Judge Mitchell Hattaway thinks that a wormhole that sucks the world's garbage to another part of the universe is a great idea. First stop: New Jersey.
In 2040, the city of Tokyo is in ruins.
Tokyo has been devastated by a series of earthquakes and ecological disasters. In an effort to restore the city's environment, the government has founded DC, a high-tech environmental clean-up organization. The anime series Cybuster chronicles the efforts of the members of DC (most of whom are young adults or teenagers) to rebuild their city and combat a robot god from another planet.
Here is a brief synopsis of the five episodes included on this release:
• Episode One: "Messenger of the Wind"
• Episode Two: "Balcion"
• Episode Three: "The Collapse of Tokyo"
• Episode Four: "La Guias"
• Episode Five: "Artillery Training"
I found the first episode of Cybuster mildly interesting, but after that the series grew repetitious and boring. I was intrigued by the setup, but was let down when the story became another tired excuse for battles between giant mecha, and I found the whole notion of an interstellar landfill a bit silly. I didn't care about Saphine's machinations or her suitcase-sized black hole generators, nor did I care about the strange events surrounding the death of Ken's mother. Other than some of the environmental aspects, this series is pretty much old news.
The video quality of this disc is rather lackluster. Colors are drab and washed out, and there is evidence of defects in the source elements. The animation itself looks crude and rushed. Audio options include stereo English and Japanese tracks; both come across as big, fat mono. The only extras are previews for other Geneon releases.
There's absolutely no need for you to waste your time or money on Cybuster. Avoid it like the plague.
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