Blue Gender 1 Season 1999

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Season 1
(19) IMDb 6.2/10

8. Oasis TV-PG

Yuji is separated from Marlene and Dice amidst the confusion of a sandstorm. He is rescued from the desert by a band of nomads, and is befriended by Elena, a young nomad girl.

Starring:
Chinami Nishimura, Masatake Ginga
Runtime:
24 minutes
Original air date:
November 26, 1999

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance, Adventure, Horror
Starring Chinami Nishimura, Masatake Ginga
Supporting actors Laura Bailey, Kasey Buckley, Chris Cason, Dameon Clarke, Houko Kuwashima, Carlos Moreno, Kenji Nojima, Mark Orvik, Eric Vale, Kent Williams
Season year 2000
Network FUNimation
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

The voice acting is great.
John S
Considering what he goes through, I would whine like a b**tch too, and probably faint after crapping me pants.
L. Mintah
And the menus are fast and look very stylish.
"madnessmark"

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 5, 2003
Format: DVD
If your basic Japanese anime were melded with "Starship Troopers," the result might be something like "Blue Gender." Better plotted than "Troopers," "Blue Gender" is an entertaining if uneven series, the first three episodes of which are here (along with extras such as audio commentary and character profiles).
Yuji Kaido is an ordinary kid from a few years in the future, living an ordinary life... until he's diagnosed with a strange, incurable virus. His only hope to to enter artificial hibernation until a cure is found. Theoretically, it wouldn't be long. But he wakes into a world gone wild, and is nearly devoured by monstrous insects the size of trucks. He's barely rescued by humans driving enormous robots, who were sent to bring him back.
Yuji discovers that twenty-two years have passed, and it is now 2031. While he was sleeping, the earth was overrun by these insects, called "Blues," which devour organic and inorganic alike and have reduced civilization to a pack of on-the-run soldiers. They were ordered to bring all the sleepers back to a space station where they all live, but a Blue attack kills all the sleepers except Yuji. Determined not to be babied by the present-day humans any longer, Yuji decides to fight for his life.
A pretty typical plot, and as a cartoon it sounds doomed. But despite the anime look of the characters, the action scenes, settings, and the Blues themselves are quite realistic-looking. One problem is that the action scenes themselves are a little repetitive, if well-done -- bloody, weird, full of violence and gnashing insects.
The Blues are one of the bonuses -- as they act like real insects, only thousands of times the size. Nor do they seem evil, just animalistic.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By John S on October 12, 2002
Format: DVD
I must say that I really enjoyed this DVD. The story starts with a basic aliens-take-over-the-world style plot. But even the first three episodes show that this anime isn't as cliche as it first appears. First off the mechs look like they might be buildable, which is more than can be said for Gundam in any of it's incarnations (not putting Gundam down in any way, it is just that their mechs do complex movements that don't seem possible when the cockpit is seen). Then there is the blue themselves (those aforementioned aliens invading the earth). They also seem somewhat believable because they are so similar to insects that can be seen in real life, only much bigger and meaner.
The base personalities of the different characters are laid out in these episodes. It is hard to tell just from these, but they seem like they are going to turn out to be more complex then they first appear. The voice acting is great. All of the main characters are voiced by people who have worked on DBZ, but that isn't a bad thing. They seem to have been given more natural roles in this show because they are much more convincing. The animation is also great. I haven't noticed any looping or re-using of animation yet, a thing that plagues some other shows. It is also creatively violent. There are bug bits and broken people in most of the major scenes. Think Starship Troopers style violence and you'll get a good idea of what I'm getting at.
The DVD itself is great as well. The layout doesn't go out of the way to be annoying or confusing. This means straight forward and easy to use menus that are still worth looking at. The extras are also good. There is the standard assortment of trailers.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Robert Fabriano Jr. on October 23, 2001
Format: DVD
With BLue Gender we are thrust into a post-apocoliptic future where man has been driven off Earth by a new type of vicious species that can eat anything organic (like humans) or in-organic. These hige insect like creatures have taken over the planet. The story begins with an apparent rescue mission of some survivors who were placed into cryo-sleep before the disastor. Things go wrong from there. The story is very promising but has a few flaws that may or may not drive you crazy. For example, the main character Kaido is a coward, and an annoying one at that. Character development is minimal and at times uninteresting. Otherwise, a very promising anime if a few things are improved with the next disc.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By "madnessmark" on October 19, 2001
Format: DVD
FUNimation is actually taking on anime titles outside of Dragonball Z. And they did a great job in terms of content.
Meet Yugi. In the year 2009, he was frozen until a cure for his illness can be found. Yugi, however, is woken up a little early. He awakes in the year 2031. The Earth is now plagued with huge biological bugs, called Blues. The moon has been colonized and named Second Earth. For some reason, Yugi is to be transported to the moon. He is escorted around by Marlene, an emotionless soldier, and Joey, a mech pilot. Yugi examines how violent and hoorible the world has become. He's in for a wild ride.
Story Type: Mecha
Content: A
Animation: A
Music: A+ (hard rock and piano)
Japanese Dialogue: A
Dub Dialogue: B+
Subtitles: B-
Characters
Yugi: Freaked out guy who awakens in the horror filled world of 2031.
Marlene: Emotionless soldier girl who Yugi is abssesed with. Pilots the commando mech.
Joey: Movement pilot of the two person mech.
Kieth: Moves arms on two person mech.
Malcom: Jeep driver.
Takashi: Yugi's friend from 2009.
FUNimation pulled no stops with this DVD. We get Bios on the characters and dub actors, textless opening and closings, audio commentary on first episode, Original Japanese Teaser Commercial and a short rough sketch video. And the menus are fast and look very stylish. Title menu features Yugi, scene selection features the two person mech, Setup features Yugi freaking out after remembering his friend and extras menu features Yugi in the two person mech battling a Blue.
Overall, the dubbing is above average, the story is great, the animation rocks and the music is extreme. Highly recommended to all anime lovers.
NOTE: Unlike DBZ, this title contain extreme violence and brief nudity in the closing.
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