Burst Angel

TV Asahi (ended 2004)



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Burst Angel

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Also known as Bakuretsu Tenshi. This guide will cover both the original Japanese and Funimation dub. In the mid-21st century, crime and devastation has taken over most of Japan. Firearms are controlled but also more readily available to the masses. The police forces have all been privatized. Tokyo's largest police force is RAPT, which holds a martial law like stranglehold on its citizens with its heavily mechanized infantry of cybots. Kyohei is studying to become a patisserie (pastry chef). In order to do that, he needs to save up some money so he can go to France, and decides to take a part-time job making beautiful and delicious foods for a group of girls. But these girls are far from ordinary; they are part of an elite mercenary squad. Sei leads the group and coordinates the incoming jobs. Amy is a tween computer whiz kid. Meg is a redhead that dresses much like a cowgirl and does some of the reconnaissance although she usually gets captured by the bad guys. Jo is an expert fighter that wields dual pistols, and pilots a cybot named Jango. As the angels tackle various missions, they find that some of the more ferocious cybots are being controlled by some mysterious glowing brain, and some of the agencies and gangs they work for and against are harboring deeply guarded research secrets. Bakuretsu Tenshi aired on TV Asahi in Japan on Tuesday Nights in the wee hours of 2:10am, from April 6, 2004 to September 14, 2004 weekly for 24 episodes. An OVA called Burst Angel Infinity was broadcast on March 23, 2007. It was produced by Gonzo, which is known for integrating CG mecha into its animation. It was directed by Koichi Ohata (Gunbuster mecha design, MD Geist) and written by Fumihiko Shimo (Generator Gawl, Full Metal Panic, and Clannad). Funimation has licensed the series and has released boxsets in both DVD and Blu-Ray with an English dub script and Surround Sound.moreless
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  • *gasps* One word..... HOT!!!

    I don't thin any word a part from HOT sums up this show quite as well....

    1) The girls are HOT (Particully Joe and Mariah)

    2) The guns are HOT

    3) The robots are HOT

    4) The battle sceens are spikken Awesom!! (and HOT ^_^)

    5) The animation deffinately does it justice, as being HOT!!

    I dont know what else to say except that its like totaly my favourite show right now!!!

    Jo totaly reminds of bakura, from yugioh!! of whom is a total hottie, thus my likeing toward jo!!

    You simply must buy this on dvd! Its a totaly wicked awesom series and a must see!moreless
  • Wow! I just saw this show and I am so amazed by it!!

    Wow! I just saw this show and I am so amazed by it!! I love everything about it. I am also very glad that I got the first review. :D However, I have only seen one episode and I may change it. Anyway, from what I have seen and heard about the rest of the series, it is phenominal (or however you spell that). I got the starter set and I plan on collecting that all. It is a great market strategy. I am glad FUNimation does that. I also appreciate the voice acting. Christopher R. Sabat must love FUNimation. Anyway... expect more from me!

    ~ StarlightMaker!moreless
  • Actually spend the time to watch this until the end and pay attention to the events instead in addition to the bodies and you'll come away loving this anime.

    Gonzo studios have done a superb job again in bringing the anime audience a typical 24 episode length anime including some of the greatest facets involved in crafting a memorable story. From the initial four episodes, I was skeptical as to the plot progression myself as I was falling for the fanservice and gun slinging over the storyline. Being in alignment with my usual tendencies, I bought the whole series to see it through to the last episode. I was shocked at what I had missed. This anime was able to incorporate so many devises used in fine story telling into its own plot that the re-watch value of this show blows away the first experience of watching it. In the last episode, 'Guardian Angel', I had to double-take and attempt to piece together how this story, rife with subversive plot twists, unfolded with barely any clues visible to the passive audience until the final quarter of the show. Once I read through the guide books included in the box set and watched it again two more times did I pick up the frighteningly involved plot actually present in this series. It is for this reason why the show is so under appreciated; so many reviewers have watched the show until roughly episode 15 and feel that those are enough credentials to bash a very good anime. My advice: experience the whole before reviewing the whole. -mattmoreless

    It's gun packed action! A little Old Western language from one of the characters Magumi(Meg)Who is always getting kidnapped &rescued by the mysterious Jo who suffers from memory loss &brings on most of he gun/fighting action! Internal conflict about family tradition over the right course of action for a better future for Japan from the nobility leader Sei. &lots of brain power from Amy computer genius &good cooking from their &whimpy/brave chef Kyouhei. Together They must take on &destroy the corrupt police force RAPT who conduct experiments on people combining them w/technology &also making artificial super humans to take over the world.moreless
  • I love this anime it has everything you could ask for in it

    This is a great show it has everything action mystery and a bit of touching moments. all thought there could of been some more depth with some relationships and the mystery of the story was really good but they could have stretch out the telling of it and some of the characters didn't get enough spotlight but I really like it and wish for more to come, all in all this is a great anime and I love it I wish they brought this anime back.

    P.S. If anyone knows if thsi shwo is coming back or anything new about it please contact memoreless

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Anime, 9/11 undertones, altruistic behavior, high stake situations, gunfights