Sakura Wars (of 1) (Mania.com)
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What They Say
The audio output of this title was in Dolby Digital 2.0. It was crisp and clean, no audio problems. The musical soundtrack was mostly instrumental and is, in my opinion, one of the highlights of this title.
My video rating was based on the comparison between this title and the Tenchi Movies (representing highest quality video). The video quality was simply amazing, very bright, clear, sharp contrast, no video artifacts. I would probably rate this among the best video quality for all anime DVD releases, but it is with exception since this is one of the first import title I have ever seen. I will update this rating as soon as I am exposed to more region 2 disks. Gomen!
The artwork on the keepcase was well designed and balanced, with Japanese and English titles. The information booklet inside the keepcase contains a plethora of character bios, directors/staff comments, and production notes of the series in Japanese.
The menu system is very simply and straightforward with the ability to select the OAVs individually and chapter points. There are no extras (i.e.. subtitles, trailers) but is replaced with some really nice menu artwork instead.
The OAVs are fun and entertaining with some very nice animation sequences. A better-than-average video game adaptation which we hope AD Vision will release on DVD.
Japanese Language,Information Booklet Insert
Mania Grade: B+
Audio Rating: B
Video Rating: A
Packaging Rating: B
Menus Rating: B-
Extras Rating: N/A
Age Rating: All
Region: 2 - Japan
Released By: Bandai Visual
Running time: 118
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
Series: Sakura Wars / Sakura Taisen