Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Please Twins Anime Legends Complete Collection|
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Infinity Resources Inc Release Date: 11/28/2006
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A worthy follow-up to an anime classic
trashcanman | Hanford, CA United States | 01/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After the success of the impeccably put together "Please Teacher!" romantic anime series, it would have been very easy for these folks to simply produce another season of that show filled with the episodic, predictable predicaments relying on running gags that so many other anime series use. But, the studio kept with the theme of "Please Teacher!" and continued moving forward, and "Please Twins!" is the result. And although watching "Teacher" before this series will increase your enjoyment of it, it isn't really a necessity as this one stands on it's own two feet just fine. Now, onto the plot: picking up a year and a half after the ending of "Teacher" we are introduced to our three twins in question. You read that right: three twins. Self-made man Maiku, fiery Miina, and demure Karen all show up at the same house with the same childhood photo showing them and their only sibling, the same eye color, and the same story of childhood abandonment. That is to say that one of the girls is Maiku's twin sister, and the other is not. The question quickly becomes which is which? The plot thickens when both girls fall in love with their possible brother. Icky? Yeah, but any anime veteran knows that this kind of implied incest is pretty much par for the course in this genre. Plus, it's comic gold. That is, if you have kind of a sick sense of humor. (ahem) Needless to say, this show opts to push the bounds far past the levels of inappropriateness that "Teacher" went to. This turns out to be a good thing as the humor in "Twins" is raucous and thoroughly enjoyable throughout. My favorite episode, for example, focuses on rumors that Maiku is in a homosexual relationship with a fellow student, so the girls put him to the test to see if he really is gay. The results are more than a little bit amusing. Not to be forgotten, the fantastic cast of "Please Teacher!" play supporting roles, most prominently the teacher herself, Mizuho Kazami, a beloved anime girl if ever there was one. In fact, she shows up so often that it leads a main character to wonder aloud whether there are even any other teachers at the school. But the best returning character by far is Ichigo Morino, the little girl who shared Kei's disease in "Teacher" which causes her to go into a state of suspended animation (or "standstill") when she loses the will to move forward with her own life. Morino is now a devious class president with an evil little chuckle and a full-time hobby involving surveillance of her classmates and taking inappropriate pictures of them. Shidou, on the other hand, has been relegated to uber-loser status this time around, becoming a one-note joke about lusting after his underage sister. As if there wasn't enough incest in the show already, sheesh. Despite the fact that this show is populated by characters from it's predecessor, it shares little in common with "Teacher" on the surface. Still, the creators manage to put together another fine romantic comedy series that ends too soon, continually evolves and moves forward, and keeps you both entertained and rivetted. The ending is a suprisingly definitive one, but it doesn't stop there. After the initial 12-episode run, we are again treated to a bonus episode that acts as a coda to the series. The plot involves Morino organizing an impromptu summer camp where the entire casts of both series get together for a great send-off to two of the best romantic-comedy animes out there. It's also fun to see the huge shift in the dynamics of the relationship between the three "twins" following the events of the television show. Faithful to the philosphy presented in both series, the show never stops accelerating, even at the end. If you saw the first series and want more "Teacher", or if you thought that series was too tame then this is as good as it gets. But if you are looking for some family-friendly entertainment to share with the kids, maybe you oughtta look elsewhere.
Cheri Taylor | 04/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was a great drama romance and comedy i really enjoyed every second of it. It starts with three siblings that did'nt no eachother that well then they started living with eachother and got to no more about their childhood and how they were seperated, then they started to remember their past and they were family this was a great show a nice feeling to it."
Warm Fuzzies all over this...
Jay F. Grissom | San Diego, CA. USA | 02/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Everyone else here has referenced "Please Teacher!" I loved it too, so that is all I will say on that.
This anime is a really artistic way of saying home is where you choose to make it. It is a wonderful anime that speaks volumes of teenage angst, wanting to belong, and what it takes to make a true home for yourself in the world.
I think the last episode (kinda like a hidden music track on a CD) was a really nice surprise. The second to the last episode is announced as the "last episode". Then the credits roll and there is a VERY risque "final episode" after the "last episode" which is very enjoyable both in humor and suggestive content.
There is a lot of fan service in this but it is actually tastefully done. My delicate sensibilities weren't offended and I thought it was almost a sincere act of moving the story along (almost).
This is funny material too. Especially when you put yourself in the position of our hero. He is a young man trying to make it on his own steam and not one, but two hotties enter his life. The sudden nose bleeds are timed well and laugh out loud funny.
There are plenty of unexpected twists that keep the content interesting even when the initial excitement of the opening episodes wears off.
This is worth your money if you enjoyed that time in your life when you were anxious to get closer to someone in your life but were scared to. Almost like a drawn out dating experience... you want it... but aren't sure you can have it... so you're patient but anxious all at the same time... It is a great cocktail of emotions that get drawn from you watching this one.
Good stuff, pick it up, you won't be disappointed."
Please Twins! Anime Legends Review
Ricky Harris | Elizabethton, TN USA | 01/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This title is a great follow up to the hit series Please Teacher. It is not a direct sequel for the series (at least not for the main characters) but they do make cameo appearances in Twins as Ms. Kazamai is the teacher for Mike Kamishiro. The story follows Mike as he struggles to lead a normal life with two girls claiming to be his long lost twin sister. They both have possible proof of their blood relationship to Mike but as all three of them are orphans who have no clue who their parents are they have no real proof. The comedy is continuous with a serious story to boot. I highly recommend this title. But it is necessary to know the background of please teacher to understand some of the details of this series. If you have not seen Please Teacher then several things may not make since but the series does hold it's own"