Battle Athletes Victory Vol 4 : 3 of 5
I haven't watched a Netflix DVD since November - isn't that terrible? But now that I'm caught up on my Christmas DVD bonanza, I decided to get back into this series. When we last left Akari, she had won the big triathlon and her ticket to University Sattelite to compete to become the next Cosmo Beauty, along with Jessie, her American rival, and the crazy African girl (I can never remember her name). On the way, their shuttle is hijacked, but the girls take care of their assailants with ease. Akari meets a weird girl from the moon (who has a pet cow) who is instantly romantically attracted to her (the way this series is full of "girl/girl romance" is so funny) - I guess Akari attracts that type (remember Itchan was the same way back on Earth!). The students have to complete as teams, so Akari has her new "girlfriend", along with a timid klutzy girl, who is just like Akari was before coming to the Sattelite. There's a weird teacher named Mr. Miracle, too, who has to keep eating chocolate to stay alive (I couldn't make this up if I tried!). This volume was really funny, but didn't have many good emotional moments. I hope the story gets into more exciting competition soon.