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Great Anime... but the price?!?
on July 22, 2005
First of all, the rating is for the DVDs. I can't believe that's it's selling for almost 20 bucks a pop!!! About $300 for the whole series??? Buy it use or rent... now on the the anime.
Awesome anime, like all other reviewers, lotsa nudity, gore and profanity, so don't let the kiddies watch. Appears that many of the characters deal with unique personality traits of ppl in Japan, with lotsa exagerations of course, which I found kinda neat (course I'm not talking about choppin up and blowing eachother away with guns), watch and you'll see... maybe.
From what I've read on this anime from other sites (since I debated purch vs renting), the first half of this anime ties in really closely to the manga, but the second half (14 and up) is a hybrid of the manga and the studio's own invetion born out of the need to wrap up the series.
Ultimately, I'd recommend renting this thing to protest the American distributor's ingenious idea of putting 2 episodes per DVD and the Japanese studio for over bastardizing the series instead of leaving it open ended (manga is still goin on) for the possibility of it's continuation (like they did with Berserk... highly recommended if you enjoy Gantz).