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  • Audio Rating: N/A
  • Video Rating: N/A
  • Packaging Rating: A
  • Menus Rating: N/A
  • Extras Rating: N/A
  • Age Rating: 15 & Up
  • Region: 1 - North America
  • Released By: FUNimation Entertainment, Ltd.
  • MSRP: 119.98
  • Running time: 536
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Blue Gender

Blue Gender Box Set

By Chris Beveridge     September 20, 2003
Release Date: September 30, 2003


Blue Gender Box Set
© FUNimation Entertainment, Ltd.


What They Say
Contains Blue Gender DVDs 1 through 8 in a nifty Collector's Art Box!

Yuji, a high school teenager, discovers that he has an new incurable virus. With life looking very bleak, he's left only one option - hope that the future may hold a cure. With his decision made, he opts to undergo artificial hibernation...

When Yuji awakes, the world he knew is gone. The year is 2013 - an era of war, despair and death. While he's been sleeping, the Earth has been taken over by BLUE, a mysterious creature that eats anything for food including human beings.

Hunted and on the verge of extinction, Mankind has fled. Now, their only chance for survival is to destroy BLUE! Now, Yuji must fight not only for his own survival, but for that of the entire Human race!

The Review!
One of the more engaging and military oriented science fiction series of recent years, Blue Gender finally gets itself a box set compilation and makes it easy for new fans to get in on the good stuff.

Packaging:
Done in a solid carton style box, the layout for this box set is just gorgeous. Heavy on the black background to match the keepcase covers (which are taken from the various Japanese releases), each of the panels provides an excellent looking piece of work. One primary panel has a shot of Marlene rising up in the minimal outfit she wears under her military garb, as if coming out of a nightmare. The other primary panel provides a look at a nightmare for Yuji as he finds himself being swallowed by the Blue. The spine panel has a great serious shot of Yuji looking forward while Marlene floats over the Earth. The top panel has a panicked eyeball shot of one of the soldiers. The bottom panel does a great job of providing information; all eight covers are showcased on it and each volume is listed with its runtime. Looking at the box where the spines of the keepcase are looks good as well with all the volume numbering and unique images used for the tops, giving it a great feel. And for those getting the sets early, there’s a shot at getting an individually signed poster from one of the English voice actors.

This is a really neat looking box and a real attention getter on the shelf.

Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
For content reviews, please see the individual volume reviews:

 Blue Gender Vol. #1Blue Gender Vol. #2Blue Gender Vol. #3Blue Gender Vol. #4
Blue
Gender Vol. #5
Blue
Gender Vol. #6
Blue
Gender Vol. #7
Blue
Gender Vol. #8


Features
See individual disc reviews for features and extras

Review Equipment
Toshiba TW40X81 40" HDTV, Panasonic RP-82 Progressive Scan codefree DVD player, Sony STR-DE835 DD/DTS receiver, Monster component cable and Sony speakers.


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