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Both friends are keen of mind and also keen on sexual conquest. The former provides many entertaining moments whether it be American ace pilot Lostman deftly aiming a space shuttle or his friend--the Japanese construction specialist extraordinaire Goro--intuiting the best route for saving a trapped construction worker. The "conquest" issue, however, drags down both the characters and the maturity quotient. The issue certainly isn't that they are sexually active as such, but the tangential explicit inclusion of most of these sex scenes comes off as crass. Almost like self-sabotaging an otherwise mature work to appeal to those who don't quite get what "mature" entails.
This also leads to issues with the translation. The English voice acting is superb here but the script itself sadly adds an extra layer of immaturity that actually isn't present in the subtitles. One scene really made this difference stand out in particular. In the English dub, Lostman speaks to his latest temp girlfriend like a cheap trick, foul language placed where none was before. In the subtitles, the script and va intonation comes off much more respectful, and no foul language.
Overall, the series was well-produced if uneven in episode quality. The show could have benefited from more Lostman-focused episodes.Read more ›
To begin this review, I suppose the best way to describe it in terms of feel and style and would be to go ahead and compare it directly to Planetes (see my full review of that DVD set if that comparison means little to you). The action in Moonlight Mile starts literally within the fist scene of the first episode with a lunar-surface sequence that hints to a whole lot of realistic action to come. Like Planetes, Moonlight Mile combines (nearly flawlessly) a drab pallet of realistically proportioned characters with ultra-rich textured CGI sequences. However, despite a near identical look and a common affinity for extremely realistic space physics and facts, the similarities between the two shows end there. Where Planetes used the backdrop of space to weave a tale of innocence, the enthusiasm of youth, and the consequences of man's interaction with the cosmos, Moonlight Mile is dark, gritty, and often unforgiving in its prose. In a lesser-crafted anime work, some of these traits may be construed as flaws but Mile builds upon these elements to get its point across quite nicely.
The story centers on two lead characters; an American Naval aviator call sign Lost Man and a Japanese building inspector/ construction worker named Goro Saruwatari.Read more ›
After reading past reviews of this, and analyzing them, I knew that I was in for a good story, and I wasn't disappointed. Sometimes, you don't need some bashing over the head about the agonizing of a bishie seventeen year old who can pilot a supertech giant robot plane like he was born to it but can't decide whether to get it on with the hot superglam pop star or the 14 going on 12 underclassgirl nascent savior of the galaxy. You know which story I'm talking about. And I'm not even scratching the surface of the really embarrassing stuff out there.
This story is about two dudes who go for it. They drink and screw their way through life, but hey, whatever: Who's really going to take serious advice on morality from otakus? There's some good old sinister gummint plotting, some storytelling about what a new energy source would mean for global politics and interstate maneovering, and there is plenty of room to grow. It's not too complicated, but you know, I get plenty of complication in my day job. This hits the spot.Read more ›
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DEFINITELY NOT FOR CHILDREN
This was literally the best anime ever to watch with my bros. Read more
This 2007 series, based on the manga by Yasuo Otagaki, centers on two long time mountaineering companions, the loveably loutish Goro Saruwatari and snidely cynical Jack 'Lostman'... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Kenneth Holland
If you like anime involving space you will love this one. It has plenty of action and character involvement to make a great story.Published on October 9, 2013 by Ronald C. Young
I really like Anime, and I came across this Series because I wanted Anime with great graphics as well as decent content. Read morePublished on September 23, 2013 by C. Cornell
I realized I had never wrote a review for Midnight Mile. Some ppl had told me not to watch this show, because it wasnt very good. Read morePublished on March 24, 2013 by DL
First off , I like sci- fi and I like anime , so I figured this should be a good choice . Hey the trailer looked great. Well, Moonlight Mile it's not so good . Read morePublished on April 17, 2011 by Rick Dooley Sr.