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|Vampire Princess Miyu - OAV |
Actors: Miki Nagasawa, Shinichir˘ Miki, Megumi Ogata, Emi Ogata, Asako Shirakura
Genres: Horror, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Enter the frightening world of "Vampire Princess Miyu," where demons are out to defeat the forces of good. This second volume of this gothic Japanimation epic takes us on a journey with the spiritualist Himiko, who despera... more »
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The dark secret! Finally revealed!
blackraven77 | Seattle, WA USA | 07/13/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When strange and childlike Vampire Princess Miyu requestss the help of Himiko, the spiritualist, to aid her in freeing her shinma, Larva, Himiko is very skeptical. But in return for her help, Himiko is told the strange tale of how Miyu found Larva. And on top of that, all three have to join forces to battle the most poerful shinma yet. And it doesn't end there. Himiko leaves Kyoto for a short time to go to where she grew up. There, she is confronted by a strange and terrifying house from her past, and finally learns why Miyu is really hunting the shinma. Both tales, not unlike the two previous ones in Volume one, display beautiful animation and brilliant plots mixed with a breath taking musical score. The perfect item for any serious anime collector."
What is Shinma, What is Not?
Marc Ruby? | Warren, MI USA | 12/29/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD contains the last two episodes of the OAV (not the made for TV) version of 'Vampire Princess Miyu.' The four OAV stories are not simply stories of the supernatural with the intervention of Miyu as a given. Instead, they are as much the story of a spiritualist (Himiko) who believes she must oppose Miyu, but is gradually coming to realize that Miyu is not as evil as Himiko initially believed.In the first DVD in this series, very little effort is made to offer any explanation for Miyu and her fate. Instead, Miyu drops dues ex machine into one of Himiko's cases. This time, we are given considerable insight into Miyu's origins and her relationship with Larva. In the first episode on this DVD, 'Fragile Armor,' Miyu is forced to ask Himiko's help in stopping a rampant suit of armor that keeps insisting it is a Shinma. In addition, Larva has been trapped in a mask, and Miyu hopes the young witch can free him. Miyu knows the spirit is not a Shinma, and is powerless to attack what is actually a human spirit. However, Himiko can effect the latter, and the ensuing chaos drives out the real Shinma from hiding. Miyu demands Larva's release and finally enters into full battle with the Shinma.'Frozen Time' has Himiko traveling to her childhood home, where she intends to investigate an old mansion that disturbed her dreams several times. This old mansion has a habit of disappearing and reappearing and Himiko discovers that it is the original home of Miyu. For the first time we are given a glimpse into the tragic story that drives Miyu. This is almost the only time that much is made of Miyu's history. The television series focuses more on Larva's story.Artistically, this DVD is probably the high point of the both the OAV and TV series. There is a dark, art nouveau flavor to the work, and a great deal of intense dialog. It is unfortunate that the OAV series did not survive for a few more episodes, although the TV series has much that is admirable it lacks the intensity provided by the original series."
Really good anime
Marc Ruby? | 07/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Anime always seems to have so much potential. And yet, it usually [is not good]. However, Vampire Princess Miyu is the best! Rather than get carried away with my enthusiasm and tell you all the details of the plot (a.k.a., the OTHER review) let me just say that these stories have *character development*--oh so rare. And they're dark. And strangely erotic. And the author isn't afraid to present heroic characters, which is accomplished without losing an interesting element of moral ambiguity."