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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful.
Fly me to the Moon....
It is sometime in the mid-1800's in Edo (modern day Tokyo) and the young fireworks maker Seikichi Tamaya is having hard time due to harsh frugality laws, which ban all luxuries, including fireworks. The law doesn't stop Seikichi from doing what he loves best, but it does make for difficult working conditions. But one day Seikichi comes home to find a strange girl with an even stranger request: she wants Seikichi to build a firework that will reach the moon!
When I first saw advertisements for this show, I thought it looked kind of fun, but I wasn't really interested in it. But when I read a review for it on ANN that praised it and its excellent dub, I thought I'd give it a shot (I prefer to watch anime in Japanese, but I always appreciate a good dub). I watched the first episode online to check it out and it was suitably funny, so I picked up the set to watch with my sisters. We all enjoyed it greatly. The characters are awesomely wacky, the setting excellent, and the plot moves along at a good pace. The dub really is excellent, and I don't think that the series would have been quite as good in Japanese. We did watch a little of it in Japanese to compare, and while the voice acting for the Japanese dub was quite good, the humor was lacking. The English dub adds quite a few jokes and adapts the humor to a more western style. I think that they managed to make it much more enjoyable to western viewers while still preserving the spirit of the original.
If you enjoy wacky humor (for example Kodocha: The First Season, Sgt. Frog: Season One) then you should be sure to give Oh! Edo Rocket a try. It is a solid, humorous, and entertaining show. (Oh, and did I mention there are aliens?)
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Another Hilarious And Dramatic Anime Worth Adding To Any Anime Fans Collection.
Expect an entertaining and addictive anime series that's worth adding to the anime library at home. The English cast did an outstanding job voicing their character roles and obviously the Japanese voice cast did an exceptional job too. So for anime fans looking for a comedic/dramatic series during the edo period with a cast of quirky and entertaining characters this is one to take a look at.
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Come take me far away
This is quite possibly, the perfect anime show. It has just the right mix of action, adventure, suspense and crazy anime comedy. That, combined with beautiful artwork, animation, and one of the best English dubs I've heard (seriously the voice acting is great), make it a must have for any anime collection.
Even if you're not into anime, give this one a try. You won't be sorry.
It tells the story of firework maker Seikichi and the eccentric residents of Fuari row-house as they band together to help the strange and beautiful alien girl Sora return to the moon.