Note to self: Don't judge a DVD be it's cover.
The cover looks a lot better than the DVD.
'Shadow Skill - Ultimate Edition' is a two disc DVD, the first disc being three short episodes, the second an epliogue.
It's poor. Very poor. However, it isn't all bad. It looks very nice, at least the epilogue does, the first disc is rather shoddy, with some odd writing scrolling along the bottom of the screen to co-incide with attacks, but it's all very meaningless to someone like me, who is not a Shadow Skill fan per-se, but rather an anime fan.
The dubbing is, well, awful. It's rare that you find really great synchronised dubbing unless you're going for a Miyazaki, but this is very bad. They don't remotly link together.
The plot has it's good points though, but it's a reversal of roles as Disc 1 has a much better storyline than the Epilogue, but they are both decent, if anything this is it's best feature, but even so it's nothing that makes you think, "Wow, that's amazing." It's not particularly original either, your basic little people versus world, with people having superpowers and really, really big swords.
Still, worth getting for the Epilogue. The whole 2 Disc set isn't all that bad. It does have it's good moments, so if ya find it cheaper than Amazon, it's worth a look.