Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Save Me Lollipop The Complete Series|
Genres: Anime & Manga, Animation
Nina was just another girl who dreamed of finding a prince to defend her honor and protect her from harm. Little did she know, two such boys would fall from the sky! Zero and Ichii are sorcerers from another world taking p... more »
Very Entertaining, Perfect for 11-14 year olds!
Sam | Chicago,IL USA | 07/20/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I simply loved this DVD. There was the good things, and the bad things
Also comes in Japanese with subtitles
Sometimes Voice Acting sounds cheesy
Storyline is all over the place in certain episodes
Episodes may be repetitive(because in every episode, Nina is in trouble and gets saved by Ichii and Zero)
Overall, I rate it 4 stars. It's good, but not something to tell your anime-loving friends.
This is a good anime for people who like Romance, Magic, Fantasy, and Comedy. This is a Shoujo anime, mostly girls will enjoy this.
I suggest to buy this even if you don't like the english dub, because it also comes in Japanese with english subs. Hope this review helps!"
A bit of a disappointment
John C. Wear | 03/29/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This story is about a girl named Nina. Nina's dream is that someday she'll meet a handsome prince who will become her protector. One day, as she's having cake with some friends at a sidewalk café, she finds an object that looks like a piece of hard candy on her plate. She puts it in her mouth and bites down on it, and that's when everything goes crazy. Two guys show up at her table, swearing that they'll protect her from anything, and all of a sudden shields go up, and flying bodies start flowing around the shield and crashing everywhere. Nina, of course, swallows the "hard candy" whole during the excitement.
The two guys escape with her to a quiet place, and begin to explain the situation to her. It seems that she has just witnessed the beginning of a "final exam" for students who wish to become professional sorcerers. The exam consists of the test proctor dropping an object called the "Crystal Pearl" somewhere at random in the human world. The examinees pair off and go searching for the pearl. Whichever team finds the pearl gets to graduate. The teams have until Christmas to locate the pearl and return with it to the magical world. Nina has swallowed the Crystal Pearl.
I thought this story might be kind of fun but it was just... loud. Seems like the voice actors shouted about half of their lines. I hate that. I understand that the situations were supposed to be exciting and dangerous, but can't you find some other way to express that besides shouting all the time? And with all of the different powers that the examinees had (hypnosis, summoning, talismans, barriers, elemental attacks, etc.), don't you think that you might come up with something besides the same old tricks and traps (body swapping, age transformations, animal transformations,... my God, they even borrowed the voice stealing from "The Little Mermaid").
There was one episode that showed some imagination, though. And surprisingly, it revolved around one of the other teams. It seems that one of the girls, San, was regarded as cursed in her home world. San's mother became ill shortly after San was born, and it seemed as though the more time that San spent with her mother, the sicker her mother became. San's grandfather forbade them to be together, but even so, San's mother eventually died. And everybody blamed poor little San, even though it was obvious that San loved her mother. The only one who stood by San was her cousin, Forte. (This episode also had a song in it that was really creepy.)
All in all, I have to say that this one was a disappointment. Granted, it ended well, but it had the potential to be so much better.
Save me Lollipop = LOVE
Lucky | Washington,USA | 06/19/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Save me lollipop is cute, funny, and has magical action. I was kind of suspicious about it, but it is really cute and funny. It is everyones opinions, but I love it; I hope the ending is worthwhile as well. It is a little repetitive with the jokes, but it is a cute romantic comedy. Overall I give this anime 4.5 out of 5 stars