*if you are not into reading too many sentences just read the overall section"
"A samurai... lives... for battle" - Miyamoto Musashi from episode 10
I can assume everyone that watch Hyakka Ryouran was looking for the fanservice. Just admit it.
What else can you expect from Hyakka Ryouran series? Unique art? Boobs? or Fanservice? If you are expecting that, dont worry this second season is still same as the previous season.You will still get many fanservices and more, new girls! So be happy you pervert!
STORY (4/10) :
Hyakka Ryouran : Samurai Bride is the sequel of Hyakka Ryouran : Samurai Girls. Samurai Bride takes the place after the
ending in Samurai Girls. If you had saw the first season then you may see some glitch new 4 characters and yes, thats what they now focusses are. This 4 dark samurai was being revived without any particular reason and when Yagyu Muneakira thought he and his "samurai" are already strong, they were wrong. This 4 dark samurai beats his companions easily. So, what will happen to Muneakira?
Like i said before, if you are expecting fanservices like what season 1 do. Dont worry its still there, moreover you will have a new girls for being f*pped. Honestly, i am quite dissapointed that there isnt any much improving in this second season. The story was still feel a little bit plain and boring, moreover the jokes was terrible and not funny. I feel like "......ok". I wouldnt say all jokes was bad, of course sometimes there was jokes that really hits the spot but well.. its just a few.
This is the greatest part and the reason why i still enjoyed watching Hyakka Ryouran, the art. You probably wonder whats the big deal of this section. Honestly, the art in Hyakka Ryouran is probably the most original among the oher series, since i dont find any anime that have art like them. The one that closest was Shingeki no Kyojin. The art was like ink painting. just by watching it, i know this level of art was beyond the other anime. Its not like Makoto Shinkai in term of "realistic" but moreover in term of the beauty of "painting"
Sound and Character (5/10)
There isnt much to say about this two section, since its just a so - so. I dont even remember what OP they use. Though for the seiyuu, there was Kugiyama Rie (Queen of Tsundere) and Aoi Yuuki which was really fit with the character their voiced. and for the character, i thought you had knew it from the season 1 and there is some character development in this anime, not quiet too much but its good to know it.
Despite how bad they excute the anime, Samurai Bride is still brings the enjoyable show to watch. Lets forget about on how weak and mediocore the other aspects was. I am not telling i dont like this anime, I like this anime in many terms, like the art and how great the fanservices are. though the plot was rather bland and plain but i find myself enjoyed watching this one.
Here are some conclusion :
+ Amazing and the originality in art was the greatest
+ If you love fanservices, this show is definitely for you
- The story or plot was rather bland and plain, this anime is not for you who're looking for a great story
- The sound was a so - so, though there was Kugiyama Rie but thats really doesnt help to much.
- In term of hit and miss, this jokes in anime was many in "miss" part.
*Thanks for reading my review! If you found this review was not helpful or doesnt good enough,please message me. I really appreciate any feedbacks*
The story is the usual thing from the previous season, except here there is more of the comedy action, harem, romance and supernatural, which was set in some alternative Edo period kind of thing, thought there is a bit of mediocre in it and the filler episodes, it was the introduction of the new set of antagonist that has added some spice to this anime pertaining to the characters as well as the mystery that hey brought with them. The sound maybe the usual, but the intense explosion and the delivery of the antagonists' dialogue has added some sort
of flavor but in a way that such category deserve a higher ranking.
Art, enjoyment and Overall: Good number 7.
Ok, I admit it was the fanservice (though censored) that attracts me to this anime, and I referring to the panty shots, boob flashes and booty calling juts like in the previous season, there is also the fighting that goes on with it both verbal and physical that has some added some attraction , so overall it was good but not very good since there is also predictability, nothing much of this anime's overall to get a higher ranking than 7 since a lot of it's genre are on the ecchi and the focus was mostly on the new set of antagonist as I've mantioned.
A promising beginning led to an expected outcome. This is how I would summarize the second season in one sentence, and that is because of the same characters some of us love and watch dearly find themselves faced with another threat undergoing all sorts of labors in order to emerge victorious.
Every action we take has consequences and you can see that in this series very well because of the famous samurai in japan's history like Miyamoto Musashi and Sasaki Kojirō that were revived because of some spirits that hateful of the course the history had taken and decided to change it themselves.
The end is pretty
much the same as the first season with the two main protagonists on their way to save the day and restore the peace to "Great Japan" as Tokugawa Yoshihiko refers to the country. The expected outcome is what lowers my score for this series because it's not very entertaining to know the results before you even finish watching it.
Artwork is virtually the same because this season focused more on fan service rather than improving the storyline but maybe I'm expecting too much from a series that as ecchi and comedy.
So if you enjoy comedy/ecchi anime that have a drop of drama then the Hyakka Ryouran series is waiting for you. Thanks for granting me some time for reading this review... I hope it is helpful
I, like most of the other viewers of samurai bride was brought back by the boobs and swords; not story, not any deep sense of enjoyment, simply the boobs and swords just because those two things are a great combination. In fact, I think that's gonna be my two word summary of Samurai Girls/Samurai Bride, the problem? theres not as many boobs in this!(plenty of swords yeah) but wheres my boobs!?
Now down to business.
Story: ...Pfff, story!? This is a harem fanservice and that means that so long as the animators/producers/all the other guys do their jobs right, the story writers wont have to worry about
what they're doing because all us guys(and the few female viewers) will be ogling at the boobs and panty-shots and somehow that will keep us occupied for the entire 12 episode stretch of the series, hell it worked once before so why not this time? Granted there are some out there who wont be so easily occupied and might get bored about halfway through, but don't worry folks, that's about the time when the story shows up. Its nothing too original, its about the same deal as the last time: evil force, destroy japan, boobs, and the chicks with the swords(but more importantly boobs) have to come and save the day. Beyond that I wont say but that's the basic outline.
Art: The art is great, im actually being serious right now. The art is just very different from other animes and its this uniqueness that caught my attention in the first season. I can really only describe it as being simpler, but at the same time there is a lot of detail and how they do this is just incredible to me. Now I have to bring up the other big part of the art section... the boobs, because boobs are art, but the art is not always of boobs, but when it is, it just makes it sooo much better.
Characters: Well we have the triumphant return of: the extremely childish but equally well-endowed juubei, the semi-arrogant princess sen, her loyal servant hanzo, the girl who the nude images of could be considered illegal yukimura, her servant matabe who seems to think that a loincloth is proper lower-body wear, and the chick with the hammer who gets knocked out more than an armless boxer, and finally that badass pirate girl with the eye patch gissen. As for new arrivals we have four evil resurrected samurai chicks, some great ki master, and a monkey... yeah you read that right, a monkey is now a main character.
Overall Enjoyment: Like ive said, the animation style gets serious points in my book, but not much else. The story is a lot of recycled stuff from the first season and I see very little new stuff being brought to the table this time around. Tragically there didn't seem to be as many boob shots in this, last time around it seemed as if they went out of their way to put tits on screen, but not this time, so all you horny guys out there are gonna have to go buy a playboy or something. I was slightly annoyed by the fact that the show made no progress until the final five or six episodes but I guess it cant really be helped.
I might have sounded like I was being down on samurai bride, but I want to take this time to say that I did enjoy watching it, and I would watch it again, I was simply disappointed because I had built it up in my head prior to its release. It was fun, if you liked samurai girls you should already be watching this and I think that's all ive got for you today, enjoy!
With Samurai Girls, I called it yet another fanservicy, anti-shounen, "cute girls do cute things" outing utilizing Japan's samurai era. I called it garbage and cussed out the National Rifle Association while I was at it. Now, NRA's situation had gotten worse.
My opinion hasn't changed with Samurai Girls, meanwhile. The real and long-departed Yagyuu Jyubei Mitsuyoshi must be rolling in his grave... But atleast the plot stayed in focus and gave the returning characters 4 rivals, the "Dark Samurai," to keep them on their toes.
The in-fighting in the "evil (but not too evil)" faction and the effort for self-improvement and chi-building in Jyubei's faction were
a bit entertaining. But a monkey who, when kissed by Muneakira, transforms into a girl with "Master Samurai" powers? With incest, mileage may vary. But bestiality?
Well atleast Muneakira turned everyone into Master Samurai. (ABOUT TIME!!) And Kanetsugu spent some time showing some sense of integrity instead of just being some "nice butt of the jokes."
First off, if your a fan of the previous season it should come by no surprise this anime is not to be taken too seriously. With that being said the story is very generic and may come off cheesy at times and with only 12 episodes there wasn't much for character development. Some of the characters bonds even seemed forced throughout but where the story lacks the art style shines. Each character is drawn to match their different personalities which is nice to see in an ecchi anime. As for the sound some over used dramatic effects may become annoying and also again a bit
cheesy. All in all its an ok watch if you seen he first although its not necessarily needed to immerse yourself deeper in the story. Watch it for the sake of half naked fighting females. lol