Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Samurai - Hunt for the Sword|
Genres: Indie & Art House, Anime & Manga, Animation
Shinjuro may be a little young to be the master of a swordsmanship school, but fate didn't give him any choice. Now, his position and martial arts skills land him right in the middle of serious trouble when the rogue samu... more »
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Not exactly one that makes you think but still good
Amber | Georgia | 01/23/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In all fairness, this one is not one of the favorites in my collection. But it is still pretty good, and I do not regret buying it. The characters are not precisely memorable, but they don't put me to sleep either. And the story is there at least, which is more than I can say for some anime I've seen. The animation looks good, which is always a plus. ^_^I am also unsure if this was meant to be a series or just this dvd. Perhaps it is like Angel Sanctuary--meaning that the company with the rights to it just has not finished the rest of the show yet. In any case, what we get is good, but I feel more could have been done with it.All in all, it comes down to this--If you own it, you either like it or hate it, and I'm not going to change your mind. However, if you have never seen it, I urge you to at least give it a chance before you dismiss it altogether."
It's Tenchi meets Kenshin!
J. Alford | Atlanta, GA. United States | 03/28/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Originally titled: Kai Toh Ran Ma-The Animation, Samura: Hunt For The Sword is a 2-episode OVA based on a Japanese video game. It takes place during the shogun days of Japan. A young swordsman named Shinjuro, who is the heir to a prestigous dojo, takes charge of his father's duties while he is off on a mysterious mission. But the quiet place soons turns into an episode of TENCHI with two cute girls quarreling over him. Then, it is revealed that some ninjas are causing mayhem in the city, but its a cover up for their attempt to start a revolution against the government by stealing a magical sword. The leader of the revolution challenges Shinjiro to a fight with the opposing magical sword that his father is searching for. All this while the true identity of one of the ninjas is really a shrine maiden that Shinjiro has the hots for. There are some funny moments in this and some decent action. Check it out!"
J. Archuleta | Fort Collins, CO United States | 02/08/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This one has the potential to be a really good series but unfortunately is way too short. With only a running time of 60 minutes they try and throw together the story as quickly as possible. You barely have time to get to know the characters before the main baddie and the protaganist fight their final duel. I say this is a frustrating anime because you can see where they might have taken this in a interesting direction. The characters are interesting and the women have a tendency to squabble of the main character in the same classic Dual!/Tenchi fashion. Of course, there is no time for any of this to be developed. I was just left saying-- is that it? The artwork is good, the characters are loveable and though the story line wasn't anything new I enjoyed it. It is simply too short. I would say rent it--it is worth seeing-- but you will probably end up frustrated like me."
sutoko | Atsugi, Japan | 06/19/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This Anime is really a good one, but the only thing is that its way too short. It left open a lot of things, like what happens to Shinjiro after the duel, do all the girls keep fighting over him???? And what happened at his fathers duel??? I really wanted to know that to know end. Another 30 min to an hour would have been really nice."