Queen Emeraldas

Distributor: ADV Films
[Queen Emeraldas]
Driven by the tortured memory of her lost love, Emeraldas sails the Sea of Stars like a privateer of old, blasting the forces of tyranny into atoms with an amazing array of futuristic weapons. But when the devious Commander Eldomain kidnaps a group of innocent civilians, Emeraldas is drawn into a deadly trap from which even she may not escape!
OAV Series: 2 episodes

Average Rating

Average Ratings: 50
Number of Review Sites: 12

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"...old school anime done right, but still old school anime."
Akemi's Anime World (Marc Marshall) - 3.5 (out of 5)

"Seeing Emeraldas chew up the Efressians is like watching a six-year-old stomp on an anthill. It's cute, but hardly exciting."
Anime Jump! (Mike Toole) - 3 stars (out of 5)

"A fun watch for harlock fans and the curious, but not serious competition for the latest and greatest."
Anime Meta-Review (Andrew Shelton) - flawed

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Anime on DVD (Chris Beveridge) - B+

"What Queen Emeraldas does is give you a glimpse of something vast and intriguing..."
Animetric (Rowena Lim Lei) - 3 stars (out of 5)

"...this is definitely one for the collection. "
DVD Talk (Chuck Arrington) - 4 stars (out of 5)

"The story is engaging and the video and sound quality excellent."
DVD Verdict (Norman Short) - 75 (out of 100)

"...Queen Emeraldas replaces the wistful nostalgia and nonstop angst of Matsumoto's earlier work with a dumbed-down fast-forward mentality that rushes from one confrontation to the next."
Science Fiction Weekly (Tasha Robinson) - D+

"Yes, we know your name is Emeraldas, like the green gem, but the road you must walk is red. May we continue with the movie now?"
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews (Carlos Ross) - 3 stars (out of 5)

Ep. 1 - "This is merely yet another recycled plot, which even has the audacity to steal scenes from other well-known films."
The Anime Cafe (Akio Nagatomi) - 2 stars (out of 5)

"[Queen Emeraldas] is missing the dramatic punch and tension that made previous Matsumoto works compelling to watch."
The Anime Critic (Pete Harcoff) - 3 stars (out of 5)

"The character of Emeraldas is an embodiment of style and charisma."
The Anime Review (Jason Huff) - A