Urusei Yatsura TV Box Set 1 (of 50) (Mania.com)

Review Date: Friday, August 04, 2000
Release Date: Friday, August 04, 2000



What They Say


The Review!
Well, I can't really say a lot about the content of the story as I don't want to ruin anyything for anybody. But we all know how it goes. Boy gets elected to fight for the fate of the world, boy wins contest over beautiful, busty alien babe. Boy says he can now get married. Alien babe thinks he means her. Boy gets into deep trouble.
Now for the explanation of my ratings:

Audio B - the audio sounds great, don't get me wrong. It is only in the original Japanese formatted into Dolby Digital 2.0. Thus meaning the Dolby Digital doesn't even branch into surround if using optical decoding. Only drawback in my book, otherwise sounds great for being nearly 20 years old!

Video A - The picture is absolutely beautiful. For a show that is as old as this is, the picture is astounding. AnimEigo did a wonderful job in remastering this title.

Packaging B - Well, the packages are great, to an extent. The odd numbered discs have flaps inside them to hold two discs? I don't get the purpose of this. Otherwise, the cases are nicely designed, each disc having a different cover and all fitting into a nice little box.

Menu D - The menu basically stinks. All it is is chapter selects. No subtitle selects, no nifty menu screen to stare at for hours. The chapter select screen it does have looks nice, but it would be nice to have something more.

Content B - The show by itself is great, but there is nothing else on it. No optional trailers, no specials.. but then again, we didn't pay for extra features, did we? So I give it a respectable B anyway.

Features
Japanese Language,English Subtitles

Review Equipment
Old Zenith 29" TV, Sony DB830 Dolby Digital Reciver, Sony Center and rear speakers, Pioneer HPM-60 Front Channel speakers, Sony S500D DVD Player, Monster Optical Audio cable



Mania Grade: B
Audio Rating: B
Video Rating: A
Packaging Rating: B
Menus Rating: D
Extras Rating: N/A
Age Rating: 13 & Up
Region: 1 - North America
Released By: AnimEigo
MSRP: 105
Running time: 500
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
Series: Urusei Yatsura