BLUE SUBMARINE No. 6: PILOTS (OAV episode 2) 
MOVIE COMPANY: Bandai Entertainment
DVD reviewed by Dennis A. Amith
DIRECTED BY: Directed by Mahiro Maeda
PRODUCED BY: Kazuhiko Ikeguchi, Takao Nagayama
RATING: For ages 13 and up
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DURATION: 30 minutes 

 
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Anime Synopsis:

After surviving another undersea battle with Zorndyke's forces, the crew of Blue Submarine No. 6 returns to base for some repairs.  While on the base, Tetsu continues to display his trademark lack of concern for authority, and his fighting with Mayumi continues.

Zorndyke interrupts a video conference on war strategy, and his sudden appearance sends the human forces into a panic.  What cruel fate does this madman have in store for mankind, and has he truly turned his back on his own people?  And what is his connection to the denizens of the seas who are at war with the humans?


DVD EXTRAS:

Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
 Color, Dolby, AC-3
Bilingual: English & Japanese!

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


DVD REVIEW:

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.

As I said in my review of episode 1, I was hoping things would get better in the storyline and boy oh boy, things get better.  First, I was really surprised of how good the second episode looks.  The sound and the CGI animation and video quality were awesome!  But I said that with the first, what makes episode 2 good?  Well, the storyline is better.  More battles and more of a plot which leads me to want to watch the third episode immediately!

Again, most people are going to be upset that there is only one episode per DVD and I can understand that.  But I looked past that now that I can get the DVD for $13.99 at Amazon.com.  This second episode is worth purchasing if you bought the first.  The storyline does get better!

THE ANIME:  A
THE DVD EXTRAS:  C
THE DVD OVERALL:  B+

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