Finished watching To Heart and boy oh boy did that end up being a disapointment. The show started really well then half way through it fell off a massive fucking cliff onto poisonous, jagged rocks of boredom from which it never recovered.
Cliff Hanger, on Apr 2 2009, 08:37 PM, said:
J.H., on Apr 2 2009, 09:44 PM, said:
Add to that the Central Anime subs of Yamato and we've got most of Matsumoto's output for the 70's subbed (I think only Dangaurd Ace is missing but hell that was dubbed).
With hype starting for Nishizaki's new Yamato project, one can hope that meldramatic space opera makes a rsounding comeback (though Matsumoto's Dai Yamato was thoroughly craptacular!)
Unsurprising, though I haven't seen it (Dai-Yamato, I mean). Really and honestly, Cosmo Warrior Zero is about the only post-1995 Matsumoto project I really enjoy. Harlock Saga and Maetel Legend are shit, Gun Frontier, Galaxy Railways and Endless Odyssey (with which Matsumoto wasn't involved anyhow) were decent enough but for me lacked the magic of the early work. I don't know what it is about CWZ that made it click so much more solidly, but I think it does.
Of his post 95 stuff I loved Endless Odyssey the most and thought Galaxy Railways was really great as well. Railways dragged a tiny bit at times but overall they were both nice reminders of how great stuff based on Matsumoto's world(s) can be, though really, none of his mid- late 90's and beyond stuff comes close to matching his stuff from the 70's & 80's.
I'd prob rank Space Symphony Maetel next followed by Zero. Liked Zero quite a bit but not near as much as you seem to. Gun Frontier would have been a lot better had he actually gotten to finish the damn thing. Harlock Saga, Maetel Legend and might as well toss in Queen Emeraldess (shame this is the only series that focused purely on her) weren't classics by any stretch but calling them shit is a bit much.
Also wanna toss in that the little known 3rd Galaxy Express 999 movie wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be going in and made me want to see the tv series it was supposesdly setting up and that The Cockpit is a fucking classic and more people need to see it.
That was probably the Casshan OVA from the 90s that Streamline did the dub on
This is what aired on Sci Fi channel way back in the good ole days right?