BLUE SUBMARINE No. 6: HEARTS (OAV episode 3) 
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:

Tetsu drifts in the open sea.  As his life flashes before him, he begins to black out.  But when he comes to, he finds himself resting on the hull of a half-sunken ship.  

His savior is one of the enemy.  As time passes, he begins to understand them.  Meanwhile, Mayumi hasn't given up on him.  When the Blue Sub No. 6 finds him, will he be able to prevent more lives being lost?


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 3 the best so far?  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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