I've always enjoyed futuristic internet based worlds. Baldr Force Exe Resolution ova was created from the Baldr Force game which I have not played. I still have no intention of playing it but the ova was rather fun. It revolves around a group of hackers known as Steppen Wolf, whom have decided to do one last big hack and go into retirement. A government agency known as FLAK intervene on their last mission and one of the members ends up killed. Toru now vows to track down and find his good friends murderer to avenge him. This takes Toru down a winding path full of strange occurrences that end up being bigger than he ever could have imagined.
- Interesting look at a virtual reality world
- Twists and turns at every corner
- Decent plot with interesting enough characters
- Is in both English and Japanese
- Random very disturbing rape scene
- Memory loss
- Episodes 1 and 2 feel 100% different from episodes 3 and 4
Why chii thinks you should watch it
If you enjoyed The Matrix movies in anyway I'm sure this would please. It also has a lot of Lain themes in it so if that anime was enjoyed I'm sure this one would be right up your alley. Even though it's only 4, 30 minute episodes I feel that it gets it's point across quite well. Sometimes it did feel like stuff was happening simply for the plot convenience but overall it was enjoyable. If it was a whole 12-13 episode series I think things would have flowed a little better.
Further reactions to this OVA:
Oh what a week. Watched some fun stuff that I had been looking forward too and finished off a lot of series too. Parody anime seems to be taking up a lot of my time these days and I think I've actually found a romance drama that doesn't annoy me in the slightest!
Miyamoto Musashi Movie
Overall: I actually had no idea what I was getting into with this movie. It is about a samurai warrior that is almost like a biography of him in some strange documentary kind of way. It was interesting but I don't think I'll ever watch it again.
Kemono to Chat OVA
Overall: I love cat humour and I'm so happy that the Japanese like to feature a lot of cat humour in their shows. This one had me crying from laughter over the 30 minutes it is. I almost wish there was more episodes to come but oh well.
Coo: Tooi Umi Kara Kita Coo Movie
Overall: This movie was really long and slow but it was actually rather interesting... As long as you are ok with sea monsters befriended by humans though.
The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon and Alakazam the Great are 2 more movies I watched but I really don't have much to say about either. They are OLD.
SoulTaker episodes 1-13
Overall: While watching this show I felt the same way while I was watching both Utena and Melody of Oblivion. Both shows use a lot of imagery and a lot of strange things are going on. You fill in the blanks what things could possibly mean. Like the other 2 anime SoulTaker leaves me wondering what I watched and confused as how I feel about them in general. I know I liked the shows but I couldn't really explain why very well either. They are fun and SoulTaker proves to be mysterious in a rather mysterious way. I can see why this is on Digiboy's top 100 list since he eats these kind of shows up like candy.
Gundam Seed episodes 38-42
Paniponi Dash episodes 5-26+OVA
Overall: This is basically on the same level as all those other cute girls doing cute things parody shows for me. Lots of laughs but lots of misses too. In fact I'll say that I found most of it boring but at least it didn't annoy me as much as Lucky Star ended up doing after a while. I've also come to the conclusion that while I do like to laugh my funny bone just happens to be VERY different from the majority when it comes to comedy titles. Yet another worthwhile watch from digiboy's top 100 list. Oh and the ova was the funniest over the entire show. hehe
Level E episodes 3-5
Overall: I swear I'll make a post about this soon... >.>
Overall: This movie was BORING. I expected good things but man... No I haven't read the book that this is based on but it's safe to say that the book is probably way better than this crappy movie that took me over 4 hours to watch and I had to restart it 3 times cause I just would stop paying attention. >.< I watched it because I was going to feature it for a snack of the week post but after viewing I just couldn't bring myself to write anything about it.
Magical Chocolate OVA re-watch
Touch episodes 1-42
Overall: Having been created by the same person that made Cross Game I expected to not overly enjoy this older version. Oh how wrong I was! So far this show has been a complete blast and does the drama romance side of the baseball story just fantasticly. The twist that was thrown in around episode 25 was REALLY good but had me wondering just how the show would keep my interest. So far though it's doing a wonderful job and I'm sitting at a 8/10 rating so far. I'm not interested in baseball in the slightest but there's enough romance drama filling the show up nicely that I don't mind sitting through an intence game here and there. I do find it weird that they give the next episode preview before they roll the ED credits. I'm not sure why they decided to do it that way but it keeps me on my toes to skip to the next episode in order not to be spoiled. At first I thought the main girl lead would annoy the crap out of me but she has shown herself to be not all that bad. Has tantrums now and then but that I can deal with. I can't wait to get to finishing off this series!
Zenryoku Usagi episode 41
Gundam Seed episodes 43-45
Gundam Seed episodes 46-50
Overall: Finally finished this shitty show... I REALLY feel bad for making my friend watch this terrible show with me... I was going with the benefit of the doubt when I first started it but sadly that failed. The way it ended just made me rage all the more but it was a very fitting ending considering the SHOW SUCKS BALLS. I won't even go into a lot of details about it since the show is so shitty it doesn't even deserve my rage... (right now) I really have to stop picking favourite characters in shows as they always die... >.< But at least my most hated character was put to rest.
Touch episodes 43-48
Gintama episodes 147-171
Overall: Coming closer and closer to the end only to have it start back up of course! I've actually found that from the beginning of season 4 I haven't been laughing nearly as much as the others have. Only 2 episodes so far got a lot of laughs from me. I'm hoping the best is yet to come though as generally parody comedy shows do start off lighter when they start fresh on a new season.
Gundam Evolve OVA
Overall: It was really fun watching all these shorts especially after viewing Seed I really needed some awesome Gundam to shine through. Episode 7 and 13-15 were my favourite episodes. I really wish this was made after Gundam 00 aired so one of that could have been included somehow. Very fun watch and just might get me ready to watch Destiny sooner than later...
Baldr Force Exe Resolution OVA
Overall: Fun look at a world that is very connected through the internet. I'll feature this for a snack of the week post sometime soon.
Episode Count: 122 + 5 Specials/OVAs + 5 Movies
Manga Count: o