USM 1024 Dub
(UK release on Kiseki)
Although now released in the US some five years
ago (at the time of writing this
review), MD Geist (The Director's Cut) has
just been released in the UK. This review is
based on the American copy. This was the first
ever NTSC import I ever bought. Pity...
The cover describes the quest for the ultimate
soldier, and describes the MDS, or Most Dangerous
Soldiers, setting the scene for MD Geist and his
adventures on planet Jerra.
The whole anime is based around the enhanced
fighting abilities of Geist, and around several
fights, the finale being the fight not just for
his life but the survival of the planet. The
story is a little shaky, but bearable I suppose.
Jerra is a wasteland after many years of warring
between the regulars and the Nexrum, with groups
of privateers adding to the anarchy, a group of
which Geist joins after a fight over a suit of
armour. Geist's secret? Well, it seemed that the
people that made him were a little too good at
their job, and tried to imprison him and his
fellows before he did something that they might
At least it has a story! It has been a while
since I watched it and, back when I did, I
thought it was real pants. Since then, with some
of the toilet I have seen from other sources,
this is not so bad, if a little drawn out in the
fight scenes and too short in the story side; it
expects you to pick up the relevant plot through
exposition and text references too much. A good
one again for the beat-em-up fans, and one of the
better examples but still hardly worth it.
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