Infinite Stratos is turning out to be a fun title. The funniest moment so far is Rin putting oil on Cecilia. Cecilia intended Ichika to oil her up–including the parts she “couldn’t reach.” Well, the picture above is how it turned out.
There’s a lot of great music on the Patlabor Complete Vocal Collection. I was familiar with the OP and ED but I don’t know where all this music came from. I especially like the tracks by the female vocalist MANA. She’s somewhat obscure although I see her credited for songs in Dirty Pair Flash and a few albums in the early ’90s.
I finally received my Momoe Shimano CD which I ordered March 15th. Her music sounds like jazzy R&B. Rurouni Kenshin – The Best Theme Collection arrived as well. I bought it used and came in great shape. I’m pretty sure it has all the openings and endings. My favorite songs are “1/2” and Heart of the Sword. Infinite Stratos came too from RightStuf. I’m hoping it’ll be funny.
I’d buy this right now if the box set came with subtitles. I’d like to see the extra footage and bonus material but the lack of subtitling was the deal-breaker for me. I could get by though. I’ve seen it many times and could get the jist of what’s being said. I’m not sure if this Blu-ray will make it here given Bandai’s downsizing in the U.S. I’m hoping a Hong Kong version with subtitles will come about so I can buy it. The Box set comes with 3 discs including extra footage. I’ll be disappointed for now and hope it will be release here.
Running Time: 170 minutes
Region Code: Region-free
Audio Tracks: Japanese 5.1ch, Linear PCM Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
In a climatic Gunbuster scene Noriko and Kazumi exchange heated words during battle. It’s the only time Noriko stands up to Kazumi who she idolizes. Noriko always addresses her as “onee-sama” (big sister) except during this scene. I didn’t realize Noriko drops the honorifics until I saw this scene without subtitles. It adds impact which you miss in the English version. Of course, a cool gattai scene and epic battle ensue showcasing Gunbuster’s fighting strength and weaponry.