Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Otogi Zoshi Premium Box Vol 1-6|
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
At the peak of the Heian Era, famine and disease tear the country apart. Deadly assassins fill the court, and wild bandits infest the countryside. The legendary samurai Minamoto is sent on an Imperial quest for an artifa... more »
NeoN | ESSEX UK | 08/09/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this series on the presumption that it was all historical but half way through the series it switches to modern day Tokyo, this isnt a bad point, just a very interesting plot twist. This was an intriguing series but not quite what i was expecting, for the most part, it is well animated, its by production IG, and the detial is quite nice too. I was expecting something alot more politically heavy than i found because of reviews i read but instead found a spiritual mystery with a good measure of heian period politics mixed in for good measure lol. All that aside i liked it, its not as cerebral as i would have liked but good none the less. The characters are well realised and the way they interact is quite good too, i have quite a soft spot for Kintaro... This is not comparable to ninja scroll, both entirely different except for the the time period. Basically, if you want something a bit different from the normal samurai slasher give this a look, its worth your time."