Could have been better...
princess-keione | Severna Park, MD | 04/08/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The story starts out at night in fedual Japan. Ninjas from the Kabusu clan attack the Byakuro castle. A big mechanical turtle is tearing the caslt apart and just before it is demolished the king gives the baby princess to his lawful ninja and the ninja runs off inton the night...Boom, years later come and Sakura and Matsuri are chasing a bear. Sakura cheats and wins and they get into this big fight. The next day they are at the child-care center and are assigned a mission to retrieve the magic scroll fomr the Kabusu clan... Now for crictizing..
1.What is up with that turtle thing? Something else would have been better.2.Sakura's voice was ANNOYING. She had a high whiny voice and sounded like a three-year-old.3.It should have gone in deeper, the story was way too rushed. Yume, was pushed aside while it seemed like Kaoru needed to be explained more, it looked like there was more to him. Also the history between the Byakuro and the Kabusu clans should have been more explained. It would have given me a better understanding. The villains, well there wasn't much to them except they wanted to capture the Byakuro princess. There should have been more secrets along them too. A lot of the time i was confused. I had to watch the movie a couple of times to get it straight.4.You were supposed have been guessing who the princess was-etheir Yume, Matsuri or Sakura- i wasn't guessing at all, you could tell from the start. I think that they wanted you to be guessing, but when you saw the baby's face you could elminate one person and don't you think the main character would be the princess...???5.Extras- why, why, why??? The bloopers were just scenes from the movie where they stuck in Sakura's voice- they all were hers! None of the other people got spotlight. Art Gallery is okay, nothing there. Plus you hear Sakura's voice say "Welcome to the Ninja Cadet's Training Camp!" I cringed real bad when i heard her voice... oh i can't stand it anymore!The voice!!!6.There really, really should be a sequel, maybe i would have given it more stars. I was left thinking "did i miss something?" becuase it ended way too abrubtly. Can't those people who make movies like this see how it confuses people and seems way too jumbled? I guess we'll never know....
On a scale from 1-10
Overall grade: 5.25
You really shouldn't buy it, just rent it if you can or borrow from your friend. It really isn't worth the money..."
It was ok
Brian Duda | Athol, MA USA | 06/27/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I was mostly interested in seeing this anime because I based an RPG character off of the picture of the character, whom I had never actually seen in action until 1 1/2 years later. The fact that there's only 2 episodes gives me two things to look at.#1. It's not worth getting since the series was discontinued.#2. It still has potential of being a good series if they do continue it. In which case I would buy a box set of the whole series.The story was some-what interesting, but I warn you, you'll hate the dubbing voices if you're not a 12-year old kid. The guy that asked what language I wanted played the DVD as I was deciding, and when I heard Sakura yell out something in the English voice at the start-up, I immediately said, "That sounds so annoying! Japanese please!"Overall, if they continue the series it may turn out to be good, but you can't judge it so far since it's only 2 episodes."
Aaron Newlands | 10/26/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It is a pity that the series was not completed. It has it's problems and at times it is rather anime cliche. But for all that I enjoyed it. The character costumes are well drawn and the characters themselves have potential. Each one has different skills. The heroes look cool and the gals sexy. The action is well done. It is worth a watch, as the series was dropped I am not sure if it is worth buying."