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Rurouni Kenshin Review: Abandoning a Violent Past

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About a week and a half ago my family went on vacation to San Francisco, and at the time there was the Japan Film Festival in which a number of Japanese movies (both anime and live-action) were presented.  Sadly, we were not there for very long so I only got to see movies on one of the days.  However, we went to see two movies.  The first one is the live-action adaptation of Rurouni Kenshin.  While I have seen a few scattered episodes of the anime on Toonami long ago, the truth is that for the most part I haven’t seen much of any of this story, whether in anime or manga form.  As such, I’m not that familiar with the original story (besides the basic idea that almost anyone with any awareness of the series already knows) so I could not judge how good this movie was in comparison to its previous forms.  That said, however, I certainly enjoyed watching this film and though I may not be aware of how properly it adapted the source material, I feel that it was made into a very enjoyable movie regardless and one that definitely makes me more interested in reading the manga or watching the anime. Continue reading

Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin Review: A Story of Bonds and Brotherhood

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Last night I finished watching Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin, and what an experience it was.  One of the most fantastic displays of brotherhood I’ve seen and just an awesome story all around.  It’s certainly the type of story I would love to see more of in anime. Continue reading