Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Blame Vol 1 VerO 11 - Salvaged Disc by Cibo|
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Anime & Manga, Animation
D. E. Hewitt | Portland, OR USA | 06/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Want a great anime with a great plotline? This isn't it. This anime consist of about 7 'logfiles', which are shorts that show the world setting of Blame! (Pronounced 'Blam'). The menu is not in English, or Japanese, so a remote that can toggle voice tracks and subtitling is a great help.
My friend bought this from the distributor's booth at Anime Central. Appearently, this is meant as something to see before reading the upcoming Blame! manga series which may or may not ever see an English version.
However, the visuals and animation are amazing. If you want to sit and watch some amazing animation and not worry about plot or charactors, you'll enjoy this. I saw this with a fairly diverse group of anime fans and we all enjoyed it. I intend to pick it up myself soon."
One of the best anime, one of the best videos in general
Jeremy Hall | Lorain, OHIO USA | 08/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"based upon the manga of the same name, the only thing it suffers from is that its way to short...its a fragemented glimpse of the story. i gather that its a stand alone which is also dissapointing. i really enjoyed this, and would love to see more. it was almost like an art film. there is very little speaking, and the bits that there are become difficult to understand because so little of the story is presented. still it is fabulous. i recomend it to anyone who likes anime, sci-fi, or just film or animation in general. if you havent read the manga i highly recomend that as well. the "liner notes" card in the dvd gives you enough of an explanation to help you make some sense of what your are seeing. fans of David Lynch might also enjoy this. for David Lynch see the films Lost Highway, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, for a start. you will either love them or hate them heh."
Weird and amazing
david meredith | Philadelphia, Pa United States | 07/06/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I had no idea whats going on here until I read reviews and othe such explanations online and quite frankly, I'm still a bit confused, but the animation is very unique and that is this discs saving grace. The DVD is total eye candy, and throw out any hope of some sort of "plot". Inagine your initial confusion from watching Aeon Flux, not the second series but the first one where no one spoke, Aeon died in every episode,and just multiply it by the exponent of your choice. Just be sure its above 10 and you have some sort of idea on how rediculously confusing BLAME! can be. If you want to watch sick cyber punk anime, buy this. You won't know what the hell is going but its some really slick and interesting animation. The soundtrack on the DVD is an amazing compilation of dark electronic tracks any fan of industrial music would eat up. I gave it a 4 because I typicaly dislike anything that isn't plot driven but the soundtrack and animation are just too damn good."
Be patient, be curious, don't expect too much
Reginald E. Mccafferty | Stevens Point, WI USA | 02/12/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Incredibly interesting concept.
The dvd options are set up to take on the appearance of a computer disc that gives you limited access to its information, truly unique.
I knew nothing of the manga when I 1st watched this and still enjoy it knowing just as little. The story is far-fetched in a basically humanless world and the episodes don't seem to have chronological value.
I was very pleased with the animation, almost a cross between Aeon Flux and traditional anime. Very little action, but the little is not bad at all.
Can be enjoyed but those curious sci-fi lovers that would rather through there mind to an alternate reality then question all the hows and why's. There is some explanation as to why and how things are the way they are, but I'm sure the manga explaines better.
Not very fast paced, but unique and complex."