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Cybernetics Guardian

Posted in Prede's Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 22, 2021 by predederva

The only thing I knew going into Cybernetics Guardian was that it was “terribad”. This is allegedly one of those old 1980’s OVAs filled with action, gore, and little else. Muddled story, poorly written characters, dumb things happening really fast? It’s supposed to have all that and nothing else. Since it was directed by Koichi Ohata, creator and director of M.D. Geist ,the so called “2nd worst anime ever made”, it is widely said that this OVA is nearly as bad. I mean that’s not an unreasonable thought. Surely the guy behind the dreck that is M.D. Geist would make other bad anime. So my expectations going into this one were as low as possible. This might explain my point of view, at least somewhat. And so with that out of the way, I was pleasantly surprised. I found this to be an engaging, entertaining, beautiful little anime.

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DVD Look: Judge

Posted in Prede's Reviews with tags , , , on May 21, 2010 by predederva

Judge is a short, interesting little OVA from 1991 that really surprised me. There have been very few reviews of this OVA ,which CPM silently put out on DVD in 1998 and then again in 2000, but the ones I’ve read made me not think too highly of it at all. And you’d have to look far and wide to even find someone who’s seen it. But I really enjoyed it. And I think there are others out there who would like this as well. Now it probably won’t be your new favorite anime or anything, but it’s a great way to kill 45 minutes.

Anyway, mine as well get to what it’s about. Hoichiro Ohma is your standard Japanese salaryman, working for a bunch of corporate executive scum, and lives life quietly enough with his girlfriend, Nanase. However unknown to everyone else, underneath his quiet persona he is the “Judge Of Darkness”. He is somewhat of a supernatural vigilante. The “Judge of Darkness” seems to be a set of powers and a title passed down along the generations, to people who want to crack down on criminals who escape judgement in the human world. Continue reading