Bokan: Royal Revival (1993 - 1994/Sentai Filmworks Blu-ray)
C+ Sound: B- Extras: D Main Program: C+
Time Bokan returns for a revival in Time Bokan: Royal Revival,
the second TV series (after the original 1975 show). Only one
problem, over the years since the original show there are now
multiple versions of teams of heros and teams villains. Who will get
the role? It is an all out battle royal where it is villain against
villain. They decide to settle things in a race, and winner gets the
role... but being villains none of them plays fair and will use every
trick in the book to sabotage the other teams.
is a two episode rival in where the villains are the main characters.
In Episode One, the villains come out of retirement in a battle
royal race in their various mechas, but none of them have ever
created a mecha that didn't malfunction or end up exploding by the
end. In Episode Two, the villains plan to destroy the town with
their new schoolgirl mecha, but find themselves in the town where ALL
the heroes are.
was a comic parody of old school anime from Time Bokan, it
makes fun of all the different (and almost same) versions of the
villains. Characters from Tatterman, Zenderman, Otasukeman,
Yattodetaman, Ippatsuman and Itadakiman, unfortunately you would have
to watched all the shows to fully understand where they came from.
As the bad guys, they finally get the chance to stand in the
spotlight, BUT they can't seem to avoid the fate of their plans
always backfiring in the end (mostly due to their own incompetence).
1080p 1.33 X 1 digital High
Definition color image transfers are a little soft and limited, but
some of that is the animation and the age of the production of the
time. We doubt they could look much better, while the DTS-HD
MA (Master Audio) 2.0 lossless sound in both its original older
Japanese presentation and English dub fare better, but by only so
much and the Japanese sounds a little older but is the preferred way
to view the shows. There are no real extras.