Although it already aired in Japan, Zentrix
was animated in Hong Kong and is being presented with only the English voice track (and no extras). Zentrix is the perfect city of 2088, run by Emperor Jarad's ultimate robot, Omycronpsy. But when the six cyberchips that form Omycronpsy's mind become unstable, the Emperor goes back in time seven years to prevent the creation of the robot. His daughter Megan follows him, with Mango, her dinosaur-toy-playmate, and super-robot Zeus as companions. Megan wanders through the past, trying to find the six hidden cyberchips and disable them, with some help from people she befriends along the way.
Key elements of the story are left unexplained: why does Megan go from 15 to eight when she travels through time? Why would Omycronpsy blow up an undersea fortress that contains one of his vital chips? The main characters all seem to have come from animation's equivalent of Central Casting: Omycronpsy laughs maniacally and derides his underlings as fools, Megan remains determinedly spunky, etc. Clutches of cutesy side characters repeatedly halt the plot in its tracks. (The Peach-Wigis in episode 3 look like a Jolly Green Giant commercial gone wrong.) The low-budget computer animation never conveys a sense of weight; the characters gesticulate furiously, but fail to convey credible thoughts and emotions. The bright colors of Zentrix may divert small children for a little while, but their older siblings will quickly grow restless. (Rated 7 and older: robot vs. robot violence) --Charles Solomon