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29 July 2007 @ 02:55 am
 
My boyfriend just got a Samurai X collection for his birthday, so of course he made me watch it. *snicker* And actually, I kind of enjoyed the first four episodes. It seemed almost film-like, and it reminded me of Azaeruil and Aleksey and the rest of the elves who I miss. These episodes were made as a prequel to the anime series Rurouni Kenshin, which apparently has a lot more comedic elements for kids. But this was actually serious, which is more the type of anime I would like. In fact, it was almost too serious. Kenshin was unbelievably stoic, which I suppose is partly what reminded me of Azaeruil. That, and he's just an incredibly kickass assassin.

The other two episodes combined stuff from the series and later on in Kenshin's life. I had trouble following it because I wasn't familiar with the series and hadn't been introduced to the characters. So, it definitely was a leap from the first episodes. It wasn't that bad though, but I preferred the first episodes. I'm not sure I want to see the rest of the series though, just cause it might totally spoil my view of the character. I like the serious, haunted-soul stuff. And I don't think I could stand stuff like this. *snicker*

So... I'm wondering if there are any other serious anime like this. Has anyone seen Samurai X? I liked the story and the character and the animation style (although they did mix in some live action shots, which I thought was a little odd). And I liked the fact that it was serious, without the silly comic relief stuff. I generally like historical or fantasy themes with samurai and swordfighting, rather than modern or futuristic stuff. There has to be some more series out there like this, hasn't there? I'm hoping maybe I can change my views of anime, hehe.
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(Anonymous) on October 10th, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC)
strange how life comes full circle. here i am searching for the old stories, missing the old days....of Azaeruil and Celidie...and i find this.

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