Meet Galan, a Russian spastic geek who`d do anything to be a real, live samurai. But that`s just an impossible dream... or is it? When his friend Natsu, who is a successor of Japanese emigrants family, gives him the gift of an ancient sword, strange events unfold, and even stranger people drop out of the sky to attack. Now Galan must overcome his ineptitude and join a bunch of beautiful women in a wacky romp through a kingdom that time forgot. Hey, what could be better?
You completely miss the point of this anime. COMPLETELY.
It's not just another parody OVA with bunch of fanservice.
It's a USSR and Russian culture parody. So, for haters it does not count as worthy, but we Russians (and I think Russian culture lovers) like it very much. Not all, but most of us, who is not an ill hooray-patriot and can laugh upon its birthplace.
I am not a patriot (who said wapanese?..), but I still like Russia, so thematical jokes I found sometimes funny. For example, this anime.
It is good. It is really good.
Story: 9. An ordinary tale about neophyte-samurai turns to become a crazy
and action story. Imagine that.
Art: 8. Maybe it's because I like old-fashioned drawing style.
Who said about boobs? Go to hell with your boobs, if you can't see anything more.
Sound: 8. It's not so special, but Kalinka-malinka in ending - that's a very interesting move.
Character: 10. Wapanese-samurai - you won't see somebody like him in lots of anime, right? Of course, there are some anime and video-game characters which wants to be Japanese, but without such deep color.
Another characters are not so original, but samurai sweeps them all.
Enjoyment: 10. I liked it. Really.
Very good "cranberry". I laughed out loud.
We want more like this.
This would have to be one of the most random anime that I have ever seen in my entire life, even more random than Paranoia Agent. But I have to admit that this was a pretty funny show and it made me laugh at several scenes throughout both episodes and I really enjoyed it. So I am going to give this OVA a 10 for being so funny and for being so random.
Ever heard of the saying "It's so bad, that it's hilariously good"? Well, I guess you can say this is one of those animes.
So, when you read the synopsis for the story at first. It sounds completely ridiculous, right? But, when you actually watch the anime and story unfold, it's hilarious. It's about a guy, Galan, who is obsessed with the samurai lifestyle and even wants to become one if possible. When his friend, Natsu, gives him a ancient sword as a present, strange events start to happen (i.e being attacked and his friend asking him to marry her). Now it is up to
Galan to stop these strange events.
(Also, you got panties in your face, how worse can the story get, right? xD)
The art is very good. Some scenes were badly done, which is why I took points away.
The soundtrack is good, nothing spectacular here.
Man, all the character are so funny! You got Natsu who has a dad who is a pervert and wants to grope her, to which Natsu beats him up (despite that he says he enjoys it). You got a overly protective servant of Natsu, who is really strange. You have a freelance reporter who speaks in a weird what seems to be Texan accent xD And you have your protagonist, Galan, who is stupid at everything he does xD
At first, I thought this was going to be a serious samurai anime. Boy, was I wrong! This is a comedy and it's really funny and I ended up really enjoying it!
Don't think this is a serious samurai anime 'cause it's not! This is a comedy that has many hilarious laughs. If you're just looking to laugh at something, then I recommend this anime. But if you're looking for a more serious samurai anime, then this is not it.
Thanks for reading. Let me know your thoughts on this review and any feedback you may have for me. Until next time!
Pro:Simple and straight forward
Pro:had some okay/cheese lines/jokes.
Pro:Ending was done in a nice comical manner.
Con:Too predictable with comedy and some aspects of plot. Mainly with character's body language. On the positive aspect of it the character was drawn perfectly. So, unless you knew what you were looking for you wouldn't notice it. The curse of over watching anime i suppose. Where aspects of surprise diminish.
Con: Ending was conflicting in regard to main female character's love. Was love more important or money?
Pro: In terms of the ending credits they were original but the elongated picture was too slow. I understand teasing is tempting but
realistically you aren't changing the rating with each picture so why delay it? For tension is good for buildup and buildups tend to be better than what was just shown.
Pro: characters were nicely drawn along with background.
Pro:all presented a kind soul regardless of good or evil standing. A great concept for those that appreciate happy films.