The Super Milk-Chan Show Vol 1, Disc 2 : 3 of 5
I've wanted to see Super Milk-Chan in Japanese from the moment I first saw the show on Adult Swim, but it took me a while to see it, since the DVD release is really confusing. Each "volume" is a two DVD set, but each disc contains the same episodes. Disc 1 contains a completely Americanized version of the show, with weird live action interstitials and all of the dialogue re-written, not just translated. I rented that DVD first, but it was so unlike the show I wanted to see, that I sent it back right away. Disc 2 of each set contains the original Japanese episodes, plus a "regular" translation (which is the version they use on Adult Swim). So, was it worth the trouble to see it in Japanese? Well, it's fun to hear the Japanese dialogue and figure out what words they use (it sounds like Tetsuko says "Romantic!" instead of "How dreamy!"), but actually the show is just as funny in the regular translated dub. It's cool that the DVD has some much older episodes (with a different style of animation) that I hadn't seen before, and watching the original opening and closing animation was awesome (although the audio tracks for these are missing!). So, I'm not sure if I'll rent the rest of the series - I'll just keep watching it on TiVo for now.