Battle Athletes Victory Vol. #1 -

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  • Audio Rating: A
  • Video Rating: A
  • Packaging Rating: A+
  • Menus Rating: C
  • Extras Rating: N/A
  • Age Rating: 12 & Up
  • Region: 1 - North America
  • Released By: Geneon Entertainment (USA), Inc.
  • MSRP: 14.98
  • Running time: 100
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Battle Athletes

Battle Athletes Victory Vol. #1

By Paul Duet     February 06, 2002
Release Date: April 13, 1999

The Review!
To put my review of this release in perspective, I must first say that I'm a rookie anime fan. This is my first anime purchase on DVD as well. I recently was introduced to the world of Japanimation through a co-worker, who lent me videos of Wicked City, Akira, Vampire Hunter D, Ninja Scroll, and others. I fell in love with the style of these videos within minutes, and being a huge DVD collector, decided that I had to buy some of this stuff on DVD.

What a way to start! "Battle Athletes Victory" is more interesting than ANYTHING I've ever seen on US television (which I hate). To think that there are volumes and volumes of this stuff boggles the mind. The humor and action are top notch! I love the homosexual tendencies displayed by some of the girls as well... as a whole, this DVD has enough sass and laughs to merit repeat viewings for months after purchase!!!

It's a shame that anime isn't reaching a broader audience in the US... too many people lump everything into a "cartoon" category and pass over these treasures. As silly as Battle Athletes Victory can get at times, I find it to be more mature than most prime-time sitcoms and dramas pumped through our TV's.

Review Equipment
Standard $300 RCA DVD/Divx hybrid (I know... I was naive), 200 watt Sony 2 speaker stereo receiver w/ simulated surround sound & 19" Zenith Television


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