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Looks like someone is on a Sho Sakurai obsession phase right now :3
...huh? You never told me you were going to rural Kansas. Sounds...fun. hahaa
Anyways, I'm not sure exactly when I leave but I think it's around the 7th. Hopefully I can come over once before then. So I assume you like your classes? and Japanese!!! Subarashi!!!
What's wrong with you?!? You even thinking about anime?
I finished the second disc, so hold your horses. GEEZ
So I read what you emailed me concerning Sword of the Stranger, and you did not succeed in wavering my opinion. What the director said may be so, but it the duty of a director to adequately transmit his intentions onto the screen. And even so, the director was mainly highlighting on the more superficial elements (action, animation, script, etc), giving almost nothing to what lies *behind* the action. Frankly, the only aspect of the film that succeeded was its animation. Other than that, the film duly suffered from its weak thematic material and forgettable character development (which in turn downplays the entire "friendship theme", further cheapening the film as a whole). Even the fight scenes lacked innovation in content (the fights in Naruto showed more imagination), and a suspenseful buildup to the final battle was virtually nonexistent. The final battle itself between the Japanese and Chinese held little sway over the two protagonists, bringing the entire meaning of that cinematic climax into question. So the POINT OF THE STORY was muddled in its transmission to the screen, and from what I read of your recent email, there really wasn't any point in it to begin with except to simply provide an hour and a half of shallow amusement.
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