Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Phantom Quest Corp - Perfect Collection|
Actors: Lena Banas, Steve Blum, Richard Cansino, James Clay, Bambi Darro
Directors: Junichi Sakata, K˘ichi Chigira, Morio Asaka, Takuji Endo
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Party-girl Ayaka Kisagi turned her late-night lifestyle into a business that gives new meaning to the term "graveyard shift!" While it may seem easier for Ayaka to round up troublesome spirits than to put a corporate spin ... more »
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Fun but more is needed
Ronald Bingham | 04/24/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I too bought this as it was [inexpensive] and sounded interesting. Loved it. It is too much like an appetiser, though.Something other reviews have not mentioned, is that the DVD is dual coded region 1 & 4. There is also another extra on the disc (I got to it by searching for track 3, but I'm sure there's another way). It is a 20 minute extra with introductions for the characters and ten minutes watching the (Japanese) voice actors at work and play. It's titled file 0!"
Not too shabby!
bonessasan | Somewhere, apparently . . . | 01/04/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"To be honest, I think I found this by looking at listmania lists when I was searching for other anime titles. I had never heard of it, but the reviews seemed good and the price was more than attractive so I decided to give it a shot, although I didn't really expect too much. Boy am I glad I bought it! The only thing I didn't like about it was that there were only 4 episodes. I know this review says pretty much the same thing as all the other reviews, but I figured I should throw in my two cents anyway."
Great Buy, Great Flick!!
xxsandman925xx | Antioch,CA USA | 02/02/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Phantom Quest Corp. an action/comedy film about the drunken, karoake singing,party girl Ayaka and her friends taking on paranormal enemies, from Dracula to a possessed surgeon, mummies, and even magical monks. This Movie is a comedic romp through the world of supernatural events.
The only set backs on this flick can be that the theme songs can get a little annoying after hearing them too many times, the series is too short although it was still good. The video quality was also pretty nice, and subtitles were understandable and on que. The plot is sort of like scooby doo without the guys in masks, but more action and laughs.
All in all this film is a great buy and worth the money spent. A great addition to any anime collection."
A rough mixture of "Witch Hunter Robin" and "The X-Files"...
Spokey Dokey | Troy/Albany, NY | 08/04/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Sure, I could have compared Phantom Quest Corp. to a lot of other animes out there, but the basic premise is the same -- we get a group of people who are working together to solve sci-fi mysteries...and there is definitely nothing wrong with that.
A friend of mine introduced me to this series, and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised overall.
If you love having vampires and mummies, among other things, show up in your anime, along with a HUGE dosage of humor to boot, then you will absolutely LOVE this show -- it manages to take dark subject matter and make it into something comical.
I think the biggest weakness in this series is definitely a coherent side story -- it seems like things are a little too hashed together at times, and a little too rushed. On top of that, half of the Phantom Quest team only shows up when actually needed to do something, such as the team exorcist and the fortune teller -- neither of these two characters really gets a strong introduction at all.
One more weakness would really be in the music as well, which I found continuously grating on my nerves -- mainly, the theme song. Most of the other music is just merely OK.
Complaints aside, this is definitely worth your time, especially for such a small price -- buy this one, you certainly won't regret it!"