Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Wedding Peach - Love Wave - With Series Box|
Actors: Kyôko Hikami, Yûko Miyamura, Yukana Nogami, Yuka Imai, Yûji Ueda
Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Genres: Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
As some artists worked on both Sailor Moon and Wedding Peach, it's not surprising that these "magical girl" series are very similar. Ditsy junior high student Momoko gets drawn into the struggle between Aphrodite, who stri... more »
Sweet and Sad, Romantic and Funny
G. Brown | 10/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I LOVE this series. It has rapidly become my favorite anime series, I even went so far to seek out the soundtrack for it which was quite difficult as Wedding Peach isn't very popular here in America. Basic plotline is evident. Momoko is a fairly average school girl, she has the hots for the captain of the school soccer team, she is a member of the journalism club at her school and then one day she finds out that she is a love angel, destined to protect the world against devils who wish to destrol all love and loving hearts from the world. I first thought this series was going to be so stupid, but I started watching it and I couldn't stop! As the characters develop they start become more important especially the relationship between Momoko and Yousuke, a member of the soccer team that she first hated and then begins to fall in love with. There were times when there would be scenes so dramatic and deep that I would stop and have to reevaluate my perception of the series. It's a comedy series yet it has action and major drama and romance. I also happen to like the English voices; it's an older dubbing which is a shame because I'm not sure those voice actors are even still in the buisness. I think it's actually some of the best dubbing I've come across so far, though if you don't like it, you can always watch it in Japanese with the subtitles."
Gotta love girls who fight in wedding dresses...
Amber | Georgia | 03/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"...and attack with rings, lipstick, a watch, and a bouquet. Not your ordinary weapons, even for a magical girl series. But it's true. And actually works pretty well. But be expected to hear sap every few seconds. The heroines get their powers from the greatness of love and their dreams of getting married. The villains are demons looking to harness the power of love through the Sacred Four Somethings (which are four items that a woman is supposed to wear in a Western-type marriage--they will supposedly bring her happiness). Of course, once the demons have the Four Somethings, then they plan to destroy them and wipe out love altogether. Wedding Peach and her pals plan to stop that.The colors in this are bright and cheery, and the dialogue can get rather childish and goofy at some points. Not that this is a bad thing--these girls are still in junior high, so they are making the transition out of childhood. The designs for the wedding dresses and the 'armored' outfits are top notch and gorgous to look at, which is a definite plus. There are six episodes on this dvd; this is a bonus considering that many dvds only have two or three episodes for the same price. And while there are not many extras, just the usual clean opening/closing animation, I still felt I got my money's worth with this dvd.I saw these episodes a few years back on fansub, and loved them. I had always thought that there must be more to the story, since the girls had not had a chance to do anything (and I knew that another heroine was coming), but the video store only had the two tapes. Imagine my excitement when I found out that there are other volumes after this one! So I am eagerly awaiting the second dvd, not just because it has new episodes I've never seen, but in the hopes that my favorite character will (finally) arrive....I have also read the translated manga, and I recommend that as well.All in all, I suggest you get this dvd if you are into shows like Sailor Moon, Revolutionary Girl Utena, or any other type of magical girl show. You will not be disappointed. Both the dub and sub versions of Wedding Peach are good, though I tend to watch the Japanese version cause its what I saw first and think is better. But you can make your own decision."
It's been done, but still is fun....
J. Fink | St. Louis, MO | 04/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"[I would probably give this 4 1/2 stars, if it were an option]
At first glance, Wedding Peach seems to be a lower budget rip-off of Sailor Moon. The main character, Momoko, or Wedding Peach, is a clutzy junior high school girl who sleeps late and likes to eat. She uses a brooch to transform, and the transformation scenes and attacks are very reminiscent of Sailor Moon. However...
There is a reason why we liked Sailor Moon. It was cute, it was quirky, it was entertaining. Sure, we always knew what would happen...eventually, Sailor Moon would conquer the bad guys by joining together with her friends, and believing in the power of love. But we still watched it, and we still loved it. So why not love Wedding Peach as well? Different characters, slightly different plot (Raindevilla is out to destroy all of the love in the world instead of collecting rainbow crystals, or finding the imperium silver crystal, or the pure heart, or whatever the fourth season was about), but it is still the formula we love!
Although I've only seen the 1st DVD (which contains 6 episodes!!), it already seems to me that Wedding Peach will not be quite the same "enemy of the day" as Sailor Moon. Or at least, the enemy doesn't seem as if it will be presented in the same way every time. Also, the story line seems to move a little more quickly; we have already met THREE Wedding angels, seen Jama-P go from bad to good (we hope!) AND met Momoko's possible love interest. One of the things I always thought was a bit of a down side to Sailor Moon was that there were just SO MANY episodes, and the story moved SO SLOWLY!
All in all, if you liked Sailor Moon, or any other magical girl anime, give Wedding Peach a try. Otherwise, this won't be up your alley at all."
More than it sounds.
Amber | 09/08/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"At first, when I rented it at Comic City, I thought, geez this is so original, but then, I thought being an angel was so cool. This DVD includes 6 episodes, clean opening and closing animation, adv previews and more. I would recommend this anime to boys and girls of all ages who like angels or just admires magical girl series."