Monday, June 25, 2012

OBSCURE O.V.A.S, *Tekkaman Blade II


Probably best known to Americans as Teknoman(one of the first anime series to be broadcast on an American network!), this 6-episode OVA takes place ten years after the original Tekkaman Blade television series.

The alien forces of Radham have begun another assult on Earth. Now however, a whole division of Tekkaman fighters have sprung up ready to defend the world with their amazing power armor. One recruit into this new army is Yumi, a mechanic who accidently acquired the awesome power of the Volteker Reactor. But with rivalries within her fellow fighters, the advancing alien hordes, and the return of the original Tekkeman, Yumi has her work cut out for her.

The animation here is a little better than the original TV series, plus it doesn’t suffer from all that awful “edited for television” butchering job UPN did. It doesn’t hurt if you have seen some of the Tekkeman Blade series, or even Tekkaman Knight(the original title), but there is still a good amount of action and fun to make most anime fans hungry.

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