Appare-Ranman!: DVD Review –

Appare-Ranman!: DVD Review –

We analyze in Cinemascomics the DVD of the complete series of Appear-Ranman!a series of adventures about a crazy steam car race in the Wild West.

At Cinemascomics we have analyzed the domestic edition of the DVD of the Japanese animated series Apparently Ranman! in an edition with a rigid cardboard box and three discs containing the 13 episodes of the series, written and directed by Masakazu Hashimotoresponsible for other successful anime such as the Fullmetal Alchemist series and numerous Shin Chan movies.

The new Kadokawa sensation produced by PA Works arrived in Spain at the same time as it was released in Japan, thanks to the free simulcast offered by Select Vision. The respect and affection shown by the Spanish distributor Selecta Vision, in relation to the original material, is distilled in small details of the design of the cover and the serigraphy of the discs, trying to add the maximum content, for the enjoyment of the fans of this crazy series, with a fast-paced story, an unlikely combination of Cowboy Bebop and Fast and Furious, with touches of Steampunk; in which not only brims with action, but also presents us with amazing animation and many charismatic characters.

Synopsis: An asocial genius and a cowardly samurai will be forced to participate in a crazy steam car race through the Wild West, with the aim of returning home to Japan.

We are in Japan, at the end of the 19th century, where we meet Appare Sorano, an engineering genius, but completely inept in social interactions. While Kosame Isshiki is a brilliant samurai, but very cowardly. Due to a host of unfortunate situations, both will end up drifting towards the United States. Without money or means to return, they will be forced to participate in the Trans-American Race. The start will be on the west coast of Los Angeles, having to cross the entire American continent, until reaching the finish line, in New York. In this way, they will have to cross the Wild West in a steam car built by themselves, while competing fiercely against crazy rivals and defending themselves from outlaws and natural phenomena. Will they manage to win the race, get the prize and return to Japan?

The pack with the complete series of Appear-Ranman! is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray Collector’s Edition in Spain, from the hand of Select Vision. The series is a Japanese production and is available with sound both in the original subtitled version and dubbed into Spanish.

The original anime series is directed by Masakazu Hashimoto, with character design by Yurie Oohigashi, based on Ahndongshik’s originals. While Shiho Takeuchi is responsible for the mechanical designs and Evan Call is in charge of the musical composition. Mia REGINA performs the opening theme (opening) of the series I got it! and the ending is performed by Showtaro Morikubo. The last episode left the door open for a continuation of the series, but the release date is still unknown.

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Episodes 1 to 13 of the series are released for the first time on Blu-Ray and DVD in 16/9 format, with audio in Spanish and Japanese 2.0 Dolby Digital, as well as subtitles in Spanish. The series is recommended for ages 12 and up and lasts approximately 300 minutes. The three discs have the logo of the series silk-screened and with a different colored background for each DVD. In turn, the cover is reversible and contains the list of the thirteen episodes, with the title in English and the synopsis in Spanish of each of them. The three boxes have reversible covers to give prominence to all the protagonists and to be able to choose who stands out above the others. The discs are protected by an outer rigid cardboard box, with the image of the main protagonists on the cover and with the technical information, the synopsis and with the images of the runners on the back cover.

  • sound tracks: Audio Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital and Japanese 2.0 Dolby Digital
  • Subtitle: Spanish
  • Number of discs: 3 DVDs with 13 episodes
  • Qualification: Not recommended for children under 12 years of age
  • Director: Masakazu Hashimoto
  • Study: Kadokawa and PA Works
  • Duration: 300 min. approx.
  • Format 9/16

Lastly, we hope you enjoy buying Appare-Ranman!, now available on DVD and Blu-ray Collector’s Edition, thanks to Selecta Vision; to take it home and see it as many times as you want, both in the original version with subtitles and dubbed into Spanish.