The only reason I obtained this DVD is because of my interest in Seikou Nagaoka's music. He's the only reason why I'm exploring other anime. I always go back to this DVD every now and again just to hear this epic score. I'm mad that it didn't get a soundtrack, especially since there is a song at the end.
The only thing going for this animation is the artwork, design, and music. Of course, I went into this for the music, and it didn't disappoint. In fact, it should be made an example of. I don't know how Seikou Nagaoka does it. He must get some kind of feeling watching this. It definetly wouldn't keep you entranced if it was for the rocking soundtrack. Character designs are standard fare, with the exception of Isenagi and Isanami. Ohbari's monster designs are hard to surpass. Hiruko would have to be my favorite, especially the face's armor, directly above. Animation, like I stated at the end of the last paragraph, is fluid at times, and then they take shortcuts. English voice cast is lifeless, but at the Japanese track is definetly a lot more lively. Where its quite in the English version, there is a party in the Japanese.
It is not an really worth the original price, but I have kept it. I didn't pay much for it. Unreel Magazine states on the back of the box, "Watch it, enjoy it, then go back and watch it again!" Though, thats what I've been doing, but not to watch, to listen. That comment is one of those damned marketing and sale enhancing tools. I certainly encourage you to watch this. I want to rewatch just to understand the mythology. I have my reasons for popping this back into my player. Other than that, it doesn't really warrant a repeat.