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  • Audio Rating: B
  • Video Rating: A-
  • Packaging Rating: B+
  • Menus Rating: C
  • Extras Rating: N/A
  • Age Rating: All
  • Region: 2 - Japan
  • Released By: Vap Video
  • MSRP: ¥5800
  • Running time: 48
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Boogiepop Phantom

Boogiepop Phantom Evolution 1

Release Date: March 23, 2000

What They Say
DVD vol. 1 of TV Tokyo's anime ''Boogiepop Phantom'' based on the Award-winning novel. It's an anthology series about angst-ridden high school students with plenty of mysteries. Contains episode 1 ''Kioku No Shozou (A Portrait In Memory) and episode 2 ''Yami No Tomoshibi (Light In Darkness)''. Based on the book by: Kouhei Kamitouno. Vocal cast: Kaori Shimizu, Yu Asakawa, Mayumi Asano, et al. Only the first-pressing edition carries a special card.

The Review!
During the first two episodes of the adaptation of this novel, very little of the overall story is given. Instead, it focuses on just two members of the high school the story takes place around.

Overall, this is a wonderful DVD. The menu was a bit bland due to the lack of selections and the white background. It could have used more color to make the series seem as mysterious and dark as the anime itself does. Using an RCA TV with RCA Cables on an Apex Player, the video was nice and crisp but seems pixelated at times. This is an actual part of the anime but it tends to stand out on DVD.

It was released in a typical CD Jewel case. The booklet gives some basic text but nothing I could really use personally. I would strongly recommend this DVD to anyone who has seen the series or caught a glimpse of the opening animation.

Japanese Language

Review Equipment
RCA ColorTrue Plus 27" (Stereo TV), Apex AD-600A Player, RCA AV Cables.


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