Mania Grade: A+
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- Audio Rating: B+
- Video Rating: A
- Packaging Rating: A-
- Menus Rating: B
- Extras Rating: A
- Age Rating: 17 & Up
- Region: 1 - North America
- Released By: ADV Films
- MSRP: 29.98
- Running time: 100
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
- Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
- Series: Colorful
By Mark McPherson
May 10, 2003
Release Date: March 18, 2003
If Agent Aika has taught us anything...then it's failed. The point is, fanservice sells, but how do you sell it effectively? Simple. Hand it out in small, but exciting shorts. A formula for perfection.
Audio: It doesn't matter to me, but the audio is pretty good for a 2.0 track on both languages. It's not bad.
Video: Perfect. I don't think Colorful could look anymore...colorful than it does on this disc.
Packaging: Pretty much sums up the show with pictures of lingere on both the inside and outside of the cover. Couldn't be better.
Menu: Good use of the constant Space Invader title card theme used throughout the show. There is no scene selection, but you can select through all 16 episodes.
Extras: Pretty standard except for the Colorful Exposed feature which runs about half an hour and is unbelievably hilarious. Just watching the staff members of ADV run out the office giving interview, playng with lightsabers, messing around in rooms and looking for naughty anime videos in the back is just a hoot. ADV's best work yet.
Content: So what is Colorful? Colorful is a collection of 16, 6 minute episodes that are all about finding different ways guys can get their kicks off seeing women's underwear. Take a look.
Color 01: A number of accidents occur when boys start running into a lamp post and an American named Steve visits to film his "independent movie".
Color 02: Itani gets caught looking at his co-workers panties and a thief finds ways to get his kicks.
Color 03: Itani spies on a lady at a fancy dinner and Hirokuwa gets a little lucky late at night.
Color 04: A coach becomes attracted to his track student Yamamoto, but tries to contain his urges. Itani and Hirokuwa see more then leaves in the wind and Hirokuwa takes a journey up the stairs for panty shots.
Color 05: Keneddy has a hard business life, but still finds ways to get his kicks along the way.
Color 06: A cab driver has nothing, but bad luck while trying to get lucky one evening. Itani and Hirokuwa get into a costume dispute as well.
Color 07: How to enjoy a Japanese festival? Through sexy kimonos, shrine carrying and gold fish scooping...in all the wrong ways.
Color 08: Steve becomes hopelessly attracted to dolls. Itani tries to get lucky again at a department store. Also, Itani and Hirokuwa face-off for more panty shops while working at a shoe store.
Color 09: Itani gets shocked at a perverted movie and Steve goes at it again.
Color 10: Itani and Hirokuwa are at it again in English class. Hirokuwa becomes obsessed with when a girl uses his bathroom as well.
Color 11: English class reaches it's peak and Steve tries to get lucky with a puddle of clear water for a view up girl's skirts. Yamamoto's coach is at it again as well and Itani gets wasted on a train.
Color 12: A giant high school girl roams around Tokyo causing every man in town to go ape over huge panty shots.
Color 13: Steve invites an African-American over to Japan called Jamie and he has quite a hard time adapting. The last English class is held as Jamie and Steve observe Steave's independent movie which leads to a fight.
Color 14: The relationship between Yamamoto and the Coach conclusion.
Color 15: Itani enters a contest to win a real women with some interesting results.
Color 16: A mysterious voodoo child is talked about on the news that has the power to make a school dissapear and control souls. The final sequence has the female news report finally get an interview with this mysterious man.
Overall, if your a guy and enjoy looking at girls, you'll take an instant liking to it. Plus, the dub has been altered for an English audiance so anyone can jump in and enjoy, reguardless of who they are. It's not so much that the fanservice is great, but the actual act of doing it and making funny faces while doing so will have anyone laughing.
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