An 'old school' anime you are not likely to forget!
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My first encounter with anime was in 1997 (for me, kindergarten) the first anime I ever saw was this one and it has remained very dear to me over the years. Unlike other animes I saw long ago, I was not dissapointed when I re-watched it. Some may find the English dub a little annoying (Rowen's voice drives me nuts), but it adds a bit to the humor for me. This is a very unique DVD as it is double sided. It's abit of a hindernce if you suddenly want to switch from Japanese to English or vise-versa, but you get used to it. The dialougue for the English version is kind of stereotyped. Cye with his British accent, Rowen with his New York, and Kento with his sufer. But all around the voice acting is okay for something done so long ago. I suggest you watch it in both languages first and then make a desicion on which you like better.
Basically this is a story of an evil dynasty trying to take over the world; run by a floating head. Though most likely not meant to be comical I always thought it was funny. He basically traps all the people in Japan except for one Mia Koji and a littel boy named Yuli. Enter the Ronin Warriors. Mystical armors/warriors of legend come to save the world from impending doom. At first they get their butts totally kicked, but as the story continues they get stronger and more confident.
The animation is really beautiful in some parts (particularly the armors) but can be repeatitive and some times even disproportionate! All around though, this is one of the best animes I've seen. I strongly recommend getting it for anyone who is an anime fan!
YST at last :3
widowblade | 05/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first saw this on Fox when I was in about fifth grade at unholy hours of the morning, and like many, I guess I just became quite hooked. I still haven't run into anything quite like it, and really enjoyed seeing the series again.It's not -the best-, but the animation is still quite good, as is the music (Well, in -my- opinion), and the storyline. However, something that I found rewatching it was that the dubbed version isn't as good as I remember it, and is actually kind of cheesey, and perhaps inflates certain qualities of the characterization. In the subtitled version, however, I found there to be more depth to the dialogue (though I admit I couldn't keep from laughing at the mentions of Arago's awesome powers of doom XD and the soldiers of doom, and etc), and the characterization seems overall a lot better and their emotions seem a lot more genuine. The idea has kind of been done ^^; but I still feel it's unique, and a breath of fresh air, and it still remains one of my favourites."
A very good anime
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This Big O and DBZ (dragon ball z)were the first animes i saw...when i was four.This one was like my favorite when i was younger though.They said it was 13 and up but i watched it anyway.They didnt swear or cuss when it was on toonami (cartoonnetwork).Well anyway getting to the point i reccomend this anime for ages 4 and up (there is alot of blood though)."