Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Godannar Complete Collection|
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Five years ago, as the Mimetic Beasts laid waste to Japan, Dannar Pilot Go saved young Anna Aoi's life. As they prepare to march down the aisle, a new Beast appears and Go is summoned into battle once more. But he's not ... more »
Animes Best Kept Secret
Michael Harmon | davis california | 07/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Since I've already reviewed each individual volume of this series, this review wont go too in depth into the storyline. For a broader more deep review I suggest looking at those reviews.
Anyway this series by far has it all; drama, comedy, action, sci-fi and believe it or not its kinda like a soap opera only more grown up and fun. Now to say I didnt notice the fan service would be a lie. This series has a lot. Sadly the cover of this complete collection really only shows that aspect. Fan service there may be, but fan service this series is not about. This series has a ton of heart with great characters, cool mecha and a storyline that will surprise you at how engrossing it becomes. The animation is top notch and the voice acting is superb. Honestly I think the English voice acting is better and allows you to fully take in the awesome visuals. Ladies, dont think this is just a guys series because of the voluptuous women and the giant robots. The guys arent bad looking either and it may be shown far less than the women but the fan service is there for you too. Also these are some of the toughest smartest chicks Ive seen in anime, not just pretty faces with amazing bodies. My wife who hates mecha, I repeat HATES mecha, loves this show for the all the things Ive mentioned above.
This collection has both seasons in it for a total of 26 episodes and for $70 retail, and Ive seen it for cheaper at around $55 dollars in stores and at the time of this review about $35 here on Amazon, you are getting an amazing buy. Of course being a thinpack this collection has been stripped of the awesome and numerous extras from the individual volumes, but for half the price of retail and in most places cheaper than that, this is a steal!"
Insanely, funny yet engaging
Derrick Jenkins | Hampton VA USA | 10/20/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is for the Godannar: Complete Collection. First off i'm glad that i was able to get this series and in one place as well. The story basically revolves around Anna and Go, who he saves earlier in the story. But they get married and even though she's at the young age of 17. She sometimes does act like a 12 year old still. But she shows great potential in the piloting one of the giant robots on the base where Go and her mother whom is in charge of the base at the moment. I don't want to tell the whole story but they are on the verge of getting married when they get an call that a Memetic beast attack is happening. Its these monsters that they fought a few years ago. But its back and has started to spread across the planet. Also introduced early on are 5 other Robot fighter groups and they have a bigger role in the series soon enough.
Just so people know that if they are looking for a kid oriented anime show Godannar..isn't it. But you can see that from the box cover with the 2 women on front. There's overt and straight up focus on the females and there (uum huge assets and the jiggling effect) you'll see what i mean and some of the fighter pilots, the Robots and their outfits leave not much to the imagination. The story progresses over 26 episodes on 5 discs and also goes to the lives of the other people on the base, the mechanics and other folks that work on the robots that Anna, Go, Mira (a person from Go's past) and others.
It's cool that they focus on others instead of just one or two characters and their various struggles with all that is going on around them...beasts attacking, falling in love, first crushes, people from past showing up and relationship issues. All this while fighting breaks out all over the world. I love anime in general have a great liking towards anime series that focus on Robots and pilots.
Godannar delivers to me on all fronts, voice acting was pretty good, art and the overall direction of the series always seemed to be heading forward even when they were looking back on what had happened so far.
Excellent work...wish it didnt have to end though."
Completely different packaging
Porcupine | 08/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There are already numerous Godannar reviews on amazon.com on for the individual volumes, so I'll just review the DVD release itself.
Like most ADVision thinpack sets, all the extras have been removed, which is unfortunate since Godannar had some nice extras. Mainly, the clean openings and closings, and various pictures and galleries. You don't get the paper inserts either, and the Godannar insert mini-booklets had some nice mini-posters as well as cast interviews.
On the other hand all the packaging is different and kind of interesting for this thinpack release. The box itself is orange overall and contains a terrific picture of Mira, Shizuru, and Godannar on one side (the Mira picture is new) and a picture of Anna on the other side (same picture as the Godannar DVD 7 cover). There are 5 DVDs total, each with 5 episodes except for the last one which has 6 episodes on it. Each DVD thinpack case has an orange cover with a big picture of a robot on it, and each DVD itself has an orange picture with a picture of a girl on it. From first to last, the robot pictures are Godannar (fused), Club Mariner, G-Gunner, Goddiner, and Godannar (blue) with Neo-Okusaer. The girl pictures are Anna, Lou, Shizuru, then surprisingly Luna (pilot of Genesister with yellow hair in pigtails), then finally....Anna's mom?! Yuck oh well. Why not Mira? The Luna picture is new, the rest we've seen before. Kind of weird packaging, but it's for the most part different, and a couple of them are really nice (Mira and Luna).
The DVD menus are also new. They are orange too, and stationary, and ugly. Oh well. The show itself is exactly the same as on the individual volumes. The Season 2 intros in particular remain blurry, which sucks.
Godannar is the best show ever made though and for this price it's a bargain, so I recommend this box set to anyone who hasn't purchased the individual volumes yet. But if you already have the individual volumes, you probably shouldn't bother getting this. In my case, I found a good deal so I bought it just to have an extra copy of Godannar. I paid close to $30 for this boxset, and I paid about $210 to buy all 7 volumes individually (I paid retail price back then, although I got my copies 2-3 weeks before the release dates because of that). This version can also be more convenient to watch if you want more episodes to be on a disc.
Someday I'll have to re-author my own version of Godannar by cutting out the blurry Season Two intros and replacing them with the normal-quality textless Season Two intros found on the original DVDs."
Jaycey Colon | New york, NY USA | 09/30/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Godannar: Complete Collection
It was a cool anime series, if you are into giant mecha fighting to protect the earth from aliens, which is the typical plot of most of these series. The thing that set it apart from the rest is the soap opera style drama. I'm sure guys will most likely like the fan service part more than anything else, but as they say, 'sex sells.' The character designs were cool and the mecha designs were even cooler. This series obviously had very high production values. So, if you like some serious butt kicking mecha action, fan service and good character development, then Goddannar is for you!"