View Full Version : How is Miami Guns?
01-26-2006, 07:36 PM
How is Miami Guns? I know hardly anything about the show, but it is on sale at Rightstuf.
It has been a while since I watched it, but it did leave a positive impression on me. I enjoyed watching it and will probably watch it again, but not soon.
I remember this as a typical girls-with-guns show.
It has a lot of shooting, and explosions, but no really graphic violence.
It has a lot of fanservice, but no explicit nudity.
It had a lot of comedy, and most of it worked for me.
The only thing that I remember not liking about it was the video for the ending. Just when we are getting a good look at a naked anime babe the video cuts to some relatively unattractive, live, males who are performing the ending song. It is a real "WTF?" moment.
But, other than that very short annoyance I was very happy with Miami Guns.
01-26-2006, 09:11 PM
I give it a very high recommendation.
What other anime can you actually have Bruce Willis be a part of the story? This show is really full of gags - many which work well. Full of great characters too. Oh...and I liked the ED. Also for those who are inclined, /images/graemlins/sdsmiley.gif there's some not-to-subtle guy-guy and girl-girl subtext.
Only drawback for this show - I thought the robot episode was lame. Oh...and I was expecting a <span style='color:#dddddd;background:#dddddd'>yuri ending. /images/graemlins/catgirl0.gif </span>
01-27-2006, 03:04 AM
You're Under Arrest meets Dirty Pair meets Excel Saga.
I didn't like either of the girls though, so haven't watched it again yet.
01-27-2006, 09:23 AM
In a word: crap. I bought into the hype and got the first two dvds and gave them to the local library immediately after watching. I usually enjoy this kind of show, but it just laid there. Unfunny, poorly animated, not a single likable character and just plain... crap. My opinion of course. On the upside, AN did a really excellent job putting together the dvd. If only they would dedicate their talents to a good show...Guu, for example. Oh wait. They did.
01-27-2006, 11:02 AM
I vaguely recall AN mentioning something about a re-release or srots for this show sometime in 2006. Providing my memory actually exists, would anybody say to wait and see what would be done on said re-releases....or is the TRSI cheap deal pretty much the best bet in terms of there not really being anything they could do significantly differently with another release?
01-27-2006, 11:23 AM
If I remember correctly from a previous MG topic the re-release is supposed to be the same discs in a artbox.
01-27-2006, 11:32 AM
[ QUOTE ]
In a word: crap.
[/ QUOTE ]
That basically sums up my feelings for Miami Guns. I thought that it was the most overhyped release of 2004. I actually enjoyed the first two episodes - the second one was basically a "recap" episode. But from the third episode onward the series just deteriorated to the point that the jokes were unfunny and pointless. A lot of the parodies were pretty lame, and the last three episodes were a cop-out IMHO. Worst yet, Miami Guns have some of the worst characters you'll see in an anime series, with Yao Sakurakouji possibly being the most annoying character in any anime. On the plus side, I do agree that AN Entertainment did a good job packaging the discs, and I thought the closing song, "Kiseki no Shiro; Castle of Miracles" by epidemic, was pretty catchy. But overall, this is a series that I would advise that you should avoid, unless you're into parody anime, but there are far better parody anime than this one.
01-29-2006, 05:16 AM
I went into it slightly expecting a pairing akin to YUA but more madcap. While there were some jokes that were amusing, overall the series hasn't really stood out from my collection as something to rewatch often. The 2nd episode on the first disc is pretty good as it's a pretty enjoyable parody of recaps, but some of the other references weren't as entertaining. Like some other comedic anime relying on parodies, it's gags can get a little dated particularly since it targeted some popular shows of the time it was being made. The characters don't have time to grow on you and don't really have time to display traits that make them more sympathetic.
Then again, i haven't watched it for an admittedly long time.
For the ~$30 it's being charged, you may wish to take a gamble on Miami Guns, but i don't think it's something a person would re-visit all that often.
For the money, the Nuku Nuku TV set looks interesting, but this is from someone who's only seen the 6 episode OVA.
01-29-2006, 11:39 PM
I really WANTED to like it, but it just ends up feeling like "Police Squad - ANIME!", only without the Zucker/Abrams/Zucker dynamic.
I'm gonna give it another try later on, but for the time being what I saw of it just wasn't firing on all cylinders.
01-29-2006, 11:51 PM
Thanks for the replies everyone. I'll pass on the series at least for now, might pick it up some time down the road though when I don't have so much to buy.
01-30-2006, 01:16 AM
[ QUOTE ]
Oh...and I was expecting a <span style='color:#dddddd;background:#dddddd'>yuri ending. /images/graemlins/catgirl0.gif </span>
[/ QUOTE ]
When don't you?
For the record, I loved Miami Guns. I thought it was hilarious, the humor worked for me. The treatment of the show by AN was excellent. There were tons of cultural and translation notes both in the inserts and on the discs themselves. It also received an excellent dub from Phoenix Post.
vBulletin® v3.6.8, Copyright ©2000-2013, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.