Silent Mobius Vol. #2 (Mania.com)

By:Marcus Hanks
Review Date: Saturday, January 04, 2003
Release Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2002



The Review!
[B]Audio[/B]
I've watched this disc in both English and Japanese languages. The Japanese language is excellent, voices fit the characters, the soundtrack is great and fits the mood. While the English language on the other hand was not as good, some characters didn't seem to give much emotion, and I don't know if it is just me, but the soundtrack seems to be a little lower than in the Japanese language.

[B]Video[/B]
The animation is really nice, but sometimes it seems inconsistent and washed out in some areas. It is still a lot better than some series I've seen before.

[B]Packaging[/B]
A great cover for the discs. It has Lebia on the front, whie the reverse cover has Kiddy with Ralph in the background on it.

[B]Extras[/B]
Other than trailers and a textless ending, there is nothing. The only reason I gave this release a C on extras is because of the mini comic that comes with this release.

[B]Menu[/B]
Cool, but confusing.

[B]Content (Contains SPOILERS)[/B]
The first two episodes on this volume give you the past of Yuki and Lebia. The next episode introduces the villians Rosa and Ganossa. You find out the Rosa is the sister to Rally, and that they each are part Lucifer Hawks. Then it is made apparent that Katsumi has Lucifer Hawk blood in her as well. The final episode on disc 1 is called Mobius Klein, and is shows a little of 1999 just before Gigelf, Katsumi's father, tries to use Project Gaia. It introduces Rally and Rosa's mother, a young version of Nami's grandfather, and a few other characters. The first episode on disc 2 brings in Lum Cheng, the newest member of AMP, and granddaughter to Avalanche Wong, one of the members of the Sorcerors Guild. There is more of Katsumi's and Roy's relationship, as Katsumi is not sure whether she should be around him or not. Kiddy's and Ralph's relationship is also made deeper, giving romance fans some great times.



Review Equipment
27inch Toshiba tv and Akai DVP-760 Player



Mania Grade: A
Audio Rating: A-
Video Rating: B+
Packaging Rating: A-
Menus Rating: B+
Extras Rating: C
Age Rating: 13 & Up
Region: 1 - North America
Released By: Bandai Entertainment
MSRP: 44.95
Running time: 225
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
Series: Silent Mobius