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Megaman: Upon a Star


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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: January 4, 2005
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0006IIPGM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #401,938 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Dr. Wily has again escaped from the game world! Megaman must prevent the fiendish Dr. Wily from destroying Japan as we know it. Will Megaman and his pals be able to defeat Dr. Wily in time to save Children's Day? Or to avert the worst typhoon in history? Or to keep Mt. Fuji from erupting again?

Customer Reviews

None of this story is actually exciting, it's mostly funny and comical.
Shadow mage
The rest, of course, is just the usual storyline of Dr. Wily attacking with a giant robot, and Megaman saving the day.
Dreams Thunder
As for the OVAs themselves: as a Mega Man fan, I can only say they are awesome.
alraz

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Shadow mage on June 25, 2005
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I bought this DVD awhile ago thinking that it was an anime version of the Megaman video games, but it wasnt what I thought it was. I was expecting something like the Anime cut-scenes in the Megaman 8 video game, but it's nothing like that!

The whole story involves a little boy who accidentally frees Doctor Wily from a MegaMan 5 video game and then he has to let Megaman out of the game to stop the evil doctor.
The rest is all about Megaman searching Japan to find wily and put him back into the game.

Pros: Some of the story is kinda interesting, the art is pretty nice, Megaman's attacks function the same in this as they do in the games, it's a pretty educational DVD considering that it tells you alot of interesting things about Japan, and it's a pretty funny story if you can get into it.
Although this DVD doesn't have as much action as, "Megaman: A hero is born" Upon a star is less annoying, and easier to watch. Plus, it's more faithful to the games.

Cons: Megaman is a video game charecter in this DVD, he's not in Japan in the year 20XX as a hero, but as a silly game charecter.
None of this story is actually exciting, it's mostly funny and comical. The voice acting is pretty bad for the most part, case in point, "Rush can talk and he sounds like the early voice of Krillan from DBZ. There's hardly any action in this story, it's mostly about Megaman seaching Japan for Dr. Wily, but no real fighting occures!

Final thoughts: This would make sence if it was supposed to be a comedy, but since it's not... Well, it's pretty lame.
This DVD is kind of entertaining, but it's takes some getting used to. I really wish that they had've added just a little bit more action in this, but sadly...There's hardly any to begin with.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Chris Wilson on January 6, 2005
I'm startin' to really let ADV grow on me, even though they've probably done not so nice things with other licenses, they just shine so well with their Megaman releases.

This is a collection of the never released 3 part Original Video Animation made in 1993. The first time it was EVER released was in a 2002 Japanese DVD Box Set with Japanese and oddly enough English audio.

Well, the English audio isn't so odd...because if you watch this series, you will realize that it is almost a 3-part pilot of sorts for the Megaman TV show we all (er, most) know and love.

I love both audio tracks, even though Scott McNeil isn't quite the Dr. Wily he is in the TV show. But while the kid parts could be seen as poorly acted, I think it is really cute in all honesty, this is the juvenile Megaman everyone has been dying to see. Although...the voice actor for the father figure is uh pretty interesting (aka hilarious.)

Here's some other interesting tidbits I dug up:

First off, the whole Ocean Group does the English dub so, there's the obvious connection between this and the Ruby Spears thing (also listen to Terry Klassen's Rush...Krillin flashbacks for me.) You've got Scott McNeil as Dr. Wily and as said Dr. Light reprising his role.

Then you check out the credits, and see that Mr. Ruby and Mr. Spears actually WERE involved...and so were their musicians!

Not to mention that if you look really close you'll notice that many shots are done in the same fashion as the TV series, especially in the 3rd part where Megaman holds his buster by his face, the camera zooms out as he puts his arm behind his back, and then he finally grasps his buster and fires.

If you ask me, besides being an "educational" program, this OAV was nothing more than the Megaman pilot!

(Not to mention it's fun to think that this is actually the prequel to the TV show.)
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The first thing that I noticed was the smoother animation. The longer series that was released to the USA had smooth animation only in the opening sequence, but the animation of the show itself was actually clunky compared to the sequences. But in this series (too bad it wasn't longer) the animation is distinctly more anime-like, and Dr. Wily looks much better in this series than he did the other one. Come to think of it, so did Mega Man.

What I didn't like was that in this series, Mega Man is a game and he knows it, and he and Dr. Wily escape the game to end up in Japan. Throughout the show, facts about Japan are peppered in, as the series was also to teach Americans about Japan, using a popular video game character to do so. It was interesting, but I wish they had focused more on Mega Man vs. Dr. Wily, with more of the classic robots from the games, instead of the fact that Mega Man is from the game and has to learn about Japan to get around. Still, this is a fairly decent - however short, with just 3 episodes - series, and should be enjoyable for any Mega Man fan.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Clara A. Carpenter on October 19, 2007
my son loves Megaman, so this was a real treat for him...he says it's awesome, it is. Has good content suitable for kids, Ihave no complaints.
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I am a huge fan of the Mega Man cartoon from the 90's and saw this DVD. I quickly ordered it and wow...

This is definitely best described as a kiddy Mega Man cartoon. The plot is that a kid named Uta stays up late skipping his homework to play Mega Man 5 for Nintendo. He makes it all the way to the last battle against Dr. Wily and falls asleep. Dr. Wily escapes the Nintendo game to the real world. Mega Man, Roll, Rush, and Proto Man follow.

There are 3 episodes in this DVD and each episode basically does the same thing. Dr. Wily escapes Mega Man 5. Mega Man and Rush follow. Uta shows Mega Man around Japan. Eventually they get to go against Dr. Wily and go back into the Nintendo game. Every episode, you see another part of Japan and Dr. Wily has a new machine and various robots.

The disc felt long and drawn out even though it was only about an hour. This was I think geared towards little kids and not necessarily Mega Man fans of the original cartoon. I would say the age group is more like 3-13.
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