Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Vincent Bagnall, Roxanne Beck, Tim Breese, Ben Coates, David Fuhrer
Director: Yoshiyuki Tomino
Genres: Indie & Art House, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Anime & Manga, Animation
Yesterday, the biggest problem Chris faced was getting into college. Today, he's been transported to a strange world of barbaric warriors. Will he ever get back home?
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Oh come on it's not that bad.
monkeys_and_anime | Euclid, Oh United States | 07/17/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this movie right after seeing Legend of Lemnear (bought the 2-pack), so maybe anything looks better but I didn't mind this movie. True it's not the greatest movie I've ever seen but it's entertaining. There's interesting fighting and the typical fantasy theme of normal person sent to another world. I even found the idea unique that rather than his whole self being sent there, only his subconcious is and his physical mind and body are left in his world. Oh yeah I was kinda surprised that he spends the first five minutes naked and fights demons in the nude as well. Hmmmm, nope, nothing wrong with that. Heheh, it's not like they showed anything and it's a welcome change from seeing naked women all the time in anime. So as long as you watch this subtitled in Japanese, it's possible to enjoy yourself. However I found watching it dubbed quite humorous. It turned a simple fantasy anime into a very hilarious comedy. "you.. HAVE.. failed..the college entrance.. exams tWice""No .. I shall go TO THE.. pool... party..tomarrow.""YOu ...ARE so EASY....going"It truly sounds like these voice actors are trying to do a bad job. How is it possible to sound this way. I don't understand. It's like those old kung fu or Godzilla movies that everyone always makes fun of. Actually, it's more like when someone is making fun of kung fu or Godzilla movies and puposely exagerating how bad it can sound. Oh gosh this movie is funny. Actually you may wanna buy this movie just to hear for yourself how bad the dub is."
Death by Anime
Mark Seeber | Gardnerville, NV USA | 07/02/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Alright, just to be fair I must say I'm not incredibly experienced with Anime. All the anime I have seen I can probably count with two hands. I saw Ninja Scroll and fell in love (not literally) with this form of animation about a year ago. That's it. But productions like Garzey's Wing here, can only repel me from the ever increasing popularity of this genre. Let me explain why. #1 The script- things are commonly being said like, "Why are you doing this to me?" and "This isn't fair!" A bit too irritable and noticeable to ignore. Now, by commonly I mean, more often then a telemarketer tries to rip you off in a day, more than a bulimic model gags herself, mor-alright you get my point. #2 The Voice Acting- this is what really takes a blow. This is some of the worst acting I have ever seen in my life, and believe me, I have seen a lot of Sylvester Stallone movies. Bad scripts can be made good, or atleast unnoticeable, with just a little effort. But noooo, that would be too much work for a simple anime. These characters rarely speak in any thing more than a monotone, and when they do, it's overly whiny, or overly manly, and the tenses are all [messed] up. Such as, "WHAT are YOU talking aBOUT?" Someone with a stutter, tracheotomy, and no will to live, would do better.#3 The Plot- Some guy wants to go to a school reuninion. but, what do you know, he gets warped through a portal, naked, into another dimension. OK, not too bad, though a bit cliched, I think. Suddenly, the naked guy can fight fantastically, gets big ol' wings attached to his feet and has to save the planet (same planet, long time ago). However, a form af himself is left behind in the original setting, and if one of them dies, the other will perish as well! Oh no!!! I think I've heard that bewfor as well. And this wouldn't be bad but that's it. No twists. Just a lot ofalmost pointless scenes! Now this is the part where everybody gets mad at me. I never finished the movie. And boy am I glad. It appears that I'm not the only one. And you wont be either if you try to watch this. Even muted! Just say no! ..., it will screw up your mind forever. Through bad scripting, horrible voice acting, and a cliched plot, your enjoyment with this will be little to none. Unless, of course, you're too young to make much judgement. Young as in infant."
Okay, its not THAT bad.
R. A. Brown | The Commonwealth of Virginia | 10/20/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I came across Garzey's Wing with a two pack deal for 20 bucks with Legend of Lemnear. I've been a fan of Anime for about the last 6 years of my life, and have seen Evangelion to Wings of Honnemaise, Rurouni Kenshin to Golden Boy, to Magic User's Club to You're Under Arrest and Initial D.Let me say this, Garzey's Wing is not a masterpiece, but its not a piece of trash. There are some certain incongruities to it, like reference to gunpowder by people who've never heard of a gun. (I'm guessing thats more translator's doing). However, at times its an interesting well thought out universe, unique in its own way than other fantasy settings. The idea that someone can be taken into another world and still have a part of themselves stuck in this one certainly isn't used often, and is, amusingly sometimes, used where the two Chris's talk to each other about problems! The more you watch it, the more you find yourself appreciating it or chuckling at little things. The animation is decent, not low cost, but not glitzy by any means either. Its on par with other animations from that time period. The Character designs aren't bad and the music isn't either. The storyline is original, with the exception of a couple plot device of going to another land, as an example.Actually, my only real complaint is that it ends abruptly and to my knowledge, in medias res. Its a 3 episode OVA, and I'm not sure if more episodes were ever made or not. I watched the subtitle version only, a strategy for almost everything I've ever watched. (You don't get disappointed by horrible voice acting otherwise).Overall, its not a bad show. Its worth the money I paid for it,(10 bucks, since in two pack), and definitely one that I enjoyed."
"Your necklace is jumping, my friend,..."
Brian A. Dolge | Carpinteria, CA USA | 07/26/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
""...your story of mind-body separation must therefore be true." That's a quote from the english dub of Garzey's Wing, a ridiculous adventure with lots of plot and no story. This had to be one of the worst things I've ever seen, but I gave it two stars because its very repulsive awfulness almost made it entertaining. My friends and I were alternately laughing hysterically and staring in disdbelief as we viewed Garzey's Wing: a title which is repeated countless times in the dialogue and quickly becomes the most annoying two-word combination you'll ever hear. All kinds of things were happeneing, and lots of characters were talking and yelling (especially yelling), but there were little or no explanations for anything. Whole sections of character development seemed to be missing. It ran like a highlight reel of bizarre action sequnces (almost all of which were pretty boring). This was definitely a disappointment as a serious story, but not without unintended value. If you're still curious, be sensible and rent before you buy. "My wing-roots are oily!" ---ewwwwww!"