Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Coyote Ragtime Show Vol 3|
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
It?s the End of the World as We Know It! In less than 24 hours, a photonic annihilation bomb will reduce the war-torn Planet Graceland to nothing but a memory. But not if Mister has his way! He and his misfit crew of Coyo... more »
Sesho | Pasadena, TX USA | 07/09/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"As the last volume of Coyote Ragtime Show begins it's only days till the planet Graceland is destroyed. As the episodes go by this timeframe shrinks to hours and even seconds as the final countdown begins. All of the main players involved in the show are making their way to Graceland for a final confrontation. Mister is only fighting for Franca's right to receive her father's legacy while Marciano wants the money inside Gigabanks. Angelica is only interested in capturing Mister because that has been her raison d'etre since being intrigued by him when she was a young traffic cop. Or does it have something more romantic behind it? As all these parties make their way to Graceland, Bishop and Swamp try to infiltrate the space station where the planet busting weapon is being held, with the intention of disarming or destroying it. There's also a revolution occuring on Graceland whose leader is a direct copy of Che Guevara which is complicating the diplomacy that is happening behind the scenes to avert Graceland's destruction.
When I first heard and read about this show, I could tell ADV was trying to tout it as THE next big thing in anime, much like a Cowboy Bebop, that would find audiences beyond just anime fans. Suffice it to say, it never lived up to this expectation. Perhaps because it tried to satisfy too many audiences: old guys, battling robot assassin maids, cute whimsical little girls, spaceships, guns, time limits, music, mysterious past dead characters, big busted women who gorge themselves, religious afro coyotes turned priests, cool technology. The only thing it was lacking were mecha and vampires....actually Marciano looked like she WAS a vampire, and she contributed the trademark sneering maniacal laughing villainess, even though she does show a human side for about 30 seconds on this last volume in the form of a question she asks to one of her cronies. I think that the writers of the show went for quantity over quality too much like Hollywood superhero movies where they try to include too much because they know that there's really not that much there in the first place. Coyote Ragtime wasn't a bad show. The story was OK and the animation was great, but it just seemed to lack a soul.