Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Shinichir˘ ďta, Naoko Nakamura, Lena Gale, Hal Cleaveland, K˘z˘ Shioya
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
The best of the 3 tapes. Orguss 2 begins here...
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The original Orguss designed by Mikimoto finally has its full resonance within this third tape of the secondd Orguss series. This OVA collection bears no real relation to its predecessor until you realise the Earth in Orguss 2 is still disturbed by dimensional instability and the solution elusively sought in the end of the TV series did not work. The colonel survives and plans to correct the world and all dimensions 200 years after the first series ends.Orguss 2 is really a cheaply veiled attempt to do an independant giant robot anime under the wing of an earlier proven work. Not to sound too harsh, the art is pretty good and the animation satisfactory for the writing. Definitely not the best, but pretty cool anime encompassing romance, war, mecha and fantasy. I guess its just hard for me to hate anything Toshiro Kawamoto does. The biggest pity is that nearly no one has ever seen the original Orguss in the States so there is very little ability to understand the ramifications of the previous history behind Orguss 2."
Little known but good old school Anime
max_stirling | Australia | 11/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"180 Minutes, all 6 episodes, Remastered 5.1 English with stereo English (not listed on cover) and Stereo Japanese. (note to Amazon.com: please update your information on this title)This is a mecha series with a strong storyline and nice classic anime style. The mecha designs are limited in appeal but the characters and storyline more than make up for it.I won't tell you the storyline except it revolves around war and spying at least in the first 4 episodes, episode 4 starts to reveal another underlying story line, but You will have to buy the DVD or read the VHS reviews to find out. After all why buy something is you already know how it all unfolds :-)"
Macross meets Escaflowne?
Strategos | In Space above Planet Earth | 08/31/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"You wish! Seriously though, I went into this one with high hopes, and it left me feeling VERY disappointed. With the character designer of Macross and a universe that combines a girl with mystical powers, giant robots, and warring nations, you'd think it would be a recipe for a winner...
First, the good points: The character designs and animation are indeed quite good, and the main characters are likable enough (though not so likable that I remember their names). The soundtrack isn't half bad, and the voice-acting is passable.
Now the bad: The whole thing feel incredibly rushed, a lot of time is spent on characters who are repulsive (perverse, deranged, and just plain wacko), there is more robot action in the opening credits than in every episode except the first and the last, the plot revelations happen so fast at the end that they make the storyline borderline rediculous (I know this a sequel but COME ON!), there is little backhistory given on the characters that we DO like, the action scenes are more gruesome than awesome (all the people dying when a city gets nuked in particular left me ready to lose my lunch), and the plot, characters, and dialog just don't really draw you in.
If you want to see the mythical and the scientific combined (and the giant robot as well!), I reccomend checking out Escaflowne. If you love the character designs of Macross, you might want to consider Gunbuster. But I would only reccomend RENTING this one if you liked the first Orguss. No better than mediocre."
Awesome, great, great OVA series!!
DJ-H-OS | NJ | 04/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a real good series, if you like Crest of the Stars, Heavy Metal L-Gaim, or any Leiji Matsumoto based series you will enjoy this. The animation is top notch the action is great the story is great, the characters are interesting. I wish the original Orguss was out on R1 dvd so I could see more of this world known as Orguss. It really got me thinking of Heavy Metal L-Gaim while I was watching this, it just has a similar feeling to it. Get this DVD it is actually a bargain at this price as it contains the entire 6 episode OVA."