Ashton Buchanan

Helpful votes received on reviews: 75% (6 of 8)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 503,485 - Total Helpful Votes: 6 of 8
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - 2nd Gig &hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ DVD
5.0 out of 5 stars Lucky, Nov. 16 2005
If it weren't for the fact that the episodes contained on this disc, and the OST that comes with it is so outstanding, I would be going nutz over just how poorly it was packeged. They had two discs on one peg! Granted, I'm not going to use the DTS disc, but it still shouldn't pop off the peg while being shipped. Every unit at the store was like this aswell.
The four episodes contained within are outstanding. The OSt aswell is amazing. Vastly superior to the first (Came with SAC vol. 1 LE) and Be Human (Came with SAC Vol. 2 LE).
Escaflowne - The Movie (Anime Legend Edition) <b>DVD</b> ~ Kazuki Akane
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Gold + Gold = ...., Nov. 16 2005
No, the title is correct. How somebody could go wrong mixing the character and story from the Escaflwone TV series with award winning animators is simply beyond me.
The movie is pretty terrible, really. Extremely rushed with little plot explanation, and seemingly no direction for a good 30 minutes worth. The only saving graces of this "Ultimate" Edition are the art box, booklet, and Yoko Kanno OST included in it. If you pick this up just for those, you could probably toss the actual film and the extras disc and be happy enough.
Please Twins! Box Set <b>DVD</b> ~ Daisuke Namikawa
Please Twins! Box Set DVD ~ Daisuke Namikawa
3.0 out of 5 stars What Happened?, Nov. 16 2005
Onegai Twins is the direct "sequal" (Use that word very loosley.) to Onegai Teacher, which is an outstanding series. So then, what happened with twins? It's not nearly as good!
The main problem is a complete lack of plot development after the first two episodes. The series turns straight to fanservice and badly written comedy. Stupid jokes about trying to look older while in the bath and lame bouts of revealing clothing.
I don't know what Studio Please was up to while working on Twins, but lets hope they stay away from it next time.