Sunday, May 16, 2010

Video Backlog: "Geobreeders 2 (Breakthrough)"

Publisher: U.S. Manga Corps (Central Park Media, USA)
Format: Region Free DVD, NTSC, Japanese Dialogue with optional English Dub and English Subtitles
Length: 4 Episodes x 26 minutes
Production Date: 2000
Currently in Print (as of writing): No

Story Outline: A direct continuation of the first OVA series. Kagura Total Security has just paid all of its bills and has decked out it’s office with new equipment. However an unknown female sniper who has a grudge against Maki takes out the entire office when she shoots a gas main. Kagura Total Security find they aren’t welcome at the usual temporary accommodation they normally use, so they decide to go on the road after receiving a request from a client. However they are attacked not only by the female sniper, but the phantom cats along the highway. Eventually they managed to get lost in the rural setting after shaking off their pursuers. Meanwhile the phantom cats are hatching a new plan.

Mini Review: The follow series which I hadn’t seen until now (yes, yes, a decade behind in my anime watching...). The show is still silly, but I found there was a lot of wasted time in the first two OVAs, especially with the rather dull sub plot where the girls (and boy) are lost in rural Japan. However there were some really funny moments. Even if the plot makes little sense (such as why the sniper woman has a set on Maki), it delivers on laughs quite regularly. As before fantastic designs, great action sequences (with more than a few John Woo references), but not quite as good as the first series. 6.5 out of 10.

Remaining Backlog: 21 months (it's much easier this way than listing the number of discs).

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