English: Parallel World Samurai
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2012 to Sep 28, 2012
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or olderL represents licensing company
Score: 6.591 (scored by 2381 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.
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Sep 28, 2012
The show is overall mediocre. One of the main problems of Sengoku Collection is that it lacks any appealing or interesting plot. Sengoku warlords come to our world; they live their lives, some wish to stay while others want go back to the old world, like Oda Nobunaga. A good concept lies here but it is not executed well. Each episode is centers around a Sengoku-period warlord and each episode deals with said character's problem and how they cope with their new life. The problem is that the episodes are very loosely related to each other nor do they serve much semblance to main story, leaving the viewer with a show that is practically just slice-of-life. And really, some people might be fine with that, but why even attempt a main plot when you choose to not properly work on it? There is a certain nagging feeling once you finish the show that tells you this show could have been much more.
The episodes and characters themselves are problematic as well. Some of the episodes are fantastic, some are mediocre, and some are just plain awful and a chore to go through. The good thing is that you might find a jewel of an episode you love while going through the muck; but you have to go through that said muck. The same can be said of the characters, some of which are horribly written and have so little relevance to their Sengoku image that they might as well not have been a Sengoku expy at all, while others are created with good thought and creativity.
You may notice a number of parodies throughout the show as this was the little gimmick the show tries to play out. Probably something a lot of people will recognize is the Bowling for Columbine parody, one of the fewer funny and good episodes of the series. A lot of the parodies however are Japanese-related media so the average English viewer most likely will not get references.
It probably doesn't need to be said that the animation and art is pretty low-tier. Just look at Kanetsugu Naoe's face and tell me you can actually take that seriously. It's even noticeable that in some episodes the production values and art drastically drop. Expect harsh disappointment for those who need grand visuals to keep you entertained.
The music is fair and good in most regards. Dependent on the episode and parodies the music will have different styles and ensemble, and diversity is always a good thing. If you bother with the character songs that are still being released, they are pretty standard J-pop.
Overall, Sengoku Collection is just average. There are episodes you will love and episodes that will having you sleeping from boredom. With poor visuals it makes it hard for an average viewer to be interested in finishing the whole 26 episodes. It really isn't something I can recommend to someone that doesn't have free time to spend.
Sep 27, 2012
At first I thought this series was going to be completely different from what it actually was - the first episode starts out with our main character, Nobunaga, a general from another universe, falling from her home world onto Earth. This event happens with every other general you'll see. As the episodes went on, the focus faded off of Nobunaga and instead focused on every single character in the series, each having their own story. I suppose Sengoku Collection's name makes sense - it's basically a collection of all of the generals' stories with no actual plot. You see hints of a "plot" in each episode, but for the most part there is none.
Halfway through this anime I really wanted to drop it. I wanted to see more of the underlying plot rather than an OVA-esque anime with side stories being in every episode, but I stuck with it until the end.
Story - 6/10. To put it simply, there was none. But I'm making my judgement off the side stories each of the generals had. Some were fun to watch while others were a yawn-fest.
Art - 7/10. At times the art of the characters got a bit odd looking (probably due to the artist's laziness) but it was new, different from the usual art you'll see. I was pretty intrigued by the generals' hair, a lot of them had ombre-esque locks that were cool to stare at while the dialogue bored me.
Sound - 8/10. I personally enjoyed the OP & ED of each season. The 2nd OP had to be my favorite - I'd leave that going on while I did other things because it was so catchy. The sound throughout the anime wasn't very memorable but the OP/ED made up for it. Not the most amazing ones you've ever heard, but catchy.
Character - 7/10. The anime did a good job at portraying each of the generals' lives on Earth with their different personalities. Some are cliche but with over 12 girls to show, I suppose some generic ones had to be thrown in there.
Enjoyment - 6/10. I was bored with some episodes, I'll admit. But some of the stories were cute and fun to watch. Some are not memorable at all but I'd say a good amount are still within my brain.
Overall - 6/10. It wasn't horrible, but it wasn't good. If you think you'd enjoy watching a bunch of girls with their boobs hanging out (which reminds me, tons of fanservice in this anime. Literally every episode has some form of boobage showing), give this a go. At times I was wondering how long I was going to wait until an actual plot revealed itself, but halfway through the anime I accepted there really was none.
Fun fact: Each of the generals' names are well-known historic characters. read more
Jul 15, 2012
I love this series. All the girls are cute and sexy :3
so here is the story,
They're the same generals we know in name only: their appearance, personality, and gender are all different. One day, first Oda Nobunaga and then all the others are transported to our world. Everything is new to them - bicycles, cell phones, automatic doors. Each episode focuses on one general and how she learns to adapt to the modern world.
It is pretty amazing. Make sure you watch it. Although not much people enjoy this but i recommend you to watch all episode!
Sep 23, 2012
Ok I expected that to get the treasures to return back to the past Nobunaga would fight and destroy enemies and obtain the treasures and end up fighting some super boss dude who set them up to go to the future. Who knows, I may be right. However from reading the sytopsis and checking the number of main characters(25) I would bet that I am wrong. Basically there is just a bunch of random stories about different girls accepting their positions in the new worlds and nearly no action.
Ok the characters designs are not my favorite but not bad either. 8 for quite nice
Switching to a new main character every single episode could get on to some people's nerves. Well I got to 3 and I just assumed it would be like that but I really couldn't care less about the backstories of random girls.
I enjoyed the first episode and expected greatness but the next episode was cute but not exactly what I wanted. Then I started the third episode and I couldn't bare to watch anymore.
It really depends on your tastes. If you want to watch 25 different backstories of random girls from the sengoku period- go ahead. It has cute gitls and moderate humor and ecchi. However if you are expecting more of a plot( as I was) expect to be disappointed. I personally cannot stand things without a plot but everyone has their different tastes. read more