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Saber Marionette J (Ultimate Collection Box)

4.5 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews

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Saber Marionette J - Ultimate Collection collects all 25 episodes of Saber Marionette J, all 6 "OVA" episodes of Saber Marionette J Again, and all 26 episodes of Saber Marionette J to X in a boxed set individually autographed by Saber J Character Design Tsukasa Kotobuki. ONLY 5000 pieces made.
Welcome to Japoness, an all male society, where the only females are high performance emotionless androids known as "marionettes". Martial arts student and all around nice guy, Otaru, accidentally discover and wakes a coquettish marionette named Lime. He soon learns that Lime is very different from other marionettes; After waking two more emotion filled marionettes, Cherry and Bloodberry - Otaru and friends will face tough challenges ahead as they battle the evil Faust and his Saber Dolls. Can Otaru rise up to the challenge while teaching the marionettes about human emotions. Part comedy. Part Love Story. All Action. Saber Marionette J, Program Start! DVD EXTRAS: Interviews with Tsukasa Kotobuki, Music Videos, SMJ Databank, Image Gallery, Textless Opening/Endings, Saber Marionette Commercial Collection, Exclusive Man and Machine Video Clip, The Making of Saber Marionette J to X.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Megumi Hayashibara, Yuka Imai, Yuri Shiratori, Akiko Hiramatsu, Takehito Koyasu
  • Directors: Masami Shimoda
  • Writers: Hiroshi Negishi, Satoru Akahori, Tsukasa Kotobuki
  • Format: Animated, Box set, Color, NTSC
  • Language: Spanish, English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 14
  • Rated:
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Bandai
  • DVD Release Date: August 5, 2003
  • Run Time: 30 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000A59ZC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #265,729 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Saber Marionette J (Ultimate Collection Box)" on IMDb

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By A Customer on September 27, 2003
Saber Marionette J is one of the only anime series that actually made me almost cry. Saber Marionette J takes place on Terra 2, an all male planet. Because it is an all male planet, marionettes were created to replace the human female. The main character is a man named Otaru. One day, Otaru somehow(don't want to ruin the story)woke up a marionette named Lime. Lime, unlike other marionettes, has emotions. Otaru also awakens two other marionettes(Cherry and Bloodberry) with emotions as well. And thats just a summary about the series(Not very good huh?).
Anyway, the animation of J and J Again was excellent(J was better). The animation for J to X looked more simple and childish. The English VAs are different for each series. J has a good dub, J Again has an average(good VAs, but not accurate)dub, and J to X's dub is terrible(stay away from it). If your listening to the Japanese, you won't even notice(by the way, the Japanese VAs are good)! The songs are great. The opening song for J, J Again, & J to X and closing song for J and J to X are sung by Megumi Hayashibara. You'll most likely start buying SMJ soundtracks.
Now about the box. The box is strudy, but too tight so you may have to tip over the box and get the dvds. There are 14 DVDs in seven 2-discs sets. The box and cover art looks nice and the box has the signature of the character designer and is individually numbered. There is no volence and not a lot of sexual situations. Even though, this series for preteens to adults. There are some things to complain about SMJ, but this series has a good plot, lovable characters, excellent music, great animation(I'm talking about J and Again)so it is a must see for all anime fans.
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To start off I will be breaking this review into three seperate sections

1)Saber Marionette J

2)Saber Marionette J again

3)Saber MArionette J to X

1)Saber J, was one of the best animes I have ever seen. The story was funny and dramatic. The series made me burst out laughing and brought a tear to my eye. Ounce the story gets going, which is in the second disk, if you have the import version, it just becomes just a solid and wonderful piece art. The english voices, I felt, were fine. Otaru's voice could have been done better and the Japenese voice do sound better, but the english cast does a great job really get into character. All around, Saber J was a fantastic anime and I will whatch it again and again.

-I give Saber Marinette J a 5 out of 5

2)Now moveing on to Saber J again. In this ova version, which occurs after the first series, anybody will quickly relize the voice changes in the cast. Otaru's voice could have been better and Lime's take some getting used to, but as for the rest of the cast there fine. Saber J again still had comedey and dramatic scenes wich made up for the change in the voice cast and turned out to be a good 6 episodes.

-I give Saber Marinette J again a 4 out of 5

3)Saber J to X thou is where this collection goes to crap. The J to X season is all filler episodes up until episode 11 or 12. Ther is some meaning in some of the episodes, but anyone who had seen Saber J would be disappointed. Ounce the series picks up it does better, but yet again the cast changes and this time they ruined Cherry, my favoirte character. On top of that, the animation style and character desighn also changed which, in my opinion, sucked.
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By V. Koyama on August 27, 2003
Saber Marionette J has to be one of the most heartfelt anime series ever made. Though dismissed as just some male fantasy of having three gorgeous android girls fawn over some guy, SMJ is nothing like that! Well, maybe a little... but for most of the time, you forget that Lime, Cherry, and Bloodberry aren't human. The story itself is touching, and by the end of SMJ to X had me in tears. SMJ Again and SMJ to X, are just as heartfelt, and I'd dare to say, better than the first SMJ. The story lines continue, and you get to know all the characters much better.
As for the DVD...
This is an incredibly good buy, considering you get 57 episodes ..., and the series cannot disappoint you! It has something for everyone- cute girls, funny boys, love, action, and makes you think about humanity as a whole. If you've always wanted to see Saber Marionette J, but were daunted by how much there was of the series, get the boxed set! You get every episode and fun extras that will make you love it all the more. So if youve got some extra $ and want something well worth every penny, buy it. You won't be disappointed!
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When I bought this dvd, I had never seen any episodes. All I had to go on were reviews from the discs and hope. After purchasing and viewing this set, I can honestly say that spent my money well. The series all start out kind of comical, but as they go on they make an effortless transition into pure action with drama. I watched the entire series in about four days (thats a total of 57 episodes) and i wanted more. There are only two things that I can say that I don't like is the voice acting on the j to x series. It seems monotone and dry. They sound like their reading cue cards not a movie script. Although the actual story line makes up for the lack of acting. The other thing is that one of my favorite marionettes Marine is only around in the six episode ova. All in all its one of my favorite series.
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