Kaleido Star - Reach for the Brass Ring (Vol. 6)
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(Dec 07, 2004)
Top Customer Reviews
This was an excellent series. Even though the subject matter seems less than appealing to male viewers, it will win you over, no matter what gender you are. At times a little sappy, the strength of the characters always carries the show on. The actress that plays Sora is especially noteworthy, playing both comedic and dramatic aspects of the character to the fullest. As usual, the animation is first rate. Highly recommended.
Skimpy extras: Clean Opening and Closing animations, Production sketches. Episode 25 has commentary by two of the English voice actresses. I cannot comment on the dub, since I don't listen to dubbed anime, except in the case of Cowboy Bebop. From what little I listened to, it's the usual suspects, the same women doing little girl voices. Also includes a mini-poster of Sora and a Marion standee.
A talented crew and cast lend their magic to produce this highly entertaining title. Saito Junichi is very daring to take on a circus backdrop but gifted that he is he demonstrates his exceeding competence and brilliance as director and creator. The orchestral music by Kubota Mina is also praise-worthy, featuring nice themes and motifs. I have some minor quibbles, wishing for a richer variety of costume designs and more development of the characters Rosetta, Mia, and Anna.
If ADV can only manage their resources more effectively, we can continue the journey with the much anticipated second half, which introduces a new and fun rival as well as a tragic villain. ADV, hurry it up will ya!
From the FIRST episode I knew I was watching something I was going to get hooked on...and did.
Sora is TOO irresistible, with her desire to be a star and Layla's partner & her American [but not in nationality] Voice actress draws in the enthusiasms. Kudos to her...
The stories keep you interested and the climax towards the 'Legendary Great Manuever' is ALL worth it, especially in the last episode of the season, even I had a tug in my heart.
But please watch the other episodes before that one, no cheating... :-)
Oh and one musn't forget the comical interactions between Sora & the Fool, I kinda wish he was a taller entity, but we wouldn't have the humorous situations he gets himself in, would we?
Now it will take a bold guy to admit he watched and actually enjoyed it, but if you're out there, I'm curious to know from a guy's POV.
As for the viewer who said Yuri's father AND mother died doing this, it's explained Yuri's father and PARTNER [a guy] died.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was great how they finally do the events up to the Great Legendary Maneuver. It was sad to see the season end, but fortunatly that was why I purchased the next! :)Published on October 5, 2013 by Michael Ja Lasko
I loved this series as a whole, no question. The technique that Sora and Layla spend this volume training for is pretty neat, but the real treat is the training itself. Read morePublished on May 12, 2007 by Jennifer Cole
I found that a new title of Kaleido Star called ''Kaleido Star:New Wings 1- Eclipse of the star will be released on Jan.17 of 2006, would it be the second season? I hope so.Published on December 10, 2005 by D. Johnson