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4.0 out of 5 stars DVD of Destiny, November 3, 2005
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13 complete episodes for twenty bucks? Sure, I figure that I'd try it. And hey, it turned out to be a good deal.

The story, though it admittedly has parts that don't make sense, is still interesting; it's about a gladiator named Layla who wanders around Mars with a little robot girl named Nei. Earth has been destroyed, humans can no longer reproduce, the moon somehow threatens to wipe out the planet, and in the middle of it all, the two main characters are being hunted down by a pair of immortals who rule over part of the planet.

It certainly has its slow parts, but the occasional fight scenes and some good-quality animation makes up for it all. The characters are kind of likable, but not entirely engaging. The packaging for this is awesome; it's a metal tin with all three discs securely fastened to either end of it. And it comes with four free film cells.

The whole series is like "Noir" mixed with "Iria," and although it may not be up to par with either one, I would reccomend it if you liked them. I'd also reccomend it if you enjoyed such things as "Madlax," "Dot Hack Sign," "Planetes," and maybe "Outlaw Star."
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Initial post: Dec 29, 2008 12:09:52 AM PST
BiolanteX says:
Everything in the show makes sense. It's just presented in a cryptic style. It relies on the viewer to try to interpret the show and the themes to find what the hidden explanations are. Like shows like Noir, Utena, etc. it's not designed for stupid otaku who want everything spoon fed to them. It's for smarter people who like to think about what something means.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2008 5:30:54 AM PST
AMP says:
I can certainly agree with that. Part of the joy of this (and other shows) is figuring out what it's all about.
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