Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Mars Daybreak Complete Collection|
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
From BONES studio (Eureka Seven) Mars is covered in water and humanity lives in large city-ships that float through the Martian seas. Life is hard, work is scarce, and many have turned to piracy in order to survive. Gram t... more »
A FUN ADVENTURE FILLED WITH ACTION AND HEART
Michael Harmon | davis california | 02/17/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I took a chance on this set after watching the first two episodes on youtube and boy did I make the right decision. If you want a fun ride thats action packed with cool characters, then this series is for you. If you like a series that has heart with comedy, again this series is for you. The animation style is good and unlike some shows you dont notice when the animators take a day off. I hate it when one volume looks spectacular and the next looks like [...]. You wont find that here. Although the animation isnt ever stellar, its good, consistantly. As for music, it has a great up beat opening that immediatly gets you going and involved. The ending song is inspirational reminding you that even though this is a fun ride, it is moving toward a deeper place. As for the music during the show, its average I guess, until a battle sequence which then moves from average to emotionally charged. I also think the writing is well done. Its not perfect, but where as most anime series have a fair share of filler episodes, for a 26 episode series, Mars Daybreak only had 2 in my oppinion. Yes, some episodes moved the story farther than others but all in all, every episode had action and/or more character development as not to be boring. Speaking of characters I believe this is the strength of the series. Although we only go very deep into 2 of the characters, most everyone had their own personality and problems, and for a show that easily had over 20 characters, I think it is a job well done. Now even though Ive spoken very highly of the writing it is by no means perfect. If I had one complaint it would be that sometimes they reveal something big and then they dont get back to it for awhile, so be patient. When I watched it on youtube it was in japanese with english subtitles, but the english dub is very good as well and preferred. As for price, $50 is amazing for this set. With 6 single volumes priced at $20 or more, thats $120 easy. A savings of $70 or more is awesome. True, you dont get any extras, but for this price who really needs them. In conclusion, this collection and series is a keeper and one I will watch over over again for years to come.
If you want a more in depth review about characters and storylines then check out my single volume reviews, but watch out, after volume one their are some spoilers."
Well worth the money
J. Bradley | 07/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Mars Daybreak is amusing and pure entertainment, well worth adding to your collection. This more than a mecha series, there is plenty of backstabbing and double-cross to keep the story going between battles. It is Robin Hood on Mars with government and corporate villains galore, along with a few mercenaries and bumbling villians."
Attack of the Fanbois!
Iron Giant | Boston | 10/06/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I swear, the next time someone puts a 5 star rating on a show like this, I'm going to rate it 1 star just to bring the universe back into balance. What value is a 5 star rating when it gets put on everything?
The story is, Mars has been terraformed (don't ask how, they don't say) and now its a water world (don't ask how, they don't say - did something go wrong? You can terraform a world, so you cover it completely in water?) and life is oppressive in the massive floating city ships where most people scrape out a living.
The show is not bad. The Mech designs are pretty standard with a couple new ideas to account for underwater combat.
The characters are ok, no one jumps out as very compelling but the whole bunch of them are well fleshed out.
The show lacks the usual topless and panty scenes that Japan anime tends to have, which indicates that this was more of a show for kids, but then the translators put in enough swearing too (the talking Dolphin (don't ask how, they don't say...) says "Son of a Bit** quite a bit) so its not a show for young kids either.
The first third of the story doesn't seem to have any real plot to it, but then a couple stories start to weave through and it leads... somewhere. There is an ending, but the lack of detail leads me to think this really was a kids show.
The only reason I didn't give it 2 stars is the amount of content. There are 6 DVD's with a whole lot of episodes, so you get a lot of content."
One Of The Few Hidden Rock Animes That Turned Out To Be A Di
Rich | CA | 08/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I got this while it was on sale and was greatly impressed with both the animation and storyline. The story has to deal with the people and development of Mars and since Mars has no true natural resources of value at this time depends primarily on financial and technical support from Earth making the government of Mars and its people controlled under Earth rule. Then you have the group of pirates of the ship Aurora who with their pirating of earth bases and instillations try to help the people of Mars much like modern day Robin Hoods. It's here you meet Gram Rivers(Voiced By Tomokazu Seki/Johnny Yong Bosch) who after trying to help one of his friends out of a situation comes to pilot a robot battle mecha and meets up with the crew and captain of the Aurora. While along their adventures Gram soon becomes the surrogate brother of the granddaughter of the President of Earth Enora Taft(Voiced By Akino MURATA/Colleen O'SHAUGHNESSEY) as well as his old girlfriend who is now part of the earth military forces Vestemona "Vess" Lauren(Voiced By Houko KUWASHIMA/Melissa FAHN). There of course is more to the series but you'll just have to watch those. The episodes were entertaining,funny,and exciting I'm definitely glad I decided to get this series. The video is standard format with sharp clear pictures and the audio is clear and clean as well both Japanese and English voice actors did a great job with this series so to all mecha fans who want a touch of
a little bit of piracy mixed-in I say give this one a shot...