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|Peacemaker - Complete Collection|
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
For 15 year-old Tetsunosuke Ichimura, childhood innocence has given way to a blinding thirst for revenge. Haunted by the vicious slaying of his parents, Tetsu joins a group of elite swordsmen to hunt down the rebels who m... more »
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I love the anime, but the extras are missing from this versi
Kiwi Bird | 11/22/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, the price on this is really reasonable, but watch out! There are _no_ extras here. Normally I wouldn't care because I generally just want to watch the anime episodes themselves, but I _really_ liked the short, narrated stories that came as extras with the other DVDs (especially the narrations by Hijikata, Okita, and the trio of jokers). So, be warned!
This version has both the Japanese voices with English subtitles and the English voices.
The anime series itself is wonderful, and it's definitely slashable, if you're so inclined."
Perfect > Complete
Katrina | California | 03/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I imported the Peacemaker DVD set The Perfect Collection still factory sealed. It has all 24 episodes and the extras found on the individual volumes all on only 3 DVDs. I forget if it only offers Japanese and English as audio languages, but it also has Chinese available for subtitles.
I am not a fan of blood and gore in the least, so I was surprised that not only did I enjoy the fight scenes, but felt there weren't enough of them! The action scenes are very well done, in the few episodes that they appear in.
There isn't much nudity. Mostly you can see the chests of certain guys (like Harada). There are scenes with another man naked and it scans up his body from the pelvic area/hip bones to his face, no genitals. Later you see the same guy sitting in his underwear. As for females, there is cleavage and and half covered breasts in ONE episode. So don't expect a parade of half naked people anywhere in this anime.
I'm the type of person to like Sailor Moon, Pom Poko, Spirited Away, etc. But I simply love Peacemaker! If you don't like watching anime subbed, but hate how bad the translations usually are in the dubbed versions, you don't have to worry with Peacemaker. The dubbed translations are very close to the subtitled translations (if only Sailor Moon was like that!)."
Peace Maker Complete Collection
Nichole R | United States | 02/13/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first saw this anime on Showtime, and loved it. When I ordered the box, I had only seen a few episodes. Needless to say, I was hoping the whole series would be great all the way through. I am glad to say it is.
I am so glad I only saw this anime now. The Complete Collection is a more practical way to buy this series. Instead of spending $25 on seven DVDs: you get the whole show for $60. Also this is a thin pack, which means it takes up less shelf space. Also there are only five DVDs, with five episodes each. The only problem might be that there are no extras, or inserts. If that doesn't bother you then great. Personally I think the cost can't be beat.
The story centers around Tetsunosuke Ichimura, who wants to join the Shinsengumi to avenge his parent's deaths. He must spar against the genius swordsman, Souji Okita, to prove himself. At first Vice Commander Hijikata does not allow Tetsu to join, but then he becomes Hijikata's page. As the story progresses you see Tetsu slowly maturing, and eventually getting his own sword.
Sure most of the action is towards the end, but the other episodes are necessary for character development. The swordfights at the end were just wonderfully animated. The Shinsengumi's raid on the Ikeda-ya inn, which was only covered briefly in Rurouni Kenshin, is covered in detail across two episodes.
This series has a great cast of characters. Many of them are based on real historical figures from Japan's history. While Nanae Kurono does take several liberties with the characters: there is definitely some historical accuracy here.
If you are a fan of animes like Rurouni Kenshin, give this show a try. It has become one of my personal favorites."
Peacemaker - Complete Collection Review
Nicholas A. Frayser | 11/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If Rurouni Kenshin left you wanting more feudal-era themed anime, then Peacemaker just might scratch that itch. It's got a good plot, memorable characters, and was beautifully animated by Gonzo. You can't go wrong with the animation studio that also worked on Last Exile, Chrono Crusade, and Samurai 7, among others."