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Arjuna - Understanding (Vol. 4)
Arjuna - Understanding
Vol. 4
Genres: Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     2003     1hr 15min

Japan has collapsed! The PDB bacteria unleashed by the research facility has combined with the Raaja and has fallen across all of Japan. All petroleum-based products: plastics, textiles, and computers are being completely ...  more »


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Genres: Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Bandai
Format: DVD - Color,Letterboxed - Animated
DVD Release Date: 04/22/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 15min
Screens: Color,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, English, Japanese
Subtitles: English
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Movie Reviews

"The Road Was Further Than I Thought"
Marc Ruby? | Warren, MI USA | 07/18/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Disaster strikes Japan - the Petrochemical Decomposing Bacteria (PDB) accidentally released by Juna and Tokio combines with the Raaja and proceeds to dissolve one of the underpinnings of modern civilization - plastics and similar products. The result is a complete loss of the country's support systems. Juna is stranded in New York City while her friends Tokio and Sayuri struggle for survival with no food, surrounded by the pollution released in the crisis.Facing opposition from those who would prefer to see Japan quarantined and its people abandoned Jun rebels, and uses her powers to return to her home in full battle array. About to forcibly cleanse Japan, Juna finds herself facing an unexpected opponent. In the midst of her heroic effort she must confront a spiritual crisis that will change her forever.Throughout this series there has been a tension between Shoji Kawamori's educational intentions and the flow of the story line. While the moments of ecological explanation are well done, they are a bit too pedantic for this watcher, perhaps because I have heard these lessons before. But the lessons are important, and the story line weaves these pieces together and provides a spiritual context as well. In these last two episodes, everything comes together and a compelling message is delivered perfectly.This is a series that is perfect for its intended audience, those aged 13 and up. It depicts the typical problems of teenagers growing up in a flawed world with candor and honesty. It presumes that the watcher is comfortable with the minimal content present, which is completely innocuous when compared to what occurs in a typical TV advertisement. Arjuna's message, to demonstrate the interconnectedness of all life is one that truly needs to be taught - repeatedly. This is a good family series that can provide the material for some excellent discussions. And I believe that most of us adults will benefit as well."
Arjuna An Enviromentalist Anime
RahXephon77 anime otaku! | GOTT | 05/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Arjuna is just one of those animes you really have to love unless you really hate enviromentalists and love pollution. "
Arjuna the beauty of our world.
David J. | Rville MD | 05/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Arjuna is one of the better animes ever to be made. It is a deepthinking anime with a more realistic threat. There are no gigantic aliens, or horiffic monsters just the destruction of humanity. Arjuna tries to put the possible reactions to all of the petrochemicals which we use and all of the enviromental destruction into this cartoon. Arjuna makes you think that maybe what we are doing is not right and we should watch what we do before we destroy our way of life. Arjuna revolves around a girl who after a near death is givin the power to sinchronise with the earth waves and help to stop the enviroment which we have destroyed from destroying our life. Japan ends up being destroyed when a petrochemical eating bacteria called PDB is unleashed upon the land eating away at everything and destroyig all food and water sources. Arjuna is beautifully animated and the musical score is just as beautiful blending perfectly with the actions. I would highly recomend this to everyone wishing to see possibility."
Arjuna - The Complete Collection
Nicolle Smith | Oklahoma, USA | 09/05/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This anime was not exactly what I expected. To be honest, more than half of the anime is enviromentalist propaganda. There were a few action scenes that were nice, but for the most part, this anime is about a high school girl learning about the harmful effects of insecticides and garbage dumps. She becomes the Avatar of Time and is given special powers to combat monsters that arise from pollution. If you are looking for a light-hearted anime, this is not it."