Blue Submarine No. 6 Special Edition
The look of the anime series Blue Submarine No. 6 is the place to start any description of it. The 1998 show uses more computer-generated 3-D images than any series, yet the show looks like a video game. The plot, which also reminds one of a video game, is like a spinoff of Waterworld: in the near future, Earth's coastal cities are flooded, and an evil power, Zorndyke, has brought his minions to destroy the remaining humans. Earth's best weapon is a submarine fleet led by the supercool No. 6. Young Mayumi is an officer assigned to bring hotshot Tetsu back into the fold. The Travis Bickle-like Tetsu is more intrigued by learning about the faceless enemy--all that is known is their destructive tactics and elegant ships, intriguing combinations of beast and machine (a whale submarine, an insectlike tank). We discover just enough of the series' premise in this introductory 30-minute chapter, which is always watchable if never memorable. Rated 13 and older for violence and some nudity. --Doug Thomas --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
The animation is excellent, the CG blends flawlessly with the anime. It's even on par with animation done recently. The fluid motion is extraordinary. Today's CG still possesses a degree of clumsiness and hurriedness that is present in BS6.
The music is very catchy, it enchances the futuristic quality of the series with a modern jazz jam, very stylish.
Also, it should be noted that TrezKu13's review/criticism is not valid on grounds of totaly stupidity and lack of explanation (too much opinion, no substance).
Firstly, radar doesn't work underwater. They use SONAR. And if you bothered to pay attention, they can't find the whales very easily because their biomotor signatures are hard to detect; they run silent, especially in their coccoons. And satellites can't pierce the water's depths, even if their control stations, mostly located on LAND, which there is not alot of anymore, remained intact.
The pilot is the viewpoint of the story. The flashbacks help us understand the pilot through his past. He didn't "blab his life story" to the fish-girl BECAUSE THE FISH-GIRL DOESN'T TALK. He just sequenced flashbacks because when you're trapped on a chunk of metal in the South China Sea, you'd like to look back on your life before you die a horribly slow death.
A pod of whales don't die. Only one does. The rest of the whales die in combat and they inflict as many losses as they recieved.Read more ›
beacaused they couldent be arsed to get the uncut version they shew it edited.well about a year after the channle closed down du to poor raitings and chained to the toonami tv channle and blue sub no 6 is still reapeted the edited version every half term along side these crappy hero films. soon im ordering it uncut somtime this week and i will ejoy it the way it was soposed to be shown.
ps i still thought the edited version was okay in story line and the film in jenral. and the editing was okay until the end part when you know who dies but i would like to actually se it instead of assume it happend.
i just thought that being on at 10pm could of got them to show it uncut for once.
thanks for reading i hope i didnt bore you.
daniel the anime master!!
Back to the film itself: The first episode is very confusing. It is like picking up a novel in the middle and trying to understand what is going on. If you can get past the first half hour however, the story gradually falls into place and the film improves by leaps and bounds. By the end, you will probably be glad you stuck it out.
The only reason I purchased the Toonami version was that it was much less expensive than the unedited version. However, I always recommend getting the original if possible, and Blue Sub 6 is no exception.
Well when I saw it all I could see was good animation. But good animation can't carry a series, that's why you have anime fanboys that run around saying indiscriminantly, "Well animation was good but storyline sucked." I'm not a fanboy, but seriously...the animation was good, and the storyline stunk.
We open with the world at a higher level because a mad scientist destroyed the ice caps and raised a navy of mutant fish-people. Sure, why not? The humans plan to launch an attack on their arctic base, but the fish navy catches them completely by surprise and attacks them a la Pearl Harbor. Huh? Wait a minute...don't they still have RADAR in the future? In fact, since its the future, wouldn't they have BETTER radar than we do now? Did the ocean's level drown out satellites too? Any way, our main hero - the cliche, unwilling type - gets seperated and hangs around with a fishgirl atop a whale as he blabs his life history. Five minutes later we're watching a pack of whales get killed like we're not supposed to care.
The finale of this series' problems comes when we watch the sharkman villain get struck by two tomahawk missiles...then comes back as if that was nothing. I was half expecting him to say in a British accent, "I got better!"
The series suffers from some other troubles. There's the classic anime cliche of introducing a character and then killing them off five minutes later, or worse yet cutting to a dramatic death scene of a character we've never seen before. In fact, so many of these characters are just archetypes or undeveloped that I really didn't care who wins or loses.
Overall, a big disappointment.
Most recent customer reviews
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 Jason Kelm
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 John Nolley II