Genre: Supernatural / Shoujo
Credits: Anime 18
Apatt's Description: Five leggy schoolgirls (whose names
escape me) form the Venus 5 team, destined to battle the pervert
Necros and the lords of the Inma Empire. The Empire plans to revive
the god Apollo from his ten thousand year slumber and receive his
gift of near-infinite power. Alas, when an alarm clock the size
of an elephant won't do the trick, they have to resort to raping
certain teenage girls (the V5 team themselves) and using the umm...
biological secretion of such activities as a wake up call. The Venus
5 girls are of course, working for the side of good, specifically
the Goddess Aphrodite herself. The girls are also aided, trained,
advised and leered at by a horny fat cat who is the liaison between
them and Aphrodite.
with His Head on Fire
Okay Spoof... One Good Character
Sailor Moon probably saw
this one coming. As did we all. Personally, I kinda like it.
It's plot it just transparent enough, the acting is just bad
enough, and the characters are just obvious enough to make
it a good spoof. It's funny, really it is.
Okay, the voice acting is enough to make most people cringe,
but you gotta give the cat a hand. There's nothing cooler
then someone who actually reacts like a normal person one.
Bucha (I think is the cat's name) is the only anime character
I've seen that makes me feel like his lines were improved
(save, of course, the entire cast of the dubbed Shinesman).
The entire demon-sex thing happens to be the staple of h-anime
and one of the only reasons I'll watch it. If you want normal
sex go and see a porno. The little multi-eyed salamander things
kinda irked me. They reminded me of so many video game badguys
and just sort of always popped up, out of nowhere, and were
there merely for irritation.
The fact that Aphrodite, the Venus 5 team's patron, is a
stuck up bitch really made the movie as well. It's nice seeing
that even the good guys can be poorly managed.
Watch the movie for Bucha... and that's it.
Story/Plot: - Characters: - Sounds: - Ecchi
Naoko Takeuchi should be flattered
Yes, Venus 5 is a complete Bishoujo
Senshi rip-off. Everything that is mentioned by our esteemed
reviewer above is all true. So what I'll do is add more of
my observation into the fray. Here are a few more things that
are very similar to BSSM:
- Where else will you be able to find a talking cat who
gives our teenagers sound advice on a regular basis?
- Venus Blue is a nerd in glasses. SailorMercury, the Senshi
of Ice, was an academics freak.
- Venus Red is a bit haughty and arrogant, but really classy.
SailorMars, the Senshi in Red of BSSM, was also a bit of
- Venus Green is tomboyish and wouldn't back out of a fight.
Sailor Jupiter, the green-outfitted Senshi of BSSM, is also
- Venus Purple, the 5th Senshi, is a celebrity. Sailor Venus,
the 5th Senshi of BSSM already had a celebrity status because
she was first known as Sailor V--long before SailorMoon
even became SailorMoon.
- The villains' female head honcho had 4 handsome right
hand lords. Evil Queen Beryl of BSSM had 4 gorgeous generals
by her side.
- Dear gawd, just listen to Venus 5's henshin music! You
can actually sing "Whoohoohoo...SailorMoon!" with
- The transformation "dance" with all the twirling,
lifting of feet and arms is definitely BSSM trademark.
If it weren't for the crude art and animation, I may find
myself amused at such an obvious rip-off.
Despite all this, I was able to enjoy Venus 5! Can you believe
that? My reasons are simple. One, unlike BSSM, the lead character
isn't a spotlight hog. Venus Pink isn't like SailorMoon who
has to be the be-all and end-all of just about every episode.
Two, the men don't look like girls in boy's clothes. Third,
the cat actually looks like a cat!
The only thing that I found missing here are Outer Senshi
equivalents / counterparts and a bit personality for the Venus
5 members. It's also unfortunate that the dashing lords (I
find Lords Uranus and Neptune very attractive) have not-so-desirable-looking
alter-egos. Other than that, the show is actually enjoyable,
especially when I'm having so much fun identifying the similarities
to Ms. Takeuchi's SailorMoon.
Story/Plot: 6 Characters: 7 Sounds: 7 Ecchi
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