Kiddy Grade Maelstrom


The DVD is still in the post so no scans, but I've had a look at a "preview" copy of the movie.
Basically, not much to say really. It covers episodes 12-18, from the purge order until the 'new' eclair and Lumiere reveal their identitied. There's only one short new scene, presented in a few parts, which shows some of the regeneration process. The editing is at least a lot more coherent that with the first movie. Again the SFX have all been redone, and I think there might be some tweaked scenes and one or two new space shots but I need to check against the original discs to confirm.
Anyway here are the screenshots.

What I wasn't expecting was the new Savage Genius ending theme - I knew Truth Dawn was getting a new song but I didn't realise Maelstrom was also (however looking at the CD Japan listing for the forthcoming Sora no Kotoba album again it does clearly say there are two new themes). This song is もう二度と (Mou nido to), which I think translates to "never again".

Tomorrow night I will be checking a couple of things against the original version and working out how the timing breaks down between episodes.

[added]I thought so - there were a couple of changes to the nudie bit in episode 12, and also a new shot of the La Muse.

[added later]Still haven't finished this article, gomen; been both busy and stuffed up.

[added even later, 11th Oct]DVD finally made it through the UK postal system. Not scanned anything yet, but have some snaps mixed in with other stuff here.

Links dump:
Kiddy Grade:Ignition (Nyan Nyan)
Kiddy Grade: Maelstrom (Nyan Nyan)
Kiddy Grade 2? (ANN forums.. thread 5?)


Grr.. thanks to the Royal Mail strikes I still do not have my DVD :(

Hey Shiroi, do you know if after Truth Dawn they plan of releasing all three movies in a complete box set? i mean i really wish to get these but i'm a bit weary to paying 60 dollars for one DVD. . .

I've not heard of any plans to release a box set. It does happen in Japan, but not as often or as quickly as it does in the US. For example, Gatekeepers is being re-released in a box set on 24th Jan 2008 (priced
at 29800 yen) while the singles were released originally back in the year 2000 (8 DVDs at 6000 yen each).

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