Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Megaman Upon a Star|
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Dr. Wily has again escaped from the game world! Megaman must prevent the fiendish Dr. Wily from destroying Japan as we know it. Will Megaman and his pals be able to defeat Dr. Wily in time to save Children's Day? Or to... more »
Good, but not as it seems...
Shadow mage | Holodrum | 06/25/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this DVD awhile ago thinking that it was an anime version of the Megaman video games, but it wasnt what I thought it was. I was expecting something like the Anime cut-scenes in the Megaman 8 video game, but it's nothing like that!
The whole story involves a little boy who accidentally frees Doctor Wily from a MegaMan 5 video game and then he has to let Megaman out of the game to stop the evil doctor.
The rest is all about Megaman searching Japan to find wily and put him back into the game.
Pros: Some of the story is kinda interesting, the art is pretty nice, Megaman's attacks function the same in this as they do in the games, it's a pretty educational DVD considering that it tells you alot of interesting things about Japan, and it's a pretty funny story if you can get into it.
Although this DVD doesn't have as much action as, "Megaman: A hero is born" Upon a star is less annoying, and easier to watch. Plus, it's more faithful to the games.
Cons: Megaman is a video game charecter in this DVD, he's not in Japan in the year 20XX as a hero, but as a silly game charecter.
None of this story is actually exciting, it's mostly funny and comical. The voice acting is pretty bad for the most part, case in point, "Rush can talk and he sounds like the early voice of Krillan from DBZ. There's hardly any action in this story, it's mostly about Megaman seaching Japan for Dr. Wily, but no real fighting occures!
Final thoughts: This would make sence if it was supposed to be a comedy, but since it's not... Well, it's pretty lame.
This DVD is kind of entertaining, but it's takes some getting used to. I really wish that they had've added just a little bit more action in this, but sadly...There's hardly any to begin with.
If you're in the mood for a laugh or looking for a gift for your kids, then buy this DVD. If you're looking for a Megaman DVD with action, adventure, and a Megaman who's real then keep lookin' 'cause this isn't it!
Overall rating: 2.8 stars.
Closing comments: This was supposedly the piolet for the American MegaMan TV series, but the art was changed because it was considered too "kiddie" by the test audiences... I dont know about you, but I like MegaMan better without a sixpack, and I wish that they would've left the art alone cause it would have looked better this way..."
ADV does it again...
Chris Wilson | Texas | 01/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm startin' to really let ADV grow on me, even though they've probably done not so nice things with other licenses, they just shine so well with their Megaman releases.
This is a collection of the never released 3 part Original Video Animation made in 1993. The first time it was EVER released was in a 2002 Japanese DVD Box Set with Japanese and oddly enough English audio.
Well, the English audio isn't so odd...because if you watch this series, you will realize that it is almost a 3-part pilot of sorts for the Megaman TV show we all (er, most) know and love.
I love both audio tracks, even though Scott McNeil isn't quite the Dr. Wily he is in the TV show. But while the kid parts could be seen as poorly acted, I think it is really cute in all honesty, this is the juvenile Megaman everyone has been dying to see. Although...the voice actor for the father figure is uh pretty interesting (aka hilarious.)
Here's some other interesting tidbits I dug up:
First off, the whole Ocean Group does the English dub so, there's the obvious connection between this and the Ruby Spears thing (also listen to Terry Klassen's Rush...Krillin flashbacks for me.) You've got Scott McNeil as Dr. Wily and as said Dr. Light reprising his role.
Then you check out the credits, and see that Mr. Ruby and Mr. Spears actually WERE involved...and so were their musicians!
Not to mention that if you look really close you'll notice that many shots are done in the same fashion as the TV series, especially in the 3rd part where Megaman holds his buster by his face, the camera zooms out as he puts his arm behind his back, and then he finally grasps his buster and fires.
If you ask me, besides being an "educational" program, this OAV was nothing more than the Megaman pilot!
(Not to mention it's fun to think that this is actually the prequel to the TV show.)"
Clara A. Carpenter | 10/19/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"my son loves Megaman, so this was a real treat for him...he says it's awesome, it is. Has good content suitable for kids, Ihave no complaints."