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Available on VHS and DVD from A.D. Vision.
OAV Series: 10 episodes on 5 VHS tapes or 2 DVDs
25 minutes per episode
Action/Science Fiction
What I've Seen So Far: episodes 1-2 (subtitled in English), episodes 3-4
Objectionable Content: Violence

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Original Dirty Pair

Having not been overly impressed with the two Dirty Pair movies I've seen (Affair on Nolandia and Project Eden) I wasn't overly enthusiastic about the Original Dirty Pair from A.D. Vision. However, being a Dirty Pair fan nonetheless, I went ahead and rented the first video.

There are two episodes on the video, the first which didn't impress me very much at all. I'll admit I was rather tired when I watched it, but it was basically all-action with little Dirty Pair humor tossed in. It was also the first time I'd heard the Dirty Pair in Japanese, so it took a little adjusting.

The second episode, though, was much better. It was a fun romp, as the Dirty Pair chased a rampaging android through a city during Halloween. The final duel was quite enjoyable and left me with a grin on my face.

Anyway, I'll be sure to catch the rest of the Original Dirty Pair.


I decided to check out the dubbed version of the second volume (third and fourth episodes) to see what it was like. While the episodes were moderately entertaining in their own right, the voice-acting left something to be desired. Aside from Yuri's voice actor, the remainder of the cast were quite poor and tended to overact a lot. I won't be watching any more dubbed tapes, that's for sure.


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