Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Twin Signal DVD Subtitled and Dubbed|
Director: Takashi Sogabe
Genres: Indie & Art House, Anime & Manga, Animation
Robotics expert Dr. Otoi built Signal as an older brother for his grandson, Nobuhiko. However, a mishap during construction causes Signal to occasionally become a baby! Soon Pulse ap-pears, one of the Doctor's previous cre... more »
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Average, Not Superb
Yiman | Canada | 04/22/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This story tells us about a robotic expert who built a robot to be a companion for his grandson. The robot's name is Signal and he is quite powerful in strength, unfortunately, there was a snag in the programming when Signal was created. Whenever the grandson sneezes, the adult robot turns into a baby chocolate-loving robot. The story continues to show us another adult robot whose name is Pulse. Pulse is the prototype for Signal so he is less superior in strength and abilities. It turns out that Pulse was programmed to kill Signal. Now, for my opinion on the story: The household is quite similar to an American TV sitcom show - a few gags and jokes here and there but without the live audience or laugh track. The dubbing is good but not great. The dubbed voice for Signal was weak - I expected him to be more deep or tempermental as suggested by the back of the DVD case! The opening and closing songs are good but not as good as say the ones from Rurouni Kenshin, Magic User's Club, or Fushigi Yuugi. The only true character I cared about was Pulse. The English dubbed voice for Pulse was great. He sounded a lot like Legato from Trigun but deeper and more angry. I also liked the character design of Pulse way better than Signal, though that may be a prejudice on my part since I love dark characters more. And the story wasn't tight about him being a bad character - not much emphasis in story design. In all, the fight scenes were okay but not very fluid nor dynamic. A warning to all, there a lot of SD (super-deformity) so if you don't like SD, then don't bother watching it. I recommend this to be rented before it's purchased. Twin Signal is a good watch since it is entertaining - it is average but not superb."
Yiman | 08/12/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I really enjoyed this series, it is unfortuate more of it was not made. At least the DVD contains a complete story, the opening and closing give you a hint at where it could have gone. This one is ok for younger people too, no drugs, nudity, I don't believe there is any swearing either. I liked the extra on the DVD such as dressing Signal up as a girl, your have to admit he is almost too cute :) The plot: Signal, a combat robot programed to be the teenage older brother of the creaters grandson. He acts like a teenager too, complaining about being bored and has a crush on another robot. A pittiful rivel scientist wants to steal Signal's design and destroy Signal so he will be to only one in poscession of the technology. He plans to do this by using Signal's protype who has been retro fitted with lasers(that cause his eyesight to go in and out, sometimes he is very nearsighted) and cutting blades. I like this so well that I had to see if the Magna was availible, does not appear to in english :("
Yiman | 06/30/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A good anime but way too short. Just watching it once makes you crave more to the point its painful, so be warned. Also the dub in itself isn't too bad except Elara's voice really irritated me and her name was pronounced as "Erala" which makes no sense whatsoever really......"