Okay, first off, this OVA is stupid.
It's got about as much plot development as watching a potted plant grow, the characters are barely even one-dimensional (Geist, in particular, is essentially defined by being an asshole
) and the voice acting in either version is flat-out bad. (Norio Wakamoto
, as usual, is the exception.)
But I still love it. Even though this really shouldn't be an enjoyable OVA, for some reason it is. It has a strange, almost So Bad Its Good
charm to it; the music is flat-out awesome (including two tracks with vocals by, of all people, Hironobu Kageyama
), the mech designs courtesy of a young, pre-Gunbuster
Koichi Ohata (who also directed) are nice to look at, and the action is well-directed. In many ways, it feels like a poor man's Vampire Hunter D WITH GIANT ROBOTS
Even though this is a bad OVA, I'd still say it's worth checking out; it's the fun kind of bad, the kind of bad where the fact that it's unwatchable helps make it watchable, almost like an animated Plan 9 From Outer Space
. Now that ADV (or what's left of them) has picked it up, it's not particularly hard to find, and it's fairly cheap at that: I've seen it go for $15 at some points. Give it a try, you might like it.