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Plastic Little - The Adventures of Captain Tita (Essential Anime Collection)

Yôsuke Akimoto , Bryan Bounds , Kinji Yoshimoto  |  Unrated |  DVD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Yôsuke Akimoto, Bryan Bounds, Angel Fisher, Yuriko Fuchizaki, Tiffany Grant
  • Directors: Kinji Yoshimoto
  • Writers: Masayori Sekimoto, Satoshi Urushihara
  • Producers: Matt Greenfield, Hideaki Fujii, Kazuhiko Ikeguchi
  • Format: Animated, Color, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • 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: March 16, 2004
  • Run Time: 55 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001DCXSI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #298,795 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Plastic Little - The Adventures of Captain Tita (Essential Anime Collection)" on IMDb

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I will be an impartial judge on this one. September 21, 2005
It seems to me that people who reviewed this title either loved it or hated it. I myself think somewhere in the middle. The artwork in Plastic Little is very good, and in a way it is kind of funny. One fine example of this is when Captain Tita, and Elysse, are sitting together, after having seen a beautiful sunset, and just as they're talking about Elysse's code a spaceship comes out of nowhere and blasts out the window next to them. Yet another fine example is that the pilot, Nichol, kind of likes Tita, but he himself is very femminine, right down to his name.

Many people have said that there wasn't enough character development. I agree with them in some ways, but in others I completely disagree. I agree with them because there really wasn't too much character development. That's the thing though is that there doesn't need to be more than there already is. You get to know that Tita is kind of lazy, and that Nichol is kind of in love with Tita, and that's enough. Had this been made into a series though I am sure that there would have been much more development of the characters. As it is though the entire story is only 50 minutes long, so you can't very well fit too much in.

Many people again say that the plot wasn't good, or long enough, but I again agree and disagree. I agree because it truly wasn't that long, but again for the purposes of this type of anime, the plot doesn't need any lengthening, or shortening. I am sure again that had this been made into a full fledged series Elysse wouldn't be the only person Tita would run into, and I am also sure that there would be plenty of villans in the story as well.

Now for the most infamous bit; the nudity. I personally didn't see anything wrong with it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Voice Actor Weighs In September 22, 2007
(Discussions of plot, fan-service, etc., are much better covered in other reviews. This review is exclusively to mention some behind-the-scenes information about the dubbing of this feature, from one of the voice actors in the show.)

I provided the English-dubbed voice for the engineer, Mikhail. Or was he the engineer? It's been so long since I've seen this thing (and I recorded it in 1997 or so), I can't really remember much about it -- which, I suppose, says something of the overall plot.

My use of a Russian accent was planned well; the execution of that accent wasn't planned well at all. I don't recall who decided that it should be that thick. In order for an accent to be believable and natural, it is often best to paint it on thinly rather than trying to go over the top. So my apologies right off the bat for that one -- I didn't do nearly as well as I could have done. My best contribution was to provide some actual Russian, such as "Har' shoa" (very good) and "turok" (stupid, or idiot -- much like the Japanese "baka"). Please note the transliterated spelling of the Russian words is likely to be completely wrong; it's just how it sounds to my ear.

The story overall was given as much seriousness as we could gather for it, perhaps realizing that it really is a "fan service" flick at best. We (the voice actors) gave it a helluva shot, and that's about the best I can say on our behalf. This isn't the same caliber as, say, "Neon Genesis Evangelion" or "Serial Experiments Lain", so it really didn't get the same amount of attention or expertise from any of us. That, I confess, is a failing. The Tao would tell us, "Pay as much attention to the end as to the beginning, and there will be no error."
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Perfect, but OK April 13, 2000
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Not perfect, but certainly not a one-star anime. The animation is simply amazing. Rent it for that if nothing else. Compared to Plastic Little, every other anime looks like Scooby Doo.
Remember the scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark where Jones is about to face a giant with a sword, then rather than fight him, Jones just pulls out a gun and shoots him? That unconventional not-what-you-expect touch made the move unique. A lot of the fights in Plastic Little are like that. That's why some people here are upset because rather than another set of big super-fights, the heroes/villains use guile and end it quickly. It's unconventional, but after seeing dozens of other animes, it's nice.
If you're not familiar with anime yet, I would suggest you pass this one up and get Tenchi Muyo, Birdy the Mighty, or Ah! My Goddess! The plot is much easier to follow in those animes. If you've seen a lot of anime, and are looking for something new, Plastic Little may be what you're looking for.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars My opinion January 5, 2000
Animation and drawings. 5 stars. Impressive.
Sound. 3 stars. Good but not outstanding. It won't be the next Star Wars hit.
Story. 1 star. Too fast. No drama. Emotionless. Except for topless it is not quite interesting. Surprising solutions came from nowhere. Relationship between two main characters (both female) seem like an affair, not like a friendship.
Feeling. Just for rent. Perhaps it may worth the time due to drawings. But if you spend money... There are better things you may buy:
Superdimensional fortress Macross, Sol Bianca, Bubblegum crisis chapter 1 to 4, Wings of Honneamise.
If you see this movie on the shelves, leave it there and warn your friends.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 3 months ago by Tom Warner II
4.0 out of 5 stars A classic visual anime that aims to please
This is a pretty classic anime that's been around for about 2 decades now. The character designer, Satoshi Urushihara, is kinda known for his female character designs (for fairly... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Wild Ali
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic OVA
This title brings me back to the early 1990's when I started getting into anime. The animation was amazing at the time and still holds up very well, colors are bright, action is... Read more
Published on November 6, 2011 by Delta 88
3.0 out of 5 stars Fan Service A-Hoy!
Satoshi Urushima is best known for his work on such anime productions as Record Of Lodoss War and Bubblegum Crisis, or his designs for the Langrisser and Growlanser video games. Read more
Published on June 5, 2011 by J. Alford
4.0 out of 5 stars ai ai Captain
In addition to what it is well-known for, PL does have its own sweet teen romance a la Nadia-&-Jean.
Batten down, mateys: Spoilers ahead ! Read more
Published on September 22, 2008 by serval
5.0 out of 5 stars What a great little anime
Tita is the young Captain of a Pet Shop Hunter ship, inheriting the position from her father who died on the ship. Read more
Published on September 20, 2005 by Ronnie Clay
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not great.
This movie came up short of my expectations. It fullfilled all of the fanservice requirements, including an unnecessary but acceptable (for me anyway) bath scene. Read more
Published on April 20, 2004 by Mark Drobenak
1.0 out of 5 stars I purchased the movie and...
Good news first, then bad news. Later some comments.
The good news is that the animation is VERY impressive, the drawings have a VERY charmy style. Read more
Published on September 21, 1999 by Alpha...
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth the money
If you're an Urusihara fan, buy the video. The art and character development is superb, and having nubile females running around topless never hurts a film any. Read more
Published on July 5, 1999 by Tyche
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