Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Rocket Girls Complete Collection |
Genres: Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Infinity Resources Inc Release Date: 10/28/2008
Rocket Girls fanclub starts here!
David A. Gaeddert | 03/04/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Saw the first few episodes of this in Yokohoma in Aug. '07--Nippon2007, world science fiction convention. Held off buying acc/ not complete and not all subtitled. Glad it is finally in US--12 episodes, Japanese dialog, English subtitles and some Romaji helps one follow dialog and pretend to be studying Japanese while relaxing.
A Japanese manned space program in the Solomon Islands suddenly needs to recruit petite astronauts. A young woman finds her half sister, rockets launch, some explode, People launch into orbit--do they all make it back home?
Loved these young ladies, how they interact and develop. Liked the storyline, minimal violence and gunplay. Space and tech otaku will get a kick out of the rockets and craft. Anime-jin don't let go of good storylines. What will the sequel look like?"
Serious SF anime
H. Murakami | Tokyo, JAPAN | 01/31/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Rocket Girl" is one of the best SF anime describing REAL space development in near future. This anime is based on the novel "Rocket girl" and "Tenshi ha kekka all-right (The result of the angels is all right)," written in Housuke Nojiri, who is one of the best SF author in new generation in Japan. Mr. Nojiri actually calculate the opportunity of very small and light-weited astronaughts, and he hit upon the good idea to fly high school girls in space -- In the story, Rocket girl. Mr. Nojiri's very unique idea is spreaded out now; for example, his SKIN-TIGHT space suit is examined seriously in several space agency, he also foretell the tragic Space Shuttle accident (not shown in the anime series,) and NASA now develop new rocket-type vehicle other than new space shuttle.
The fidelity of animation series for the original story is very high, and the character design is pretty good. I really recommend this animation to the serious SF fan and ANIME fan, of course."