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Kiddy Grade: Box Set [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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  • Format: Animated, Box set, Colour, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: Japanese, English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 8
  • Classification: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Funimation Prod
  • DVD Release Date: 22 Jan 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000Y14TVQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 231,432 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
This is, as stated in the previous review, an excellent series and rather charming too. Good combination of Sci-fi locales and typical anime humour/action. And as always the Funimation dub is pretty good if (like me) you prefer not to read subtitles or don't happen to know Japanese.
The picture quality is pretty awesome and looks great, especially when up-scaled to 1080p, its very clean.
Another bonus of this Viridian Collection (US Import, which appears to be the one in the picture on this site here) is that it will play on Region 2 players (I have tried on UK PS3 and works fine) so that is an added bonus as it can be quite hard to find a collection here in the UK for a decent price.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best way to buy the series 3 Aug 2012
By AJR
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
"Kiddy Grade" is a strange title for a science fiction series about superheroes. It refers to the idea that there are varying grades of "super", and the two we follow are considered to be in the lowest, or kiddy, grade (interestingly, the phrase "kiddy grade" does not appear anywhere in the show).

We follow Eclair and Lumiere, troubleshooters for the Galactic Union of Trade and Tariffs (GOTT - analogous to the WTO). They look like children, but we slowly learn that they have been around for quite a while. Eclair is fast, strong, wields a lipstick lariat, and is recklessly cheerful. Lumiere has the ability to control computers at a distance, and is forever saying "a lady should be more elegant" in response to Eclair brashness.

Over the course of the series we meet other trouble-shooting pairs working for the GOTT, like Sinistre and Dextre, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, and Alv and Dvergr. Each has different powers.

I won't spoil it for you, but trust that there is an over-arching story which ties it all together. This is a series which rewards going back and watching again - I have just finished watching it for the third time (first time was in 2004), and enjoyed it even more.

I originally bought this series as it came out, disc by disc, and that was expensive. Buying it this way is much cheaper, and there's no waiting for the release of the next disc!
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant 14 Jun 2008
Format:DVD
In star century Zero one sixty five, the globel union was born. The G.O.T.T. was simultaneously formed to settle dispute amongst the members planets. existing in the shadows, the ES force serves as hte primary law enforment organisation, seeing that the galactic organisation's orders are enforced. ES force members Eclair and Lumiere are on the front line, pursuing all manner of criminals and bringing them to justice.This is their story.

A brilliantly highly stunning series. very deep and vibrant colours and great effects recommended to anyone. the only thing to people many find anoying is the use of crotch shots when they jump up in the air, still a great series and they may even be a new one.
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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars  22 reviews
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Enough Sci-Fi Anime But If You Already Have The Previous Box Set No Need To Get This One 11 Aug 2011
By Rich(Anime&Games Will Always Prevail!) - Published on Amazon.com
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While I bought the complete 2006 set a couple of weeks ago one of the disk had a crack in it that became to enlarged for the dvd player to read the disc so I now had a choice, buy a single dvd for about $15.00 dollars or buy this re-release so for myself it was a no brainier choice. After getting the set the one thing I wanted to check out is if there was a noticeable difference in the video and audio quality between this release and the previous earlier ones, and the audio seems to have been indeed cleaned up and sounds better with this set also unlike the earlier release set this one comes in only 5.1 English audio or 2.0 Japanese audio as they have tossed away the 2.0 English audio that was with the earlier set releases. The video quality though is pretty much the same so you won't see any difference in picture though the frame rate is a little better so it looks like the animation runs a little smoother but not by much from the earlier set. The extras are also here as well if you bought the 2006 box set version, you'll get Japanese commercials for the show, piracy warnings, and promotional videos as well as of course the standard trailers and textless intro/ending songs. The set itself unlike the 2006 release only comes on 4 dvds with about six episodes per disc, the series dvd case is a thinpack case with two flaps inside which holds a disc on either side so that way the dvds don't overlap on one another.

The series itself is pretty straight forward, you have a galactic government that uses a covert group of people with powerful and unique abilities to keep the galaxy stable and to protect its citizens from possible harm. Of course you can't have this kind of series without the shadow group hiding in the government plotting their own nefarious plans as well as the standard villains that seek to grasp power for themselves as well as harm are main female heroines to make sure the heroines don't stop the villains from completing their goal. The animation and soundtrack go together perfectly and the voice cast that were picked for the roles both the Japanese subbed and English dubbed did their jobs very well. So if you like sci-fi animes with enough action like Outlaw Star or Gundam or just an enjoyable anime here's a very good choice though if you already have an earlier released set of this series there's really no need to bother with this one....
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You Don't Want to Miss Out On This! 18 Oct 2008
By Rath Dragonhunter - Published on Amazon.com
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I first came across Kiddy Grade on TV. I thought it was really cool. I think that both genders should like watching this series. The graphics are good, the picture clear and the sound is grate. There is a total of 24 episodes, English and Japanese languages and the usual kind of extras. This is a sci-fi anime with very cool fight scenes, drama, suspense a good story line and some pretty neat robots. The story revolves around Éclair and Lumiere who are ES Force members of the Global Union, a shadow force that serves as the primary law enforcement for the Galaxy. Éclair and Lumiere go through quite a few exciting adventures and through out them you'll fall in love with both characters. Éclair begins to remember bits and pieces from her past and during a tedious mission the situation escalates to the point where Éclair can't take anymore and losses it which results in her and her partner being hunted down by their fellow Es members some of whom where friends. This series has a good ending; it's funny, sad, and exciting all at once. You won't regret buying the Viridian Collection. This is truly a great show. NOTE: I wouldn't recommend this series for anyone under the age of 16. There isn't any bad language but there is some adult humor and suggestive scene like the clothing the girls are wearing etc.Samurai 7: Box Set (Viridian Collection) Spiral - The Complete Series (The Viridian Collection)
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not what you think it is. It's much better 30 May 2012
By Rumi - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
I'm in the process of watching this series via online streaming and it has made enough of an impression that I want to own a copy for myself so that I can have the subtitled version. I will say this to others considering this series, it starts slow. The first 8 episodes are pretty much self contained (or appear that way), action story of the day. They are also unfortunately filled with fan service (as our heroines are rather scantily clad and there are plenty of panty shots). Nevertheless, I'm still recommending this series. If you stick with it, you will be rewarded with an overarching plot that starts to open up at around episode 8. It'll make you knit your brow and want to watch "just one more episode" so you can find out what the blink is going on. Episode 11 smashes things wide open. I felt like I was watching an old Twilight Zone episode. It was full of dark irony that made me queasy when I realized what the long term consequences of our heroine's actions not only to herself, but to the planet she was on.

I have a feeling that fanservice must not be as much of a negative for the Japanese as for the USA. Perhaps the director felt like it was needed to keep people watching the early episodes before the plot really took off. I have no idea, but the twists and turns going on now are making this series a thrilling ride. ...and I'm now used to scanty uniforms and panty shots so I don't even notice it any more. hahahaha!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Cool 16 Oct 2012
By KevinB - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
I had been seeing the trailers for this since the early 2000's. It always looked pretty interesting. I finally came across it at an anime shop when I was on vacation. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I actually have the anime classics DVD set. This viridian collection collection is a better deal. The animation in this series is very good, and so is the voice acting. It's very solid sci-fi/adventure. I really think you will enjoy this series. It's a lot of fun.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Slow start but great conclusion. 1 Aug 2010
By Rick Dooley Sr. - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this series quite a while ago and just now finished watching it. Have you ever gone to a party and nothing really was happening , so you left to go to another party ,only to find out later that the first party turned out to be ' the party of the year'? That's the comparison I have about Kiddy Grade . I watched the first 3 discs and they were good but they didn't have that 'Wow factor' that keeps you rooted to the screen. So the other day I grabbed the box off the shelf and inserted disc 4 . Thats when I realized I had 'left the party ' too soon.
The first 3 discs are good , giving insight about the girls personalities and the various missions they are sent on , the introduction of other GOTT teams and also hinting that something is amiss behind the scenes at the GU and GOTT. Disc 4 is really where the show takes off. All the missions the girls were sent on were just small pieces to a large picture and also giving the back story of Eclair and Lumiere.
The characters I liked from the beginning . They couldn't be more completely opposite , Lumiere is the epitome of a refined elegant lady and despite appearing to be much younger than Eclair ,she is more level headed and sensible. Eclair is more of a free spirit who sometimes lets her emotions overrule her orders , she's not afraid to go out in public dressed sloppily or picking up a piece of dropped food and eating it , much to the chagrin of Lumiere who points out she should act more elegantly.
So if you want a great series at a great price , then Kiddy Grade fits the bill. The last 5 discs more than make up for the pacing of the first 3. The characters are as diverse as any cast I've ever seen , with each GOTT team having distinct personalities and powers.
One of the extras on the discs are portfolios of the Gott teams outlining their personalities , their powers and equipment.
Trust me on this one Kiddy Grade is a great show and a great value that you should pick up.
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