ジオブリーダーズ File-X ちびねこ奪還
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Notables: HISAKAWA Aya
MIKI Shinichirou
R1 License - Central Park Media(Defunct)
A story of five girls and a guy of Kagura Total Security who fight these so called Phantom Cats out to terrorize Japan. Phantom Cats can take the form of a human or a cat and have abilities which allow them to hack into computer systems using their electric psychic powers.

These cats are up to something big and now the Kagura Total Security has to stop them before it's too late, but as usual they get side tracked when a number of unexpected things happen.

It all starts out when the Kagura Total Security gets attacked by a gun-girl and their office gets destroyed. Even though they lose their office/home they still have to get to their client for a job in south Japan, but once again they get a surprise attack by the Phantom Cats and the mysterious shooter.

After surviving the attack they are now walking to their destination only to get stuck in the middle of nowhere in Japan while the city is in big trouble with Phantom Cats activities. Will they ever get to their client in time? Will these crazy unorganized bunches of girls can save Japan from evil Phantom cats? And who this strange girl who keeps attacking them? (summary from ANIDB)

3 OVA episodes (released in 1998)
4 OVA episodes (released in 2000)
OverallArtAnimationCharacter Design MusicSeries StoryEpisode StoryReviewer
Watch 5 5 5 5 5 Kaitou Juliet [series:295#137]

At first I was tempted to rate this one as "Avoid," but then I decided it wasn't that bad. The three-part OVA series does at least tell a complete and relatively coherent story. It's got a certain wacky, over-the-top charm. There are also plenty of chases and explosions if you like that sort of thing.

My main problems were that the characterization was extremely shallow and that too many things were never explained. For instance, where do the cats come from? What do they want? Why is Maya friendly to humans when all the rest seem to be hostile? And why is it called Geobreeders? If these are supposed to be mysteries, they don't even tell us that. Perhaps people who have read the manga will get more out of this short series, but for someone coming in "cold," too much background was missing.

Bottom line: It's fine if you want a bit of high-energy, non-challenging action.

Last updated Monday, July 30 2001. Created Friday, May 11 2001.

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