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DNA2 - DVD Collection
DNA2 - DVD Collection
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     2003     6hr 15min


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Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Us Manga Corps Video
Format: DVD - Color - Animated,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 10/14/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 6hr 15min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 5
SwapaDVD Credits: 5
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, Japanese
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Combine Genetics and Time Travel and you get this!!
Courtland J. Carpenter | Fort Wayne, Indiana United States | 10/31/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"On the surface, this is one of those "come back in time to save the future" movies. It later becomes, a character driven comedy, with some serious, and some downright zany moments. Karin Aoi (it seems like they rehash a lot of familiar anime partial names in this) is a DNA changing specialist from the future, sent to prevent Junta (a typical anime clueless lad) from becoming the Mega Playboy. The Mega Playboy, (Somehow I think the Japanese translation was a little different) is one who is known to have impregnated 100 different women, helping to create a population that's out of control in the future. On top of that, all his offspring carry his "Mega" gene, and have continued the tradition of "over-creation". Somehow this "Mega" gene when active makes Junta irresistible to most women. The only one who seems immune is Ami, his childhood friend. Like most "time altering" movies, the question always seems to come down to what came first, "the chicken or the egg". When Karin shoots Junta with the wrong DNA changing bullet, she soon finds out the mistake had a big consequence. It may have been she who created the one-man population explosion in the first place. The only good news is the change is not "stable" yet.Junta has another problem, getting close to women has always made him throw up. When he's not "Mega" transformed, he somehow manages to put a damper on his love life, by losing his lunch at the most inopportune times. Much of the series involves Karin trying to get Junta, and Ami together. It seems Ami, is the only woman who seems to help him control his "Mega" impulse. Getting in the way are other girls attracted to Junta by the Mega Playboy transformations. Things are futher complicated when they the girls include Ami's best friend. Karin tries to keep them apart, unfortunately, she falls victim of his "Mega" charms herself.This series plays a lot like its creators series Video Girl Ai. The characters are drawn similarly and react much the same as might be expected. Like much of the early books in the "Ai" series it's hilariously funny and can be touching at times. Unfortunately, like the Video Girl manga, the plot gets drawn out. In order to search for an ending the author puts in way too much pointless action. The "bad guy" characters inserted in the last few episodes do little to enhance the series."
Katsura fans should like this series.
L'Etranger | Mission Viejo, CA United States | 12/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I think I would have freaked had this series been released back in the mid-90s when I first saw it in original Japanese without subtitles. Still, I'm pleasantly surprised to see this series finally make it over to these shores even if I am not a die hard fanatic anymore. For me, I think it's mainly about the nostalgic value of seeing this series again, so I am biased. The animation quality goes from choppy to standard and from standard to better than average in every episode, but we're talking about Katsura Masakazu's designs, so we'd have to be a bit forgiving because I bet it's a b!tch trying to retain their look. The songs are decent, esp. Sharan Q's "Single Bed" and L'Arc En Ciel's "Blurry Eyes."

One point unrelated to the series is to BEWARE OF THE PIRATED/BOOTLEGS being sold by Amazon sellers under the guise of being "IMPORTS". They are partially right in calling them "imports", but what those sellers fail to tell buyers is that they are PIRATED COPIES FROM TAIWAN. The real box set is worth well over $100, and these sellers are fencing their shoddy product new for less than $25? Do the math and have some common sense: If the deal looks too good to be true, it's because they are ripping people off."