Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Geneshaft - The Unknown Gem in Anime
M. Roque | Northeast USA | 10/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Is it just me, or is there a lack of...anything..relating to Geneshaft online? Few forums, few if any anime music videos, and very few people seem to know it. Well, owning the set and having seen the entire show, I can say that Geneshaft is quite good and certainly worth a full viewing. For only 13 episodes, this show does a very good job of introducing and building on many characters. I must say I really liked Sophia Galgalin. Ultimately, I recommend this anime to anyone who is looking to find interest in a new series. For me, Geneshaft surprisingly succeeds in joining the ranks alongside such smashes as Cowboy Bebop, Gundam Wing, and Outlaw Star. Enjoy it!"
How unknown Anime titles can exceed expectations
Rego | Brazil | 12/22/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"With a great plot, excellent soundtrack and good characters (even if some follow the stereotype way) this series can be pretty surprising. In the 23d century, humanity reaches a level of excellence by genetic manipulation, when DNA means everything, being the better individuals the ones who got the best 'genes'. The women are the majority due to the men's nature not being able to control agressive emotions. So the "Registers" exist in function to watch men's behavior and actions. In that scenario there is Mika Seido, the main character who has the "white gene" considered the worst one not having the required abilities according to others, so she is often faced by prejudice. Mika and her friend Sofia Galgalim are designated to a mission at the Spaceship Bilkis, and then things are settled to Geneshaft start.
Even if the "Ring" and "Oberas" elements seem weird at beginning it proves to be great Fantasy/Sci-Fi Action, going deeper in broaching matters like humanity concept, existence. About the ending I felt something was missing but not bad at all. With acceptable CG and clean animation, Geneshaft represents the best Anime can offer, apart from a great rock soundtrack by Akira Takasaki.
I like it a lot!!
Manuel C. Hernandez | Deer River, MN USA | 05/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of those basic 'morality' plays... and most people now-a-days are bored with the old-fashioned plays with a plot... they just want to see things blow up and be wiped out or destruction and death... Well I am sorry this is one I am placeing next to Silent Moebius and Lain and Betterman and Mahoromatic and Tenchi Muyo... (did I forget IRIA?..) and all the other great animes in my collections 'special' section...in other words with the 'classic anime' collection.
I guess the many tales that are told in the multithreaded twine that is Geneshaft are probably too complicated or TOO MATURE to fit into the modern norm of the average gamer/destruction movie mentality and THAT IS OK. American animation is for the most part lost to 'disnification'.
Geneshaft deals with love, honesty, purpose, friendship, betrayal and of course forgiveness... not to mention good ol' heroism. Not bad little anime at all! So for the rest of us that aren't nuke'm till they glow, bodycount b-g-g freaks... I think this will do just fine! P.S. I didn't find a single thing in this story to offend parents... honest! It is that straight forward."
What can I say about this anime?
M. VILLARREAL | COAH MEX | 02/23/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I must admit that the first time I saw a chapter of these series, I liked it so much that I just wanted to see it all. Geneshaft has its own original plot, the characters have a reason to behave the way they do (wich is explained during the series) and one gets involved with them without even knowing.
Its a shame that there isnt too much info about this anime in the net, but that doesnt mean its a poor anime. I will definitely give it a thumb-up."