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Archive for June 4th, 2011

by Jaime Grijalba.

Last week, monsieur Bob Clark had for you an essay-review on one of the Tetsuro Amino’s most famous OVA, ‘Starship Troopers’, which you can check out here, and it was splendid, just as monsieur Clark has us used to: splendid writing and giving some light into unknown anime and directors. Now, for complete unrelated reasons, I finished about the same time another OVA from the same director, and monsieur Clark asked me to do something about it, and here I am, writing for Saturday Anime once again, talking to you about the latest anime I’ve seen: ‘Jewel BEM Hunter Lime’ (1996), directed by Tetsuro and written by Kenichiro Nakamura. Now, before delving in into the matters of plot and artistic evaluation, I have to explain why I decided to watch this first. Well, it’s a kind of a strange story, but at my personal blog (which you can enter by clicking my name up above) I’m visiting some PlayStation videogames from its first releases, and one of the games was called ‘Houma Hunter Lime Special Collection Vol. 1’, which follows a similar if not entirely identical plot of this OVA (in fact, I’m not entirely sure of what came first, but they must’ve been around at the same time), but with the only difference that it has no subtitles whatsoever, making it difficult to understand, so I decided to watch the OVA (which did have subtitles). At the end of the day, it didn’t matter, the game was unplayable, even after I watched the episodes, and my frustration can be read here.

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