Way better than first series & still funnier
NiQ | N America | 07/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This review wants to compare vs first series
A lot of reviewers for this set said that this series was more serious than first one & comedic moments felt out of place. This may be if one rushed through the series as I did. However, at the second viewing, I found the comedic moments wonderful especially if your cup of tea is japanese anime comedy style.
But the most wonderful thing about this series is the level of detail & work in the animation. Certainly the extra detail was the result of more money to spend vs the 1999 introduction & it was helped by the improvements in action sequences after MATRIX in 1999 as the action is more HK style cool. A lot of reviewers said the action in first series was very good.
That may be in 1999 but it looks very generic & very short to be considered good. This they improved on.
In terms of story, there is more improvement & more dramatic impact. I felt the first one was very redundant in Jubei-chan refusing the Yagyu Jubei persona & mantle but here it was more subtle.
I would say this is the series you want to get if you have to choose ONE. If you enjoyed it, it would not ruin your enjoyment of the first one."