The city of Osaka is under Siege. Takane finds herself against
a wall, unable to defend the lives she's sworn to protect.
With Meg serving as bait, Sei finds herself on a short leash
dealing with the newest gun in town. Meanwhile, Meg and Jo
are sent to stop a cold-blooded killer, but something unexpected
occurs. Jo begins to suffer mind-breaking visions. Suddenly
routine exercise with Leo and Jango becomes a fight for survival
as a violent attack leads Jo face to face with a ghostly warrior
staring her down for the duel of a lifetime...
in Osaka - The city of Osaka is under siege by Iriki.
With Meg being held hostage, Sei finds herself having to watch
her step when dealing with Iriki, as the wrong move could
result in the death of Meg.
episode harks back to the day when fighting robots were all
the rage. For me that was a bit of a disappointment. I'd grown
to love this series for it's humour, strong story lines and
sparkling whit. Very little of that shows itself here. There's
a lot of fighting and that's your lot really.
Kids - This episode follows a young woman, who lives on
the streets with three other homeless children, who finds
an unconscious woman lying in the river. Convinced that this
unconscious woman is an angel the young woman alerts her gang
- who have been forced into petty theft to stay alive. When
the unconscious woman awakes she claims not to know her name.
She cannot remember anything, until she is placed in a dangerous
situation - then it seems that she automatically knows how
to defend herself.
is the best episode in this collection. While it's impossible
not to work out who the unconscious woman is, I thought that
one of the other characters looked familiar - but put that
down to the anime style. However, once the episode had finished
I realised how clever the writers were. By not signposting
what kind of episode it was, or when or where it was set,
a certain amount of mystery was allowed to play out.
Oil - Sei and the gang are enjoying a relaxing break at
a huge new adventure island which is packed with water park
themed rides. Things go bad when someone decides to sabotage
the official opening of the park.
is a fairly average episode. It starts off promising but soon
runs out of steam. It made me realise how much I miss the
comedy dynamics of Kyohei and the girls he is employed to
cook for. It's obvious he has a crush on at least Sei (as
this episode illustrates) and who can blame him? And those
awkward moments are priceless. This show seems to work best
when the team are together - the banter is much more fun than
seeing Jango kicking some robot butt.
Man With No Name - When Meg and Jo are sent on a mission,
Joe starts to experience painful visions. A routine Jango
session with Leo leads to a violent attack and Jo is on the
run. A formidable foe and a ghostly warrior send Jo into a
battle for her very soul.
The jury's still out on this episode. Whilst there are some
interesting moments here, I found this episode, on the whole,
a little bit boring.
include audio commentary on Showdown in Osaka with
some of the American cast. This is worth listening too, but
only just - as they spend about 70% of the time laughing at
the show and saying: "Wow! That's cool." When they
do stop and poke fun at each other, or talk about the show
there are a few interesting titbits worth learning. Also included
are the usual radio sketches; textless opening and closing
titles; and trailers.
not what I was expecting - considering how excellent previous
volumes have been - but still worth exploring.
this item online
compare prices online so you get the cheapest
Click on the logo of the desired store below
to purchase this item.
All prices correct at time of going to press.