Look out universe! When the galaxy-wide World Welfare & Works Agency unleashes the infamous Dirty Pair, it's every sentient being for itself! From the best-selling novels by Haruhiko Takachiho comes the apocalyptic saga of... more » two young women destined to go down in history as the most destructive force known to man. Meet Kei and Yuri, two junior level agents with a proclivity for being in the wrong place at the wrong time with just enough firepower to blow their way out of a bad situation into something worse. It all starts when Yuri is playing hooky from work and a dying man gives her a secret computer card. Can the Lovely Angels evade an army of henchmen, run a police gauntlet and unlock the secrets encoded on the card in time to save the universe? Or will they just level all the real estate in their path?« less
"This DVD contains the whole first mission of The Lovely Angels Kei and Yuri, so you won't end up needing to buy more for the rest of the storyline. Both Kei and Yuri are exact opposites and make this series very comical. You will luagh and there is some hardcore action too. If you are a big anime fan I suggest the purchase of this product."
Nice series of flicks
Joe | USA | 04/26/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"For me a 3-star ratng is an honest rating and means it's a decent entertaining flick in a general way, not something everyone has to have and perhaps a good buy for fans of the Dirty Pair, but otherwise just a movie aimed at a broad audience who likes watching movies in general. I have the original Dirty Angels: Girls With Guns (old but watchable) and Dirty Pair Flash: Angels at Worlds End and these are all prime-time series anime specializing in a new-situation-each-episode themes. They aren't fabulous but not terrible either.In Random Angels (for example) Kei rescues a rich hier-to-a-fortune baby in snowy mountain terrain (and being female has a natural pacifier when it's bottle runs dry), Yuri and Kei are targets of a teenage assassin who uses toys (Yuri's top is popped when Kei grabs her to keep her from falling in a swimming pool of acid - and their cutey-girl assassin transforms ala "Sailor Moon" into a cutey-vixen there is a hint of nipples), the girls show lots of slinky skin when they train for a beach ball competition to nab a criminal, a criminal bent on vengence wreaks havock with the 3WA building and they save their boss (robotic armor and chaos and dang-nab the paperwork), and the episode I haven't watched has Kei falling for a guy who actually obsessed with her to the point of making a robot of her. (Saving it for later.)The girls sometimes cause more destruction than they avert; fans who have never tried Hyper Dolls should give that a whirl, too. Since mayhem flashes to being when the girls get going.There is a slight amount of nudity (real R-rated nudity: you get glimpses of both girls nipples once each, but only once), there is profanity and there is violence: but overall, this is aimed at a more mature young-adult evening audience, with slight humor and tame theme mainly concentrating on suspenseful action. It isn't chocked full of sex, nudity, blood gushing violence (although there is real killing going on), etc., it's just another sci-fi anime of trouble-shooters for a quasi-police organization. For example, the assassin girl drives a mono-bike (a true monbike where the rider sits in the center and the wheel runs around them) and has robotic dive-bombing birds, and yet retreats to a castle to engage the girls. Old and new mix. I'd rate it PG-13 or such mainly because it is not a show for pre-schoolers. (Less your pre-schoolers are quiet mature).Technically, while a casual fan I find the voices of the girls a little annoying; maybe the sound quality isn't that great, but they sound like they suffer a severe case of smokers-throat. And thus, I like the shows but I'm not blind to their faults. Overall, the art is pretty decent but not dazzling.Extras include the general set of scene selection, character BIOs, trailers, and things I never bother with because in the end they just never add any value to the DVD for me. I watch movies for the movie, not extras (Oh wow, stills from the movie! Gee, what wonderful extras! Blah!).When I am bored of cutey movies and too-solemn blood gushers and silly laugh-aholic flicks, I pop the girls in for a change of pace, having as I do a wide selection of DVDs of varying tastes for varying moods."
Um...This is NOT a movie
JL1984 | 05/07/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have not seen the DVD version but I have seen these three EPISODES. I'd like to point out that it's not a movie. It is three different episodes from the series. (Isn't it obvious considering they have titles for each episode?)
Anyway, I think the first episode on that tape was heart warming. Especially when Kei started actually caring for the baby. (And believe you me, she's not the mother type.)
However the second episode was a bit strange. The third episode made up for that though. It's full of belly laughs. Though it is not the best anime I've seen, it certainly deserves to be watched."
Comedy Mixed With a Dash of Action
JL1984 | Athens, GA | 12/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have recently seen every Flash episode on Showtime Beyond and to put it simply, most all of the episodes revolve around the same themes. Kei and Yuri find themselves in a pickle time after time again, whether it be in their search for the infamous Flair or Yuri's endless search for the right guy. For those who know nothing of this series yet are eyeballing it as a possible buy, I have but a few things to say. First and foremost the name Dirty Pair is not a pun for endless sex scenes. Though there is nudity in some of the episodes in shower scenes, there is no sex whatsoever in any of the episodes. Secondly, this series has a few flaws with the dubbing which make it annoying at times and hard to bear with, especially whenever something intense is happening. The anime mainly has a light-hearted tone and is not meant to be taken very seriously. Also, the animation is a bit aged and some of the effects (i.e. explosions, gunshots, etc.) aren't that admirable. But if you can look past that Dirty Pair will not leave you disappointed. For those looking for hentai with loads of eye candy, this isn't for you. However, if you're looking for a comedy with action and an interesting storyline, the endless antics and bloopers of Kei and Yuri will undoubtedly keep you interested from start to finish."
DPF at its best
E. Rausch | Rochester, NY | 02/08/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My favorite of the 3 Dirty Pair Flash missions, Mission 2 finds Kei and Yuri stuck on World's World, a planet theme park based on 20th C. Tokyo, all because Yuri trashed the spaceport with her landing. Their mission is to bodyguard Touma, a 3WA agent and computer whiz there to fix the World's World computer.In the first of the 5 episodes, they protect Touma from assasins in their usual destructive style. In the second, after inadvertently blowing up their hotel, they get put up in an all-girls school with a ghost problem, where Yuri has too much fun at Kei's expense. The third has the Lovely Angels chasing a wanted con artist which lands them outside the city, surrounded by nature and trying to find their way back (with some brief nudity) -- all for a nice meal. Touma falls in love with the flower shop girl in the fourth, but does he really have her heart? The mission wraps up nicely in the fifth ep when it's revealed that the original threat is still out there, and it's up to the Dirty Pair to track it down.This mission does better than the other two because Kei and Yuri seem to play off each other well, especially during their bickering, the plot is easy to follow and the situations they find themselves in aren't *that* far-fetched. The extras are pretty basic: clean credit animation, trailer, character bios, and the standard ADV previews."