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PhdInCartoons

  • Joined Feb 12, 2013
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Story

O.K, deep development in places, maybe too deep. It is guilty of spending quite a lot of time on certain areas. Still, it is a very good story about Kenshin's inner conflict. 

 

Animation

Old but good. All scenes, from the touching moments with the love interest to times when the Battousai is at his fearsome best are very well done. 

 

Sound

Excellent music. There is a mix of traditional and more modern music that both add to the tone and mood of the show. The voices are off-putting at first, but excellent

 

Characters

Very well written. Kenshin's inner struggles are very well done and the viewer can see the devlopment into the character that they are perhaps more familiar with from the TV show. His love interest, Tomoe, is also characterised expertly well. 

 

Overall

Brilliant in its own right. More violent than the TV show, yet more touching also. This is an excellent OVA and it would be unfair to judge it solely as a prequel. 

8/10 story
8/10 animation
9.5/10 sound
8/10 characters
8.4/10 overall

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