Yatsura TV: Volume 3
DVD, produced by AnimEigo)
Review by Jesse Hausler
I did not buy this DVD because it looked all that great, nor did I buy
it because I am a Urusei Yatsura fan. I bought this sucker because it
only cost $6! Fortunately for this penniless anime nut, it was money well-spent.
This isn't one of those things "that all fans should see", but
it isn't half-bad, either.
The first thing that stood out about the DVD to me was the fact that it
was subtitled-only. Most anime DVDs nowadays are dub/sub hybrids, and
I myself usually prefer the dubbed version. It wasn't that big of a deal,
however; the Japanese voice actors did a fantastic job, and (as usual)
AnimEigo did a superb job with the subtitles. No problems here!
As for the stories themselves, this DVD had a lot to offer. There are
four 30-minute episodes per UY DVD, but it seems like much more because
they often feature two storylines per episode. It seems to defy time and
space, in fact... not that I'm complaining! Volume three chronicles Ataru's
first meeting (and many others) with the Tengu princess Kurama, a trip
to medieval Japan, and a visit to the disco, among other things. Also,
the "New Year's Special" features Mendo's first appearance in
the TV series (he popped up "a whole season early", much to
Anyway, you won't find any Oscar-winning episodes here, but you will find
two hours of high-quality entertainment, "Urusei Yatsura"-style.
It's a worthwhile purchase, especially if you can find it for just six
bucks like I did. Hahaha!
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