Knight Hunters Vol. #1 (Mania.com)

By:Marcus Hanks
Review Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2002
Release Date: Tuesday, January 08, 2002



The Review!
Technical:

I'm going to try to keep this simple and quick. I watched the first episode in english, and it was horrible. This is one series that shouldn't even be dubbed! It felt like monkeys picked the actors, and told them to just be boring. Once I started watching the Japanese version, I felt better. The voices were really good, and Takehito Koyasu does the voice of Aya in this series. Takehito is like the David Lucas of Japan, he is in everything. He did Zechs in Gundam Wing, Kira in Angel Sanctuary, he did a character in the final saga of Rurouni Kenshin, etc. Even though the dub is crap, the outtakes are the best I have ever heard. They were so funny, and just by watching those you could tell the dub version was gonna be bad. As for the trailers, those are basic, too bad I can't remember what they had. The animation was pretty good for being a few years old. Anyway, lets get to the content.

Content:

Well this is one series that is going to have many mixed reviews. I liked this series so far. The first 5 episodes are on this disk, which help things go quickly, and keep your desire for more down until you reach the end. If my girlfriend was reviewing this, she would say that the 4 guys are very hot. Anyway, there are some boring parts in the episodes, but what anime doesn't have those? It was still a good series, and I am glad Media Blasters got it (even though they changed the name to Knight Hunters). If you have been waiting for years to see this series, then you are finally getting what you waited for. If you are still a little decisive, read more reviews, or rented it. It all depends on what tastes you have. Well I don't know if this is helpful on episode descriptions, but I just want to give an actual review on it. Well either way, have fun, and hope you enjoy it as much as I did.



Review Equipment
Sony DVP-S5600 & Toshiba 27 inch TV



Mania Grade: A
Audio Rating: A
Video Rating: B+
Packaging Rating: A
Menus Rating: B
Extras Rating: B+
Age Rating: 13 & Up
Region: 1 - North America
Released By: Media Blasters
MSRP: 29.99
Running time: 125
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
Series: Knight Hunters