Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Blue Seed Beyond - Invasion from Within|
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
In the original Blue Seed (1994), 15-year-old Momiji fulfilled her hereditary destiny by fighting the shape-shifting monsters, the Aragami--with some help from the rakish Kusanagi, who drew supernatural powers from seven... more »
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A Big Disappointment!
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This movie was a huge disappointment. I own the original Blue Seed series, and I love it immensely! That story was well thought out with diverse and interesting characters, some cute humour and lots of action. It was funny, smart and very entertaining. This follow-up to the Blue Seed series takes place 2 years after the original in San Francisco instead of Japan (for the first two episodes anyway), and captures none of the wit, action or good story writing of the original Blue Seed Series. In the first two episodes the TAC group is called to San Francisco to take care of some aragami that are terrorizing the city. The aragami were created by a mad scientist to.....well, I don't know why he created them to be honest. And of course, let's not forget there is a new babe in town who may or may not pose as a threat to Momijii and Kusanagi's relationship. Momijii, who was a spunky, cheerful, loveable clutz in the original, hardly does anything in this movie and is reduced to a winy, helpless girl. Kusanagi, who was ultra hot and super cool in the series, is just Momijii's boyfriend with no real purpose.For those of you who have seen the original Blue Seed series, don't get your hopes up over this horrible sequel. I own the original series so I know what I'm saying. And for those who have not seen either the series or its sequel, just buy the series. It is well worth the money, and I promise you won't be disappointed."
Beware those who enjoyed the original!
B. Reed | Somewhere in CA ... | 10/03/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I brought this because I really enjoyed Blueseed. I fell in love with the characters and the storyline! You can imagine my utter boredom while watching this supposed "Blueseed Beyond". None of the characters are developed, the guy who made this was riding off of the characterization in the original Blueseed. The story was very unengaging and went very fast ... maybe it went so fast because there wasn't much storyline at all. This sequel lacks the emotion and genius the first one had. They changed the voices ... if you thought Momiji's voice was annoying in the first one, wait till you hear it in this second one! The actors who did the voices lacked the passion of the original actors. All in all the frist two episodes that dealt with the Aragami sucked, but the third one that had nothing to with the Aragami was fantastic ... that's said considering Blueseed's focus was destroying the Aragami. It could have been MUCH better!"
A big let down
B. Reed | 05/06/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Blue Seed 2 lacks the story and plot developments of the original. The only episode I liked was the third one, which had nothing to do with it! The english voice acting was lacking as well. Kusanagi just sounded so mono-toned all the time. I thought the old drawings were better. (I mean, look at what they did to Kusangai!)"
C. Sager | Glencoe, IL United States | 10/03/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a fan of the Blue Seed series and was delighted to hear that they were putting out this OVA on dvd. As far as sequels go it was decent if unspectacular. Maybe if they had made the episodes longer or had had more of them it might have been able to flesh the story out a bit more, it kind of felt rushed. Some of the humor of the original series is missing here and also some of the heart. Please don't get the idea that I didn't like this...I'm glad I bought it, I was just hoping for a little bit more..oompf."