Dirty Pair Flash 3

Title:Dirty Pair Flash 3
Dirty Pair Flash Mission 3
Dirty Pair Flash: Random Angels
ダーティペアFLASH3
Overall:Watch
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Notables: KOUDA Mariko
MATSUMOTO Rika
R1 License - ADV (Renamed)
SASAOKA Shigezou

Yuri and Kei return as the legendary Lovely Angels in this third OAV series. This time, Kei is forced to become a surrogate mother while Yuri, complaining about missing a date, comes to the rescue. Then a cute 15-year old female assassin comes to take them out causing Yuri to get angry about being stood up for a date, before coming to the conclusion that her beauty must have caused the killer to go insane. Then, the pair are assigned to a beach volleyball tournament where Yuri worries about messing up her perfect figure (and thus lose dates). Then Yuri has to be there for an extremely rich wussy kid who's Yuri-bot was accidentally destroyed by Kei. Yuri figures to score big on this mission. But does the kid like the robot better or another girl? And finally, some loser thug wants to kill Kei and Yuri's boss, meaning Yuri will have to miss more dates. But it beats writing apology letters by hand.

[5 OAV episodes.]


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OverallArtAnimationCharacter Design MusicSeries StoryEpisode StoryReviewer
Watch 8 7 8 7 4 4 Ggultra2764 [series:688#1552]
(Watch-/ Avoid+)

Easily the worst of the Dirty Pair Flash OVAs, this one returns to the episodic format cases that were found in the original Dirty Pair 1980s titles. The first and fifth episodes are the best quality episodes of the lot with the first one being mostly devoted to Kei and the other being the most serious episode of the lot. Episodes 2-4 are what make the quality to this baby tank heavily thanks to its heavy focus on fan service with enough scanty attire and occasional nude shots of Yuri and Kei, on top of Yuri's altered character compared to her 80s counterpart looking like a bimbo with her dating many men and even lusting for a 12-year old boy only for his wealthy upbringing in perhaps the creepiest episode of the entire franchise with said kid building a life-size robotic duplicate of the girl. Unless you plan to only watch the first and fifth episodes of this series, only watch this if you are very desperate for a fan service heavy anime.

Last updated Sunday, January 12 2014. Created Sunday, December 07 2008.
Watch Stretch [series:688#628]
The hardest anime titles to review are those which have neither blatant flaws nor outstanding virtues. If you are like me, and consider fanservice to be neither a plus nor a minus, that's pretty much the category that Dirty Pair Flash 3 falls into. Butch-girl Kei trying to handle a baby, the beach volleyball training regimen, the magic girl wannabe assasin, all were fairly amusing, but definitely not as good as the last mission (I read that a new director took over for this one). Seeing as I wouldn't be willing to fit shows of this caliber into my rent-DVDs-by-mail wish list, and I only paid 99 cents each for two VHS tapes, I guess "Watch" is the most appropriate rating I can assign here.
I too was surprised to see Poporo and his white skinned daughter. Either he has a snow-white skinned wife with dominant genes, or, more likely, I suspect skin color is being assigned as ludicrously as hair color as a tool to make characters more identifiable (notice Yuri's purple hair?). When I first saw him, I thought the muscle-man character Umibozou of City Hunter was black, but it soon became clear he was quite Japanese.

Last updated Saturday, January 01 2005. Created Saturday, January 01 2005.
Avoid 8 8 8 7 4 AstroNerdBoy [series:688#436]

I think they only did this one for fanservice. There's no story arc, just five stand alone episodes which mostly have Yuri and Kei in various fanservice moments. So if you've dreamed of seeing the two nude and have a DVD player, you are in luck. Otherwise, the numerous skimpy clothing scenes will have to suffice. The idividual stories while not totally boring are pointless. They serve as tools for the fanservice. While the final episode doesn't have the what most people know as fanservice, it does have the other type of fanservice -- plenty of explosions, a large "cool" ship, a cool "mecha", etc.

Selling sex was all this OAV seemed to be about. Thanks to this series, my impression of Yuri is that she is a girl who would have sex with 50 men at once providing they were extremely rich. This seems like an ideal date for her. Man, have I ever become sick of her constant whining about dates! But beyond the sexual connotations with Yuri and Kei, in the final episode, the way the scene between Poporo (the boss) and his grade school daughter was animated smacked highly of lolicon sex. If you didn't know what was being said, you could get suggestions that maybe this little girl was possibly attempting to seduce this man. Plus, why was Poporo's daughter white? He's a black man for crying out loud. I don't know what was going on there, but while the script was non-suggestive, for some reason the visual aspects were to me.

There was one neat thing though. For a couple of brief scenes, Yuri wears the old gold-yellow costume worn by the Yuri of the Original Dirty Pair. That was the one shining moment for me.

Bottom line: unless you are desperate for fanservice, skip this one and watch something better.

Last updated Monday, December 27 2004. Created Sunday, November 02 2003.

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