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Sakura Wars Blu-ray

3 star rating out of 5
3 Reviews
SKU: 816726029627

Retail Price: $29.98

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About Sakura Wars Blu-ray

Sakura Wars the complete collection contains episodes 1-25 of the anime directed by Ryutaro Nakamura in standard definition on 2 blu-ray discs.

In 1918, a giant demon appeared in Tokyo, and although the monstrous creature was finally defeated, the Imperial forces knew that something had to be done in anticipation of future attacks. The solution was the development of the Imperial Assault Force, an assembly of secret teams of dedicated young women gifted with a unique spiritual power that enables them to operate Kobu, steam-powered mechanical armor that combines the attributes of humanoid robots and tanks. While pretending to be normal, ordinary girls in everyday life, these brave battle maidens and their international counterparts stationed around the world must remain ever vigilant for assaults by demons sent by the leagues of evil magic users. Get ready for the wildest monster versus mecha fantasy ever in the incredible alternate history that is Sakura Wars!

Special Features: Clean Opening Animation, Clean Closing Animation

Details

  • Publisher: SENTAI FILMWORKS
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Action, Science Fiction
  • Themes: Mecha
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Run Time: 625
  • Year Created: 2000
  • Release Date: 8/13/2019
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: A

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Ratings & Reviews

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2 star rating out of 5

Not the Greatest Adaptation, but the Best We Got.

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In one of those funny twists, Sakura Wars, one of the most popular console game and multimedia franchises in Japan, has only barely seen a US release (solely the last of 5 main games). This series (kind of) adapts the first game, and provides the only US release in any medium that properly introduces its story and characters.

And that's why this is a bit disappointing. The art and animation are often a bit bland, and the writers clearly had trouble balancing the various aspects of the game, leaving the series feeling notably jumbled and incomplete. That being said, it is something different, and the best introduction to the franchise presently available. And at the price, it's certainly a decent deal.

Still, it's mainly recommended for die-hard fans of the genre or series, and those who want an introduction to the franchise - valuable for many of the superior OVAs that are out there.

5 star rating out of 5

Overlooked Classic

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Sakura Wars from 2000 was based on a popular RPG at the time, Sakura Wars. This series is often written off but trust me when I say this is a very great series. Truly 5/5? Maybe not but a really enjoyable 26 episodes that will send you on an exciting adventure in an AU 1920s Japan as a team of 5 lovely ladies team up to protect their beloved Tokyo from a demon infestation. Pretty art invokes an older style and a pretty good dub for an early ADV Films release. Give this one a chance.

2 star rating out of 5

Shamefully bad video quality, hard-subbed

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Ignoring the show itself and just reviewing this SD on BD release from the perspective of someone who owns the old Sentai DVDs and might be considering upgrading: Don't.

Sentai should be ashamed of this thing. The audio is higher bitrate, so yay.

The video, in a side-by-side comparison, has MORE artifacts than the DVDs. With twice the bytes (I checked!) and improved BD compression, it looks worse than Sentai's decade-old DVDs.

Also: You can't turn off the subtitles or switch audio without using the menus, unlike the DVD release. They are smaller than the DVD subs, so slightly nicer on a big TV, but also so sloppy they cover up names in the opening credits, which is just embarrassing. Did nobody even proof this?

Really, Sentai?