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Sands of Destruction: The Complete Series S.A.V.E.

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Editorial Reviews

SEGA and FUNimation joined forces to bring you a thrilling anime based off the epic adventure RPG of the same name. Available exclusively on Nintendo DS.

Morte is a lonely beauty with an axe to grind and a grudge against the world. Her brother died in the war between men and beasts, and now, she’s out to make everyone pay for her loss. That’s where Kyrie comes in. This wandering cook may hold the key to unlocking the Destruct Code: a mysterious orb capable of eradicating everything in existence. The fate of the world hangs in the balance, but these heroes are up to no good.

Special Features

Interview #1 – Toppy

Interview #2 – Morte

Interview #3 – DJ Nadja

Interview #4 – Agan

Textless opening song – ZERØ

Textless closing song - Memory of the wind ~to the end of the world~


Product Details

  • Actors: Luci Christian, Todd Haberkorn, Robert McCollum
  • Directors: Jason Grundy
  • Format: Animated, Color, NTSC
  • Language: Japanese, English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated:
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Funimation Prod
  • DVD Release Date: March 6, 2012
  • Run Time: 325 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006MWA92E
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,902 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By ONENEO VINE VOICE on January 24, 2010
Format: DVD
Well, I suppose the age-old lesson of never judging a book based on its cover applies to anime as well. In this case, my advice would be not to judge the show based on its cover, previews, or video game incarnations. Well, I take that back, maybe you can judge it however you choose, so long as what you're basing the comparison on is incredible as well. To clear the air, I've never played the Sega role-playing game for the Nintendo DS on which this series is based, nor am I partial to anime shows with one of their lead characters looking adorable enough to make Pikachu green with envy and yet here we are. I can honestly state that this is one of the finer series I've had the pleasure of enjoying in a long time!

Released across two discs, Sands of Destruction comes packaged as a pair of thin packs within an outer cardboard slipcase and consists of episodes 1-13. The show comes in at a total runtime of 325 minutes and wears an appropriate if slightly conservative TV 14 rating due to a bit of animated violence.

Language options are standard sub & dub with both an English dub and original Japanese soundtrack (either in Dolby 5.1 Digital Surround) & the choice of English subtitled if so inclined to turn them on.

Extras include English subtitled character interviews (Japanese cast), textless opening and closing songs, and a host of fresh Funimation trailers on the second disc.

The anime adaptation of the 2008 game was produced by Production I.G and began airing on July 8, 2008 in Japan. FUNimation wasted no time in securing the rights and releasing a solid dub to the North American market.

The story is set in a fantasy world, which consists mostly of vast expanses of sand.
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In a world where the beastmen is king and humans are second rate, Morte is a teenage girl in possession of the Destruct Code, an orb with the power to destroy the world. Therefore, she has been dubbed the "World Destruction Committee" and is now on the run from the "World Salvation Committee". She unintentionally picks up some more committee members in Kyrie, a good natured guy who seems pretty useless, and Taupy, a butt-kicking bounty-hunter bear. The committee complete, they set out to destroy the world! With a noted lack of enthusiasm from Kyrie and Taupy.....

I found myself liking this series much more than I had expected. I knew it was based on a video game, which I have yet to decide is a good or bad thing. But it was cheap (and this set even cheaper), only 13 episodes, and ANN gave it a decent review, so I figured it would be worth it to give it a try. To my surprise, not only was it a fun journey of randomness and general pointlessness, but the ending was satisfyingly done. I liked Kyrie and Taupy, and Morte was only slightly unbearable (Her desire to destroy the world is annoying and illogical, but essentially unimportant). The sand world was interesting and creative. The plot is episodic until the last two or three. The short stories aren't very interesting, but the overall plot was fun.

This show has some holes in it. It has holes and illogical things and you need to suspend disbelief while watching it. But it is short and sweet and a little yellow teddy bear beats up bad guys. You should watch it!
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First of all, I'll say this, the anime has a different intake on the world than the game. As a result, the anime ends up being a lighter version of the game while still keeping the tone. This means many things are different.

First of all, the anime focuses more on the power of friendship and is very optimistic compared to the game that is rather pessimistic and dark despite the cute graphics. The action scenes in the anime are kept to a bare minion and it's about building the friendship and looking at the different views of different people. So while the anime does touch on racism, tyranny, segregation and questioning if the world is worth being destroyed or not, it manages to keep a happier feeling and as a result, the anime ends up being very satisfying when it ends.

Here are some obvious things that changed in the anime beside the characters.

Many of the beast lords are less villainous or the more evil ones are left out in the anime. The ones left in the anime are there for comic relief and the more dangerous ones are only shown at the end. Ironically Felix who is helpful in the game and nice to Rhia is the villain of the first episode.

The idea of destroying the world is different. Instead of Morte having Kyrie along just because she thinks he can destroy the world is now switched with an item called the Destruct Code in the form of a bomb. She thinks that if she takes Kyrie with her to the end of the world, then it will activate and destroy everything. Better than going around and going on a killing spree just because Morte feels like it.

Kyrie overall is different in the anime compared to his game counterpart. He is utterly incompetent in terms of fighting but serves as a peace maker (but when that fails, he's the first to run and hide).
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