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Old 22-10-2007, 11:31 PM   #1   [permalink]
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Thumbs up Dirty Pair

Also known as Original Dirty Pair so not to confuse it with a remake, this is a vintage anime from about 20 years ago. It is about two 19-year-old female security agents who run around the universe 3/4 naked fighting evil. But they usually do more damage than the bad guys. This anime falls into the "dumb, but fun" category.

I watched disc 1 (episodes 1-5). It has just enough violence to keep it from being kids' stuff. Also episodes 1 and 2 contain a bit of profanity, which is not in the subtitles for the Japanese version.

I will keep watching and rent discs 2 and 3. (There are 5 total in the series.) I will report back then.

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Old 23-10-2007, 01:22 AM   #2   [permalink]
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I've been meaning to watch the Original Dirty Pair since I have the remake. I think I'll go ahead and buy it soon.
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Old 23-10-2007, 03:45 AM   #3   [permalink]
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Babes with big bazookas.

Dirty Pair, Dirty Pair Flash, and the Dirty Pair comic done by some American.
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Old 24-10-2007, 06:18 PM   #4   [permalink]
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Originally Posted by ACE2001
I've been meaning to watch the Original Dirty Pair since I have the remake. I think I'll go ahead and buy it soon.
Previews for Dirty Pair Flash, the remake, were on the disc 1 extras. From what little I can see, the main difference is that the Original Dirty Pair wear fewer clothes.

Disc 2 arrived today from Netflix. I'll try to watch an episode if the World Series game lasts less than 4 hours.
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Old 30-10-2007, 10:14 PM   #5   [permalink]
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I finished disc 2, episodes 6-10. This wraps up the series. Discs 3-5 are the movies.

In all, I rate the series average. It is entertaining, but nothing outstanding. One viewing is enough, although I did watch each episode twice -- once in English and once in Japanese with subtitles. This is not mind candy, nor is the series very complex. If it weren't for all the deaths and profanity in episodes 1, 2, and 10, this would be almost kiddie fare.
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Old 07-11-2007, 11:39 PM   #6   [permalink]
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I finished discs 3-5, which are the three movies. They are pretty much the same as the series, except for a small bit more of violence, and a bit of nudity. There is quite a bit of nudity in disc 5, Affair of Nolandia. That is also the best of the movies since it involves a bit of head game playing with the main characters.

Overall rating: Average. But it still has its fun moments.
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Old 09-11-2007, 04:55 AM   #7   [permalink]
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i remember wishing there was more. i haven't seen the movies.

the original bubble gum crisis might be somewhat comparable if you liked it. but that ends very abruptly too due to production disputes.
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Old 10-11-2007, 07:39 PM   #8   [permalink]
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Originally Posted by ParticleEffect
i remember wishing there was more. i haven't seen the movies.
There's always the remake -- Dirty Pair Flash, which I haven't seen yet.
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Old 20-11-2007, 04:04 PM   #9   [permalink]
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Dirty Pair: Affair of Nolandia (screen cap below) from 1985 is by far my favourite in the Dirty Pair franchise.



Fans should check out the movies first and then check out the 1985 TV series (unlicensed, fansubs only). The 10 episode OVA series which came later in 1987, is lacking in comparison.
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Old 21-11-2007, 06:10 PM   #10   [permalink]
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I disagree in that I think fans should first check out the original series and then the movies. The series will give fans a taste of what they will see in the movies. And since there is a bit more in the movies than the series, seeing the movies first may lead one to be disappointed in the series.

I think the OVA, Dirty Pair Flash, is much later than 1987. I haven't seen it, but most opinions I have heard are along the same lines as Area88's.
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Old 22-11-2007, 03:38 PM   #11   [permalink]
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Dirty Pair Flash was released in 1994 and disliked by most fans of the original show, it's still work checking out though.

However I think your confusing the 10 episode OVA series (1987) that ADV released with the still unlicensed 26 episode TV series (1985).

Animenewsnetwork still being the best source of this information.
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An earlier Dirty Pair? Hmmm. Interesting.

What else can you tell us about it?
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Old 25-12-2007, 11:28 PM   #13   [permalink]
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I only remember seeing them in Crusher Joe the Movie. That was actually their very first appearance ever in a very short cameo.
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Question

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I only remember seeing them in Crusher Joe the Movie. That was actually their very first appearance ever in a very short cameo.
Details? What can you tell me about Crusher Joe? And what about the cameo?
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Check out this website for the Dirty Pair cameos in other anime titles.
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