Schenect son WHAT! | Schenct son WHAT! | 02/03/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"to previous reviewer: i found the original dub of Planet Busters to be one of the most entertaining english dubs I have ever heard. After finally getting Birth i was a little dissappointed in the original japanese diologue in comparison. The animation in this feature has a lot of quirky elements and I felt that the planet busters english language edit brought out that quirkiness the best. However, planet busters edit cut out a good amount of scenes from the feature (to presumably move the story along) however the story/plot is often convoluted because of this. So I am happy that when I viewed Birth I saw alot of new animated sequences and even certain elements to the story are different (some good, some bad differences). Of course the English dub on this ADV release is horrendously unwatchable (as usual), I was really hoping the english language version would be the Orion Planet Busters cut (maybe some day). So overall: this feature is a hidden gem of action packed and interesting animation (as previous reviewer stated), and it is different cut than the Orion Planet Busters release (which is my favorite and i will always have a spot in my heart for). Still this release is quite a unique cartoon that any animation buff should check out."
What comes below zero stars?
Strategos | In Space above Planet Earth | 07/28/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, ADV REALLY owes me an explanation this time. I mean, this is undoubtedly one of the stupidest, strangest, most boring anime in the history of the planet. I might even go so far as to say that it is the WORST anime I have ever seen in my life! Okay, the basic premise was alright, and the character designs were okay. But there is NO character devlopment, NO good dialog, NO good action (despite the entire movie pretty much being a series of chase scenes). And what the heck is that blob creature? What the heck? I mean, this thing is so bad I couldn't watch it all the way through (even in Japanese). The music is pretty bad but the whole thing is really quite boring and strange and just plain... Bleh! Stay far far away!"
Missing an Ending
Thomas H. Kunich | San Francisco Bay Area | 03/04/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This story starts well. The artwork is highly reminiscent of the 60's stuff by Ralph Bakshi with smooth lines and women drawn impossibly sexy. The real problem is that the DVD starts to faulter about 2/3rds of the way through in a manner that suggests that they never had a story to begin with and so never had an ending that made sense. In the end you're left high and dry feeling had by the producers.
Nevertheless it is an interesting production as long as you don't get the idea that there's going to be a story in there somewhere. The artwork and the animation are pretty highly evolved for a DVD of this sort. "
Really funny stuff
Luis Checura | iquique, Chile | 08/23/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I watched this OVA for the first time when I was around 10 and I found it hilarious. It kept on my mind ever since and I was able to watch it again now that I'm 27 and have a big "anime maturity". So what do I have to say about this? It's still hilarious, although I can add some more things like "insanely hilarious". Nevertheless, don't expect top of the notch story here, this is something more of a scene by scene with not much content behind it stuff. Anyhow, it has some great animation and graphic quality -keeping in mind is anime from the 80's- So, if you're looking for a great lough, simple-plot (and sometimes even a litte disconnected story-line), neat animation with great graphics, sci-fi anime with cool actions scenes, here's your answer. Oh, great character design as well"
Loved this dub
spartan907 | 07/31/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I liked this dubbed verson WAAAAYYYY better then the newer one on BIRTH,though essentialy the same movie but the newer one has different dubs,effects and restoration,it all looks and sounds great but I really prefer the older one better.It just sounds more natural and best of all Talon has the voice of Rick hunter from the robotech series lol sweet!"