A story about the war between humanity and the water-dwelling
Zorndyke, this futuristic aquatic features some of the finest
computer generated backgrounds and coloration in the anime
market to date.
While the mini-series starts off straight-forward with the
heroes and villains plainly delineated, as the story develops,
the viewer is left to wonder who is in the right. The plots
grows in depth as the series carries along. While characters
are overtly stereotypical, they still function well in the
The real gem of this series is the excellent visuals and
atmosphere. The computer generated backgrounds are top-notch
and the visuals and colors carry well. The character design
and cel-art is fine, although some of the monster design comes
across as a bit Saturday-morningish. The music is usual but
with the way the series flows, it almost works. While the
sound quality is excellent, I almost wish they had given sub-titles
for the monsters for those people who don't understand synthesized
voice-overs (almost sounds like a bad Death Metal vocalist).
Blue Submarine works well in that once you think you have
it figured, it throws you a curve. The only major drawback
is that to watch this series in whole, you either have to
purchase all the episodes separately or try and catch it on
Cartoon Network. If it does come on, try and catch it. It'll
be worth your time to watch.