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Let me start off by saying I love Blue Seed. On many occasions, I have watched the entire show in one sitting. So when I found out ADV was going to release Blue Seed Beyond, I was pretty dang excited. But all that changed when I rented this. First of all, the animation quality is TERRIBLE. It resembles the TV show in no way. It was animated the new way with a computer, but it actually looks worse than the TV series. Secondly, the story is lousy. Two episodes is way too short to revive an enemy that they fought for 26 episodes, and moving it to America made it even worse because part of the charm of the original was it was a Japanese legend. All the are characters back, but they do not act the same and they are almost aren't even used in the story. The villain is laughably bad, and if you watch the dubbed version, you won't even find it funny but unbearable. And to add insult to injury, they throw in a third episode that has nothing to do with the series. It involves a terrorist planting a bomb in a hot spring where the characters are, and if the level of the water changes, it goes off. It seemed like a rip off of Burn Up, and had nothing to do with Blue Seed. It wasn't funny, it wasn't dramatic, and even the fan service (which they obviously wrote the episode for) wasn't good or interesting. Even though I pride myself on not being a troll or arguing with trolls, I honestly cannot say enough bad things about this OAV. Just rewatch all your old blue seed tapes and do not even think about this, for it might as well not exist.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
This movie is a 3 episode post script on the Blue Seed series.
The story is that some American company worked on a way to artificially create Aragami (the monsters from the series) and their matamas (the blue seeds, their souls) in a lab in San Francisco. The monsters get out of control and attack both in the U.S. and in Tokyo to get at Momiji and her power as the Kushinada. Back in San Francisco, the TAC (Terrestrial Administration Center) reunites to fight them off with the additional help of Valencia, the daughter of the head scientist on the project who was given artificial Matamas to form a being a lot like Kusanagi. The TAC is victorious and some lovers quarrels are resolved between Momiji and Kusanagi as well as Kome and Yagashi.
There is an additional episode (the third) that has the team in a hot spring when a terrorist looking for "answers" holds them hostage in the spring with a bomb set to go off if the water level drops. Lots of fan-service in this one! Needless to say, the team gets out fine and Kome offs the terrorist.
Overall, it was nice to see all the characters back to together again, but the story could have been a little better thought out.
See this, but its not a must have.
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