Dirty Pair Flash
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The complete 16-episode series! It's the year 2248, and crime is on the rise. The world needs selfless, responsible heroes to set things straight... but instead it gets Kei and Yuri! These two lazy delinquents are the worst of the worst, but for some reason, the Central Computer paired them up as a team and chose them to inherit the honorable codename ''Lovely Angels.'' That means they'll be sent out to stop evil corporations, maniacal killers and runaway androids - all in the name of peace. But with the way these two fight, they just might blow everything up themselves first!
Features: Line art gallery, two clean opening sequences, two clean ending sequences, U.S. trailer, and Nozomi Entertainment trailers. Dirty Pair Flash is a 1990s reimagining of the long-running sci-fi franchise and stars younger incarnations of Trouble Consultants Kei and Yuri. This value-priced collection contains all 16-episodes of the direct-to-video (OVA) series. It features remastered video from the Japanese DVD release, as well as English audio, Japanese audio, and English subtitles and on-screen translations.
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the flash series has its own funny and good moments tho its been 6 years since i watched it but since i got all of the original saga collection it worth it to have this one too .
funny thing is im all over Yuri in the original saga but here im amazed that i liked kei more ( tho the amazing voice actor in the original is superb ) , thus its really sad that every last episodes in the 3 seasons of flash gets really serious as it should have been for most of the Flash series .
still its a very funny show non the less and yes i was one of those guys who felt shying away from it after all of the original Saga , but i missed watching this one too & with an open mined i liked it better than before
tho yuri & kei voices is a mix to many but i find kei voice quite good in this one ( i like a women when shes angry ) , if you watch Flash you must watch the original and vice versa you just gotta love both Kei n Yuri .
Sad tho this series has been on hold for years now since flash wasn't that big of a hit , tho with the return of Space Adventures cobra and its summery of its comeback its no wonder that maybe dirty pair is probably is not coming back soon , tho i still wish for it to comeback stronger and over the top as its kicked in the 80s .
i loved watching this DVD set i Missed Dirty Pair & hope it comes back from the black hole .
No, really, the series is fun, for the time that the series came out there is a surprising amount of character development. In particular this model of Kei is my favorite - it seems more 'real' and not so frou-frou.
Just get it. You know you want it.
Oh, in an attempt to be helpful, this would be the 'Intro' series to the Dirty Pair. Check out John Bailor's list in the reviews, he seems to have hit them all and why be redundant?
Kei and Yuri are the Lovely Angels (or more disrespectfully, the Dirty Pair), a pair of "trouble consultants" working for a private corporation, the World Welfare Works Association (WWWA or 3WA), which helps member solar systems deal with planetary-scale problems by dispatching agents like them (for a small fee). Depending on how you look at it, they are either the 3WA's best agents or their worst: because though they always solve the case, solving the case often involves collateral damage on a Biblical scale. It's worth noting that said damage is never technically their fault, but this is usually small comfort to the victims.
This collection consists of the 16 episodes of the 3 reboot OVA DVD's. Chronologically that works out like this: "Affair of Nolandia" from Dirty Pair: Original Features DVD Collection,Dirty Pair: The Original TV Series, Part 1,Dirty Pair: The Original TV Series, Part 2, "Project Eden" from the features set, Dirty Pair: Original OVA Series DVD Collection, "Flight 005 Conspiracy" from the features set, and finally this set.
01: Runaway Angel
02: Darkside Angel
03: Frozen Angel
04: Sleeping Angel
05: Stray Angel
06: Lovely Angels: The origin story for this version of the Lovely Angels, a couple of nearly useless trouble makers hired by mistake, barely passing minimum standards, their jobs hanging by a thread, and unable to stand the sight of each other. However, either through superior intelligence or some sort of glitch, they were paired by the 3WA master computer and issued with the code name Lovely Angels, previously held by a legendary, lost in action pair of 3WA trouble consultants who bear a suspiciously clear resemblance to the original Dirty Pair, and wonder of wonders, these constantly bickering rhymes-with-witches prove to be both as relentless and as damage prone as the originals. Collateral damage? Off the charts. Roads full of vehicles, skies full of aircraft, armies of thugs, minions, cops, civilians, and 3WA agents, urban districts full of buildings, and entire space fleets are destroyed, one transforming robot car is transformed into wreckage, one unit of spider tanks is swatted, one super yacht is whirlpooled, one virtual reality is escaped from, one unstoppable assassin is stopped, one megalomaniac with a god complex is hell-fired, one thermonuclear doomsday is averted, one vital space station is imploded, two aging 3WA veterans finish their careers with honor and glory while two initially questionable rookies lift high their passed torches.
07: Tokyo Holiday Network
08: Mysterious High School Seventeen
09: A Steamy, Romantic Tour
10: Sparkling Pure Love Flower Shop
11: Tokyo Hot Pursuit Airport: Wow, was this awful! The loose frame story for this garbage was Kei and Yuri acting as bodyguards for a 3WA computer expert assigned to remove a virus infecting the master computer running a planet wide amusement park, World's World, that recreated 1990's era Tokyo (a cheap excuse to allow the creators to get away with having Dirty Pair episodes set in then current Tokyo). Episodes 7 and 11 were fairly interesting, dealing as they did with Kei and Yuri protecting 3WA tro-con Touma from assassination at any (and I do mean ANY) cost, but the three "filler" episodes in between were just terrible. Episode 8 set in a supposedly haunted girls boarding school, involved nothing but a series of cruel pranks played by Yuri on a ghost terrified Kei; episode 9 in which Kei and Yuri tried to bring in a wanted con artist, was just another excuse for more cruelty; and episode 10 in which Touma falls in love was yet another exercise in cruelty with an unfunny punchline. Collateral damage? Any and all affection I ever had for this horror of a remake.
12: Snow White Chaser: An unidentified jet fighter shoots down the airliner Kei is flying on, leaving her to care for the only other survivor, an infant, which she then has to protect from a bunch of assassins. Now Kei knows practically nothing about how to be a mother, but a raging unstoppable she-bear protecting a cub? That Kei knows. Collateral damage? One airliner shot down with all but two passengers and crew killed, one jet fighter shot down, several assassins killed, two helicopter gunships shot down, one log cabin obliterated.
13: Pink Sniper: The debutante daughter of a family of assassins celebrates her "coming out" by trying to execute a hit on the Dirty Pair. Since her chosen weapons look like toys, it takes awhile for Kei and Yuri to start taking her seriously, but once they do, "Of course you realize, this means war!" Collateral damage? One data disk containing next year's 3WA budget chewed, one yacht missiled, one air car blown apart, one pink blaster cut in half, one deadly bubble wand blasted, one teddy bear mech destroyed, one assassin family's castle blown to smithereens, one spoiled brat cat fought into submission.
14: The Winners in Summer Colors: Because of the security that constantly surrounds him, a fugitive billionaire has proved impossible to arrest, but he has one weakness: he insists on personally awarding the winning prize in the beach volleyball tournament his corporation sponsors so he can ogle the winners from close range while they are required to wear bathing suits too skimpy to conceal weapons (or anything else for that matter). Guess who get picked for the job of winning the tournament and making the arrest despite knowing nothing about playing beach volleyball? Enter the coach from Hell and the training program to end all training programs. Collateral damage? One sadistic coach injured, then later beaten up.
15: My Boy in Rose: A wealthy boy genius spots Yuri, falls in love, and builds a Yuri android that so closely resembles her that Kei is fooled into accidentally damaging her. Since the boy's grandfather is the source of a good chunk of the 3WA's funding, Yuri is ordered to accompany the boy until repairs on the android are completed, something that at first she doesn't mind as much as she pretends because she is scheming to marry him. Collateral damage? One Yuri android damaged, one gold digger frustrated, one space station destroyed with extreme prejudice.
16: Gray Avenger: An escaped terrorist who had been imprisoned through the efforts of 3WA Chief Poporo comes looking for revenge, first emptying 3WA headquarters by launching a bunch of decoy attacks around the city, leaving only Kei and Yuri in place because Chief Poporo had ordered them to stay and keep working on handwriting apologies to the victims of their previous debacles. Collateral damage? Several buildings damaged, one office phone handset crushed by hand, one military mech prototype destroyed, one space pirate ship shot down, several bad guys killed, one headquarters partially leveled.
Note: While I'm glad the creators managed to partially right the ship, I cannot recommend this mess to any but the most rabid of Dirty Pair completists. This was originally intended to be Yet Another sequel in the Dirty Pair series, but Kei's voice actress had (as it turned out, only temporarily) retired, and Yuri's voice actress refused to work with anyone but her original partner, forcing the project to be a remake. All well and good, but the rewriting of Kei and Yuri into much less likable characters was a grave mistake. Even though they also bickered a lot, it was clear that the original Dirty Pair were more than merely partners, they were also BFF's who would not only fight and, if necessary, die for each other, but also genuinely cared for each other, though they usually tried to conceal the depth of this from each other (but not from the audience). One thinks of Kei concealing the death of Yuri's suddenly remembered childhood sweetheart so that his memory can fade back into sweet forgetfulness without the pain of knowing that he died calling for her help that failed to come in time or any of the times they were separated, fearing for the other's life. In contrast this Dirty Pair show no hints of any affection for each other, just a very grudging realization that since they are stuck with each other, they'd better make the best of it. When one is feared dead, the other invariably gets angry... over the inconvenience this causes her. Memorably, Kei displays more affection for an unknown infant she's gone through Hell with than she ever displays for Yuri while Yuri's rescue of Kei seems motivated more by a desire to whine to her face about all the trouble rescuing Kei has caused her. One gathers that the only reason either might attend the other's funeral unless ordered to do so would be to pick up men. That the creators were aware of this difference is demonstrated by its showing up in the flashbacks of the previous Lovely Angels, who do appear to have cared for each other a lot more than the Mark II versions do.
Moral: Not everything that can be remade should be remade.
Nozomi Entertainment and Right Stuf! deserve a lot of credit for doing a nearly perfect job of re-releasing an anime classic by marrying remastered video with an English dub along with the original Japanese audio and English subtitles as options, all at a reasonable price.
Note: The first appearance of the Dirty Pair, shooting up a storm in several scenes of a drive in movie, occurs in the movie on Crusher Joe: The Movie and OVA Collection.