Leiji Matsumoto's OZMA

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  • 17 out of 19 people found this review helpful:
    OZMA 01 + 02 [SPOILERS PAST EP 01]
    EPISODE 01

    The thing to understand about shows like Ozma is there's really very little happy mediums. There's a tendency to either really love or really hate it, with both sides having very valid points to support their views. Neither side is wrong. This is all about taste.

    It's a Leijiverse thing, really.

    Art style is not the only thing you'll see familiar if you've ever ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    I want the main character to perish horrifically and I'm not sorry. Not even a little.
    We've all seen Claymore, and we've all seen the little derp following Claire around shrieking Claire! Claire! Claire! while being useless and in the way, but who'd have thought that very voice actor would portray the lead character in this desert world chasing after a gigantic sand-whale while being easily distracted by anything obviously impossible or of great consequence?

    Sam, a child ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Leiji Matsumoto's OZMA
    This series could be better described as a miniseries. Seriously only 5 episodes is condensing this story way too much. anyways so this is a post Apocalypse all the water dried up story the sifi elements were pretty interesting and if you like the art style of shows like galaxy express 999 then you will like the art style. the motion animation was kind of crappy in places and the story seems ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Lots of action and a special ending!
    I like most of Leiji Matsumoto's work, having seen three of his best animes before: Galaxy Express 999, Captain Harlock, Maetel, and Emeraldas (all episodes and movies). Ozma was the shortest, but had the best action, the best anime, the best music, and the best ending! I will not spoil the ending, but the center of the poster (the glowing woman) is a hint. The other hint is: Titan A.E.(the ...
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  • I've never seen something so formulaic in my life.
    How can something be so formulaic? It's as if it was written from a handbook. (And not even well for that matter.)

    It feels like I've seen this exact same anime at least 10 times by now. If you want to watch the same anime but slightly better executed, I can point you to Last Exile. Or if you want to see where all the lines and scenes were stolen from, watch Laputa, and Nausicaa.
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  • Excellent, to a point
    Matsumoto-san is something of an acquired taste these days. The character design will be familiar to those who have watched any Galaxy Express 999, Space Pirate Captain Harlock, Space Battleship Yamato, or Star Blazers, all legendary titles in an earlier era of Anime. Ozma fits well among these classics, but it's from another time, so it doesn't always sit well with younger generations who have ...
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Naval Battles in Sand, Leiji Matsumoto, and Origin: Spirits of the Past
    OZMA is a fun anime to watch. For all of its glorified uses of naval terms and essentially serious story, it's easy to take in, not much of a time commitment, and surprisingly carefree in the finer details. Imagine a show about naval battles that take place in sand instead of water (it's the future and the planet's oceans have dried up) where the outcomes of the battles determine the new natural ...
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Ozma, uma combinação perfeita de Capitão Harlock e Gun frontier.
    Ozma é um desenho futurista onde os mares de água foram substituídos por mares de areias, e a humanidade luta para sobreviver nesses tempos difíceis. Apesar da humanidade a beira da extinção ainda existem conflitos que fazem com que a vida no planeta desolado seja ainda mais difícil. Uma combinação excitante de Capitão Harlock com o Gun Frontier.
    Tudo começa quando Sam, durante sua caçada em ...
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    so this is what it feels like to get KO'd with 5 seconds to go
    Leiji, Leiji, Leiji...<smh>, how many anime have i watched SOLELY because your name is on them? how many have i watched and enjoyed? how many have i watched and enjoyed less than OZMA? these are rhetorical questions as i love it all despite it's petty little flaws. a boy (I'M NOT A BOY! I'M ALMOST A MAN!!) finds adventure with a mystery girl, an all too familiar group on their special ship, being ...
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