Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Samurai X - Complete|
Actor: Samurai X
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Mystery & Suspense, Anime & Manga, Animation
Nineteenth century Japan: a land torn by warfare and rebellion, where small bands of soldiers seek to overthrow the tyrannical Tokugawa Shogunate. Enter Kenshin, a young orphan whose fighting skills were honed by the grea... more »
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Edgy, Suspenseful and Worth the Buy!
P. Gormisky | 04/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"All fans of "Rurouni Kenshin/Samurai X" will surely love this complete box OVA/OAV set. It is very suspenseful and holds your attention till the ending of this tragic-yet-happy tale.
When buying this box set, you are getting your money's worth. Usually, this box set runs anywhere from 90-100 USD in some stores, but on Amazon, it practically cuts it in half.
This product does not appear to be a bootleg and is very accurate on the subtitles.
There is also another OVA/OAV box set that has a black box and is a little more expensive. Personally, I favor this one. In the other box set, you do not get the following:
Reflection: Director's Cut
Trust & Betrayal: Director's Cut
(Rurouni Kenshin/Samurai X) The Motion Picture*
Trust & Betrayal
*The Motion Picture is sometimes listed as Japanese only when searching for the "Language" on some sites, such as this, but with this DVD box set, it DOES come in English and also in Japanese, with English subtitles.
(All DVDs = English/Japanese with English subtitles)
That is what you get in this box set, besides the wonderful box art and the beautiful DVD cover art.
The risk of purchasing this box set, or any box set for that matter, is damage to the box itself, not necessarily the DVDs, but hey, sometimes it happens.
Note: On the side of the box, you may see a small logo that says: Rurouni Kenshin or Samurai X. They are both the same.
Little kids should not be watching this. The suggested rating in my eyes would be at least an audience that is mature enough to handle the dialog and the little suggestive themes that are featured. Roughly: 16+
Also: The title is a little misleading, considering it only says 'Samurai X - Complete', but this is NOT the Anime, it is the OVA/OAV collection."
Horribly Brutal, and Epicly Beautiful
Xmortis | N Y | 01/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This set contains the "OVA" movie collection. All but "reflection" occur before the TV series.
When we first meet Kenshin, he is a small boy surrounded by death in Fudal Japan. He is taken in by a legendary swordsman and trained in the art of swordfighting. The brutal circumstances of his youth penetrate his heart, and despite his masters warnings he becomes an instument of death. He kills with such efficiency He becomes "Battousai" the man slayer.
The combat scenes in this series are bloody, so be warned, it may not be suitable for all ages. It is the brutallity of this series that ultimately leads to Kenshins vow and his wielding the legendary reverse blade of the TV series. If you've seen the TV series, the art style is more realistic, and the feel is much darker.
Samuri x refers to an x shaped scar Kenshin recieves in a moment of revalation...can he really save the people by killing people? Here is born the wound that never heals, and the reverse blade sword! This set is a masterwork, and turned this reviewer into in anime addict! Kenshin rules!!"
I was so excited
M. Clark | 09/25/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"After hearing so many people talk about Samurai X I decided to purchase the Complete set.
First let me say that the first disc "Trust & Betrayal" is amazing. After watching the first disc, I was completely blow away and could not wait to put in the second disc. Well, when I did put in the second disc I was so let down. The second disc has different artists and it is apparent within the first few scenes. I didn't expect them to keep up the romance angle that was started and ended in the first disc, but overall this disc and the rest of the set could not compete (except for the Director's Cut of Trust & Betrayal).
I loved loved loved the first disc, just save some money and try to get the first disc because it sets the bar so high that you will be completely disappointed with the rest of the set."