: A pretty or ladylike male in an anime. Bishounen : Giant Robots. Mecha
- OVA: Original Video Animation: Essentially a Direct to Video anime.
And we continue with a history lesson:
In the 1980s and a part of the 90s, The anime industry hit a gold mine of cheap, rentable anime known as OVA's. They were for the most part unbelievable pieces of crap. Most of these are nostalgic curiosities at best. However, some of these were in the so bad it's good range, Like my favorite example
that era, The 12 episode Guyver OVA, but this from a Guyver blog, this is another example ain't that same era. Keep in mind, if it was an OVA from the 80s/90s, it was an automatic death sentence, so this is going to be a good one, and it was a series that US Renditions (AKA a purveyor of badly dubbed anime in the 90s along with Manga and Early US Manga Corps) dubbed back the day. Today's subject is Ambassador Magma... from
WHAT IS AMBASSADOR MAGMA?
GOD DAMN IT, CAN I JUST REVIEW THE GODFORSAKEN ANIME ALREADY!?
AMBASSADOR MAGMA WAS A MANGA CREATED IN 1965 BY OSAMU TEZUKA ABOUT A MECHA GOD, WHO HELPED A BOY NAMED MAMORU AND BOTH THEIR FAMILIES BATTLE AGAINST GOA AND HIS ALIEN FORCES. HE HAD WEAPONS UP THE WHAZOO... THE MANGA WAS SERIALIZED IN SHONEN GAHO AND GOT IT'S OWN COLOR TOKUSATSU SERIES WHICH DEBUTED 6 DAYS BEFORE ULTRAMAN. IT GOT A FRESH NEW TAKE IN 1993 AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE REVIEWING TODAY...
I discussed the basic plot above, but the OVA in particular feels like Evangellion
THEY'RE ALL STOCK!!!!!!
PRESENTA... OK, I
They all feel like they were brought from the 60s manga without being updated, heck the villains are pretty much 3rd rate Power Rangers villains. Shonen manga wasn't terribly interesting in the 60s, and the reboots like this are meant to be aimed at
PRESENTATION (FOR REAL HIS TIME):
It's probably the best part of the series, but only slightly. The Animations decent by 90s OVA Standards, but Goa
IT SUCKS!!!! The best part about this whole experie
All I have to say in closing is that OVAs and the anime industry in America has come a long way from schlocky 80s/90s sci-fi violent horror