Some beautiful woman are sent to Earth to destroy it, however now they want to save it from out former masters and some killer programs.Some beautiful woman are sent to Earth to destroy it, however now they want to save it from out former masters and some killer programs.Some beautiful woman are sent to Earth to destroy it, however now they want to save it from out former masters and some killer programs.
The second episode, "Yang," finds the foursome pretty much ensconced in their relationships, although when they stay in hotel rooms in Osaka, each couple gets its own room but occupy separate beds, something I didn't quite understand. Early in the episode we get the sense that Compiler and Assembler may not be completely human when they insert computer disks into slots in their heads. They're eventually confronted by a pair of alien women named Upload and Download who have arrived in Osaka completely naked and who also sport disk drives in their heads. (When they realize they're in Osaka, they insert the Osaka disks so they can start talking in Osaka dialect and do Osaka-style comedy routines. I'm guessing that a lot gets lost in translation.) Upload and Download are there to "delete Compiler" and eventually, the two opposing pairs of alien women square off amidst Osaka landmarks to wage war using symbols of Osaka transformed into giant monsters. The good guys even call in a nuclear missile at one point which erupts in a mushroom cloud but appears to do very little damage.
After watching the tape containing these two episodes, I found a synopsis on the web that describes a rather complicated backstory involving an alternate 2-D world that sends Compiler and Assembler to destroy our world, but they end up getting co-opted by the two brothers, hence requiring another assassination team, Upload and Download, to finish the job. I didn't get any of this in the first episode and only a hint of it in the second. There's a third episode, entitled "Compiler 2," which has its own entry on IMDb, but I've never seen it and can find little information about it. The whole thing is based on a manga by Kia Asamiya, author of "Silent Mobius" and "Steam Detectives," and I imagine reading the manga would clear a lot of this up if, by some miracle, it ever gets published in English.
- Nov 7, 2015