Otaku Evolution Episode 169 - Venus Wars

I love Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, but a lot of what he makes, in terms of direction, is a bit wonky. I suppose the Gundam The Origin OVA is an exception, but don't think that's because he made the manga, because he did that for Venus Wars, too. I guess he just improved over time, because Venus Wars, a bit like the Crusher Joe movie, is kind of a mess. No, Venus Wars is especially a mess, just a lopsided, but gorgeous-looking wreck of a film that I want desperately to love. It certainly has nostalgic value to it, as it was one of the first anime movies I ever saw, back when it aired on the Sci-Fi Channel's Anime Saturday block.

I read a lot of the manga in preparation for this review, and wow is it it different. I mean, it's almost completely different than what the movie would become. I don't know if I want to say it's definitely better, but it does seem a little better-organized, if nothing else. It does have it's own issues, like it's quick dismissal of the initial main characters halfway through, but I'd love to see it turned into a TV series at some point (though I suppose it's far too late for that).

80s Month is over for this year, and I'm not sure if I'm doing it next year, but I'd like to, if I can find three 80s titles I can talk about. Again, look at those Dave's Archive 80s (and other decades) commercial collections on YouTube, because they're fun.

Also, Susan Sommers is annoying.


My Dailymotion page

My DeviantArt page

My Patreon (please support my videos!)

My Curious Cat (ask me some questions!)

Like, Subscribe, Link, Share

- Penguin Truth



Recent Comments