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Ayakashi - Samurai Horror Tales, Vol. 3 - Goblin Cat
Ayakashi - Samurai Horror Tales Vol 3 - Goblin Cat
Actor: Ayakashi-Samurai Horror Tales
Director: Kenji Nakamura
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     2007     1hr 12min

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Actor: Ayakashi-Samurai Horror Tales
Director: Kenji Nakamura
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Format: DVD - Color - Animated
DVD Release Date: 09/04/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 12min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Japanese, English
Subtitles: English

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One of the best animes of 2007
Peter Lemieux | 12/19/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Bakeneko combines incredible artwork with a dark, mature story and a good score. I've watched a bit of the other volumes of Ayakashi, but Bakeneko is definitely in a league by itself. Once you've seen this show, you'll want to watch its twelve-episode sequel called Mononoke (not yet licensed, though, only fansubbed).

I rarely listen to dubs, but I can't imagine anyone else voicing the Medicine Seller role besides Sakurai. His performance contains all the intelligence, subtlety, menace, and cynicism the role demands."
Ayakashi - Goblin Cat- The birth of the medicine Seller.
J. Holt | Ohio | 03/10/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This stand alone DVD contains the 3 episode story of The Goblin Cat. Or as I like the call it The Birth of the Medicine Seller. A VERY WELL thought out and intriguing storyline, An amazing main character(The Medicine Seller), and most importantly AMAZING art are exactly what you can expect from this DVD. This 3 episode story(An arc of a series called Ayakashi Samurai Horror Tales) was so striking and wonderful it spawned it's own Anime series called "Mononoke" following the tales and travels of the Medicine Seller. A great horror/ghost/spirit story. Highly recommended!!!"
Clever and Unique
Cassey Castillo | CA, USA | 10/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD was everything I expected. The story is well done, the artwork is amazing. It has a very unique style. I didn't think it was scary, but you should know the rating on the DVD suggests 16 and up for adult themes and violence. I was happy to learn that it gives the option of watching it in Japanese and with English subs. The English dubs aren't bad and no offense to Andrew Francis, but I think Takahiro Sakurai did a better job as the voice of the Medicine Seller. I'm a big fan."
A good anime with some thought to it...
Ann Foerster | 08/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I do not want to give anything away, but the soft of heart may cry during the last episode of Goblin Cat, or Bakeneko.

One thing that I love about this anime is the art style, how it's colored and textured to look like a print. If you ever watch this and the sequel anime Mononoke you may think they should put a seizure warning on the dvd or something.

The one thing that may disinterest most viewers is that there are a lot of cultural references that new anime watchers or other people not familiar with Japan may not understand. However, there is a good enough story and a few spotlight characters that makes this one viewable for anyone that's old enough to do so.

Goblin Cat is not very scary, but it is definitely not for kids. I would say that anyone 16 and over can watch it without any problems. There is not really any swearing, but there is some violence and women issues.

The one bug I had with this DVD did not affect it's rating simply because it could be turned off. That is... the English dub. It is HORRIBLE! Most of the characters, especially the Medicine Seller, seemed to lack personality. Please, watch it in Japanese, unless you dare see how bad the English dub can be.

Another thing is that I noticed now closed Geneon Studio covered this dvd, so who knows if Mononoke will ever come out. It's fan-subbed so who ever is willing can find it."