Babel Nisei (1992)
Released Year : March 21, 1992 to October 21, 1992
No of Episodes : 4
Genre : Action,Mecha,Sci-Fi
Plot : Life seems simple for Koichi, a young student, until he learns that he is the reincarnation of an alien protector who crashed onto the mantle of responsibility as"defender of the Earth", Koichi/Babel teams up with a trio of super-powered alien companions to battle the the dark forces of an evil cult leader. The war to save humanity takes Babel from the deserts of southern Asia to the upper east side of Manhattan and ultimately to a final showdown with "the master" in a hidden base nestled in the Swiss Alps. The action is fast-paced and deadly. The fate of the world rests in the ability of this courageous youth to tame his latent psychic power and use it to defeat the enemies of mankind. (Source: AnimeNfo)
Our Review : When ppl still had their head packed with idea´s. To be clear, i never have seen the Original 70´s anime serie´s because i´ve never seen it aired, and so the 90´s ova is my 1st intro to the franchise.
the first thing that i noticed is the storyline, wich is in a small way influenced by the bible, with a twist to it ofc. The 4 part ova is an complilation made as a faster re-telling of the overall storyline to the Original serie´ and i pretty much like it, although some problems lies with company´s releasing this kind of unpolished crystal, mainly the productionvalue, dubbing, editing and availabillity i had a hard time to follow what was happening because it contained no subtitles..... and it seems it missed some bits. Artwise its for most of the charachters alright, but since there is no remastered version DON´T expect a too good animation and lots of shady bits, still it is handdrawn. The charachter itself is not too smart, but not too dumb, just acting like a normal schoolkid till he learns of his ´real identity` and from that point on it can go any direction. Finally if it was´nt for the mediocre dvd release and the company that basicly lacked the resource to make something out of it got a higher rating... i+ll just give it a 7