Vandread - Enemy Engaged (Vol. 1)
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Unfortunately the DVDs don't really offer anything on them: all you get is a language choice (English & Japanese), English Subtitles, Scene Access, Promo videos, Design Gallery, Textless openings. Plus four episodes: Boy meets girl, And...I lost my way, This is the path I choose to live, I want to know more about you. Even though I love the episodes especially in letterbox version the DVD itself isn't worth twenty-six dollars.
But that's okay, I still want the entire series on DVD and will pay for it, the series is that good! LOL! It also turned me on to watching other anime shows like Inuyasha, cowboy bebop, et al on the cartoon network and other late night starz action channel anime shows. So I guess it opened up the world of Anime to me.
If only the doctor Duero and the helmsman Bart can pilot Vanguards, things will become much more interesting. As it is, only Hibiki can combine with Dreads.
Though the CG designs, a major selling point of the show, are easily overtaken by those produced by American and Canadian studios, the execution of the space fights are so fast and the camera angles are so perfect that you know this can only be done in 3D. When it comes to moving CG camera angles, Gonzo studios is the best. So, if you're unashamedly male, buy this video. If you're female and really want to understand why men are so stupid, buy this video.
Perfect? No. I am also looking for mature (not twisted nor peverted, just mature) themed anime along the lines of boy-and-girl-have-already-met-and-married-and-have-kiddies to get out of the kiddies in high-school level most are, but since most anime is intended for young kids and serial TV showing, I don't really complain that I don't find it. Series like these make the wait okay.
Nudity? Hmm, gotta look harder I guess. Haven't seen any real nudity in it. Maybe some of the reviewers haven't seen the show? (Or maybe they think of nudity as something other than really naked people?)
The premise is simple: men think women are evil, women think men are barbarians and untrustworthy. It's like going back to when I was in school and thought girls carried weird diseases. The interaction resulting from this makes the episodes entertaining, if not always hilarious.
After watching the episodes a few times, it became clear that the characters are being developed. Each has a personal history that slowly reveals itself and makes the interactions between them understandable. I look forward to finding out more as the series continues.
The situations are not overtly sexual in this series, but the theme is adult in nature. (One viewing of the end credits should be enough to get the idea.)
My personal view:
If you're a mature viewer that enjoys anime with flying machines and somewhat adult humor, you'll probably like this series. I'd place this series in a similar line as Tenchi and Love Hina.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This anime isn't much different than some of the other space/harem/comedy stories out there. It's very similar to shows like Nadesico or Dragonaut. Read morePublished on December 11, 2012 by KevinB
Hot chicks and giant robots what else do you want! Nice charaters and special effects! I'll probally wind up buying the whople series.Published on August 22, 2011 by 2151bigmatt
this anime is very action packed and very funny. i was suprised with this story line it does'nt slow down or confuse you with philosophical questionsand ideas it stays light and... Read morePublished on April 5, 2007 by Amazon Customer
Now... I typically hate anime, but this is great. I was bored at home with nothing to watch. I started flipping through the Encore (Almost like one guy in this review board)... Read morePublished on December 22, 2006
First the good. This is a technically beautiful anime. It has great special effects, high production values and a great musical score. Read morePublished on April 30, 2006 by Midnight Run
With all the rave reviews here on Amazon, one might think that `Vandread' was one of the better of the many anime being released at present. Read morePublished on September 14, 2005 by C. Chow
I just have to say, anyone who loves anime should get this DVD, Vandread, is a cool, and best, anime series, it has everything, action, humor, drama, and romance. Read morePublished on August 21, 2004 by Marko Garcia
This series is hilarious! After being seperated for 3 generations, men and women are coming together again for the first time, which leads to some unintentional humor on thier... Read morePublished on July 16, 2003
Just as with Gatekeepers and Blue Submarine No. 6, Gonzo has picked another winner of an anime. Gorgeous girls, cute guys, awe-inspiring machinery--and that's just the cast! Read morePublished on January 23, 2003 by Amber
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