Wedding Peach: V1 Love Wave + artbox
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At first glance, Wedding Peach seems to be a lower budget rip-off of Sailor Moon. The main character, Momoko, or Wedding Peach, is a clutzy junior high school girl who sleeps late and likes to eat. She uses a brooch to transform, and the transformation scenes and attacks are very reminiscent of Sailor Moon. However...
There is a reason why we liked Sailor Moon. It was cute, it was quirky, it was entertaining. Sure, we always knew what would happen...eventually, Sailor Moon would conquer the bad guys by joining together with her friends, and believing in the power of love. But we still watched it, and we still loved it. So why not love Wedding Peach as well? Different characters, slightly different plot (Raindevilla is out to destroy all of the love in the world instead of collecting rainbow crystals, or finding the imperium silver crystal, or the pure heart, or whatever the fourth season was about), but it is still the formula we love!
Although I've only seen the 1st DVD (which contains 6 episodes!!), it already seems to me that Wedding Peach will not be quite the same "enemy of the day" as Sailor Moon. Or at least, the enemy doesn't seem as if it will be presented in the same way every time. Also, the story line seems to move a little more quickly; we have already met THREE Wedding angels, seen Jama-P go from bad to good (we hope!) AND met Momoko's possible love interest. One of the things I always thought was a bit of a down side to Sailor Moon was that there were just SO MANY episodes, and the story moved SO SLOWLY!
All in all, if you liked Sailor Moon, or any other magical girl anime, give Wedding Peach a try. Otherwise, this won't be up your alley at all.
The colors in this are bright and cheery, and the dialogue can get rather childish and goofy at some points. Not that this is a bad thing--these girls are still in junior high, so they are making the transition out of childhood. The designs for the wedding dresses and the 'armored' outfits are top notch and gorgous to look at, which is a definite plus.
There are six episodes on this dvd; this is a bonus considering that many dvds only have two or three episodes for the same price. And while there are not many extras, just the usual clean opening/closing animation, I still felt I got my money's worth with this dvd.
I saw these episodes a few years back on fansub, and loved them. I had always thought that there must be more to the story, since the girls had not had a chance to do anything (and I knew that another heroine was coming), but the video store only had the two tapes. Imagine my excitement when I found out that there are other volumes after this one!Read more ›
1. Saint Tail, which was released by Tokyopop and remains one of my all-time favorite anime.
2. Hime-chan no Ribon, my other favorite Mahou Shoujo series, which I still hope will someday be licensed.
3. Wedding Peach, the title you are currently looking at.
It's easy to judge Wedding Peach. After following on Sailor Moon's heels as one of the first Mahou Shoujo anime to feature combat, Wedding Peach appears to have nothing original to offer. But Wedding Peach not only equals it's predecessor, Sailor Moon--it rises above and beyond it. Whereas Sailor Moon would often (tragically) sucuumb to it's own sentai-inspired "monster-per-day" formula, Wedding Peach provides a much faster-paced and far more detailed plot line. Taking inspiration from Shakespeare, Christianity and Roman Mythology--three of the great western canons, incidentally--Wedding Peach interweaves heartfelt, touching romance and a battle of epic proportions. It also features beautiful character designs by Kazuko Tadano, who also character designed Sailor Moon. Wedding Peach's visuals, however, far outdo Sailor Moon's--as a look at the box will tell you. Wedding Peach, of course, features it's own share of filler episodes, silly quirks and light comedy, but even these episodes shine above most of Sailor Moon's equivalents.
Wedding Peach is an absolute must-have for fans of the mahou shoujo genre, or fans of romantic anime at all. This is one series that--though it starts slow--is sure not to disappoint.
Most recent customer reviews
Glad to see this out. I bought the box set and got the inflatable beach ball! Definitly worth it. The anime is very cute and if you like magical girl anime, you'll like this. Read morePublished on June 21 2004 by Mari
wedding peach is everything you would expect from a magical girl anime its funny sappy sweet and serious when the need arises this series so far exceds sailor moon in quality... Read morePublished on May 4 2004
This is so addective. Its alot better then sailor moon, cardcaptor sakura and saint tail. There are 6episodes per dvd.
This deserves 10stars.