A 300-year-old book is discovered which chronicles the adventures of the legendary Samurai Troopers… centuries before they happen! But what does this mean? Are the Troopers merely puppets in some cosmic play, acting out parts?
Who is this mysterious Suzunagi, a mysterious girl who entices each of the warriors with their hearts’ desire - salvation, new armors, freedom from a life of fighting. Why is she so interested in the troopers and their armors?
Being the final entry in the Ronin Warriors series, you'd think this five-episode OAV would be filled with great action and a wonderful end. It's not. There is no action whatsoever in any of these episodes, except in the flashbacks that fill half of each episode. These "flashbacks" (most fitting word I can think of) aren't really flashbacks though; they are clips from the TV series and the Legend of the Inferno Armor OAV with pointless drivel spouted from the characters over them. The dialogue doesn't even discuss what is being shown - it's quasi-philosophical ramblings that have nothing to do with the Ronin Warriors series at all.
Furthermore, every happy thing in the original series (the idea of friendship, especially) is cast aside, with the characters basically saying that they weren't friends, that they only fought beside each other to survive. It's as if the creators of these OAV episodes wanted to piss off every fan of the original series.
Even if you can get past the lack of action in an action series and the wasteful consumption of time (this could have been two episodes, easy), you still won't find very much enjoyment. The plot is a joke, with next to no explanation of anything and a general lack of sense and substance. The idea that the story of the warriors has already been told in a book that is 300 years old is never even explored; it's just a background for a few brief moments.
There is nothing redeeming about this. There is no reason to watch it, and there is no reason it should have ever been made.read more
After watching the awesome Ronin Warriors shows and the first two ovas that were great I felt that this wouldn't be bad either so I watched it without any thought of the fact that this was going to be A GOD AWFUL PIECE OF SH**.
Unlike the Ronin Warriors show and previous ovas that were full of triumphant fights scenes and awesome 80s music we just get the complete opposite. Its mostly a bunch of flashback footage with a voice over of the characters whining about some emotional crap for about 95% of each episode with the only story being in the very beginning and very end of each episode . Each episode is supposed to be about each warrior but you just get annoyed and want to punch the screen in the face almost the whole time of the actual story focuses on this annoying ghost lady named Suzunagi that is extremely creepy and turns this into some emo stuff. You don't get any awesome opening theme at the beginning to get you pumped up either it just shows the title then starts the episode and the ending theme is just some creepy and mellow song with all the visuals about Suzunagi's history and stuff. This is a giant bullet in the head for the series and unfortunately this was the last we see of this series. I actually giving this ova series more credit than it deserves but ya its really bad and probably the worst thing I ever seen.read more