Bakuretsu Tenshi Infinity Anime OAV

July 24th, 2007

When I heard that there would be a prequel episode to Bakuretsu Tenshi I felt a moment of hope that we’d get to see some of the magic that was Jo and Meg in the manga series. But, no. Instead, Bakuretsu Tenshi Infinity was more of the same Meg and Jo of the anime.

The prequel took us *way* back, back before there was a Meg and Jo, much less a Meg, Jo, Amy and Sei-who-is-not-named-Beth.

Meg was, apparently, before meeting Jo, the clever older sister-type to a bunch of street urchins. With Meg’s stunning organizational skills and coordination, it’s a bit of a stretch to believe that they were all surviving, but okay, handwave. Luckily, as *soon* as obviously not-human Jo appears in her life, Meg becomes the lovable incompetent we all enjoy watching get kidnapped as regularly as clockwork. (“What time is it Sei-who-is-not-named-Beth?” “About half past Meg getting kidnapped.” “Time for dinner then, so it can be interrupted.”)

The plot goes something like this – Jo fights, Meg screws up, gets kidnapped, Jo fights, Meg sleeps leaning on Jo, Jo fights and gets her hair cut off during a fight, Jo wins. In the grand finale, Meg leaves the kids behind with nary a farewell and in a supreme moment of hot Yuri luvin’ gives Jo a scarf, which we know she still wears.

Luckily for Yuri fandumb, screencaps seem to indicate many moments of Yuri-ness between Jo and Meg, relieving most fans of having to notice that, in fact, there was little to nothing. But hey, screencaps! :-)

Ratings:

Art – 8
Story – 6
Characters – 6
Yuri – 3
Service – 4
Sei-who-is-not-named-Beth – 10 (even though she’s not in it)

Overall – 6

If you liked the Bakuretsu Tenshi anime – licensed here as Burst Angel – there’s no reason you wouldn’t like this OAV. It has good animation, hot fight scenes, and Jo and Meg pretending that they are in the same anime. If you’re looking for something more, say on par with the manga, you’ll be disappointed. So manage your expectations and enjoy the luv.

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5 Responses

  1. Derek Wildstar says:

    I see you have an article up on Afterellen. Congratulations!

  2. Frea says:

    Glad to see that they didn’t spoil their track record with this one… who needs plot originality when there are guns and mecha?

    I’d much rather prequel of Ami and Sei-who-is-not-named-Beth (heh heh) since apparently Bakuten manga is out of the question. A more competent and less fan-servicy Meg? Perish the thought. Give me jiggly and helpless with my infinity megnappings, please.

  3. It’s a day ahead of schedule, so thanks for the heads up, Derek!

    Frea – Sei-who-is-not-named-Beth cracks me up every time I write it. Glad you liked it too. “Megnappings” – perfect. I will steal that happily. :-)

  4. Itanshi says:

    See the epilogue? Its cruel acting like a trailer for a non existent series. And Meg was all that incompetent in the prequel oav, but not as cool as in the manga either.

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