BLUE SUBMARINE No. 6: MINASOKO (OAV episode 4) 
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: 50 minutes 

 
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Anime Synopsis:

The Blue Fleet speeds to Antarctica to launch their final attack on Zorndyke's forces.  It's a grim solution that no one wants to use, but there are no options left.  A full-scale attack begins.

Hayami knows that the mission will end badly, and he and Kino set out to try and talk once more to the enemy.  But when they come face-to-face with the man who singlehandedly destroyed so much of the world, what will they do?

The fate of the planet is about to be decided once and for all! 


DVD EXTRAS:

Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
 Color, HiFi Sound
Making Of - Creator's Eyes Video
Full-screen format

KNOWN DVD SECRET(S): Hidden Image Gallery

Go to the "Extras" menu. Go to "DVD Credits". Hit the up arrow until it highlights the reversed question mark. This leads to a secret image gallery.


DVD REVIEW:

BLUE SUBMARINE No. 6 finally ends in a bang with the final volume - MINASOKO.  Things get pretty weird with this final episode but can humans and Zorndyke's force co-exist together?  

I don't want to reveal too much of the plot but it's quite trippy but good.  The special feature of the making of was really interesting as well!

I'm satisfied with the ending/finale of this series but I really think they could of made one full movie instead of break them down in four OAV series.  I guess the purpose is that it costs a lot to make this anime.

Btw, back to the special feature.  The making which was a surprise to see, you get some history on the Blue Submarine Vol. 6 manga and the differences between the anime and manga.  Also, the creative differences between the manga and the anime creator.  Interesting. 

Anyway, if you got all the previous DVD's, you have to get the final DVD.  It's pretty good but weird.  Check it out! 

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

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