BUBBLEGUM CRISIS 2040 Vol. 6 - For all Mankind (2001)
DVD reviewed by Dennis A. Amith
RATING: 16 and over.  Special Notices
Contains Animated Violence and Mature Situations. Parental guidance is suggested.

DURATION: 125 minutes
TYPE OF ANIME:  Action, Romance

 
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Anime Synopsis:

Like a multi-headed serpent, the branches of the Dragon Line become the arms with which Galatea seeks to crush the last vestiges of human resistance in Tokyo. Now the city is abandoned. Only the Knight Sabers remain, mankindís last line of defense against the nightmarish spawn of man and machine. But can even the Sabers defeat a beast with a million eyes and the mind of an insane child?


DVD EXTRAS:

  • Japanese Language
  • English Language
  • English Subtitles
  • Cast List
  • Voice Actress profiles

KNOWN DVD SECRET(S): None that I know of


DVD REVIEW:

This DVD marks the final DVD of the Bubblegum Crisis 2040 series featuring TV episodes 22-24 and OAV 1-2.  What that means that in Japan, everyone watched the TV series but to watch the final ending, they would have to wait until it was released in video/DVD/LD.  

The storyline now has the Knightsabers kicked out of their building which was taken over by Galatea and the Boomers.  The Knightsabers find a few more people who are trapped in Tokyo.  This is the final battle between the Knightsabers and Galatea and also what happens to Mackie?  You have to watch and find out.  Also, this DVD answers the question if about Priss and Leon.  

Although the finale may present more questions than answers, I am guessing the creators wanted the viewer to make their own conclusions or wait until the next series or OAV's are released.

As for the DVD itself, similar to the rest, looks and sounds great.  As for the final two OAV's, since it's not television, they spent a little more on the final episodes and unlike the TV series, there is nudity.  As for special features, there is the voice actress profiles but I'm not sure why not all of them are included.  Also, still can't find the ADVfilm CM's for the other anime.

All in all, a great series and pretty bummed that the ride is over.  Check it out!

THE OAV 3-4: A 
THE DVD EXTRAS: C-
THE DVD OVERALL: B+

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