Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Glass Fleet Box Set SAVE|
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Anime & Manga, Animation
Fight for your freedom!In the dark reaches of space, the masses struggle beneath the tyranny of self-proclaimed Holy Emperor, Vetti Sforza. Driven by prophesy, he schemes to unite the heavens under his authority, but the u... more »
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A solid watch.
Just some old guy. | Wa State | 08/06/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is hard to explain but...A Medieval Tale in Space. First of all the "Laws of Physics" do not apply. Islands of rock drifting in space, horse drawn carriages yet they do a lot of fighting in Space ships. You will see numerous Space battles--sword fights all of which are well done. There is no fan service to speak of.
As for myself this was a 3 1/2 star series. To start with it is in a Widescreen format and comes in a thin pak with 2 DVD cases, one on each side of the DVD case.
The story line is about an Emperor who seeks nothing but power. He treats his subjects poorly and rules with an iron fist. Thus setting himself up for a rebellion lead by Micheal though I think it is pronounced Michelle. Micheal is quickly defeated and is drifting when their space ship is rammed and being looted by pirates...enter Cleo. Now the true journey begins...to right what is wrong. To fulfill the long awaited prophecy. "When what was two becomes one".
I will not tell you the whole story but this is not a stand alone series it is continuous. While there are a couple of flash backs there is nothing that takes away from this series. Most voices are nicely done and the quality of animation is good from start to finish. While it does have CG it does not rely on it heavily and it blends excellently together. The storyline moves forward at a steady pace and introduces new characters which keeps you interested.
This was a show I was glad I bought and it has good replay value but 50 bucks is a little spendy. If you can get it around 30-35 bucks it is a solid buy.
Now will you like it.....I do not know but I can tell you the type of series that I enjoy...which are things like..Trinity Blood..Black Blood Brothers..Hellsing..Jyu Oh Sei..Death Note though this is not as intense as those it is still worth watching."
A not so famous anime
Desiree Weichman | Weatherly, PA United States | 01/01/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After watching Glass Fleet about two times, I still cry at the end. It had such a touching story and a lot
of inspirational words. The best way I can describe it is, a different version of Star Wars plus a few others things placed into the story.
The story takes place in a far off galaxy that is under the religion of the Black Cross, which is a large
cross in the sky that is actually a black hole. The main character Michel Volban is the leader of a rebellious army called, the People's Army. Michel holds a harsh past on his/her [don't want to give out spoilers!] shoulders while he/she fights against the emperor Vetti Sforza and the empire. When all seemed lost to Michel and the people's army, a strong wind comes out from the corner of the galaxy. A space pirate named Cleo Corbeille had seemed to be a savior for the people's army in the eyes of Michel. But it seemed Cleo did not want to have any part of it..
Many people have never heard of the anime since it had gotten many bad reviews from many people. Possibly it's because I'm interested in the universe myself, who knows. The voice acting in this anime was very well done and many people who are fans of the well known "Fullmetal Alchemist" will recognize some of the voices. I give this a five star rating since it is and always will be one of my favorites."
P. R. Bailey | 05/23/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Glass Fleet is interesting but becomes a bit muddled at firstas to who the peoples Army is why its led by royalty and who or what is main protaganist. Why is it called the Glass Fleet when there is only one ship made of the special "Glass". Also confusing whether the space ships are spaceships, buildings or even chunks of land.
However, it is exciting and intriguing but the ending is a little silly."
A Good Sci-Fi Opera Like Anime But It's Been Done Time Over
Rich | CA | 07/04/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"While the CGI effects, animation, and the voice cast for both the Japanese and English characters were good if you're looking for any thing original from the series than look somewhere else. The series plays out like a lot of standard animes have done recently, you have a corrupt government ruling the galaxy and rebel factions trying to topple said government to replace it with a system that truly represents all the people and of course the ones in power seek to try and crush these rebels before this can truly happen. The characters are also so-so some are enjoyable to watch and others are just annoying and while you have some nice battles an the like at the end I just wanted to see Gundam Seed more than this. The story line they try to convey is pretty decent but gets a little chaotic too and you might get lost on what the story agenda was that they were trying to convey about in the first place. I feel the only reason I finally decided to buy the series is that one of the third sellers on Amazon was selling it for an incredible price a lot more affordable and reasonable than what the standard price is going for right now. So is the series worth getting for sci-fi anime fans?, I can only give a mixed response to that yes it is somewhat entertaining to watch the series and the finale is alright for the series as well and won't leave you feeling to annoyed with it but for any true originality don't expect to much from it...."