"When her father tries to sabotage the army's newest project, Elize becomes a target for the military police. Luckily for her, she runs into, (or is run over by) Tyita, a streetwise teenager who decides to help out. Tyita is a Pet Shop Hunter, dedicated to collecting rare creatures for other planets. But Elize is the rarest of all, for she is the only one who knows the secret password to the ultimate weapon. The deadly game of cat-and-mouse begins, but the cats are armed, and the mice are made of stainless steel..."
Director: Kinji Yoshimoto Character Design: Satoshi Urushibara Screenplay: Masatomo Sekijima Copyright: Kinji Yoshimoto & Satoshi Urushibara / Movie Co. Ltd. / Sony Music Entertainmant (Japan) Inc. Language Format: Japanese Language, English Subtitles Running time: 48 mins Certificate: 15 Catalogue no: KIS 94004 Label: Kiseki Films Price: £10.99 Release Date: 20th March 1995 Also available on video CD (catalogue number KIS 96004) Also on a double feature DVD with Black magic M-66: Language Format: Japanese Language, English Subtitles Running time: 90 mins Catalogue no: PAR 61031 Label: Kiseki Films Price: £19.99 Release Date: April 2000
Tita is the captain of a ship of Pet Shop Hunters, that is, hunters of exotic alien animals for the pet shop trade. She involves herself with a girl who is on the run from the authorities of the space colony. Little is made of the interesting hard-SF background; instead we get a lot of fast action, bare bosoms and confused plotting; in short the sort of thing many anime fans are reckoned to like. It's an attractively produced video, but compared to Pioneer output like GREEN LEGEND RAN or KISHIN HEIDIN it decidedly lacks substance. [Geoff Cowie]
Chae Ho An: I would like to see it again (and not only for the bath scenes, mind you) on the off chance I might understand it little better. As for chracter designs, they are very attractive and well done, even the ones without their nipples showing. Satoshi Urushihara did the designs I think. Ship and other 'hardware' designs, if done by another person, are also good. I really like the skimmer they had, spider-like and very cool. Plotwise, it wasn't much. I got the impression if was a part of a larger more grand plot, butchered and doctored in pieces. But the previous two points, as well as the one to follow, make it a worthwhile anime to watch.