The Law Of Ueki –
Teammates Wanted (Animé/V. 7)
Sound: C+ Extras: C- Episodes: C
of celestial beings is having a contest for the next king; each celestial
candidate chooses a kid to be their champion and is given a supernatural power.
And it becomes a battle royale, losers
are dropped and winners gain new talents! Ueki has be chosen in this celestial
contest, but his power is to turn trash into trees... however Ueki seems
uninterested fighting, but when he or his friends are in danger he finds his
reason in his own brand of justice... how the heck is he supposed to win with
of the celestial candidates (and champions) bent on destroying the world or
just claiming power for themselves, not only that Ueki must reach within and
find his not only sense of justice, but his celestial power as well *turns out
Ueki IS a celestial that grew up in the human realm, unknown to even himself!* Ueki finally faces Robert and enters the 2nd
round of the battle for the celestial throne, but for the final battles instead
of one on one it becomes team battles.
Another one of those battle anime, it reminded me of a
cross between One Piece and Yu-Gi-Oh. You can almost hear the dice or the cards in
the background as they are being played. But with all the weird powers it is
interesting to see the story progress with new and unique characters and
powers. What gets to me is how much
beating the main character can take and yet somehow still gets through, that
the ultimate power didn't lie in what he can do, but the power of friends
helping, supporting, protecting one another.
25: Resurrection! The Law of Mr. K
finally faces Robert in a showdown, but with his new found friends and powers
will it be enough to even stop Robert?
26: Terror! The Law of Hanon
Robert gone there seems to be someone even more sinister and power behind it
all, but starting round two it is about team battles. Who will join Ueki?
27: The Law of Hideyoshi
member in the team Ueki seeks out Hideyoshi to join, but turns out he is more
tricky than he imagined, but Hideyoshi has his own reason as well...
28: The Law of the House of the Sun
sides trying to get Hideyoshi, Hideyoshi only want to protect the orphaned kids
in the House of the Sun. But then the House of the Sun is under attack. What
will he decided?
The 1.33 X 1 image once again has a mix of colorful and
overly white images, the later of which is so clichéd that it ceases to be
interesting on arrival. The Dolby
Digital 2.0 English and Japanese Stereo have enough Pro Logic surrounds this
time to be an improvement over the initial DVD.
Extras include the usual three Geneon DVD trailers.
- Nicholas Sheffo