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Even-though the premise is the same, the story has been re-vamped. This is what makes the OVA a better watch than the series. While watching the series, I experienced a bit like too much was going on. The revisions in the OVA fixed that for me. Yes, it's a post-apocalyptic that is similar to the likes of Evangelion, Escaflowne & RaXhephon, but there's a different fight here. Most have not seen this because they are too wrapped up in the fact that it resembles older titles. In a sense, I could even say it is similar to Voltron. This title like the others, has a specific fight. Like I don't give away the story (because others have already), I would recommend a watch of the OVA as it is only 2 episodes. If you are curious to know the difference of the series, see if this holds your attention well enough, then check out the series. Also, find the true battle in this story. read more
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This can be compared to The Animatrix & Batman Gotham Knight. It is a collection of stories that take you into the Halo universe. It gives you a history of how things began & stories from other perspectives, that will tie-in answers to unanswered questions of the game followers. Those who don't follow the game are in for an experience into this universe that has been at war throughout space & time.
This collaboration of stories have been written, animated & produced by a collection writers, directors, producers & animation studios from Japan. The main directors overseen the entire production in making sure that each episode stayed true to the original story line of the game. The 8 different episodes all have a different animation look. Each one, even-though done in a different animation style, brings to life a different aspect in how the story is viewed (from who's eyes) based on story being told.
Like with anything, in order to know what it's truly about, you should watch it and base your own opinion; especially if you're reading these reviews - it only shows you have a curiosity of what's going on.... If you're gonna base whether you watch it or not based on these reviews & you go into it with a formulated opinion, remember... it wasn't your TRUE opinion to begin with.
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This is a story of "good vs. evil" told in the culture of the Japanese, placed in a future, post apocalyptic era in a multi-cultured society as we live in today. The music combined with the mixed Far East/Western scene combinations sets "Afro Samurai" in a place where no other creator has dared to go. Not only did "Afro Samurai" catch up with the times of our society in its visual & musical aspects, but it bridged the gap of Eastern & Western societies.
Its story is a "straight-to-the-point", "pay-attention" story; no fluff added - but it keeps your attention & makes you want more. Its 5 episodes are packed with action and a deep underlined story; anymore development would have taken away from the intensity of the story.
This is NOT your typical anime; it is the "Akira" of THIS millennium. Like all anime, it is meant to bring entertainment, but it is like fashion where it makes a statement. "Akira" made a statement in 1987 & has grown to be a classic of its kind. "Afro Samurai" made a statement in 2006 & it already has its place amongst the classics. read more
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in '86.... that was highly impressive & revolutionary for an animated story. for you to look at it now, you'd see it as 'corny' with 'over-rated' dialogue. as an enthusiast, your approach to watchin' THIS title... you have to be able to transport yourself back in order to appreciate the values on this story & it's innovation of the time. only then, will you fully see "Fist of the North Star" for the classic it has become. read more