In the near
future, the oceans have risen, causing all land at sea level to be
flooded. With the expansion of the oceans, humanity has
found a new enemy in Zorndyke. A war has erupted between the
surface dwellers and the sea dwellers, and mankind is placing all
of its hopes in the new vessel Blue Submarine No. 6 and her crew.
Maymi Kino is a
young, devoted pilot. Her most recent mission is to get
Tetsu Hayami to rejoin the Blue Fleet. However, he refuses
and angers her, so she leaves. Later, however, the two meet
again under more dire circumstances and they start to work
together. Even in the thick of battle, however, it becomes
clear that they don't see eye to eye.
• Region 1 encoding
(US and Canada only)
• Color, Dolby, AC-3
• Bilingual: English & Japanese!
SECRET(S): Hidden Previews
There are hidden
previews of Gundam 0083 (a short version) and Monkey Magic. Here's
how to do view them:
1) Play the preview for the next episode.
2) Use the Chapter skip and skip "direct" to chapter 4
before the preview is over or before the Cinram movie loads.
BLUE SUBMARINE No. 6
is a DVD I was thinking back-and-forth if I should buy it or not.
Here are my reasons: #1) There is only one episode for
30 minutes. If you are an anime fan, you know this is
ludicrous. In the past, most commercial releases are two per
tape. On DVD's, we are use to four episodes but I suppose
Bandai needs to make money to help pay the CGI designers.
#2) The back cover art of the characters first gave me the
impression that this must of been some 70's anime that I missed
out on and then there is the price. Most places have it for
$19-$24 but thank kamisama for Amazon.com which has the best price
for this DVD title.
So, I purchased this
DVD and I was blown away by the CGI effects. Sure, people
can say they have seen better elsewhere but in terms of Japanese
animation and combining both elements, this was really
interesting. So, the video quality was very colorful and no
recognizable artifacts. The audio was a big plus, not too
many anime on DVD that you will find on Dolby Digital 5.1 and that
was another incentive of me wanting to purchase this DVD.
There is no major
special features but fortunately by using your next button, you
will find a secret hidden trailer feature on this DVD.
All in all, Bandai
Entertainment has been on the roll in bringing out anime series
for a good price but this DVD marketing ploy is going to the wrong
direction. I know there are only 4 OAV's total but many
people will pass this up because it's one episode for 30 minutes.
The first episode
doesn't really hook you in and this is where some people might
think...it's only one episode, 30 minutes long, why should I
continue? The good news is again, it's a 4-series OAV.
I look forward to the next episode of this series and hopefully it
gets better from here on in.
THE DVD EXTRAS: C-
THE DVD OVERALL: B-
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