Mezzo - Complete Collection
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This is really neat storytelling in that they re-cast the characters as different people in a similar world. It's something done a lot in Japanese manga, I forgot the name, but it's equivalent to using the same actor in different fictions, like Harrison Ford going from Han Solo to Indiana Jones. The pink haired gun bunny is the central character, a backup thug is now a tech guy, a crime boss is now the head of the agency... Oh, and even minor characters have their parts. One girl who showed up for what, 3 seconds?, as a sicko's rape victim in "Kite" is now the 'shy girl learning to be tough' growth story sidekick.
And, yeah, it's a "TV Series" to get some bucks. So what? Neat show and a lot of fun. I ordinarily don't like 'crime/action' stuff that much, but make an exception here.
I've never seen the Mezzo movie so when a friend said he didn't like because it wasn't hardcore enough for him I asked why and he showed me the movie. I have to say the action through not as bloody was just as good the only thing I found the series did right was not put in the stupid sex scenes I don't think they were really needed in the movie and thankfully not put into the series. I don't mind some fan-service or some sprinkling of nudity in anime but if you just want to see anime sex scenes and don't care about the series or anime movie at all just buy some adult movies. The video is clear and sharp no fuzziness or streaming to worry about and the audio actors for both the subbed and dubbed version were great no complaints on that either. The only thing I wish is that the series were longer as it's only thirteen episodes and it just seemed to short I hope they make some more episodes later on for this entertaining series. So if you like the action, gun shooting, and hard-core female fighting anime this would be a good choice for you..
I don't know ones taste but the tv series and kite was exceptional drawn and had a rather dark story. I only reccomend looking into kite or mezzo forte if your stomach can take it.
Case in point, the first episode is about ghosts (with another episode later on also being about a ghost), the second is about aliens, the third about biological disasters, another episode deals with androids, and another with virtual reality. Though it all follows in line with the concept of the anime, it doesn't progress the story line in any way. In fact, two of the episodes, the last two on the first disc, goes back to the much more dangerous and adult Mezzo Forte in the form of flashbacks. You'd think this a good thing, but the obvious difference between the two makes the Mezzo series look terrible beside its prologue, Mezzo Forte. The animation quality in Mezzo Forte was just too good.
That's not to say that this anime was all bad. The characters, for one, are hilarious. Mikura is the gunslinger/beautiful-chick that is common in this genre who gets a certain amount of pleasure out of the violence she dishes out. Kurokawa is an ex-cop who knows the darker side of his former job, and who also loves to eat noodles, and Harada is the brains of the bunch, who seems to have a crush on Mikura that never comes through in the story. Also, there are the weird Black Scissors, a gang of assassins and underworld thugs; little Asami, the protege; a mysterious assassin that was seemingly hired to kill Kurokawa, but by who?Read more ›
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i am a big fan of this item was so glad to get it, and it was everything i hoped it would bePublished on January 12, 2014 by Ethen Volkman
a nice box case of three discs. great anime about an girl fighting for a secret agency. cute an sexyPublished on April 10, 2013 by tony
who can ask for more. the ONLY complaint I have, the show was too short, not enough eps.Published on September 13, 2009 by LauRence Sutton
Mezzo - Complete Collection I AM A FAN OF THIS SERIES THOUGH I WOULD HAVE PREFERED THAT IT STAYED AS HARDCORE AS THE ORIGINAL MEZZO FORTE. STILL I ENJOY THE SHOW.Published on September 27, 2008 by Andrew Bovell
The overall production feels a lot like Burst Angel...
Just like BA less focus on fan service and more focus on story and character development could have made this... Read more
Mezzo has a rather unique story line, it has it's moments of greatness but over all it's mildly above average.Published on February 14, 2007 by Michael Alan Burth Jr.
I can't belive the series was so lame compared to Mezzo forte. It's just what happends when you trust a good name it lowers in quality. Read morePublished on March 19, 2006 by Mayle