One thousand years ago, all manner of evil creatures beset Earth. Only high priest Ozuno could control the guardian demon Zenki and protect the world. Fearful that no one would ever be able to handle the destructive Zenki,... more » he sealed the creature in a stone monument before passing away. In modern day, a young priestess named Chiaki Ozuno uncovers the monument. Strange demonic objects known as the Seeds of Evil have been appearing once again, and with them come doom for all mankind. Chiaki's only chance is to summon Zenki, and unleash his devastating power on the evil forces. Will she be able to control him, or will Earth's salvation spell her destruction?« less
DemonFire-Kaminari | Mobile, AL United States | 08/01/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Since '96, after it's first 13 episodes were released then dropped by Software Sculptors ( like Utena ), fans of this series, Kishin Douji Zenki, have been dying to sink their fangs into the the many more episodes of this juicily colorful tale of a demon lord named Zenki fighting evil under the control of a teenage Shinto priestess named Chiaki ENNO ( her name is NOT Chiaki Ozuno as it says on the summary. Japanese put the last name first and someone somewhere got Enno Ozuno mixed up with Enno Chiaki. I hope its not translated like that. The also are mistaking when they say that she found a stone monument. It's there the whole time in plain site and obviously everyone knows the story behind it.)The story is unique and the artwork is colorful. The demon lord Zenki is controlled by Chiaki's magic bracelet that turns him into a wimpy little child form and then back into his kick-butt true self when evil shows up. It's one of the most popular anime shows in Central and South America ( if that counts for something. ) The story in the beginning does get a bit repitious though, but if you hang in there, it gets better, especially after episode 13 ( and 13 episodes are on this disc ! a bargain ! ) So go out there and check it out everyone ! It's a definite winner ! Haven't got the dvd yet myself, but I can't wait ! I hope the dubbing doesn't ruin it, but the Japanese actors ( Kappei Yamaguchi, Chisa Yokoyama, Megumi Ogata, and Juurouta Kosugi ) are the perfect combination !"
Asura Spitzer | Hopkinton, MA United States | 08/12/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"One thousand ears ago a great sorcerer named Enno Ozuno battled the forces of evil using a bracelet to control a tenacious fighting demon named Zenki. Fearful of Zenki's power , he sealed the demon in a statue in the back of shrine just before he passed away. A thousand years later evil Master Karuma and her three demonic servants are trying it again. She sends out 108 'Seeds of Posesion', which take advantage of people's desires and twist them into something nasty (or nastier). When Enno Chiaki is attacked at her shrine by a couple of henchmen, she frees Zenki, unknowing of his power. All seems lost at first, but Chiaki figures out to retyrn Zenki to his true form, a tall, musuclar bishie with an attitude. But then you discover that Zenki would love nothing more to kill Chiaki and be free. Nope. Not gonna happen, not while Chiaki has the guardian bracelet anyway. So, Chiaki, go find the seeds of evil! The story progresses and gets more advanced, more demons are added, and a big rival too. The picture is very nice, but the dubbing cuts out anything inappropriate or religious. Watch it subititled when you get this. The OP themes are done by Kageyama Hironobou, the singer who did most of the music for DBZ, as it's all very nice.I love the seond OP, ' Demon Lord Zenki, Welcome the Dead'! DO buy this. I can't wait to buy the second saga!!"
Disc #2 Flawed
Weasel | Hermitage, TN United States | 04/08/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have purchased 5 copies of Zenki Saga 1. Every copy has a flaw on disc number 2. The english dialogue goes out at certain points during disc play. This happens at the same instant on each disc I have tried. I have returned 4 copies to Amazon.com. I purchased another copy from another store. This copy is also flawed. I must say that I hated the voices for the English Dialogue anyway. Zenki is very annoying and sounds nothing like his Japanese counterpart. Stick with Japanese with subtitles for this one. It totally ruins the series for me in English. I don't know if anyone else has experienced this problem with disk number 2? I have attempted to email Anime Works about this problem three times. I have recieved no response. Buyer beware!"
Just one thing...
kurainoyume | 02/14/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Since others cover the story contents and such well enough, you don't need me to go on about it. ;p However, there is one thing I didn't see mentioned anywhere. Now, I saw the subtitled eps on VHS and it was love at first site. It's simply a fun series. When it came out on DVD, I was one of the first to grab one and was surprised to find the series had also been dubbed. ooo... Though I've learned from experience that to watch an English dub of an Anime is most usually dangerous to your sanity, I gamely gave it a go to test out the DVD since I'd already seen the subtitled version. Well, the dub isn't too bad, but I do have one major gripe and felt warning others was in order: The dub voice used for the child Zenki is horrible and really ruined it for me. I constantly found myself gritting my teeth. I suppose it's endurable, but I recommend people new to the series watch the subtitled first or risk being turned off by that ill-fitting and grating voice."
Remeber- -never eat the wallnuts
sephirajo | Brooklyn Park, MN USA | 11/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Zenki series is a wonderful take on the shonen manga. Here we have all the staples of a good anime action show; magic spells, a young pretty girl, two bad budist monks and a wise cracking demon trying to kill his mistress. . .
Okay, so its not your average action show, but Zenki with his smart as attitude and the wise cracking of the intire cast, plus the well timed use of panty jokes makes it all worth while. After all who wouldn't like a series where the heroien is force to seal the fridge from her gardiuan demon to keep him from eating them out of house and home? Then watch that same demon don a *female* students uniform to steal her lunch at school!Zenki is a bag of laughs and action, a great buy for any anime fan. ^-^"