The war against the Tokugawa Shogunate ended years
ago. But there are some who are not happy with the outcome.
Shigure Takimi watched his friends and family get slashed down
in the name of freedom and prosperity. Now he and a band of
desparate rebels have sworn to settle one final score. Only
one man stands in their way: Rurouni Kenshin. Will the former
assassin take up his sword to fight again? When Shigure discovers
Kenshin's true identity and his fight becomes a personal vendetta,
the young hero will have no choice.
• Region 1
encoding (US and Canada only)
• Color, Animated, HiFi Sound
• Full-screen format
SECRET(S): None that I know of
What can I say but
"WOW!" This movie was pretty darn awesome! From the
start when you hear L'Arc~en~Ciel's "niji", I knew
I was going to dig this movie.
The movie takes place
after the TV series and is about a brother, a leader of a clan
who wants to gain attention by assasinating a foreign leader.
He is also a samurai and a top notched fighter. At the same
time, he wants revenge after the person who killed his brother.
Kenshin and the brother
become friends until they start to discover that they may have
to be enemies.
The story is what
is awesome in this series but what may get to people in the
constant back and forth change of animation from the "Rurouni
Kenshin" TV series style to the serious OAV like style
but nevertheless this movie is so awesome!
As for the DVD, unfortunately
there is not much in terms of special features unless you include
the many trailers.
Anyway, the storyline
is what's important and it's a definite must-buy anime DVD for
samurai flick anime fans.
THE MOVIE: A
THE DVD EXTRAS: C
THE DVD OVERALL: B+
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