The TV series is much better. That I can tell you. As for Rayearth OVA, what's bad about it? I only saw the Tv series.
Heh...to be honest, I can't really remember why I didn't like it much. It had nothing to do with its difference with the original, as I've only read the first manga series and have yet to see all of the TV series. Can barely remember what happened in the OVA. Maybe I should watch it again...I'm curious to know what you didn't enjoy about the Rayearth OVA.
Yes, the character design was slightly different. I personally enjoyed the new, 'Gothic' Umi more than I enjoyed the one in the TV series. The god mecha had improved designs. And Lantis was pretty schmexay too.
Storyline was different. But seriously, would you want to sit through a movie with exactly the same plot as the TV series you had already seen? Personally, I get bored when an OVA is just a shorter reguritation of the TV series. I need some significant differences in it.
Taken on its own, it's one of the more enjoyable OVAs out there. Good action, character design and plot.
Given the language options for Cantonese voice and a few types of chinese subtitles in addition to the japanese track, subtitles and english subs, not to mention that it only plays on my computer--I'm betting that's the version I picked up. That, and the region 3 symbol on it.The Japanese R2 DVD DOES NOT have English subtitles.
The only one that does is an R3 release (I believe a Hong Kong release that IS actually official), and of course the upcoming release by Bandai Entertainment/Kadokawa USA.
ADV's DVD release is coming out next week.Byousoku 5 cm, which my friend sent to me on disc. The animation was gorgeous; this was very beautiful to look at, but it was a sad story. I think I'll have to rewatch it tomorrow or monday to get better thoughts on it.
Check out AnimeOnDVD's forum and compare it to some of the images there. (There was a thread with pictures of the official Hong Kong R3 release.) You do likely have it, but I'd advised just to be completely certain that you do.Given the language options for Cantonese voice and a few types of chinese subtitles in addition to the japanese track, subtitles and english subs, not to mention that it only plays on my computer--I'm betting that's the version I picked up. That, and the region 3 symbol on it.
I know. You know, everyone says it's such a bad series, blah blah blah, but I thought it was pretty good in the beginning. It wasn't the most original thing ever, but I was pretty new to anime, I liked the characters, and it had an interesting love triangle. But it just went on so long. The plot wasn't really going anywhere, and the characters started to get on my nerves because they argued too much. And there was too much emphasis on fighting, especially when the seven... guys showed up. I consider that whole arc a filler. I guess I should still finish it sometime, though, I was only a few episodes away from the end, and that one arc I hated was over.Too bad its an extremely long winded series that continues to grow so tiring.