Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Freedom Complete Collection |
Genres: Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Infinity Resources Inc Release Date: 07/06/2010 Run time: 220 minutes
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Hard to find but finally arriving to DVD, great series!
Inform Me-Us | Robbinsdale, MN United States | 02/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Got this on the recommendation of Dave Halverson of Play Magazine. He was right. This series was GREAT! Familiar story of a society isolated, but doing fine, on the moon after Earth became a wasteland.
The story, while it seems familiar in a good vs evil or small rebellion uprising sort of way, is actually deep and rich. The animation is great. The ideas and circumstances are original and not too far "out there". Great sense of humor on the part of the writers or director or project lead - whoever it was -; there is some good funny stuff and great character development with which to inject humor.
There are no "magic" powers or super-hero people that can fly in this series. I've seen a few other Japimation series and I just can't get into Geass or ancient stones. This series is more believable to me as it seems to follow human nature and technological hurdles in a logical manner.
Episode 1 introduces us to the characters and life within the city on the moon, "Eden". It ends with a our main character finding a photo on the surface of the moon. That's all it took really. From there I was hooked. Who was the girl in the photo? Why was it there?
Episode 2 investigates more into possible sources of the photo and gives a better look into how this moon society is is managed by the people in charge and how people go about there day to day lives in such a society.
Episode 3 got me out of my chair and yelling "Yes! Go! Go! Go!". By now the viewer knows the characters and should be immersed into the story and this is where the story "takes off"!
I can not say more without giving too much away. It is a must own for adults into anime, sci-fi, action, adventure, honor and friendship. It's a MUST OWN for people like me into all of these things.
There are seven 30-minute episodes in all. The last episode wraps things up nicely but I felt that it also left room to continue the story.
The good voice acting will be in Japanese so it may be better to read the sub-titles. English is also available but the voice acting is usually dry, and IMHO, rather silly sounding, (why are female voices almost always a sappy little girl voice in the English dub?). This is true of many Japanese animation dubbed to English for the USA.
There are a couple of slightly awkward moments in the series that might be considered adult themed by extremists but I believe this is safe for children, (no blood, no nudity, no guns). The action and dialogue can happen fast so it might be difficult for children, (okay, and adults), to keep up with the story."