Well, here is a doozy. Lost Universe, made in the early 90s, I believe, where finding anime was a task for the truly dedicated, and localization companies had no idea that hiring people with talent usually yields a better product. To make matters worse Lost Universe is a series written by the same guy behind Slayers and he seems to take the same approach to Sci-fi as he does to fantasy. This might be painful.
|Our Heroes ladies and gentlemen...|
|I know Kane gets flack for it but come on, capes are cool.|
|LAUNCH CRAPPY CGI EFFECTS!!|
If you've seen Slayers than you pretty much know what to expect from Lost Universe; however, Lost Universe is clearly the inferior of the two. The humor missed more often than not, or was just not present, there was no sense of parody, and when things got serious the number of contrivances increased to ludicrous levels. It's really hard to like the series due to way too many missteps. If you liked Slayers (and I mean really liked) you might enjoy Lost Universe. But it's only worth it if you can watch it for cheap. Limited Recommendation.
Until next time.