Capsule reviews of some LDs I have recently received & watched. Rayearth CLAMP blows up Tokyo. Schoolgirl heroines battle evil wizards. Pretty, pretty artwork. Landlock This isn't as bad as it might be, considering that The Anime Encyclopedia calls the producers "criminals". It's a 1996 production, but looks several years older, & although the producers tout the involvement of Masamune Shirow, it only looks like his work for a few moments here & there -- just pencil-shading the side of a nose isn't enough, guys. The story & visuals are something of an incoherent mess. On the other hand, it's not bad-looking even if it isn't Shirow, & it has its fun points. Not recommended, but it won't harm you. KO Century Beast Warriors Bizarre, zany fantasy featuring "beasts" (people who take on anthropomorphic-animal characteristics when excited), humans (some with super powers) "from beyond the end of the world", a tiny demon whose objective is to eat everyone, and MAD SCIENCE. Wacky fun. Battle Athletess Dai Un Do Kai In the field of mashups of girls'-school/sports anime with Ender's Game, give me Gunbuster any day. This is especially strange to watch right now because of watching the rather surreal Peking Olympics. Oh, watch out for a totally unsuitable use of the Saturn 5 rocket in an early scene.