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03-09-2006, 10:08 PM
Anyone have any opinions on this series? It seems like something I might like so I'm just curious. Any opinions on it would be appreciated. /images/graemlins/happy.gif Also, should I get the singles or the DVDs? I really can't find much information on what the box set is like so if anyone knows what that is like, I'd appreciate that as well. So I can decide if I should just get the singles or the set. Thanks.
03-09-2006, 10:11 PM
I liked most of it except for the two special episodes OVA, or whatever they called em. I don't remember the the regular episodes are pretty good and it was worth seeing. As far as singles or set goes I would just say go with whatevers cheaper. I don't know if theres any difference between the two since I own the set. Hope this helps.
03-09-2006, 10:33 PM
The collected version is just a brick, which is what I have. I don't mind bricks myself but I know they're not popular around here. Also, TRSI has the singles for a far lower price than what you'd pay for the brick.
For the show itself... well, for it's current asking price you're not getting ripped off or anything, but I wouldn't say you're getting a bargain either. It's been awhile but I don't remember being too impressed with the story, but that may be because I was too distracted by the awful animation. The first episde didn't look so bad, but everything after that was stiff and sometimes laughable. It looks like early digital animation. The Japanese voice acting was pretty bad as well. Basically you're getting what you pay for. If you're a big Matsumoto fan you might find something to like in this (I liked the OP/ED myself /images/graemlins/tongue.gif) but if you're not than I can't recommend Cosmo Warrior, not even for $16.
03-09-2006, 11:36 PM
I liked it alot and thought the story was very good. Get the singles at $4 a disc through TRSI. The OP theme is very nice. Definitely recommended.
03-10-2006, 11:37 AM
I thought it was just average. Nothing really special, but mildly entertaining. I think it was worth what I paid for it at rightstuff. I proably wouldn't recommend it unless you can get it under $20 or rent it. I don't really think it has a high rewatch value.
03-10-2006, 03:13 PM
I liked it. I seem to be one of the few that did, but I liked it alot. The animation isn't that good though. Some episodes it looks fine. Some episodes it looks really wonky. And in some episodes its animated in such a way that the action screams "Hello, I am an digitally painted and made on a shoe string budget". The boxset is basically the four singles crammed into different packaging. CWZ didn't have much in the way of extras, but they do have some funny outake reels.
03-12-2006, 06:04 PM
Hmm.. Well, I'll probably go ahead and pick it up on RightStuf when I get my paycheck. /images/graemlins/happy.gif Not-so-good animation doesn't bother me a whole lot since there's alot of other low budget series I've enjoyed a great deal. Plus Rightstuf does have a good pricing on the singles so.. I'm sure it'd at least be worth that much. Thanks for the opinions. =)
03-13-2006, 11:30 AM
I have to agree with the majority. It's mostly for the Matsumoto crowd. It doesn't have a lot of replay value.
I have the brick and the animation doesn't bother me. It's just not that interesting overall. It simply drags in spots.
There are other bricks out there at the same price point that probably have better replay value. Eventually, I'll probably sell mine on E-Bay or give it to my nephew.
03-13-2006, 12:35 PM
Haven't tried to rewatch it yet but I've seen one of atsumotos other animes (Harlock Saga) and I personally found it to be extremely boring and a waste of time.
03-13-2006, 06:26 PM
I'm a fan of Leiji Matsumoto stuff so I figure it couldn't hurt to give it a try.
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