The streets have cleared for a showdown, and Jo will learn
more about her past than she ever wanted to know. Will Jo
rise to the challenge or will her own fate bring a dark cloud
over her destiny? Meanwhile, a new cybernetic police unit
is put into commission in order to patrol the highways and
keep the peace, but the malfunctioning unit has set its lethal
eyes on Takane! Will the girls be able to fight off the powerful
force holding her under its control...?
Angels - A ghost from Jo's past forces her to battle for
her life. To be honest I found this to be yet another rather
dull robot fighting episode. Not only was it painfully boring,
but also pretty incomprehensible - it wasn't really clear
what on earth was going on. And, in the explosive climax was
it my imagination, or did someone use a couple of the Windows
Media player graphics as a cheap effects shot?
Immortal Classmate - Two brothers are at war after one
decides to manipulate the other for his own selfish needs.
The resulting battle pits man against machine in an explosive
duel. Unfortunately Kyohei winds up being stuck in the middle
of the battle as one of the brother's is a school friend of
his. This is an interesting tale which sees the welcome return
of Kyohei (whatever happened to those great episode dynamics
where the girls would have fun at Kyohei's expense?) The plot
that follows the two brothers relationship is engaging and
makes up for the dullness of Duelling Angels.
Hour Strategy - Takane falls victim to a mysterious mind
control device. It's up to the girls to find and rescue her.
This episode features a technology
that turns people (mostly kids) into zombies. To get to the
bottom of everything Jo must battle against a virtual reality
Red Highway - A new cybernetic police unit is put into
commission in order to patrol the highways and keep the peace.
But the unit goes haywire and sets its lethal eyes on Takane.
This Robocop inspired episode also features a couple
of homages to other well known movies. Did I spot lightsabres
as well as a nod to the Terminator? This episode also
sees a return of the brothers from The Immortal Classmate.
It seems that their fight is not quite over yet.
(with the USA voice cast. There are many funny moments, but
I loved the notion that "diarrhoea" is a pretty
word when you take away the meaning of it - that "it
flows nicely." We also discover that Django is based
on a character from an old spaghetti western - which is why
the robot seems to be wearing a cowboy hat and spurs);
there are three separate interview sections (covering Japanese
cast, character design and CGI artist); and trailers.
the poor offering that was Volume
4, this latest release almost sees the show
return to form.