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|Title (Japanese)||Tatakae! Iczer-1...||Advertising|
|Notes||3 OVAs 1985/6/7, Kubo Shoten/AIC. =Fight! Iczer-1Act1, Act 2, Act 3
US: AD Vision:
3 OVAs, or Iczer-1 Special Edition, 90m, dubbed.
|Review||A classic alien invasion/horror anime that powerfully pitches the naive viewer headfirst into an alien universe. It's stylishly made, with rather sympathetic aliens, convincing looking sets, strange symbolisms, and tentacled horrors that make the first-time viewer jump. The Earth is defended by the android Iczer-1 (of female appearance) aided, rather unwillingly, by a terrified Earth girl, Nagisa. This is the only anime in which a giant robot gets to stomp on a little girl.
Don't bother with the Iczer follow-ups which are nothing like it. There's a US dub edition which I haven't seen, and which should be approached with caution as alien-ness is the strength of the original.
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