Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Charles E. Vilaro | Puerto Rico | 07/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've become an anime enthusiast no more than five months ago. Here is a list of what I've seen: Ninja Scroll (series and movie); Samurai Champloo; Mononoke - Spirited Away - Howl's Moving Castle; the entire Kenshin Himura series, OVA and Movie; and Shura no Toki. I also watched the old Samurai series about Musashi Miyamoto. I have to say that Shura no Toki is in the same league as all the above mentioned except the three Miyazaki movies.
The story revolves around generations of fighters who practice the "mutsu-emmei" style. These fighters go at it bare handed without any weapons except for their bodies and still manage to kick serious butt. The story, besides having nice character development, great actions sequences and even love stories, manages to deliver the plot with great historical references and settings. I would say that if you liked Samurai Champloo and the Kenshin series, you will definitely enjoy Shura no Toki."
Shura, best fighting anime I've ever seen
T. Glodowski | Indy, USA | 07/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm an avid anime fan and this is hands down the best fight scene/showdown anime I've ever seen. If you like Bleach, Inuyasha, or any other sword clashing anime, peep this. This is the story of the Mutsu clan of warriors who are considered a myth. They fight with no weapons and must fight if challenged just because of their bloodline and honor to prove that Mutsu is the most powerful kung fu in the land. The suspense of the fight scenes is almost unbearable it's paced so well. And the animation is great. I wouldn't say it's the best I've seen but it gets the job done. I rewatched this right after I finished it. To other anime fans looking for your next series to check. You have found it."