SAILOR VICTORY (1996)
DVD reviewed by Dennis A. Amith
COMPANY: MEDIA BLASTERS
DURATION: 60 minutes

 
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Anime Synopsis:

Five Female high school friends reunite as the secret crime-fighting organization known as Sailor Victory. Commanding 3 giant Ninja Robots, Gion, Momoyama and Sagano, they fight evil in the virtual-future city of Mikado. When a disgraced and disgruntled city official turns to the dark side, he joins forces with the evil and sinister Margarita. While he merely wants to humiliate the Sailor Victory crew, Margarita’s objective is the complete and total annihilation of Mikado City. Only the sweet and innocent Sailor Victory can protect the city from this wicked power. This beautiful and comedic Sci-Fi Anime will entertain every fan with its fantastic character designs and dramatic non-stop action sequences.


DVD EXTRAS:

• Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
• Color, Dolby, Animated
• Pretty much nothing

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


DVD REVIEW:

I first saw "SAILOR VICTORY" back in the mid-90's. What many people don't know is that this DVD is actually OAV 3-4 of the GRADUATION SERIES. I guess you can say "SAILOR VICTORY" is one of those alternate universes of the GRADUATION series. Similar to what they have done with the "Tenchi Muyou" and "El Hazard" series.

It's also an anime series based on a dating/graduating school simulation video game (a "Graduation" game was released in America via PC).

Anyway, it kind of sucks that people will be watching this and not knowing it's a "GRADUATION" anime. People might think this was some major series trying to copy Sailor Moon and other mecha anime (which it probably does) but this OAV is just a special alternate setting for the girls of "GRADUATION".

Hopefully Media Blasters or some company releases the previous two OAV's (ep. 1-2). When I first saw the anime series, the OAV 3-4 (SAILOR VICTORY) was just a bonus OAV for the "Graduation" anime series fans because of how the series ended in OAV series 2 and how the girls graduated and went on their separate ways.

Anyway, as for special features...none. The original Japanese series had commercials for the OAV series and video games and soundtrack I believe...but not on this DVD.

Anyway, on it's own...and people not knowing the series behind these two OAV's, you will find those who will compare it to "Sailor Moon" and say it's rather inferior or some who may like it due to it's different style and inclusion of mecha.

THE SERIES: C+
THE DVD EXTRAS: D
THE DVD OVERALL: C

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