Monday, January 1, 2001

Burn Up Excess

Genre: Action
Parental Guidance Recommended
1997. AIC.

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Cover Description:
Ready, aim, and fire up for animated adventure with Team Warrior! Join rowdy Rio and her friends- fire-power happy Maya, computer savvy Lilica, tech talent Nanvel, lust-struck Yuji, and their boss Maki-as they take on their hottest cases ever! From mechanical insects and panty thieves to intelligent tanks and long-lost lovers, there's never a dull moment when the babes of Burn-Up Excess are on the job!

(13 episodes)

NOTE: Some of the reviews were written sometime in 2001 and was recorded in the classic Otaku Fridge as ??.??.2001. Unfortunately the database would not accept non-numerical values, so this review is now dated January 01, 2001 by default.

A great blend of machine action and touching story. >>> by firesenshi
In Neo-Tokyo, the chief of Police has ordered high ranking official Maki to deploy her elite team called WARRIOR. All is complete until she notices police cutup Rio, a low-ranking inefficient officer totally obsessed with shopping. Finding her strength and agility, Maki quickly employs Rio into the WARRIOR squad and has long since been the chief executor of the operations. It seems though that a new string of crimes has been facing Neo-Tokyo. The evidence points to a man Maki may actually have known. Could she be sure? Or would it end hurting her precious WARRIOR squad in the process?

By the title of my review, I actually mean Rio's chest. They seem to be all over the place as much as those new thugs plaguing neo-Tokyo. Personally, I think Rio, who is really the muscle of the group, is overrated, though her antics never cease to amuse me. The group composed of many beautiful wome,n each with their own weapon of choice, apparently make a great team. The action battles done here, often compared to Gunsmith Cats, is by far way better if you don't mind Rio's chest getting in the way. (Of course you don't...) There is one male character though, Yuji -- and truly, for non-hentai anime like this, it's rare I see a cute pervert that I like. (Unless you count Miroku from Inu Yasha). The story gets to be more interesting each episode especially with the appearance of the villain. Sure enough, there is clear-cut division of good versus evil here but like all other good anime, the backgrounds of the villain is not to be boring. Knowing about all those things actually have great timing shown in the episodes, I feel like an investigator slowly knowing those clues one by one and being shocked as I get the pieces together. You think that Maki is boring... she isn't!

A great bonus? The comedy! Wait till you see the episode of cross-dressers, you won't stop laughing!

Individual Rating: Art/Animation 9; Story 8 Characters 9; Sounds 9

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