PHANTOM QUEST CORP. - Perfect Collection -
DISTRIB. COMPANY:  Pioneer
DVD reviewed by Dennis A. Amith
TYPE OF MOVIE: Action, comedy
DURATION: 140 minutes

 
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Anime Synopsis:

Party-girl Ayaka Kisaragi turned her late-night lifestyle into a business that gives new meaning to the term “graveyard shift!” While it may seem easier for Ayaka to round up troublesome spirits than to put a corporate spin on her own free-wheeling habits, she calls upon a powerful but quirky cadre of cabalists to solve each case with flair and style. Too bad style doesn’t pay the bills! No matter the terrors the dark can bring, Ayaka will be sure they get a kiss good-night from Phantom Quest, Corp – if she can wake up in time!


DVD EXTRAS:

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

KNOWN DVD SECRET(S): 

Stop the disc entirely, outside of all menus. Select title and then title 3 (sometimes title 3 chapter 1 may be necessary (3-1)). Another method is in the Extra Stuff section hit 73 and enter on the remote. This may not work on all players. The omake is a 22 minute video piece of animation and live action recording session as well as a creditless opening.


DVD REVIEW:

Ahh... I remember when Yuugen Kaishya first came out on LaserDisc. I bought this baby and was so happy to get two episodes (compared to one back in the old days) for around $35.

Now, almost a decade later the anime series is released ala perfect collection with all four episodes on one DVD for $13.99. You can't beat that!

This series came out at the same time and almost similar to the Ghosbusting, humorus anime - Ghost Sweeper Mikami. Both are about a strong woman, a business that's trying to make money and interesting characters that help Kisaragi Ayaka out.

As for DVD extras there is a textless opening but that's about it. The difference with the DVD version and the LD version is that the LD version had some explanatory segments that are no longer there. Not sure why Pioneer opted to remove them.

Also, there is a secret hidden 22 minute video.

All in all, It's a fun anime to watch and by no means is it spectacular but it is fun and enjoyable.

THE OAV's: A-
THE DVD EXTRAS: B+ (for the hidden track)
THE DVD OVERALL: B+

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