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! :-)
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.