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Cosmic Fantasy: Galaxy Cougar's Trap

Kozumikku Fantajī Ginga Mehyō no Wana
1994 / 45m - Japan
Sci-fi, Comedy - Animation
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A pretty generic sci-fi comedy, but I didn't expect that much more from a short OAV based on a video game franchise. No doubt they were dipping their toes in the water to see whether this would be profitable in some way or other, clearly it didn't pan out the way they hoped it would. I don't think too many cared in the end, but if you're looking for some light anime fluff, it's not the worst.

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Yuu and Saya are respected space pirate hunters, enjoying some downtime between two missions. They are on a date together, but even then fate can't leave them alone. Belga, a notorious pirate, is trying to lure out Yuu in order to kill him. Her plan goes smoothly, and soon enough the world is convinced the hunters are no more.

The animation and art style are nothing special, the comedy and romance elements are predictable and while the action is decent enough, it doesn't bring anything new to the table. It's just an amusing but forgettable anime romp, a nice piece of promo material to get people excited for the next game. It might be better for people familiar with the IP, though I doubt it would make much of a difference.