MAZE (a J!-ENT Anime DVD Review)
September 30, 2001 by Dennis Amith
MOVIE COMPANY: SOFTWARE SCULPTORS
CAST: Hasegawa Katsumi and more.
TYPE OF MOVIE: Action, Adventure
DURATION: 85 minutes
Transported through time and space, Maze has gained incredible powers – and one astronomical problem. Every night, she transforms into a lecherous man! To top it all off, she must rescue a fugitive (and overly affectionate) princess from a mysterious warrior cult. But male Maze would rather be chasing the ladies…
• Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
• 1st episode of the Maze TV Series
• Meet the Cast
• Sneak Peak (trailers)
KNOWN DVD SECRET(S): None that I know of
I wasn’t expecting too much from this anime, so I came in with an open mind. For the Maze series, the OAV’s came before the TV series and thus with the OAV, you see situations that are more for adults and the TV series, things are toned down for the children who come home in the afternoons in Japan.
With that out of the way, the series was interesting and it did keep my interest. It’s not a superb anime but it was entertaining. The anime though is not as sharp as other OAV’s that came out during the mid or late 90’s. It seemed like TV quality OAV’s.
As for the DVD, special features include the first episode of the series (is this a special feature?) and a “meet the cast” which is nothing and the trailers which are from Hasegawa Katsumi’s (screenwriter) other works.
Perhaps if I had a DVD-Rom, I would say more positive things but at this time, if you can rent it…rent it. It is a good anime but again…nothing great.
THE MOVIE: B-
THE DVD EXTRAS: C-
THE DVD OVERALL: C
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