Rurouni Kenshin: Shin Kyoto Hen Episode 1 Discussion
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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.
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Apr 1, 2012 9:18 AM
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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.
Wouldn't he? What about when he used the "Do-Ryuu-Sen" on the older Hiruma brother (RK Chapter 7), and held back so he wouldn't faint and actually experience the pain? In fact, I don't see how striking an eye is any worse than breaking several limbs with his Sakabatou... In the original anime/manga, when fighting Cho he was also fighting his Hitokiri side. Those few moments were, in my opinion, one of the few good parts of the OVA. He suddenly became very scary, and that's how the Battousai should look like.
However the fight was still ruined because they played it too fast, and all the tension went away as quickly as it appeared (why did he have to take a look at the sword before using it?). I was quite disappointed, it was one of my favorite fights from the anime...
By the way, first post here, just registered because I've been a fan of RK for a few years and really needed to discuss it :P
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I love kenshin but I got really mixed feelings about this. When I heard a new Kenshin oav would come out I was so happy, however i didn't like the fact that the point of view was from Misao, because when kenshin fought shishio, she wasn't even there. When I was watching the oav,at times it felt like I'm watching a reverse harem show. I laughed hard at the sex scene. I mean, now I can't take shishio even seriously. I liked the fact that they wanted to do it different then the original story, however it should be able to stand alone for what it is, which in this case doesen't. I can't say it's bad since the first episode was more a recap and a weak buildup ( I guess). I hope the second part would be way better and will have great fight scenes
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Great adaptation. It had a more realistic feeling than the original and I personally loved the art. The animation was incredible as well. For people who are deciding whether or not to watch it, you should. It's not a masterpiece (because all alternative adaptations aren't allowed to become masterpieces), but it's still a great watch and extremely nostalgic. Don't let the butthurt hipsters that gave the reviews and most of the comments here here prevent you from watching it. It's impossible to like another adaptation more than an original adaptation that you've watched a long time ago.
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I expected it to be better. but it is disappointing. This show is Terrible. Pacing was bad, Music was bland, no emotional parts to the story, Short non epic fight scenes. Loved the original four part OVA. I was hoping it would be on par with that. I don't want to nitpick and I didn't mind the new iteration. But It felt like there were only a few scenes with Kenshin himself in it. If they were restricted by time, then there was too many scenes with irrelevant character that didn't add to the story. And Saitoh didn't feel cunning. Just bad. I still rated a 7 ;/.
Apr 7, 2012 11:46 AM
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Guys they couldn't do the full out scenes but they had enough time to put in a sex scene and a frickin pigeon scene- WTFFFFF
Am I the only one who doesn't like this new animation- they look like dinosaurs!! UGHHH I ALL WANT IS JINCHUU
this was the main problem i had with it.
adding in random unnecessary scenes and cutting out important ones.
instead of showing all those boring kenshin and misao conversations they could have shown the kenshin and saito fight or more sanosuke or something.
and that sex scene.....not really sure what that was all about.
some of the changes they made to the story were decent but shishio killing usui was just dumb and not anywhere near as epic as it was when saito did it
finally someone else agrees about that atrocious animation!
i actually think the animation from 1996 looks better than this.
its like they werent even trying.
the fight scenes were horrible. i wouldnt even call them fight scenes since they lasted for only 5 seconds
i thought the main reason why they wanted to redo the kyoto arc was to update everything animation-wise. other than that whats the point of remaking it?
at least make it visually appealing but no! they couldnt even do that!
overall i dont think it was a complete disaster
im just really dissapointed
They did the oav because of kenshin 15th anniversary. Am I the only one who knows this? Yeah but I agree that's not an exuse to make it bad.
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The TV series are alot better than this, for the plain reason that you can understand everything. I will suggest watching this after episode 62 of the TV series.
One thing tough as animated compared to the TV series I can say this was alot nicer.
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