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The poles are shifting and most of the Earth's land is now underwater! The scientist Zorndyke has seemingly turned his back on humanity, creating a race of beast people to challenge the humans for global supremacy. Mankind's last hope is the Blue Fleet and its state-of-the-art flagship, the Blue Submarine No. 6. With the final battle at hand, Hayami and kKino must confront Zorndyke and stop his plans for destruction. But who is the real enemy - Zorndyke and his undersea army, or humanity itself? The climatic end to one of the biggest anime releases of the year!
Although billed as "The Movie," this edition consists of the four episodes of the computer-animated OAV (original animation video) cut together and edited for airing on the Cartoon Network. Most of Earth's population drowned when the mad genius Zorndyke began meddling with the planet's polar alignment. The survivors cower in half-drowned cities and undersea bases, battling Zorndyke's robots and hideous mutants; Kino, a dedicated young pilot, draws Hiyami, an alienated ex-submariner, back into the war. Based on a manga by Satoru Ozawa, Blue Submarine offers lots of computer-generated effects, but little in the way of coherent plot and character development. Hayami's conversion from hard-bitten veteran to peace advocate seems improbable, as does the prospect of seeking peace with a villain responsible for 10 billion deaths. Blue Submarine will appeal primarily to hard-core computer animation fans and devotees of Water World. The Cartoon Network policy of not showing what it construes as violence further weakens the story. Hayami doesn't see his old friend Katsuma writhing in agony from Zorndyke's "beast mutation," removing much of his motivation to rejoin the submarine forces. The gigantic Musuca no longer dies in a sea stained by its own blood, eliminating the series' one genuinely poignant moment. Eliminating tobacco use produces some unintentionally comic moments: Hayami flicks his lighter and touches the flame to nothing. The four OAVs are available separately in their uncut format. Rated 13 and up: robot versus robot violence and grotesque imagery. --Charles Solomon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Fans of anime in general will definitely dig Satoru Ozawa's 4-part, 'Blue Submarine No. 6,' series. For starters, being that the story is centered around futuristic submarines and... Read morePublished on June 4 2004 by Sibelius
Wow! What stunning animation, the fluid motion scenes are just the best (even by today's standards). Read morePublished on May 27 2004 by Zardoz
As mentioned in the title above this is one of the better Sci-fi anime's. This was shown on Cartoon Network's Toonami, but was editied for viloance and some toplessness... Read morePublished on Nov. 4 2003 by D. D'Agati
Well, I can agree with what all of the other people say-good series, some wierd parts. But, above it says the DVD's contain the edited version. They DON'T!!! Read morePublished on Aug. 20 2003
i have, for too long heard anime fanatics say it is a miniseries because of it's four day run on toonami, which was ridiculously censored. Read morePublished on June 14 2003 by Maxx
This series is pretty good. Again, it's one of those you'll have to watch a few times to really appreciate. Read morePublished on June 13 2003 by Amazon Customer
Alright i havnen't gotten this DVD yet since it comes out two days from now, but my order is already in. I actually saw this when it was on TOONAMI(In Flight Movie). Read morePublished on June 2 2003 by Snow Flow
The story of Blue Submarine #6 (Ao no Rokugo) comes to a conclusion in this extended length episode. Read morePublished on March 12 2003 by Amazon Customer