EATMAN `98 COLLECTED
DISTRIB. COMPANY:  Bandai Entertainment
DVD reviewed by Dennis A. Amith
RATED: 13 and up
TYPE OF MOVIE: Action, Sci-Fi
DURATION: 300 minutes

 
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Anime Synopsis:

Bolt Crank is a mercenary, but he's no ordinary man. He's gifted with the ability to eat metal objects. Later, he can produce these items from his right hand, as the need arises. Bolt is the strong silent type-he doesn't say much and prefers to let his actions speak for themselves. And in the course of this series, Bolt will serve as protector to many people. He will hunt down a murderer who is brutally killing scientists, protect an entire country, and destroy a demon. And that's just the first disc! All 12 episodes - the entire series - on one low-priced 2 disc set!


DVD EXTRAS:

Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
 Color, Animated, Original Trailers

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

 


DVD REVIEW:

Eatman 98 Collected surprised many anime DVD collector's for it's low price and it featured all 12 episodes on one DVD. Remember, this is coming at a time when many DVD's are being released via one episode only or collections that cost way over $50.

This is not the case with Eatman `98 Collected. But the thing is with such a low price, there have to be some limitations and there are with this DVD.

For one, since the series didn't sell to well in the US, unfortunately, for dub fans, they will only get to see the first two episodes dubbed and they would have to watch the other episodes via English subs and Japanese dialogue but to me, as a Japanese dialogue/English sub advocate, this doesn't bother me at all.

Second, there are no special features.

So, it all depends on how you feel about a DVD with many episodes for a low price vs. a collection with no special features and a complete English dub track.

As for the series, the series is about a mercenary turned protector with an uncanny ability to eat metal objects and reproduce it via his right hand (ex: a gun). It sounds kind of hokey but actually it's an enjoyable anime.

There is no story-arc, each episode is a different adventure in the life of Bolt Crank but all in all the DVD is worth the purchase for the low cost.

THE SERIES: B+
THE DVD EXTRAS: F 
THE DVD OVERALL: C+

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