Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Comic Party Revolution TV Vol 1 - Let's Get This Party|
Genres: Comedy, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
After failing his examinations, Sendo Kazuki spends his days aimlessly until his childhood friends, Taishi, drags Kazuki into the world of fan comics. But this harmless diversion soon becomes an obsession as Kazuki is dra... more »
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Sesho | Pasadena, TX USA | 03/12/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Since we last saw Kazuki and pals in the first Comic Party anime, a lot has changed since the cast has started college. Kazuki has gained a degree of success in the doujinshi world and struggles very little in these five episodes. In fact, the whole aspect of struggling doujinshi creators has taken a back seat to comedy and slapstick fights between the characters. For instance, the always competing Eimi and Yu decide to have a baseball game showdown or the gang tries to turn shy and passive Aya into a cosplay seductress. Mizuki has lost all of her reluctance of being a manga-ka's girlfriend and has even begun to ham it up as a cosplay sendup of Cardcaptor Sakura. There's even a beach episode where all the girls in the series conveniently show up.
I really loved the first series of Comic Party but I found this sequel to be lacking in a number of ways. First, Volume 1 was almost totally bereft of the comic book world that was so fascinating in the first season. The writers made Revolution into a harem comedy without much fan service. Taishi, the only other significant male in the cast either puts in too few appearances or when he is present, makes very little impact. His absence as a driving force pushing Kazuki also hurt the appeal. He used to be the funniest character on the show. The look of the first four episodes on this disk was also unsettling. Originally intended as an OVA, the characters had a distinctly emaciated look to them. Instead of looking older, they just looked skinnier. The biggest mistake for Revolution so far is its attempt to make an otaku focused show into a broader comedy meant to appeal to the lowest common denominator. While the jacket brays a ton of extras like interviews and a "What is Comic Party?" feature, all of the extras are text that you have to read."
Kind of disappointed with the first 4 episodes . . . .
Bryan Swann | 11/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a big fan of the Comic Party series, but I must say I was disappointed with the fact that the first four episodes of Comic Party Revolutions since they were edited from the original OVAs. The first 4 episodes have an average of 8-9 minutes cut off of the originals. If your not aware, the first 4 episodes of this series were OVAs, and because of their popularity, a second season was completed. I had the opportunity to see them quite a while ago because the first one appeared in 2002. The form that ADV released them in takes away a good bit of the story from episodes 1 & 4, Not to mention the things that happened after the credits. I'll still buy the other disks because they are the same, at least from what episode 5 showed, but I'm a little disappointed in the first volume of ADV's release . . ."