Just finished watching “Project Blue Earth SOS” a 6 x 45 minute episode action, adventure, scifi anime on the Funimation YouTube channel. Here’s what AnimeNewsNetwork has to say:http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/project-blue-earth-sos/dvd-1
This is a very good looking anime with a style resembling Johnny Quest with more fluid animation. As far as I can tell it’s all cell animation w/o any CGI. Although Netflix lists it as a 1.33:1 what Funimation is showing is 1.78:1 so I’m not sure if they modified it, however I have found that Netflix is sometimes incorrect in listing video and audio formats. The audio is only 2.0 but there is a lot of stereo effect up front but they don’t hardly translate to the surround channels at all.
Like the review above says this is a very retro story based along the lines of a 50s scifi serial. However, there are a huge (lost count) number of references to all sorts of scifi movies and shows from Flash Gordon, War of the Worlds, Star Wars, Sky Captain etc. . . .
If you like that sort of campy mostly feel good story this makes for some great quick and light entertainment. If you want something more serious than a Saturday morning serial/cartoon then look elsewhere. I give it a 4 out of 5 just because it was a cool blast from the past.