Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Babes, Gals and School Girls

I opened the door Saturday evening and there it was. A humble box which when opened reveals a small treasure.

Three DVD box sets from Nozomi:

Dirty Pair Part 1, Super Gals The Complete Collection and Maria Watches Over Us: 4th Season.

I of course started with the Dirty Pair TV series, a title I had been waiting for someone to license for about 2 decades. I was not disappointed, the TV show is pure Dirty Pair, sure some of the stories are a bit cramped and could have done better as an OVA or two parter, but even so there is plenty of fun for fans and those new to the series. Serious science fiction fans will have fun picking out the references to other works scattered throughout the series.

I watched Super Gals when it was first released in two box sets, the first season by ADV and second by The Right Stuf, I am planning to re-watch it again in this new release of the entire thing in one box. AND WHAT A BOX, the case is clear plastic and curved on the right and left edges so it fits your hand nicely as you hold it. You open it like a book with each season in it's own half of the case in hinged leaves. Whoever came up with the idea for the case being like this did a great job.

And the 4th and final season of Maria Watches Over Us, quite the contrast to the other two series but a sweet series of school years in a Catholic girl's school in Tokyo. Yumi now has to choose her own sœur. When I first started watching Maria Watches Over Us it was out of curiosity but I was soon drawn in. With the great characters in this series it is hard to stop watching.

So many discs and so little time.

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