Ozma Review — B-

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In the future, the world’s turned into a desert, and… something about clones and sand submarine pirates.

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My first reaction after watching this is: what the hell just happened? This isn’t to say it doesn’t make sense, or the show fails to explain itself: just that it’s seriously weird.

My favorite part of this show would have to be the submarine warfare. It was pretty cool watching them fight each other with depth charges and torpedos and sonar. Much more interesting than watching giant robots try to stick giant metal sticks in each others’ torsos.

My biggest complaint would be that they didn’t delve much into any of the characters. Sam and the main girl are pretty uninteresting. And in the finale, they don’t serve much use beyond that of taxis drivers for Maya. There’s also a romance which is completely hackneyed and didn’t have much of an impact.

I liked the show, but somehow it just didn’t get to me. It took me over six months to finish, and it’s only six episodes. I didn’t feel in any hurry to see more.

  • Storytelling – B – Feels like it tries to tell too much for such a short time.
  • Voice – A – Has Leiji Matsumoto’s distinctive mark all over it.
  • Characters – B – Great designs, but not developed much.
  • Attention Grab – C – Couldn’t retain my interest.
  • Production – B – Looks good. I thought the use of CG was decent too.
  • Overall – B-

Recommendations – The Third, Last Exile, Space Battleship Yamato

2 thoughts on “Ozma Review — B-

  1. I really wanted to like this show but I just couldn’t. something was off here and it’s a shame because this has a pretty good premise

    1. I had the same general feeling, but still managed to somewhat enjoy it. I can’t quite put my finger on what was wrong with it either.

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