Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Giant Robo - Economy Pack|
Actors: Koichi Takemoto, Minoru Yamada, Katsuhiko Taguchi, Itaru Orita, Michio Konishi
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
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Justin Ordonez | Seattle | 04/29/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Terrific show, but I need to address one of the posts below... I never bought this packaged set, but I have the indivdual DVDs from Anime Works. If you desire the Manga Dub of Giant Robo (and, really, why wouldn't you?) then you should know this: the DVDs contain a hidden track which has the Manga dub. It CANNOT be selected from the menus. Instead find the "audio" button on your DVD remote and push it until the Manga Dub begins.
More than it appears to be.
Lucas Diego | Redding, California | 09/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"On the surface, it seems like just another big robot cartoon. It's much more than that.
This Giant Robo was a 90's anime, an homage to the manga and live action television series of decades before, and I can confidently say it is one of the best anime series out there. With solid, even great animation for its time, an epic story, grand score, and strong characterizations, it is considered by many to be one of the best retro animes, and one of the best anime productions of all time. On a personal note, I can say that when I first sat down to watch this series I didn't expect much. What a pleasant surprise it was, so much so that Giant Robo became one of my favorite anime series and during a time where I had been exhausted with anime.
Believe me, even if that is overhyping the series, it is a bargain at its price for this economy pack (which includes four cases having the entire 7 episode series and the Ginrei specials, totalling nearly six hours, not including the extras)."
Greatest anime out there
Eddie | Cali | 10/17/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Like the reviewer below me, i bought this set because a friend reccomended it. I was not expecting to like it much at all.
But once i started watching it, this was the best thing i had ever seen.
Each episode (40-60minutes a piece) was full of action and excitement. But it is also full of story, plot twists and it always keeps you ready for more.
This dvd set is well worth more than $20."
Prefer the Manga dubs, beware the Ginrei specials...
I. Park | 03/23/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I enjoyed Giant Robo immensely back when Manga released it on VHS years ago. The story and characters are detailed and draw you in, and each character has hidden motivations and pasts that are revealed later in the series. In fact, if you watch it a second time, a lot of the details that you thought were insignificant the first time through take on a lot of significance.
That said, I was surprised to find that the series had been re-dubbed since the Manga release, using what I feel are inferior voice actors. In the Manga version, each of the characters had a distinct voice and accent that enhanced the personality. Lord Alberto had a more British, aristocratic accent. Chief Chujo had a deeper, more masculine voice, Genya had a crazier laugh, etc. In this version, I had a hard time telling a lot of the male voices apart, and a lot of them simply did not convey the emotion behind the dialog. Overall, I still recommend this set, especially since Manga never ended up releasing a DVD version of their dub.
I do have a warning: Although the main series is suitable for young teens, the bonus "Ginrei special" disc is definitely ADULT oriented. There is cartoon nudity, cursing, and sexual innuendo. The lower quality of the animation even makes it seem like some low rent studio created it."