Saturday, August 6, 2011

Garzey's Wing Anime Review

Garzey's Wing
U.S. Manga Corps
Complete - 3 episodes
90 mins. - 1 disc
$9.99 (2003) $29.99 (2000)
ISBN 719987228429
English/Japanese Audio - English Subtitles
Director - Yoshiyuki Tomino
Studio - J.C. Staff/BMG Japan

Synopsis: Chris is a regular high school student (who just happens to fail his college entrance exams for the second time = loser) when he is suddenly pulled into the world of Byston Well and thrust into the middle of a slave rebellion.  He possesses the mystical power of Garzey's Wing and is the prophesied savior of the slave tribes.  The power manifests as giant wings of light which spring from his ankles allowing him to fly.

Meanwhile Chris still exists in our world and the two halves of his soul communicate through a necklace they both wear.  When Byston Well Chris gets cut fighting soldiers then real-world Chris also is cut.  Can Chris save Byston Well and his real-world self?

Pros: The main character steps up to the challenge of risking his life to save people

Cons: Story is obfuscating, dub is lame, no biomecha like in Aura Battler Dunbine, soundtrack is weak

Mike Tells It Straight: Yoshiyuki Tomino is a legendary writer/director and the original creator of Mobile Suit Gundam and Aura Battler Dunbine (the original Byston Well show from the 80s).  This show is his worst ever.  Seriously, I checked and really don't recommend it.

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