Animation: Fair
Depth: Weak
Design: Fair
Characters: Weak
Story: Weak

Type: TV   (13 episodes)

Vintage: 2003

Category:

» action
Verdict: weak
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Mezzo DSA


Summary: >

It can be tough to hire people for dangerous jobs, but the DSA (Danger Service Agency) not only specializes in such tasks, they actually enjoy them. Mikura: the martial arts, gun expert. Harada: the technical guru. Kurokawa: the seasoned veteran ex-cop. Together they've got a team which can tackle just about anything. Got aliens chasing you? No problem. Ghosts bent on revenge? Got it covered. Corrupt law enforcement? When it's the mayor of the city we're talking about, that can be a tough one even for the DSA.


Thoughts: >

Mezzo DSA fails by being overwhelmingly bland. The three DSA members form a high tech anime A-Team. None of them has much of a personality and their interactions go nowhere.

Mezzo has various stories which are predictable and poorly thought out. Androids, aliens, ghosts, etc - taken separately these might work, but this anime tries too much of everything and isn't sure what it's trying to be. It's like taking generic action formula stuff, then tossing it together and expecting results. More than anything that's what it feels like too: a generic pile of "stuff". Mezzo is well animated in select parts (particularly the first episode), but most of it is lacking. Designs are nothing special, but gun enthusiasts may enjoy the high level of technical accuracy regarding firearms.

I can't say much that's positive about Mezzo DSA. One episode nearly scrapes together a decent story, then botches the end. It fails to deliver anything and it's a waste of time.


Quote: >

Kurokawa: if you're going to get another job, don't do one that involves getting money shoved down your shorts. That's where I spend my spare time.

Mikura: Eeewww


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reviewed by archen in 2010