Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Rumbling Hearts Box Set|
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Your chance to get all the romance, guilt and betrayal! Friendship and faith, love and betrayal?and guilt. Rumbling Hearts weaves a tale not of superheroes or science fiction, but of the silent sufferings of any potential ... more »
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Wow, simply wow
The Anime Adict | St. Cloud Mn USA | 08/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Okay rumbling Hearts is a series that starts off like any typical shojo anime. In other words cute girl pinning for a guy, confessing her feelings. You know the bit. However unlike most Shojo this one takes a truly tragic turn when the cute girl, Haruka, gets into a traffic accident while waiting for her boyfriend and is servely wounded ending up in a coma. The next episode takes place three years later and shows how her boyfriend and her best friend have done their best to move on. Just as the two finally start to be able to move on, Haruka wakes up and throws a huge monkey wrench into things. Not only does she wake up but she has no idea that she's been in a coma for three years but instead thinks its only been a few days. What is a decent guy to do when his love for a girl he lost to tragedy some back when he already has a girl he cares for? That is the question the main male leads left with, but that's only one of the main plots. There's the guilt striken Best friend, the typical but devoted teenager younger sister, and of course Haruka all trying to find their happiness in a no win situation.
Now for the actual review. First off maybe most noteable is the art work. It is simply amazing. It's fluid, crisp, smooth and well just look at the box cover and you get the idea of just how good it is. The second most noteable is the music which is wonderful and heart felt, from its happy fiddles to the more lonesome guilt struck piano and voilen pieces. Now then is the story line. Why does this take such a low bar? Well because the story doesn't really start until the forth episode. However once it does it draws you in completely. As it is a shojo the story is character based, which for a change is a good thing. Though at first all the characters start off as typical stereo types they quickly change and develope according to their new found situation. What I really loved about the story was that despite most shows, anime or not, tend to focus on the supposed main victum (the person in the coma) this one takes the time to show how such an event makes everyone involved is a victum. It goes that extra mile to show who everyone suffers tremendously. While there are a few truly funny jokes the series has a solemn to even depressing atmosphere to it. The voice acting is extremely well done, though there are times when the main male lead sounds almost drunk but only for a line or two. As excellent as everything is the story is really the gem of the series, which for a shojo is rare.
Now I usually go one about all the stuff with the series and in the case of most Shojo that tends to be a lot. However, I amd more then happy to say this series really doesn't have any errors or flaws in it, at all.
In the end I would have to say buy this series, it's more then worth the money even if it's only 3 dvds long. Now go buy this series!"
Rumbling Hearts is awesome I love it now just bring out the
R. Baldock | Southern California | 08/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Rumbling Hearts is based off of a Japanese video game. I loved this series every single second of it. This is not like some weird fantasy world anime where they have like special powers its just basic human life on what normal humans do for a living and how relationships can be sometimes a real pain. If you love romance, drama, soap operas, about high school life then you should really watch this series. Its kind of like Degrassi in a way since they go to school and then fall in love and then they get betrayed by their partner. I wish Funimation would release the Rumbling Hearts video games here in America I think they would really sell since Rumbling Hearts is like one of the best animes ever made. Sometimes this series has some comedy in it but its mostly depressing but at the same time its great. Plus, who knows maybe if enough people buy this maybe Funimation might just release the Rumbling Hearts video games. I give it a 10 out of 10 and 5 stars. Now lets bring this series to Blu-Ray!"
Excellent Anime for those who Love Realistic Plots
Kenneth Burger | Warren, MI United States | 07/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great anime, and it is different for the simple fact that it is very realistic. It's not a giant robot monster anime, nor one where the male lead is getting repeatedly punched into the stars. This is a very angsty anime about something that could potentially happen to someone in real life. The anime is based off the Japanese video game Kimi ga Nozomu Eien (The Eternity You Desire), a very risque dating sim, and it stays pretty true to the game's form. One thing that impressed me is that even though there is a fair share of nudity in the anime, none of it is gratuitous. It all fits in with the story very well, so it's not just a fanservice anime. I highly recommend this anime for people who like serious plots in their TV shows and anime. It will take you on an emotional roller coaster and have you wanting more."
Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien~ Simply Beautiful
G. Sims | 06/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien is a beautiful story about love and betrayal. Spanning 14 episodes this story is probably the only anime that I have viewed that is true to life and human nature.
While it is very soap opera-ish, there is a beauty to this series that is unique. For the avid anime fan this is a must see. To the casual viewer this series might be better left alone or rented.
Hopefully the OAV will make its way over to the US."