Sol Bianca (1990 IMDb)

Categorization

Space opera. A relatively serious seinen take on the all-female action motif of Bubblegum Crisis (1987) et al.

Subject

Five women with an advanced pirate ship go looking for a valuable artefact. They're misinformed.

Commentary

Reasonably realistic soft SF, but marred by gimmicky nomenclature and formulaic plot.

References here: Silent Möbius 2 (1992), Outlaw Star (1998).

Japanese production animation movie

Sequel:

Sol Bianca 2 (1991 IMDb)

Categorization

Basically the same.

Subject

The crew is looking for paasha, a catalytic substance of which only 3000 tons are known to exist.

Commentary

Added sexual violence as well as inferior direction and animation kill the charm. There are hints about a serialized plot (Yuri's identity, Noal, the origin of the ship etc.), but this only lowers the appeal in the absence of a continuation.

Japanese production animation movie