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returns in her never ending chase to catch Atomsk in FCLC:
Along with Medical Mechanica Corp., they also want Atomsk, but also
iron the 'wrinkles' out of all existence (basically world domination
and taking over the world). But no matter who chases after Atomsk,
Atomsk's powers manifests in only children ...and even then only
children who are pure of heart. In PROGRESSIVE, a young girl named
Hidomi begins dreaming of turning into a robot and fighting various
robot kaiju, but all she wants is to confess her feelings to the boy
she likes. In Season 3 ALTERNATIVE, Haruka seems to have a change of
heart and decides to help a young Kana along with her friends to save
their world and she mentors the girls in order to summon Atomsk to
stop Medical Mechanica.
- Progressive Season 2
is a 14 year old girl and she dreaming of the end of the world and
where she has been transforming into a robot fighting various
doomsday scenarios. But all she really wants is to confess to her
love to her classmate Ide. Haruka and Jinyu show up out of nowhere
and starts fighting over Hidomi, placing her life and her friends in
danger. Both Haruka and Medical Mechanica want Atomsk's awesome
powers. Jinyu seems oppose to Haruka, but like always Haruka will do
anything to possess Atomsk including threaten people Hidomi cares
about, which triggers her transformation.
- Alternative Season 3
seems to have mellowed out, and now instead of chasing after Atomsk
she helps the 'chosen one' of Atomsk to help them fight Medical
Mechanica. The power of Atomsk manifest in Kana and is triggered by
her relationships between her 3 best friends Mossan, Pets and Hijiri.
Mossan is the overweight girl but she works hard, overeats and
dreaming of becoming a fashion designer. Hijiri is the school beauty
that every boy wishes he could date and everyone expects her to
become an idol or model. Pets is Kana's long time childhood friend,
but secretly she is extremely wealthy but she is friends with Kana
because she doesn't care about her money.
the original series blew away the anime community when it first
debut, it basically makes fun of all the anime troupes. The entire
series is about children who gain powers to fight against giant/evil
robots along with a crazy pink hair alien (self proclaimed) girl
chasing after them and her fighting a mysterious conglomerate
corporation that seems to be on world domination. To fully
appreciate the series one should watch the original series. Seasons
2 & 3
reuses a lot of the theme songs from Season 1. Extras include meet
the creators, the Pillows, making of FLCL Progressive &
Alternative, behind the scenes, English voice actors and trailers.
Asuka and her friends Nana, Mia, Yu and Chloe get together to follow
an urban legend if you set your radio and pray at 4:44 PM at a
certain place, then a door will open another world. At first they
thought it was just fake, fun and games pretending the occult
...until it actually turns out to be true. They actually can travel
to another dimension and discovering alternate realities and meeting
different versions of themselves. But then, they start learning the
dangers traveling to other dimensions, will they be able to save
their own dimension?
The Girl In Twilight
(2018), Asuka and her friends are your typical high school
girls, playing around, looking for some excitement. Asuka is the
group leader/heart of the team. Nana is the rebel without a cause
and the materialistic weasel of the girls. Mia is the polite rich
girl but want to be her own person. Yu is the smartest and logical
among the girls and Chloe is the cool loner girl who loves quoting
French lines. At first, traveling to different dimensions seems fun
and even funnier running into their various doppelgangers and seeing
a different possibility of their lives, but then trouble begins when
they run into other 'travelers' and they learn of the mysterious
Twilight King and destroying all dimensions. Fortunately they also
learn they can gain the ability to transform into magical girls to
save the world they love.
anime at first seemed like a sci-fi series like an anime version of
TV's 'Sliders' except with girls, but then then it becomes
more like adventure series when the characters learn they can
transform into avatars and fight. Extras include clean opening and
closing animations and trailers.
at 4:44 - Asuka and her friends discover a parallel world and
meet another Asuka, a.k.a. 'Seriousuka'.
FRAGMENT - The girls travel to a world where Nana is getting
married to a celebrity.
Bride Can't Help It - Nana has second thoughts and decides she
doesn't want to be forced into a marriage ...even if it is a
Magnificent Five, or Eleven - The girls travel to a wild west
world where Mia is a deputy sheriff.
Hero in Me - Mia must save the girls when they are caught and
falsely accused by a corrupt sheriff and judge.
in the Island - The girls travel to an island paradise, but is it
n'es pas seule - Chloe discover those in 'paradise' are being
brainwashed and eventually lose all their will to live.
and ASUKA - The girls work part time at their favorite coffee
TWILIGHT - Asuka and the girls travel to the alternate world of
Seriousuka and discovers her world is being destroyed by the
mysterious Twilight King.
Party - The girls are forced to escape and return to their
original dimension ...however the Twilight King has followed them.
the Honor Student - Yu must save Asuka who has been swallowed by
the Twilight. Turns out the 'Twilight King/Emissary' is a dark
version of Asuka who has given up on hope of the future.
the Twilight Falls
- Asuka goes with the Twilight Emissary and decides to change the
Twilight from within. All the Twilight is ...is a frozen heart in
time and is afraid of another day from coming.
a desert world without oceans, airships and airplanes carry all the
precious cargo and resources between cities and civilization, without
them cities die out. However, the skies are filled with sky pirates
who raid the airships and cities for safety and ransom. The only
ones protecting the skies are the all girl pilot squad, the Kotobuki.
Fighting for their customers, freedom of the skies Kylie, Reona,
Chika, Emma, Kate and Zara risk their lives and their beloved planes
protecting the skies they love in The Magnificent Kotobuki
Kotobuki is the only all female squadron for hire to protect the vast
airships that ship between the cities. The Kotobuki shows that girls
can fly as well as any boy. Kylie is a natural, but she is the most
impulsive and immature pilot. Chika is the youngest and is almost
just as immature as Kylie. Kate is the most intelligent in the
group, but hides her emotions behind a stoic face. Emma came from a
wealthy family, but secretly she earns money because her family
fortune is really gone.
is the most experienced (and the most well endowed) on the team, she
is second in command and love drinking. Reona is the squad captain
and strives to bring home her girls alive, she flies to help fund for
orphanages in her hometown. They are all managed by their
manager/president Madam Loulou who doesn't care for politics as long
as they get paid. However, secret behind sky pirates are they funded
and controlled by the corrupt city politicians who use them to line
their own pockets and rise in political power. Also there are
mysterious 'holes' that appear in the world which the politicians are
trying to control to influence fear and terror.
series was like a mix of westerns, airplane, jazz music and girls. A
group of heroines fighting against male pilots (and their egos), sky
pirates, large industrial complexes and corrupt politicians. In the
end, the girls fight for freedom of the skies and to protect all that
is good, but how they get there is the reason to watch. Extras
include clean opening and closing animations, making of Kotobuki and
Guns for Hire - The girls of the Kotobuki Squadron fight to
protect their airship and their cargo.
Wandering Six - The girls of the Kotobuki Squadron are hired to
escort a VIP Councilor Julia, but there is bad history between her
and Madam Loulou.
Longest Day - 'Elite Industries' (sky pirates) offer a (cheap)
trade for the town's prize fighter plane the Raiden, but when they
are turned down, the pirates burn the town and steal the plane
Fortress - The Kotobuki Squadron sneaks into Elite Industries to
steal the Raiden back.
Splendid Areshima - Councilor Julia once again hires the Kotobuki
Squadron to protect the trade agreements for the city of Ikesuka.
Place to Return - Kylie's plane gets shot down and as Kylie
repairs her plane she remembers her mentor Ol' Sab who taught her how
for a Nazarin Pound - A small town's old well catches on fire and
the Kotobuki Squadron must not only put out the fire but fight sky
pirates at the same time.
Great Airship Robbery - The Kotobuki's airship Hagoromo is taken
over by pirates, but the Kotobuki Squadron still has a hidden secrets
and few tricks. They sneak back on board the airship and steal it
Vagabond Spruce - While the Hagoromo is in the dock for repairs
the girls take some time off. Kylie learns about mysterious 'holes'
that appear in the sky and how there are people who will kill to hide
Aggressive Bombers - The Kotobuki Squadron learns that the
'Holes' are used as excuses for politicians and pirates to blow up
and burn cities. They must stop a group of bombers from destroying
in Ikesuka - The Kotobuki Squadron fights against the corrupt
politician Isao, but he has set a trap for anyone who apposes him and
he controls an army of planes with advance technology.
of the Setting Sun - The Kotobuki Squadron attacks Ikesuka
city and uses the city landscape to their advantage. They sacrifice
their airship the Hagoromo to seal the hole and save the city.
since they were kids Mutta and Hibito were 2 brothers dreaming of
becoming astronauts together, but when they grew up, turns out Hibito
the younger brother turned into the celebrity astronaut when his
older brother ended up as a car salesman. While reaching for their
dreams and the stars both encounter challenges and difficulties
...and yet they are able to inspire each other to move on and achieve
greatness in Space Brothers: The
has is the older brother of Hibito, but he lives in the shadow of his
younger brother who is the golden boy of becoming the youngest and
first Japanese astronaut trainee in the space program. This
especially hit home for Mutta when he is demoted from the main
company HQ to a country branch. At this time Hibito was still an
astronaut trainee before he became famous, he trains under a mentor
but when his mentor dies in crash on a return mission, Hibito hits
the lowest point his his life. Meanwhile, Mutta seeks to win car of
the year design trophy and earn his way back, but even worlds apart
Mutta doesn't realize he can still inspire and remind his younger
brother the reasons they dream of reaching space.
movie was a prequel to the Space
TV series and was made after the TV series, while you can watch it
without watching the original TV series the movie was designed to add
more character background to the main characters in the TV series.
It is about two brothers and reminds people what it was like to dream
of reaching for the stars and space as boys. It basically shows with
the 2 brother characters there are people with talent and there are
people who get there by hard work, greatness can be achieved with one
or the other. Extras include clean opening and closing animation and
Narumiya was once a prodigy for Kyudo, Japanese archery, but after a
certain incident in middle school he suddenly couldn't shoot anymore
and quit. Now in high school, his friends and fate want him to pick
up his bow again. But is he ready? Facing the tragedy and fears of
his past Minato aims to be a true Kyudo archer once more...
(2018 - 2019), Kyudo is not just simply shooting a bow and
arrow. It involves shooting with a clear and calm spirit, to be
focused and at the same time clear of all thought. Shooting in Kyudo
is a reflection of the mind, body and spirit, if one is out of
harmony it shows in the shot. Minato is a returning former archer
with 'target panic', he struggles over his past failures in a
tournament. Seiya is Minato's next door neighbor and childhood best
friend, he is intelligent but he cares for Minato and does everything
to get him to join the Kyudo once more. Ryohei is another childhood
friend of Minato, he is energetic and he joined Kyudo because of
Minato and Seiya. Nanao is the pretty boy in the group, but at times
he is more than he appears to be. Onoji or a.k.a. Ka-chan is Nanao's
scary cousin, he might look and sound rough on the outside, but he
is sports anime that shows and teaches about Japanese archery and
sportsmanship. But there is also a lot of drama between all the
characters. This series is has several good looking male characters,
but for some reason it feels like the main character 'Minato' is
treated more like a girl, that he is everyone's girlfriend,
because everyone goes out of their way to help 'Minato' find the
courage to believe in himself once more.
include clean opening and closing animation and trailers, but a
Premium Edition has also been issued and fans might want to spend the
extra money to get that one instead..
Boy at the Kyudo Range - Minato enters high school and is
reunited with his childhood friends and they try to recruit him into
the Kyudo/archery club, but he rejects them.
Point - Minato recalls past and why he stopped Kyudo, but then he
meets a mysterious archer who encourages him to take up the bow once
Moment They Met - Though Minato is in the Kyudo club, the club
members learns of his past and 'target panic' and the reason why he
Target - The Kyudo club's new coach turns out to Masaki-san,
Minato's mysterious archer. Coach Masaki has a mock battle, in which
the losers have to do anything the winner says.
Returning Arrow - Coach Masaki has a training camp at a local
shrine in which they learn more about each other and the team becomes
We Shoot - It's finals week, everyone want to practice archery,
but are forbidden until finals are done.
Reformed - The school tournament begins. Minato recalls
his former rival, friend, teammate Shu who is now known as the Prince
of Archery, but is he now friend or foe?
Aim - Shu tells Seiya he is unsuited to be with Minato. While he
is good, he will never be good enough ...for Minato.
Hand - After their first tournament everyone works on improving
their weaknesses. Everyone seems to be coming together, but Seiya is
a bit sad and jealous that Minato does not need to depend on him
Hearts - Seiya worries so much that Minato will leave him one day
he gets sick.
Pain of an Offset Arrow - Coach Masaki makes amends with his past
and his grandfather.
Arrows - Can Kazemai make the finals after finding out Coach
Masaki was in a car accident?
- Kazemai faces off with Kirisaki in the finals ...who will win? The
final shot comes down to between Minato and Shu.
Better or Worse - For one day Kazemai and Kirisaki practices
together at the shrine range.
1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image on all five Blu-ray releases
look good, with FLCL
looking a little rougher and lite versus the rest and Tsurune,
the newest, looking the best. Sound is pretty even across all
releases with FLCL
presented in Dolby
TrueHD Japanese 2.0 lossless Stereo and a lesser English dub, while
the Sentais are all here in DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) Japanese 2.0
Stereo lossless mixes and Tsurune
includes an also-lesser English dub version. All have Pro-Logic-like
surrounds and are about as good as they will ever sound.