Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Najica Blitz Tactics Complete Collection|
Genres: Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Adv Films Release Date: 02/10/2009 Run time: 300 minutes
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Najica: The Female Bond Of Anime
Jackie Almasy | 12/20/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Upon first picking up Najica: Blitz Tatics, I was very skeptic to pick it up. I had heard of all the panty shots, excessive lesbian situations, and repetition of the episodes. Still though, I bought it solely on the expectation of it being a one time show and it forever gathering dust among my anime collection. I was actually very surprised by the anime.
Focusing on Najica Hiragi, a majorly successful representative of a perfume manufacturing company, she has the undercover job working for a secretive firm. How she recieves her missions: a single red rose.
The series begins with a recovery mission as you get you first look into what the anime series is like and how the characters are protrayed. You cannot help but like Najica. Her goodwill nature and cheeky way of dealing with sexual references to her being a female spy either gets your grinning or laughing your head off. During the anime, she is portrayed as a genuinly strong willed and independant woman.
Soon, you get introduced to Leila. As the true nature of her being is exposed, Najica is forced to come to terms with what love and independance really is. Throughout the anime, every episode takes on the message of independant thinking and if machines can honestly make a life for themselves without a master.
Much like Steven Speilberg's "A.I.", Najica Blitz Tatics confronts it in a much more fun and spy way. While the series could of been taken much more seriously, it is a fun addition to your anime collection. Just be sure you do not have any teens under the age of 16 watch it if they are squirmy with sexual situations and lesbian encounters."
It's nice to see beautiful women doing action and showing th
Ronnie Clay | Winnsboro, Louisiana | 06/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First let me just say I'm glad they made a box set collection with episode 1 all the way to the final. I'm tired of anime box sets that have only one disc in it, this one has 3.
On to the show, if your an individual who likes a strong female lead, & lots and lots of brief nudity, then by all means you'll really like Najica Blitz. By day Najica works for a cosmetic firm, CRI. By night, she's a top notch spy that can hold her own (BUT NOT AS GOOD AS A MAN).
The first four episodes Disc 1 pretty much lays the foundation for the series & later episodes. In the first episode (Mission 001), Najica rescues a young girl, only to find out she is a "Hummarite" & becomes Najica's partner at the behest of her superiors. Together, Najica & "Lila" (ZZZ) go after various villions, recover other Hummarites & Najica schools Lila about life, & it's do's and don'ts.
I'm telling you this series has nothing but no-stopping action I mean WOW!"
Underwear fixation makes this unwatchable
Graves | Pennsylvania | 03/15/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Najica was originally released as seperate DVD's, now, in a bid maybe to squeeze more money out of a flop it has been repackaged as "the complete series." Unfortunately for anyone laying out cash, it's the same drivel as before.
Najica is a typical secret agent anime. The lead character is a super spy by nights and perfumer by day. After the first episode she is assigned a partner, an android who looks like a teenage girl. The android is physically better, faster stronger, etc than human but she lacks any social skills. It falls to Najica to train her.
The plots are typical of the genre and the quality off animation is quite good, comparable to such similar fare as "Noir," without that series' screaming plot flaws.
Then why did I give it such a low score? Panties. There is a type of fetishism particular to Japan that involves girls in short skirts and white cotton panties. Najica is clearly aimed right at them. All of the women in the piece are outfitted in very short skirts and the `camera' view is always angled up from the bottom with frequent what can only be called, crotch shots.
Personally I have no trouble with the occasional flash of underwear, sort of "did I just see that?" moments in anime. But in Najica they are over the top, you see far more views of women exposing their underwear than not. The first episode alone shows more women's underwear than a Victoria's Secret catalogue and it is too much. It is too obvious and to distracting, and not in a good way. In the first 20 minutes I went from `oh, cute' to `Jeez again?' I tried two more episodes in the hope that it would fade, but it didn't. It's clearly the way they wanted this to go.
I'm not sure what the producer's mind set was but this unfortunate `view point' it was a waste of time. The production values and plots are just overwhelmed by the constant view of underwear to the point that all else is obscured. Unless you have this particular fetish, this will soon become boringly unwatchable.
Entertaining for a Single Viewing
M. Zveris | 07/14/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This may be a review where the title says it all. Najica Blitz tactics is by no means a terrible, awful, horrible, or painful anime to sit through but it certainly may not be something you want to pick up and take home to put on the shelf. I will gladly state that this is an amusing anime that can be watched once without any grief and you won't feel as if you have wasted your time. It is first and foremost the epitome of a fan service anime which isn't necessarily bad if you're not bothered by that. In fact if you are looking for a fan service heavy anime that has some plot and decent character design this may end up being a four star series in your opinion.
There is action in Najica, quite a bit of it. Every episode has at least ten (and often more) individuals who end up getting their "just desserts" which leads to the viewer getting just the right view of their panties. This ends up becoming incredibly comedic, I found myself paying more attention to the inventive ways that the artists managed to find positions for characters to fall over so that we can see up their skirt. This adds to the entertainment factor greatly.
That out of the way, Najica Blitz tactics isn't without plot and could have been a fabulous anime if there had been more time put into that end of the series. It starts out very promisingly but it is very clear later in the series with the constant repitition of storyline that someone, somewhere, forgot where this was all going. That doesn't make it horrid, it can just be annoying.
The start of the series, with the fact that Najica is not just a fantastic perfume creator but a secret agent is intriguing. The storyline between Lila and Najica is at times very touching and while it isn't distinct (see series like Burst Angel: The Complete Collection (includes OVA) [Blu-ray] for women/girls in close, caring situations) it is refreshing. As the storyline progresses - as stated - this begins to fall away into the fan service action that you can expect in this series. That is the real shame of this show, because it could have incorporated both and been a comedic, touching, and intriguing anime. The characters are rather well developed for the sort of series that Najica Blitz Tactics is, the soundtrack is pretty good though it can become repititious as well, and the artwork isn't bad at all.
I do believe you won't be wasting your time watching this show if you approach it from the angle of Saturday morning Cartoons. It's amusing, hilarious at times, has some emotional value, some thought provoking moments, and if nothing else can provide boredom replay value. It certainly isn't something I would suggest you invest in if it isn't on sale, but it isn't a series to toss in the bin."