Saturday, June 30, 2012

Yet More Dirty

A couple of weeks ago another package from Right Stuf was in my mailbox. This time a review copy of the Dirty Pair Flash Complete Collection.

Now Flash may be the least popular of the Dirty Pair series. Partly this is due to the character designs being unpopular with many fans, Kei's spiky hair for example. However the stories are still Dirty Pair. This is especially so with the first two discs, there are three discs in this case with 16 episodes in all. Each of the first two discs is a separate story and they have the feel of the earlier Dirty Pair movies and TV series. The weakest is the third disc which is a series of unconnected stories that are filled with various tropes common in the 1990s when the series was made, for newer fans these may be fine but fans who have been around for more than a few years may find the stories trite. However the final episode goes back to classic Dirty Pair mayhem with a vengeance complete with power suits and high end weapons.

If you are a Dirty Pair fan this is probably one you want to watch, and likely add to your collection.

The release date is set for July 10.

Monday, June 4, 2012

More Dirty Pair

When I got back from FanimeCon 2012 there was a nice little package in my mailbox. The Dirt Pair Features DVD collection from Nozomi Entertainment
The case is the size of a regular DVD case but it actually contains three discs with the Project Eden, Affair of Nolandia & Flight 005 Conspiracy features. These are classic Dirty Pair. If you like science fiction, especially action oriented space opera this is a set you will want to see. The Dirty Pair stories have long been favorites of anime fans outside Japan. They even were often referenced in the Star Trek: The Next Generation TV series well before any of the original works wewre available in English.

If you are new to the Dirty Pair stories these three features are a good place to begin. If you decide you want more you can then go on to the original stories which have been published in English by Dark Horse as well as the OVA and TV series also available from Nozomi Entertainment.

All of these works are available from the Right Stuf site.

Disclaimer: The generous folks at Nozomi sent me the set even tho' they know I don't usually do reviews.