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Miami Guns Vol. 1 (2000)

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Studio: A.N. Entertainment
Genre: Anime, Comedy Anime
Running Time: 100 min.
Languages: English, Japanese
Subtitles: English
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This title is currently out of print.

Spoiled rich girl Yao decides to join the Miami police force to enjoy car chases, gunfights and wanton destruction. The psychotic and not-too-bright girl is partnered with Lu Amano, the soft-spoken and sharp-tongued daughter of the police chief. Together the dirty duo clean up the streets of Miami and take on a mysterious crime syndicate known only as 'The Organization'. Slapstick comedy, risqué action and outrageous fan service ensues! Featuring side splitting parodies of Japanese and American pop culture icons including professional wrestling, slasher flicks, shoot-em-up buddy cop movies, ninja movies, spaghietti westerns and even spoofs of popular anime titles.

GreenCine Member Reviews

Good, Goofy Anime by Maasgarid January 10, 2006 - 10:23 AM PST
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
"Miami Guns" is an anime series that doesn't take itself too seriously. There is no end-of-the-world or alien invasion ponderousness here, just silly slapstick, visual gags and a fair amount of T&A.

The animation itself is well-drawn and easy to watch, and the voicework is decent (Yao's voice can be a bit grating at times, though). A nice and welcome feature can be found in the "Translation Notes" section of the DVD, which charts a good portion of the Japanese in-jokes and references sprinkled throughout the show.

Regarding the aforementioned T&A, this series is definitely not for kids. The female characters have a fairly-standard-for-anime shapeliness to them, and some nudity is present, but nothing worse than a bare butt here and there. Some ribald language crops up as well, but again, nothing you haven't seen in prime time.

This first DVD of episodes serves as a nice introduction to Yao and Lu, with Ep. 2 being a clear standout. In Ep. 2 we get a retrospective of "past" Miami Guns episodes, including how Yao & Lu met, how Lu's father got his afro, and how Kaken got her job. Needless to say, it's all bunk, but it's riotously funny. Definitely worth renting.

SHINING MOMENT: The beginning of Ep. 1, where a bank robber meets his match(es).

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(Average 6.53)
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