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

Type: TV   (51 episodes)

Vintage: 1995

Category:

» magical girl
» comedy
» romance
Verdict: weak
Review:

Wedding Peach - TV


Summary: >

The fight for love has been a war waged between demons and angels for a seemingly endless amount of time. And the champion of love who resides on Earth, is none other than Wedding Peach. Unfortunately the young girl named Mamoko doesn't actually know she's wedding peach. As fate would have it, she found out soon enough. Her friends in fact also turned out to be defenders of love. But many perils face Wedding Peach. Will she ever be victorious over the forces of evil?


Thoughts: >

I think there probably comes a time in every anime fan's life when you step back from something and think to yourself: "Man those Japanese are really crazy". Quite often many of us are willing to overlook the insanity for the sheer results. When you couple crazy Japanese culture with cute girls in a costume fetish paradise, it's often weird enough to serve as entertainment in itself. There is something to be said for a series that could make an extreme feminist have a seizure, puke up blood, then have their brain explode just by watching such a show.

Ignoring the entire "wedding" thing for a moment and look at the rest of the elements. Wedding Peach is a magical girl show, containing the standard fair you would expect. Unfortunately it doesn't go anywhere beyond that either. If you're a magical girl anime fan, you might be fine with that, but most people probably want a magical girl show that has its own flavor. Considering there's no shortage of magical girl titles that have more going for them, this one is pretty weak in originality. It does have the whole wedding theme... uh, but is that something you want as a central theme? It's not simply a 13 year old girl's bride fantasy, it gets pretty weird. The girls have to transform into wedding dresses to build up "love energy". I have no idea if that kind of wacky stuff will appeal to you, but it's too much for me.

Wedding Peach is ok for an anime best suited to hardcore magical girl anime fans that can ignore shortcomings like weak animation, designs, music and that kind of stuff (though much improved in the DX OVA). Even if you're not a fan of the genre, you're likely better off checking into other titles first.


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reviewed by archen in 1999