Charged with keeping the peace and investigating crime among the stars, the Worlds Welfare Work Association (WWWA) prides itself on a reputation of safety and regard for life and property. If only someone would tell that to Agents Kei and Yuri, codename "the Lovely Angels," but better known as the Dirty Pair. Part female James Bond and part walking disaster, this duo getsCharged with keeping the peace and investigating crime among the stars, the Worlds Welfare Work Association (WWWA) prides itself on a reputation of safety and regard for life and property. If only someone would tell that to Agents Kei and Yuri, codename "the Lovely Angels," but better known as the Dirty Pair. Part female James Bond and part walking disaster, this duo gets the job done, though there are no guarantees that a city or two won't get razed in the process. In this adventure, the Angels are called in to investigate the cataclysmic destruction of the Gravus Heavy Industry facility on the planet Dangool. What they find there hurls the pair into a danger-filled trek across the galaxy. Created by popular science fiction author Haruka Takachiho in 1979, The Dirty Pair are among the most beloved characters in popular anime and science fiction circles....
|Title||:||The Great Adventure of the Dirty Pair|
|Number of Pages||:||251 Pages|
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The Great Adventure of the Dirty Pair Reviews
I happened upon the 1985 anime series 'Dirty Pair' recently and fell in love with agents Kei & Yuri & Mugi and their madcap worlds.So I set about online ordering the translation of the 1979 novel on which it was based, as well as the 1987 series and movies. Pretty much whatever I could get my hands on.It's very cool. Recommended for boys, primarily, but could be enjoyed by most fans of sci-fi and out-there espionage. The book was slightly more serious and scads more violent than the TV series. For example: Yuri makes ready and uncompromising use of 'The Bloody Card', a razor-edged hovering metal weapon the size of a credit card that (as the name suggests) makes WITHDRAWLS of geysers of blood.Don't worry- the agents of Lucifer are 100% guaranteed bad guys. 3WA types like Kei & Yuri are clearly in the right.Mugi is a delight: I want a hyper-intelligent genetically engineered giant ridable cat for a friend. One who can fly spaceships and control the electromagnetic field with his ears.
This is a fun little translation of a Japanese novel. Granted it's not for everybody, and the intended audience is definately male, but it is a fun romp of science-fiction and action and a great insight to Japanese humor. As a bonus, this book actually consists of two novellas, so it's like getting two books in one!What I found most interesting were all the side comments from the first-person narrator, Kei. They're very biting, not always professional, full of attitude, and reflective of those darker thoughts we all have but seldom acknowladge.Dark Horse Books will be publishing theDirty Pair series in translation, and I know the second book is already available. I can't wait to read more.
Kei and Yuri work for the World Wide Welfare Association, a trouble consulting firm that helps local planetary governments throughout the known galaxy of 3000 worlds colonized by humans. In this debut novel Mr Takachiho, the Dirty Pair investigate two different crimes.Told in first person from Kei's perspective, this is a great collection of two novellas. Expect over the top action, humor, sexy girls, laser gun fights and more. Perfect book for anyone who loves anime, pulp fiction, and/or Golden Age sci-fi.
Wow, there is so much that the Dirty Pair anime left out from the novel - like Mugi's true abilities and the fact that Kei and Yuri are espers. Plus, they really earn their Dirty Pair nickname in the book, what with the massive casualty rate their missions usually end with. Still, was a fun pulpy sci-fi read! I just wish Dark Horse was still releasing this series in English - apparently, after the sequel to this one is when they stopped :(
The book on which the Anime heroes are based off of. Its not a bad SciFi story...though its told from the first person perspective of Kei. Yuri is a secondary character that is communicated with in the story. Therefore, the inner thoughts solely belong to the character of Kei. The action segments are somewhat stilted and cheaply thought out - but considering that this was written with the aim of teaching young Japanese students how to read English novels - its not a bad book.
Probably the least interesting version of the Dirty Pair I have watched/read, which is funny since this is the original, but it's not bad for a pulpy/stupid sf novel.
Seems to have lost a lot in translation. Not nearly as appealing as the animated versions or Adam Warren's rendition. Certainly not as intelligent as Warren's version either.
I've been wanting to read this for many years. The Dirty Pair television cartoon is very entertaining and clever. This book though... AWFUL. I didn't bother to read the second half.
Fun, but the translation sure is clunky.