Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Banner of the Stars - Basroil Unleashed |
Actors: Isshin Chiba, Susumu Chiba, Ethan Cole, Mika Doi, Matthew Erickson
Director: Yasuchika Nagaoka
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
The sequel to Crest of the Stars (1999), Banner of the Stars (2000, a.k.a. Celestial Banner) builds toward its climax during the war between the forces of the Abh Empire and United Mankind. As in the earlier episodes, t... more »
Sci-fi anime at its best.
Joshua M Pactor | Fort Lauderdale, FL USA | 05/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"While the translation may have had its share of errors, the series in itself is as close to a perfect piece of storytelling as I've seen to date. None of the characters fall into the "anime stereotypes" that are so common in series released in the last 5 or 6 years. You'll find no squealy girls dressed in maid outfits trying to win the affection of the male lead character.What they do have, is a solid progression of the story from start to finish, with characters who have believable personalities and do believable things. And the author's light-hearted sense of humor translates well into the dialogue.The translation errors are not really serious (I didn't notice until another reviewer pointed them out) will only annoy you if you happen to know japanese and you happen to care. But if you know japanese, it's better just to turn off the subtitles anyway, isn't it?If you're a sci-fi anime fan looking for a good story to add to the collection, this is it. Crest of the Stars, this series's predecessor, is coming out in june in a boxed set; you should consider getting that as well, to find out how Jinto and Lafiel met and how they survived their first adventure together."