I must apologize for this one. Even though I put in quite a bit of time, I didn’t really put in enough in my eyes. Perhaps as I gain more experience, I will revisit these old reviews for reshoots, but I’ve got a bit of a deadline for the next one.
So, RayEarth. It would be silly to call this a black eye on the franchise, since this barely qualifies as an entry. Abandon Hope, friends.
Ah, Kawamori. He had some limits.
NOTE: You may need to adjust your volume seperately for my camera footage and the actual review. I’ll work on that for next time.
This will be a pretty long review, so just skip to the end if you want my basic opinion.
As the first anime selection here on DTV Hell, I felt it would be a good idea to go with something that had a solid history behind it. You know, an OVA based on a good manga or series. So, naturally, Aquarion was out, and the Escaflowne movie was released in theaters, so that’s two strikes against it right there.
Honestly, I have no idea why I’m ripping on Shoji Kawamori right now, he has nothing to do with this OVA. However, I have been struggling valiantly to figure out who I can blame for this massive letdown, when the people behind the original manga are some of my absolute favorite writers and artists in Japanese animation. Continue reading