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Bubblegum Crisis: Arc 2 - Largo [DVD]

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  • Actors: Yoshiko Sakakibara, Kinuko Ômori, Michie Tomizawa, Akiko Hiramatsu, Nozomu Sasaki
  • Directors: Fumihiko Takayama, Hiroaki Gôda, Hiroki Hayashi, Katsuhito Akiyama, Masami Ôbari
  • Writers: Katsuhito Akiyama, Hideki Kakinuma, Ken'ichi Matsuzaki
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Japanese
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Mvm
  • DVD Release Date: 8 Oct. 2001
  • Run Time: 132 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00005OW2S
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 155,212 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Episodes 4-6 of the animated adventure set in Magatokyo, 2033 AD. After one of the Knight Sabers falls prey to a mysterious killer operating from a black car, the rest of the band vow revenge. The arrival of a group of women who have escaped from an orbital facility coincides with a string of vampire murders, and a man known as Largo is using lookalike Boomers to discredit the Sabers.

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The second instalment of the popular Japanese anime, Bubblegum Crisis 2 contains the fourth, fifth and sixth episodes of the eight original videos. In a devastated high-tech Tokyo of a Blade Runner-ish future, four beautiful women disguised by their heavily armed exoskeletons protect society from killer androids and from an ambitious corporation that tries to take over the world, while also having complicated personal lives. The cute teenager NeNe always has a crush on someone or other; flighty Linna has to fit her superhero life into a busy social schedule; and Priss has her career as a rock singer as well as a habit of feeling emotional. Only the austere Sylia is entirely in control of her life--so much so that she needs the others for a bit of productive chaos.

In the episodes included they deal with a mysterious car that is riding down motorcyclists, help a tragic android who is vampirising citizens to feed a damaged friend and cope with attempts by an evil conspirator to frame them for mass mayhem. The stories rely rather too heavily on extended sequences of fast bikes and car racing, or mechanised bodysuits and big robots tearing each other apart, but the plotting can be subtle and the emotional scenes tense and fraught. Someone trying to get a sense of anime's strengths and weaknesses could do a lot worse than start here.

On the DVD: the disc is presented in a visual aspect ratio of 1.33:1 and has a very loud Dolby Digital 2.0 soundtrack which presents every screech of tortured metal vehemently and every pounding anthem in the slightly pompous score. There are no extras apart from a very extended documentation of the credits. --Roz Kaveney


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