Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Star Ocean Ex Complete Box Set|
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Claude and his father are on their mission to investigate the unexplored planet, Mirokinia. When they arrive at the planet, Claude mysteriously gets transported to another planet called Expel. Wandering around in the woo... more »
Great game based anime!
Mark Hayes | Maryland, USA | 07/16/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was excited to hear about an anime based on the game Star Ocean: The Second Story, as it is one of my favorite games to date!
When I first came across some episodes a few years back, I was deeply intrigued. The animation is crisp and clear, the music nice, and very good voice acting.
There is only one major drawback. This anime was only half way completed. It was completed on episode 26 while the rest of the series was just recorded as audio disks instead of animation.
I highly recommend this to anyone who has played the game as it sticks to the plot with little change, and with the series ending in the middle, fans of the game are sure to know how it would end anyway. Yet, seeing a complete anime series of this would be great. Those not familiar with the game could give this a watch, but don't get too involved unless you plan on playing the game. You'll only be left disappointed and confused when it ends abruptly.
I happen to own the DVD set with the horribly English subtitled version of this series that I bought from Ebay. It was cheap to say in the least. For those interested in checking it out, go ahead, I say it's worth it. Only if you've played the game though, since some names are mistranslated.
As for this to be released boxset, I hope that the translations are better... especially for this price, and that it also comes with the second half of the series on audio since I haven't come across them yet."
Beware of ripoffs from Taiwan
David C. Oshel | Cedar Rapids, IA USA | 06/16/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"There's a low cost "New DVD" version of this with abominable English subtitles, which you can find on eBay. Evidently, the Japanese was translated into English by Chinese speakers, so Precis is "Polixisi", Claude is "Kuloto", and worse. Not only is the translation horrible, but the spoken Japanese is absolutely sparkling clear and nothing like the dub. That said, ANY Star Ocean DVD is interesting, and may be worth collecting. If THIS particular set is well-dubbed, and the price suggests it probably is, I'm certainly going to think about buying... which I am ;-)"
A Incredible Combination Of Sci-Fi And Fantasy Series Anime
Rich | CA | 05/10/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm glad I was able to order this again from amazon and not from some bootleg site or a poor copy like on ebay which usually happens, and while the box set was pricey I have no complaints. The series I'm told is based of a video game series similar to another anime series series I bought(Zone Of Enders) but if no one has played the game no worries the series handles the characters stories and backgrounds very well so there isn't any confusion on who they are or why their doing what their doing. The one thing I will warn possible buyers about is that some of the fight scenes are still pictures with battle sounds instead of moving animation similar to the first two seasons of the anime Saiyuki if you've seen that series. The animation is clear and sharp and the series has some nice comedic parts thrown in to keep it from becoming to dramatic, and while for the most part the series has a serious main story-line you'll also have the love interest between the main female/male characters and the usual romantic conflicts with the other characters of the series. The voice cast they got for both the Japanese and English cast were great much better than another series I had just bought the poorly dubbed vampire series Karin(Though no complaints with the Japanese voice cast). The extras aren't much just the standard textless intro/ending songs and some trailers but that's all you're going to get. So for anyone interested in this entertaining series hopefully Funimation will soon re-release soon because if you're a fantasy or sci-fi anime fan here's a good series to try out."