Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Kannazuki No Miko Box Set|
Actor: Kannazuki No Miko
Director: Geneon Entertainment
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
The Advent of the Priestess of the Godless Month! — Shy, timid Himeko happily attends school with both the popular and beautiful Chikane and her childhood friend, Souma, blissfully unaware of what's in store for her. Howeve... more »
Emotional & melodramatic love story with some old-school und
Burr | Lansing, MI | 03/18/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you are a fan of melodramatic, romantic yuri and anime in general, there is a good chance you will love this series. I have been watching anime since I was a young teenager and this series gave me a bit of warm nostalgia on top of a tragic tale of forbidden love with a tiny glint of hope that if strong enough, love may be eternally defiant of any power on the planet, in the universe, and in the relentless face of time itself. The series packs in about as much love, drama, action and character development as you could expect in a mere 12 episodes, though the characters themselves are a bit derivative. Also, if you turn up a cynical sneer to anything that approaches emotional, tissue-box melodrama, you will want to steer clear as the scale is tipped more towards that and you may find the pacing to be uneven in this aspect. Drama first, everything else (including action sequences) second. I for one fully embrace this motif, but it isn't for everyone. The yuri content is not heavy. There is some light humor to liven things up on occasion, but it is sprinkled in sparingly and won't detract from the drama or the romance. There is no slapstick to be found.
The plot is rather easy to follow, but it is not likely you will be able to predict anything in the later half of the series. In a nutshell it tells the tale of two priestesses who's cruel destinies are eternally intertwined in a battle against the Orochi, an evil force out to destroy humanity aided by their ancient soul-bound mecha. The maidens love for one another is boundlessly deep-seeded, but they need one another much more than could ever be imagined and the course they must take to ensure the survival of humanity is further complicated when such pure and unrelenting love is involved... The perfectly tragic, infinitely heart wrenching story is full of twists & turns and just might keep you guessing throughout, right up until the absolutely beautiful and moving final episodes. This series has a very poignant, effective, emotional conclusion that not only ties everything up perfectly, but has the potential to leave you in tears. Don't expect a fairy tale, here...
The music is delicate and soothing. Aside from the exciting techno music during the opening & ending themes (which I actually enjoyed very much) as well as during some action scenes, it is almost entirely elegant and blissful piano, violin & cello melodies. The artwork & animation is quite nice, it is pleasant, bright and colorful. However, there were times when I noticed a lack of some attention to quality and detail.
The package itself is worthy of enthusiastic praise. The 3 discs come in a very sturdy cardboard box covered in colorful artwork. Sliding the 3 full sized dvd cases out you are greeted with even more colorful artwork on each high quality case, and within each clear case is a full color insert that when unfolded reveals yet more beautiful artwork in the form of a full page picture unique to each foldout! In the background of each case on the inside is also... yes, more colorful artwork and more unique scenes of our heroines lovingly embracing one another. There is even a glossy plastic card with colorful scenes on both sides within the first dvd case. There are absolutely no special features to speak of, however.
If you collect anime you should seriously consider a purchase, and soon. This lovely release won't be in print forever and is already ~$70 on other sites..."
A title for yuri lovers
M. Segovia | Mexico | 08/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you're into yuri, this title is for you. Mind you, it is not a hard core anime or anything of the sort, but a very well made anime with action, comedy, drama, in which the main caracters happen to be two girls destined for each other."
An anime worth the purchase
Alberto Colon | 02/15/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Kannazuki no miko,or "Destiny of the Shrine Maiden"is by far one of the best anime i have ever seen.In my opinion,its one of those classic good vs. evil types of shows.Two teenaged women were chosen by fate to save the world from the Orochi,Orochi throughout fictional history was known to be the eight headed serpent.Similar to that,there are eight figures to carry out injustice and chaos.There are a lot of sub genres to this anime as well as shown by the previous reviews.It may be over priced considering it only runs 300 minutes long,but in spite of that,i strongly encourage those who have not bought this anime to buy it while it is still available.This anime classic will not last forever and it is well worth the spend."
Wonderful and Touching
alphachapmtl | Montreal, Canada | 11/15/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a masterpiece.
A deep and touching story, about love, friendship.
Mythology included, with some silliness mixed in.