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Great Anime! Very Addictive!
psychojenn | USA | 09/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"once again, something i normally wouldn't watch, turned out to be wonderful! i read reviews of Pretear as "an appocalyptic version of snow white". no. not really. i have to say it it not for children being that in Himeno's transformations she's naked. It does incorporate both Snow White and Cinderella, and you will notice this at once! it isn't always cheesy as some say, but does have very "wtf moments" and is exteremely hilarious!
*(5 as highest, 1 as lowest)*
*Quality: 5 very beautiful graphics. no freezing or chopping.
*Story: 5 wonderful story! though i hear it is very different from the manga, still great!
*Characters: 5 love the main character, Himeno. the knights are cool too. but why did they make Kei so vain?
*Music: 5 i love it! the intro and ending themes are beautiful. i regret that i can't find a cd of it! the background music it good too and fits with the mood.
*Extras: 2 the complete collection is only the Pretear episodes on 3 dvds. the first dvd has some previews. and that's all. you can change between english and japanese language.
*Replay Value: 5 very high! i've already watched it 3 times in the last 2 months!
Bottom Line- Get it!"
Complete collection of Pretear is show only!
eau | USA | 07/06/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This so called complete collection of Pretear is just the show only. ADV reauthored the original 4 DVDs into 3 discs for this collection by dropping all the on-disc extras. Nevetherness, this collection is an economical way to pick up this show if you don't mind about the loss of extras. On the bright side, this collection is thinpak'ed and comes with a chipboard collector's box, just like their other complete collections."
An awesome show! One of my top 5 favs!
Lindsey | USA | 06/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When people think of the magical girl genre of anime they tend to think of sailor suits, lame one-liners, and pathetically weak monsters (i.e. Sailor Moon). Pretear, on the other hand, breaks from the mold and breathes new life into the magical girl genre. Pretear follows the story of Himeno Awayuki as she struggles to fit in with her new and wealthy family after her father remarries. Meanwhile, in another world Leafenia, a terrible evil known as the Princess of Disaster breaks free from her prison to wreak havoc on Earth. Now the 7 knights of Leafenia must find the Pretear to help combat the evil forces at work. Himeno, of course, turns out to be the Pretear and must overcome her inner battles to save her home. Himeno transforms into the Pretear by "merging" with one of the knights through a process known as Preeting. This way she can command the knights power. The transformation scenes are nice and short and there are no silly poses or endless speeches given.
The animation is simply superb and the character/plot development will hook you in. There is also a healthy dose of romance and comedy that will make fans of the romantic/action/comedy genre very happy.
I HIGHLY recommend this show to all anime fans. I especially love the box this collection comes in and I plan on watching this anime over and over again.
Anime Fan | 09/27/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this for my Friend for her birthday, and when I accidentaly let it slip that i was getting her this, she flipped. Once I got it in the mail she made me give it to her. She has fallen in love with it.
The story Is based around a girl named Himeno, who has just moved into her new house, with her Step mother, who has two daughters. Her Father, a drunken out of work romance novelist, searching for a nice home for her daughter, has just found a new love. One day, she meets,( or should I say, bumps Into,) a cute guy with a really bad temper. His name is Hayate, one of seven knights who protect "leafe," the earths Energy. They need the help of the Pretear to defeat the princess of disaster, who is after all the Leafe on Earth.
It just so happens that this Pretear is none other than Himeno, and soon she is called on to destroy The Princess of Disaster, if she can survive all of TPOD(princess of disaster) Seeds, mastering the Leafe of the knights, High school, and Her new Step sisters.
I give this Dvd collection a 4 out of 5. Great with Anime, not with extras. I suggest to buy another version if you want extras.
ALSO, please note that Manga fans will NOT have their recommended dose of Pretear. The manga and anime differ, so I would not buy this with High hopes that it will be just like the manga. Kei looks differentt, REALLY different.