Giant Robo OVA Series Blu-ray

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About Giant Robo OVA Series Blu-ray

Giant Robo OVA the Complete Original Series contains OVA episodes 1-7 of the anime directed by Yasuhiro Imagawa and has both the new and old English Dubs!.

In a marvelous future, Earth is in the midst of conquering its energy crisis thanks to the Shizuma Drive, a miracle invention from a troubled scientist. But dark forces conspire to tip the balance of power in their favor; the Big Fire Organization seeks to neutralize the Shizuma Drive in order to create a new energy crisis, and one of their key operatives has his own secret plans to take revenge and plunge the world into darkness.

Standing against Big Fire is the International Police Organization, a heroic and colorful assemblage of mighty warriors, secret agents, and super scientists. The IPO’s youngest member is Daisaku Kusama, an earnest 12-year-old boy who commands the mightiest super robot in the world: Giant Robo!

Special Features: Commentaries on 5 episodes by original crew, Vintage Japanese previews & commercials,Japanese Blu-ray previews & commercials, Vintage English trailers, HD Remastered English trailers, Vintage Italian special: The Black Briefcase,Vintage Italian trailers, DVD Premium Remaster Edition Openings, Super Robot Wars appearances, PlayStation 2 Game Overview, Animatics/Pencil Tests for Episodes 2+6, Interview: G-Robo Battle Talk, Interview: Memories of Giant Robo, Scoring Giant Robo (Episodes 1-3, 6-7),Vintage English Credits (Animaze, NYAV versions), Art Gallery: Keyart & Color Works, Art Gallery: Model Sheets & Production Art, Liner Notes: The World of Giant Robo: The Animation

Contains both versions of the English dub, the Animaze dub (1992-1998) and The NYAV dub (2004).

Details

  • Publisher: EASTERN STAR
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Action
  • Themes: Mecha
  • Age Rating: 10+
  • Run Time: 400
  • Year Created: 1992
  • Release Date: 12/24/2019
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: A

Ratings & Reviews

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A Prestige Release for a Prestige Anime

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I'll tell you this about the release: it is Discotek, quite possibly the best anime licensor in the United States. They have taken such great care with one of the greatest anime ever produced and presented it in a fantastic release that I would easily call one of the best anime collections put on the market.

How good are they? I'll say this: each episode in the Episode Select screen not only has the episode title in English, but the title in kanji with a direct translation and the exact date of that episode's release. When was the last time you saw that on a western release of an anime?

GIANT ROBO is one of the quintessential titles produced in this medium. Period. If you owned the prior releases, this is well worth the upgrade. If you've never seen it, then you really have no excuse at this point.

This will go down as one of the greatest home video releases in anime history. Don't miss it!

Essential 90's anime.

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The story's pacing is a bit uneven. It's obvious they wanted to present this world as bigger than what we got on screen. Characters already have histories and rivalries. Locations and the past are explained but only enough to make the story coherent while leaving details to reinforce the off-screen world building. Not bad but the weakest aspect to this anime.

Stylistically, the animation looks purposefully dated and I think it looks great. If anyone enjoyed the "Lunar" games on sega cd or ps1, Toshiyuki Kubooka was one of the main character designers of those games as well as this Giant Robo series.

If you enjoy classical music you're going to love this soundtrack. It's a full orchestra that was performed by the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra. I'm not aware of many anime that has such a mighty symphonic soundtrack. It's incredibly lush and can hang with any film that comes out of Hollywood.
This show feels more like one long movie instead of an episodic mini series. A+

disappointment for fans of the Japanese version

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I had highly anticipated this release of Giant Robo on Blu-ray because I have loved the show for over 20 years now (having owned previous VHS and DVD releases of it) and thought a remastered edition would be awesome. However, I was disappointed to find out that for the Japanese track on this disc only 2.0 audio was available. My old Anime Works DVDs have 5.1 audio available for the Japanese track. I was always somewhat dissatisfied with the sound on those old DVDs and was hoping for a remastered Japanese 5.1 track on this new release - but the 5.1 audio on my old DVDs sounds better than the 2.0 on this new disc. I've never watched the dubbed versions of Giant Robo because I've always been a fan of the original Japanese version and if you're like me, hold on to your old DVDs and skip this one, it's not an upgrade.