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Old 01-05-2001, 04:08 AM   #1   [permalink]
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Cool Maze

What is MAZE, whats it about
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Old 01-05-2001, 06:07 AM   #2   [permalink]
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I don't know much about Maze but from what I've heard it's a pretty wired story. And not very interesting. Anyways, the following review is taken from this site
http://www.animetric.com/klm/maze.html

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Maze is a pretty and mild-mannered girl who also happens to have the ability to wield special powers. But that is during the daytime. Come nightfall, Maze transforms into an ultra-lecherous guy who just wants to have sex with every girl he lays eyes on. Amidst this gender problem, Maze must somehow protect Princess Mil from a mysterious warrior cult. Not to worry though, Maze has a band of very capable fighters on her side too. But all of them (yes, both male and female members) want Maze (the girl) for themselves, and that includes the princess herself!

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Before anything else, I would like to point out that there are 2 versions of Maze -- a 2-episode OAV series and a 26-episode TV series. What I am reviewing now is the OAV. Things start off with Princess Mil giving her account of the situation. Basically, her kingdom had suffered a coup d'etat and she's on the run from some sort of cult. She then meets Maze, who rescues her, along with a group of fighters. Together they now journey towards God knows where. It's not very clear as to what the purpose or goal of this anime is. Characterization is very poor. The OAV doesn't give any background on Maze, so we don't know where she's from, or why she's afflicted with that strange gender problem. Ditto on the other fighters, no information is given about them, they're just... there. Hence I have trouble even remembering their names. Princess Mil doesn't help much either as I find her to be a very annoying character, the type who'll surely get on your nerves after a few scenes or so. Maze (the anime) provides generous helpings of fan service. There's a lot of nudity, mostly female breast exposure (quite detailed renditions at that). Of the sexually-oriented scenes there's some groping and licking, but actual intercourse is not shown (just implied in one occasion). Language-wise, you only have to watch out for the male Maze's mouth. The art and animation are quite good. The characters look great, and the action sequences are executed well enough. The mecha units in Maze are a bit reminiscent of EVA units though. The English dubbing is generally okay, except for the fact that Princess Mil and Randy are given irritating kitten-y voices. The main flaw of this anime is the fact that it throws the viewer right smack in the middle of things. It's quite hard to get your bearings when everyone's already knee-deep in something during the intro sequence alone. The pacing is a bit of a saving grace though because it's fast enough so you don't get to feel bored or sleepy. The DVD version I watched came with a bonus - it showed the first episode of Maze TV. That single ep explained a bit of how Maze came to the world she's in and how she met Princess Mil. That kinda cleared up a few things for me, but if you just watch the two OAV eps, I doubt you'll be satisfied.
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Old 01-05-2001, 05:36 PM   #3   [permalink]
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DO NOT, FOR ALL THAT IS GOOD AND DECENT, attempt to use "Maze" to initiate a person into the wonderful world of anime. For it will turn them into anime haters who think that we all are lecherous bisexual perverts (which is what the main characters basically are).
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Old 01-05-2001, 10:05 PM   #4   [permalink]
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Yeah, I was kind of curious about it at first (the story plot seemed ok) until I learned that the girl's guy half, like, raped people! That's wrong! I saw a little bit of the comic....a bad part...that made me deffinately NOT want to see it!
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Old 02-05-2001, 12:53 AM   #5   [permalink]
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If you thought "Maze" was one of Akahori Storu's BAD works, you should see the vastly inferior Manga version of "Sabre Marionette."

This is one of the few cases in which a TV adaptation is SUPERIOR to the source material. Whereas the adaptation poigantly explored the preciousness of the human soul, the manga was the most blatantly pornographic and misogynistic piece of tripe I ever had the misfortune of reading.
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Old 02-05-2001, 12:56 AM   #6   [permalink]
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I dunno... I like Maze. It's another D&D orientated anime, so I naturally enjoy it. I'd also have to agree that it isn't a good Anime to start newbies off with. It can be very low-brow at times, to the point of H.
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Old 02-05-2001, 01:11 AM   #7   [permalink]
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Maze is disturbing in the fact that unlike other animes in which perversities exist for the sake of humour (abeliet of poor taste), the perversities in Maze are constantly and blatantly present for the sake of being carnal and perverse. A HUUUGEE turnoff except for most people except those with LONG patiences and stomachs of cast iron.
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Thanks guys

so its not very good
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That's correct.

Renting money would be better spent on series with slightly lecherous humour but basically warm hearted dramas like "Love Hina" than the museum of debauchery like "Maze."
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Personally I think its a little much but I still think its a good anime. I think its funny. but the boobies are too much
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It's open to interperetation.

If you're not into that kind of thing, then a good bet is don't get it.
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Old 03-05-2001, 01:31 AM   #12   [permalink]
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Right on!!
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So its pretty weird then.
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What do you mean she turns into a man. Thats stupid.
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Understatement of the decade...

The sheer load of BARELY coherent and logical stupidity would make works of surrealism like "FLCL" look normal in comparison.
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