Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|S-Cry-Ed - The Complete Collection|
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Twenty-two years before this 2001 sci-fi adventure opens, the Kanagawa region of Japan was devastated by a major earthquake; the "Lost Ground" suffered the most serious damage. A small percentage of the inhabitants who cli... more »
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Pamela C. (vettepammy) from LEESBURG, GA
Reviewed on 7/27/2011...
This is a GREAT collection. Also check out other collections of this.
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A true complete collection
eau | USA | 05/15/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Complete Collection is a digipak set of the same 6 discs from the individual volumes. It was released in late 2004 for a limited run, just for the holiday seasons. The product image above is actually an outer shell package that houses both the digipak and a collector's pendent/key ring, which is visible in the center of the package."
Everything DBZ could have been.
Kit | some hell dimension | 11/06/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm rather fond of s.cry.ed for several reasons. Style wise I found this anime to be incredible, not quite up to par of the likes of Cowboy Bebop or any Gibli film, but still with a unique flare all its own.
The main characters, Kazuma the dense and brutish savage, and Ryuhou, the uptight upright paladin of honour, constantly battle one another through the whole thing, culminating in sheer brutality. The brutality is something that is often lacking somewhat in much of the anime that falls into the shonen fighting genre. I think this is one of the better and more noteworthy things about it. It also keeps the fights short, and really doesn't stretch any one single battle over multiple episodes...unlike some members of the genre that shall remain nameless...
That's not to say that this is an overall masterpiece of any sort. The plot is fairly thin (as to be expected with any shonen fighting sort of piece). The female characters are ALL pretty much useless, which is something I've always despised about the genre.
Overall, it's enjoyable, but not high art."
Need Just a Little Patience
A.J. Dill | Jackson, TN | 03/04/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"When I watched the first episode, I thought I had wasted my money. It looked like the show was going to have the plot that of a kiddy anime show in which the only thing that happens is characters just power up. So the DVD set just laid there gathering dust.
I came back to the DVD a couple weeks ago to watch the second episode, and found out my intuition was wrong. Some very fun and intriging characters were introduced in the next episode. There was only one person I found a tiny bit annoying since she continually talks about this indecisive dream of hers, but it didn't throw me off. None of them are alike; their personalities all vary and there is always conflict.
Talking more about conflict, there is a lot of fighting in the series. All the fights seems to have a unique twist, though, that keeps away the boredom factor. Plenty of time is spent plot developement too. The central theme of the plot seems to be about being too quick to judge and the bad effect of the opression of people. I hardly found it predictable, and there is always an unknown.
I also have to give kudos to the people who did the music of the show. I can't remember one time that the music did not fit into the scene, and I found the beginning's song very catchy. I've seen quite a few anime shows in which the background music sounds a little too korny, but not in S.Cry.Ed
What keeps this show from getting five stars? I think it has to be the animation. Not that the animation itself is bad- actually it's very well done. The special effects are realistic and the character's faces never look disportional. The only problem is the coloring. Its very cheerful, light, as pretty as a rainbow. I think if the colors were dark and the characters were drawn more maturely, I think this show would be much more popular. The pretty colors give it a kiddy show feeling even though people die and there is cursing.
I highly recommend this series, but I just have to tell you don't be too quick to judge like I was."