Sunday, July 28, 2002

DNA² (Dokokade Nakushita Aitsuno Aitsu) OAV

Genre: Romance / Comedy
Parental Guidance Recommended
Credits: 1994. Masakazu Katsura (creator). Junichi Sakata (director). Powhouse.


Manga and Illustration Books
Original Soundtrack
Skysenshi's Description:
Uninvited visitors from the future arrive at Junta's doorstep, bringing with them chaos and darkness over a promising future. Junta is the ancestor of 12,000 people and to control these descendants, somebody has to take over Junta's life. Looks like the root cause of all the mishaps that has plagued Junta recently will finally be revealed.

(3 episodes)

Why I’d rather gush about the opening song >>> by skysenshi

Please refer to my previous write-up regarding DNA 2 before reading this, since the OAV are supposed to be the last three episodes of DNA 2-meant to be there to complete the series. I wonder, though, because if these three were supposed to finish the series, then why the heck does it seem like the OAV has a totally different plotline from the first 12 episodes that were aired? Not only that, they served to make the story more confusing and peppered with so much plot holes.

Imagine throwing in unnecessary new characters into the fray and then tampering with a few existing characters' DNA just to make it look like there was actually a twist in there. To compound that, they totally destroyed the romantic angle by ending the love triangle with such a blasé performance. It was like the girl who actually ends up with main character Junta just got him by default. Both the jumpy "twist" and this "love story" speak mega-blaring volumes about the lack of transitioning and emotional build-up.

Are there any improvements in the art? No. How about the background music? No. Anything at all that could salvage this piece of junk?

Honestly, watching DNA 2 feels like eating champoy, where you start off eating something sweet and then it suddenly turns sour without so much as a warning.

Individual Rating: Art/Animation 7; Story 3; Characters 6; Sounds 9

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