The Next Robotech(Macross)
uber_gamer | Texas United States | 01/24/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The series is deeper than most out there, and more interesting as well. The storyline and character development are in-line with quality of other great anime titles like Macross. The animation is very good, excellent for an on-going series. The story is the most original of it's type since Macross, due to the overpopulated anime world of mechs. The characters are not cute little furrys and strange looking bug eyed types of alot of anime, but more in tone with mature audiences, characters you can relate to more than just emotionally but physically. The mechs for instance aren't as anime as Macross in that they are more like Metal Gear, military types with restrictions on what they can do. They are not skyscraper size yet agile, they are machines, extensions of the pilots as if they were real. They are under more real physics than alot of other mechs in anime, they actually malfunction when they get clogged with sand in the desert in this particular volume. Very entertaining and very interesting original story as well as well developed characters."
As realistic as giant robots will ever get.
Stephane Adam | 02/18/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you saw the first tape, you know the drill. If not, that's what Gasaraki is in a nutshell: if you want cool acrobatics, ninja action, or see the whimpy hero grow a spine to save that good looking girl you'll have to pass this one up. It's not how it works in real life, and Gasaraki closely follows the way things are in our world. The show to this point is about real people living in a real world, politics, blurry lines between right or wrong, battles where you survive by luck as much as by skill. In this world, sandstorms will affect tanks and mechas, just like real life.What it means, though, is that when something weird happens, it really feels weird! When was the last time you were surprised in Tenchi Muyo? There's many tidbits that will leave you wondering. Half glimpsed images of things that just can't be. Strange people with secret agendas. The fact that the main characters aren't invincible really add to the suspense though.I've seen later episodes, and I can tell it gets even better, if you hadn't checked this series out, do it. It's unique."
Things are starting to pick up
deedlit-x | Vacaville, California USA | 02/08/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was similar to the first volume. Now however, the TA's have fought in real battle and there has been more action than the first volume- slowly things are coming together. Volume 3 is when you'll decide if you like the series or not though- There is a lot more action and more character development than the first 2 volumes. Although Volumes 1 and 2 seem slow, it is important for a basis for the rest of the series so bear through it! Again, I recommend you rent the first 3 volumes before buying them to decided whether or not you'll like the series. I really enjoyed this series and it took the first 3 volumes to figure that out."
I give it a full two stars because of the great artwork.
deedlit-x | 07/08/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"It offers nothing but mystery. The first volume was left me a bit clueless. I had bought this hoping it would answer some of the questions of the first volume, like what is up with the ceremony, the main charector or even what does the TA's have to do with any of this. It appears to be extremely slow. So far there is nothing much more than talking with a little bit of action in the 2 DVDs. It makes it seem like you need to buy the next DVD for the answers, but they do not give enough episodes per DVD for price and I usually do not buy any more of a series if I did not enjoy the first few episodes, more of less the first 7. This DVD make me feel like I would be wasting money if I were to finish the series. I recommend watching one of the Gundam series, at least that might offer more action, plot or even comedy."