away but this boy named Gehn finds out he's the hope of the universe, aided by a living human/cyborg/spaceship woman named Lipumira, they jaunt around the universe looking for the star maps left by the Nomad star tribe....
and hunted by increasingly dangerous and sadistic adversaries..... the story is spotty in places- it feels like this was originally intended to be a longer series and was cut back.
Anyway, it's what you'd expect. :)
What you won't expect are quiet emotional moments, some wonderful artistic touches and bawdy humor. It just has a nice feel to it.
The voice acting is quite good, too.
Probably not good for young children.... Some blood, some nudity, some language, and some grotesque imagery.
Not the ticket for a action-packed friday night, but fun to curl up with on a rainy afternoon.
And that theme song was a big part of the draw for me. If you haven't heard it, it's quite possibly one of the greatest 1980's space opera big-machines-in-space-having-fights theme to ever grace an audio track. If you want to have a listen, you can check out this URL ( [...] ). It's a Quicktime file, and I think it was supposed to have been deleted from some random Russian server ages ago, but thankfully it's still lingering in cyberspace. Good luck trying to find an mp3 of this song anywhere else on the Internet, by the way.
"Yeah, yeah, yeah, so what about the plot", you ask? Well, it's fairly straightforward stuff involving a boy who is taken into outer space by a woman who thinks that one big strip of gift wrap ribbon makes for a really neat outfit. See, the kid's got an intergalactic "map" embedded into his genetic code or something like that... even though it sounds interesting, they never actually go into it much.Read more ›
CONS: Poor sound quality during opening and ending music, Main menu very poor quality, whole screen shakes and twitches with every move of the cursor, not just the selections.
Overall, I'm happy with the purchase and was happy to replace my 2 old VHS of this.
This is a well thought but hurried stoy.
It dose contain alot of violence, it dose have some nudity. It is not for children. If you are a die hard Sci-fi anime person you will enjoy this.
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