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View Poll Results: Rurouni Kenshin: Shin Kyoto Hen Episode 1 Discussion
5 out of 5: Loved it!
10 15.38%
4 out of 5: Liked it
9 13.85%
3 out of 5: It was OK
25 38.46%
2 out of 5: Disliked it
13 20.00%
1 out of 5: Hated it
8 12.31%
Voters: 65

03-21-12, 4:50 PM

Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1180
Well, everything was rushed and the designs were just bad... Still can't get used to those vivid colors. There were some changes, some fanservice and Kenshin was quite different. But there were some extra scenes, too.

Oh, Hiko with an axe was probably the best scene in the whole episode.
Modified by MillaMaxwell, 03-21-12, 4:59 PM
03-21-12, 5:00 PM

Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 247
Skipped trough the raw and i must say it's better than what i expected but the 90's series was much better.
One thing that itched me was the battle against Chou Sawagejou, i remember the way Kenshin beat him was so badass, but here the battle lasted like 2 seconds and didn't have the impact of series...
03-22-12, 3:47 PM

Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 34
I really liked the background art and scenery. As for character art, it seemed like they were going for a more modern approach, and I felt like it didn't work at times - especially with regard to Kenshin. The impression and mood that his old design held was not well expressed by his new one. At times, he looked awkward and unpolished. In my opinion, Shioshio and Yahiko were best represented with this new art direction.

I liked that they kept in some of the original music, but the music that played during Chou's fight was a little unfitting. The story, as botch touched upon, definitely seemed rushed. I hope that the next OVA will make up for that with the fight between Kenshin and Shioshio.

Overall, I felt that this OVA didn't really contribute anything to the series as a whole.
03-22-12, 3:51 PM

Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 188
I've never done this before but I am downloading the raw now. Judging from the reactions here, it looks like this thing is as pointless as I expected.
03-27-12, 8:59 PM

Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 251
Has anyone subbed this yet?
03-30-12, 5:17 PM

Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 24
Taka and thora are working together to sub this and it just came out.
03-30-12, 5:31 PM

Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 13191
Murakazu said:
Taka and thora are working together to sub this and it just came out.

ye!!! thanks for the heads up!!!
03-30-12, 8:13 PM

Joined: May 2010
Posts: 7917
Wow, only good thing about this OVA is Hiko. A shame really.
Even when I was in crowd, I was always alone
03-30-12, 8:58 PM

Joined: May 2011
Posts: 6178
It was ok, I suppose.
03-30-12, 9:52 PM

Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 3151
About the only good was the art. Didn't mind the changes in the story, but it was all rushed. Completely lacked any sense of drama during the fights, that were over in 3sec.
03-30-12, 10:21 PM

Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 1955
OMG! Rurouni Kenshin is Back! I am so happy! ja nakute. a complete waste of my time and the crappiest adaptation ever.

Edit: I forgot to add. I puked.
Modified by shanimebib, 03-30-12, 10:24 PM

03-30-12, 10:56 PM

Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 103
This OVA pissed me off so much, almost as much as Seisouhen. Everything left me bitter, from the pacing, to the way they throw us into the middle of the story (it felt like this was episode 2 than a first one), to the bland personalities (am I really watching Rurouni Kenshin??), to the sloppy animation, the crappy fights oh god the fights (isn't this an OVA with a higher budget than a TV show?), the music... Everything just... I rather not go further.

The reason the art doesn't look good is not because of the character designs, which are ok (not great though), but because the animation itself is not consistent in the proportions, so they look slightly different every time. The most glaring example is Kaoru, which looks totally different in one moment and goes back to looking similar to her original design. It's obvious Studio Deen wasn't that interested in this project, which is a shame.
03-31-12, 7:00 AM

Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 20
Wow, seriously??
I don't know where to start.
The fighting scene, S*CK. There, I said it. I was hoping that the fighting scene would be as awesome as in the original anime or even the manga (Broom head using that weird blade when fighting kenshin).
Kenshin is just plain evil doing that to broom head.
Sonusuke still didn't learn Futae no Kiwami is just plain wrong.
Did the Cyclops died when he fighting Shishio? So, who is going to battle Hajime?

deathxempress said:

Oh, Hiko with an axe was probably the best scene in the whole episode.

Same here.
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03-31-12, 10:09 AM

Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 956
DEEN again fu*ked one of the classic anime
03-31-12, 12:22 PM

Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 662
I think this stems from the fact the creator of Rurouni Kenshin did some drawings showing his characters in his style now that he's grown as an artist. Someone then got it into their head to do an OVA showing what RK would have been like with said style. Unfortunaly, this is as bad as a recap episode. It adds nothing.
03-31-12, 12:38 PM

Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 6
soru-soru said:

The fighting scene, S*CK."
deathxempress said:

why censor suck? lest im missing something.
03-31-12, 2:06 PM

Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 32
Hiko Seijuro blazing through those logs was the best. But yeah, when you condense all this stuff it doesn't leave a big impact anymore.

Still it was ok, 6/10 personally

The second part will probably be more interesting, and different, since now Saitou doesn't have anyone to fight. I don't think Sanosuke will be fighting Anji either.
03-31-12, 7:43 PM

Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 2794
Lol hopeful expectations
04-01-12, 3:48 AM

Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 164
I thought this OVA was fine. I don't see why people have so many problems with it. This is coming from a huge Kenshin fan. It's not a masterpiece, far from, but I thought the character designs were fine, the animation was well-done, and despite the creative liberties taken with the story for this part of the arc, I thought it was okay and the pacing, though a little fast, not horribly so. Remember, it's made for the fans, not new people who have no idea what Rurouni Kenshin is. As a Kenshin fan, I was able to enjoy it. I'm sure the next part will be more action-packed, but action for me is pretty unimportant, what matters most to me is just plain-old enjoyment, and I got enough from it to say it's "good".
04-01-12, 5:48 AM

Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 20
brass2themax said:
This is coming from a huge Kenshin fan.

If you are really a huge Kenshin fan then you should know that Kenshin would never have done that to anyone even he dislike him so much. Yes, I was talking about him doing that to broom head.
Also, Sanosuke is too 'damn' stupid to learn Futae no Kiwami on his own. I will be furious if that ever happen.*sorry Sanosuke fans*

fearlubu said:
soru-soru said:

The fighting scene, S*CK."
deathxempress said:

why censor suck? lest im missing something.

SUCK and SICK at the same time. You decide.
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