Vampire princess Miyu ≫ Vampire princess Miyu TV vol 6 The last Shinma DVD

Vampire princess Miyu TV vol 6 The last Shinma DVD

Vampire princess Miyu TV vol 6 The last Shinma DVD

Vampire princess Miyu TV vol 6 The last Shinma DVD

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Evil Shinma - shape-shifting monsters and vampires - roam the Earth on a mission to unleash their darkness upon the human race. Miyu was born a Vampire princess, charged with the responsability of banishing Shinma from the Earth. Stranded in the twilight between human and demon she has the power to offer humans the gift of eternal happiness with one bite, yet is herself, destined for perpetual solitude.
Sharing a dark journey through the weaknesses of the human heart with her only companion, Larva, once an evil Shinma and now her devoted guardian, Miyu lives an endless quest as both the hunter and the hunted.

Contains 5 episodes:<UL><LI>22) One upon a time
unaware of her true identity, Miyu is living as a normal girl with her mother in the Taisho era.<LI>23) Confrontation
Stray Shinmas are dying mysteriously. Miyu suspects Reiha, but can't understand why.<LI>24) The boy who returned
Tokiya is given the power of Shinma, and returns to Tokiwadai as an assassin with the mission of killing Miyu.<LI>25) The last Shinma
In order to protect her friends, miyu must rerveal her true identity to Chisato and the others.<LI>26) The eternal sleep
Larva is trapped in a mysterious place and is confronted by the bird Shinma Shidon.</UL>

Product details
Adult 14+ Parental Advisory
Department video / DVD
Publisher Tokyopop
Series Vampire princess Miyu
Shop Manga & Anime
Spoken language English , Japanese
Primary language Japanese
Genre Drama , Horror , Supernatural
Subtitle language English
DVD region 1
Product Code PRE-2002053633
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"A wasted opportunity." by V. Krätke (Netherlands) on Jan 10, 2006

Nothing is sadder than squandered potential, which makes the Vampire Princess Miyu TV series downright tragic. Before this TV series was produced, Miyu had already starred in a series of four breathtaking OAVs. Sadly, the TV series displays none of the style and atmosphere that made the OAVs such a rich experience. A crippling flaw of the TV series is its goofy portrayal of the Shinma - the antagonists that prey on human souls. In the OAVs, the Shinma were depicted as indistinct, Lovecraftian entities who only offered some brief glimpses at their bizarre true forms. However, the Shinma of the TV series are all too willing to step into the limelight. And when they reveal themselves, it turns out that they look like people in silly monster suits. These Shinma wouldn't seem out of place in an episode of Sailor Moon or Power Rangers, that's how hokey they are. A good example would be a scene in episode 23 where a young Reiha encounters a bog-standard Shinma in a forest. The monster in question looks like a cartoony lizard creature with bulging eyes. You could easily imagine him as cannon fodder in a Super Mario game. I'd rather watch the sinewy, writhing shadows of the OAV series any day. With such goofy monsters, the TV series simply cannot generate a creepy, menacing atmosphere. All we're left with is a lot of meaningless build-up for some anemic fireball battles against silly monsters-of-the-week. The final episodes on this disc are the most compelling ones of the lot, but that admittedly isn't saying much. The last handful of Shinma to confront Miyu are all based on birds. You'd think the bird motif would lend itself well to some sinister imagery, but this opportunity is equally wasted. Throughout the five episodes on this disc, there were no more than one or two somewhat chilling moments. The rest was just cartoonish silliness peppered with failed attempts at atmosphere. The art and animation quality were serviceable, though you can tell the staff were struggling with budget constraints. Ultimately, the TV series falls flat because one expects some good chills from it -especially if you've seen the excellent OAVs- and it delivers precisely none of that. This is not the series to check out if you're looking for a good, creepy show.

"Miyu mal etwas anders..." by Rin (Deutschland) on Apr 17, 2005

Die Geschichte unterscheidet sich teilweise vom Manga, was aber kein Grund sein sollte, die TV Serie nicht anzuschauen. Schließlich gibt es so eine Menge neue Überraschungen.^^