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Old 2008-04-29, 21:37   Link #141
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Why not? They've done so in the past.
Yeah that's true --- for some reason i forgot that the french get anything and everything to do with the anime releases these days.

Also, is this being moved to the fansub section?
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Old 2008-04-30, 13:59   Link #142
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Yes, heard of this from a blog sometimes ago. Didn't know it was this great.
Truly masterpiece. Epic. The word won't do anymore. It's a must watch. Awesome voice acting.


However, with the last scene....
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Old 2008-04-30, 14:55   Link #143
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Old 2008-04-30, 15:58   Link #144
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Good movie, the plot was little thin, but the fights were awesome. I thought it dragged a little in the middle. I wonder why it wasn't as succesful in Japan? Is Jidaigeki unpopular these days?
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Old 2008-04-30, 16:07   Link #145
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Good movie, the plot was little thin, but the fights were awesome. I thought it dragged a little in the middle. I wonder why it wasn't as succesful in Japan? Is Jidaigeki unpopular these days?
That basically summarized the semi-long review I wrote on MAL. The reason why it's unpopular is maybe because the plot was a little thin and it dragged in the middle:

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Note that this is a review, which means that it is a biased opinion with a partial rating. I'm not trying to offend anyone, but rather, this is my thoughts about the movie.
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Old 2008-04-30, 16:42   Link #146
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I pretty much agree with you, the animation and battle sequences themselves were fluid and as good as it gets, they could have improved the story though, doesn't Lone Wolf and Cub share a similiar premise? (Before anyone says anything I haven't seen it, just read a bit about it a while back.) Not to mention a lot of other action movies. I think they could have expanded on the character development of everyone and reduced the amount of time spent on Nanashi and the kid.

Also they should have put in a few more fights in the middle, for instance they could have actually shown the wooden sword fight between the Lord and Blond Haired Guy.
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Old 2008-04-30, 22:50   Link #147
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Good movie, the plot was little thin, but the fights were awesome. I thought it dragged a little in the middle. I wonder why it wasn't as succesful in Japan? Is Jidaigeki unpopular these days?
Easy. No prior fan base. A pokemon movie can do well or even top the box office, does that mean that the story was A++ superb? Same goes for Bleach/Naruto movies.

Not many people actually appreciate animation that does not involve huge blasts of energy, fancy ninja techniques or giant mechs. Essentially, the downfall of being an original creation rather than an adaptation.
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Old 2008-05-01, 06:15   Link #148
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Old 2008-05-13, 05:09   Link #149
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Not bad but a bit over rated imo. The action scenes were top notch though.

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Old 2008-05-17, 05:40   Link #150
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I don't care if the plot is generic really, if it's done THIS well.

I'd imagine it'd be better fleshed out if it's a TV series, but for a movie with all the best visuals they can dish out. Just wow. I thought it was like a slightly more involved version of something like Afro Samurai, which also had pretty awesome animation.

Another plus for Naoki Sato. I heard the Precure/X/Eureka 7 style music a mile away. Awesome.
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Old 2008-05-17, 08:41   Link #151
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Another plus for Naoki Sato. I heard the Precure/X/Eureka 7 style music a mile away. Awesome.
Yeah, i heard his Eureka Seven style quite a lot in this one. Especially towards the end.

A soundtrack i need to order at some point.
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Old 2008-05-18, 01:05   Link #152
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I pretty much agree with you, the animation and battle sequences themselves were fluid and as good as it gets, they could have improved the story though, doesn't Lone Wolf and Cub share a similiar premise? (Before anyone says anything I haven't seen it, just read a bit about it a while back.) Not to mention a lot of other action movies. I think they could have expanded on the character development of everyone and reduced the amount of time spent on Nanashi and the kid.
If anything, the character Nameless (Stranger) somewhat reminded me of the "Man with No Name", Clint Eastwood's role from A Fistful of Dollars, which in turn is said to be influenced by "Sanjuro", Toshiro Mifune's nameless character from Yojimbo.
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Old 2008-05-21, 23:29   Link #153
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I'd imagine it'd be better fleshed out if it's a TV series, but for a movie with all the best visuals they can dish out. Just wow. I thought it was like a slightly more involved version of something like Afro Samurai, which also had pretty awesome animation.
Wouldn't we just have Bones' Rurouni Kenshin if it was a TV series?

The movie as a whole wasn't amazing, but the action scenes definitely were. The final swordfight was probably the most epic melee fight I've ever seen, and the entire last third or so was more catchy than Bleach's Soul Society arcs.

However, the story is a bit generic, but not overly so.

But still, a great watch overall.

EDIT: You know, this is one of the few anime I've highly regarded without having much depth or actual development.
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Old 2008-05-25, 06:41   Link #154
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FYI, this title has been licensed on the 23rd by Bandai Entertainment (source AnimeOnDVD).
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Old 2008-05-26, 06:13   Link #155
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Wouldn't we just have Bones' Rurouni Kenshin if it was a TV series?

The movie as a whole wasn't amazing, but the action scenes definitely were. The final swordfight was probably the most epic melee fight I've ever seen, and the entire last third or so was more catchy than Bleach's Soul Society arcs.

However, the story is a bit generic, but not overly so.

But still, a great watch overall.

EDIT: You know, this is one of the few anime I've highly regarded without having much depth or actual development.
I think it's all saved by the weird Chinese Imperial ninjas. Even with the supernatural stuff, I thought it was overtly cliche. But just that it was done very well.

In a way, I think some shonen comparisons are apt. Because you don't always ask for the complicated plot twists from them anyway. And strangely to me, I have that kind of extra-suspension-of-disbelief with all the magical girl anime I follow.
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Old 2008-05-27, 14:44   Link #156
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I think it's all saved by the weird Chinese Imperial ninjas. Even with the supernatural stuff, I thought it was overtly cliche. But just that it was done very well.

In a way, I think some shonen comparisons are apt. Because you don't always ask for the complicated plot twists from them anyway. And strangely to me, I have that kind of extra-suspension-of-disbelief with all the magical girl anime I follow.
What supernatural stuff? There was none. It was pretty normal so it was cool the movie! The fighting was soooo detailed.
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Old 2008-05-27, 15:54   Link #157
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You know, the whole 'calling immortals' and the Chinese Empire having such sway in a war-time Japan thing. And the physical feats can only be described as supernatural for me.
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Old 2008-05-27, 16:06   Link #158
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It's also a theatrical release which means you're there to have fun and not watch "War and Peace" so being complicated would not be a good thing.
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Old 2008-05-28, 01:19   Link #159
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You know, the whole 'calling immortals' and the Chinese Empire having such sway in a war-time Japan thing. And the physical feats can only be described as supernatural for me.
I wouldn't call those supernatural. Supernatural would like other movies where we have mystical creatures, magic, etc.
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Old 2008-06-10, 16:08   Link #160
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Finally listening to the soundtrack. No surprise at all that this is classic Naoki Sato --- also listening the soundtrack a while after seeing the movie helps me remember all those amazing scenes. Not just the battle ones, though the interaction scenes between Nanashi and Kotarou.

Brilliant score. Sato at it again.
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