Mania Grade: B
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- Audio Rating: B
- Video Rating: B
- Packaging Rating: A-
- Menus Rating: C+
- Extras Rating: C
- Age Rating: 16 & Up
- Region: 1 - North America
- Released By: Critical Mass Video
- MSRP: 29.99
- Running time: 90
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
- Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
- Series: I Dream Of Mimi
Buttobi CPU/I Dream of Mimi
By Jamal Sacranie
February 22, 2002
Release Date: June 05, 2001
Audio: The audio on this disc is done fairly well. While it isn't mind-blowingly excellent, it gets the job done.
Video: The video transfer is also done well. There isn't much grain or pixelation.
Packaging: I liked the packaging for this DVD. It features Pixie in front of Akira. In front of Pixie is an X-Ray which reveals that she's really a computer. I thought that the X-Ray was a nice touch, adding up to a great package.
Menus: This is where the disc takes a downfall. While not too important, the menus are bland and unattractive. The worst part however, is that it takes a very long time to navigate the menus as they respond very slowly.
Extras: The extras were the most dissapointing part of this release. The only extra is some outtakes from Buttobi CPU, which are pretty boring to begin with.
Content: I bought this anime at first because I could get a great deal on it. At the time, I honestly wasn't expecting much. But, after my viewing, I was pleasently surprised to find that Buttobi CPU is pretty good.
Buttobi CPU starts out with Akira, who desperately wants a computer, but doesn't have the money. Then, he sees a sale in the newspaper for a really cheap computer, but only the first five customers get the deal. As his bad luck would have it, Akira doesn't get one. As he's walking home, he sees a man on the streets with the computer he wanted, or so it seemed. Not only this, but Akira was given a bargain for it. He took it home, and found out that it wasn't quite what he wanted.
Instead, Akira now has a "computer" named Pixie. To start off with, Pixie needs "active molecules" in order to function. She also needs constant upgrades which are also done via "active molecules." Akira's friends are also coming over constantly, and Akira has to keep them from finding out that his new computer is really Pixie. This proves to be pretty funny in the end, as Akira makes a complete goof of himself.
Akira also has another problem to deal with. Him and Pixie venture into cyberspace eventually, and are forced to battle with the evil Nackintosh computers.
I don't want to give away what happens, so I'll leave you at that to decide if you're interested. Buttobi CPU is perfect for anyone looking for a light hentai or just wants something funny. This DVD contains the entire series, both dubbed and subtitled. It really will keep you laughing, so take a look.
Obviously, since this is a hentai, there is nudity abound, but there is surprisingly less than in most other hentais like Urotsukidoji. Perhaps this is why it only received a 17+ rating. Of course, what makes this a hentai is the sex scenes. However, all the scenes are not at all graphic, and don't actually show anything happening; most of it is implied. Within the movie, there really isn't anything of note as far as violence and language goes. Not for kids because of the nudity and the sex, but at the same time, it wouldn't be embarrasing to show friends.
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