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Peacemaker - Complete Collection

4.7 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews

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For 15 year-old Tetsunosuke Ichimura, childhood innocence has given way to a blinding thirst for revenge. Haunted by the vicious slaying of his parents, Tetsu joins a group of elite swordsmen to hunt down the rebels who murdered his parents.

Set during the troubled times between the arrival of Admiral Perry in 1853 and the Meiji Restoration of 1868, Peacemaker (2003) often feels like a prequel to Rurouni Kenshin, but from the politically opposite side. Tetsunosuke "Tetsu" Ichimura initially seems like an anime stereotype: the irrepressible half-pint who wins out through sheer determination. At 15, Tetsu is stubborn and impetuous, but he's wrestling with personal demons. When his older brother Tatsu becomes a bookkeeper for the Shinsengumi, a group of samurai the Shogun organized to protect the capital, Tetsu decides to join the quasi-military corps. His resolute spirit charms fey swordsman Souji Okita, who coaxes iron-willed vice-commander Hijikata into accepting the boy as a page. Tetsu becomes the unofficial mascot of the goofy but deadly ronin of the Shinsengumi: they call him "Puppy Boy," tease him about being cute, and even speculate that Hijitaka keeps him around for sexual favors. As the series progresses and the conflict with the anti-Shogun forces nears, Tetsu must decide whether to avenge his parents, who were murdered by Imperialist agents, or become a "Peacemaker," as his father desired. The spectacularly choreographed battle scenes show just how grueling a trial Tetsu faces.

Many of the characters and incidents in Peacemaker are based in fact, although the filmmakers take considerable liberties and the story rambles. But it's the interaction of the characters that gives the series its appeal: Even the minor samurai feel like credible individuals. Writer Hiroshi Yamaguchi and director Tomohiro Hirata refuse to offer facile solutions to Tetsu's inner conflict, which gives Peacemaker a satisfying depth. The boxed set lacks the many extras--both on video and in print--that were included with the individual discs. (Rated 15 and older: violence, alcohol and tobacco use, nudity, risqué humor) --Charles Solomon

Special Features

  • 24 episodes on five discs

Product Details

  • Format: Animated, Box set, Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Section 23
  • DVD Release Date: November 15, 2005
  • Run Time: 600 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000B5IOPC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #182,598 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Okay, the price on this is really reasonable, but watch out! There are _no_ extras here. Normally I wouldn't care because I generally just want to watch the anime episodes themselves, but I _really_ liked the short, narrated stories that came as extras with the other DVDs (especially the narrations by Hijikata, Okita, and the trio of jokers). So, be warned!

This version has both the Japanese voices with English subtitles and the English voices.

The anime series itself is wonderful, and it's definitely slashable, if you're so inclined.
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I imported the Peacemaker DVD set The Perfect Collection still factory sealed. It has all 24 episodes and the extras found on the individual volumes all on only 3 DVDs. I forget if it only offers Japanese and English as audio languages, but it also has Chinese available for subtitles.

I am not a fan of blood and gore in the least, so I was surprised that not only did I enjoy the fight scenes, but felt there weren't enough of them! The action scenes are very well done, in the few episodes that they appear in.

There isn't much nudity. Mostly you can see the chests of certain guys (like Harada). There are scenes with another man naked and it scans up his body from the pelvic area/hip bones to his face, no genitals. Later you see the same guy sitting in his underwear. As for females, there is cleavage and and half covered breasts in ONE episode. So don't expect a parade of half naked people anywhere in this anime.

I'm the type of person to like Sailor Moon, Pom Poko, Spirited Away, etc. But I simply love Peacemaker! If you don't like watching anime subbed, but hate how bad the translations usually are in the dubbed versions, you don't have to worry with Peacemaker. The dubbed translations are very close to the subtitled translations (if only Sailor Moon was like that!).
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If Rurouni Kenshin left you wanting more feudal-era themed anime, then Peacemaker just might scratch that itch. It's got a good plot, memorable characters, and was beautifully animated by Gonzo. You can't go wrong with the animation studio that also worked on Last Exile, Chrono Crusade, and Samurai 7, among others.
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I actually got this at the time I was watching the series Rurouni Kenshin and the Samurai X movies it's amazing seeing how these series give both sides a claim to their views of their reasoning for which side they fought for and why. This series deals more favorable with the Shinsengumi giving them a more humanized appeal to the viewers and their personal reasons or feelings for which they joined up for. The series also seems to focus more on Tetsu an idealistic young man who feels that if he joins the Shinsengumi group he'll become strong enough to avenge the deaths of his parents and protect his love ones. His older brother Tatsunosuke sees the more realistic points for trying to stop his brother from joining the Shinsengumi as the way he feels now. In the group you will also have some who will either encourage or try to dissuade Tetsu from the path he's on. The animation is great as well as the voice actors they got for this series the video is full-screen with 5.1 English
or Japanese audio. The extras aren't much pretty much the usual trailers
and intro/ending songs but for the price this great series is well worth it. I will say like some other anime series this is not really a family
anime as there is a great deal of violence,bloody deaths,and mature themes some younger family members or friends should see. After you're done with this series I say try watching the Samurai X box set or the Rurouni Kenshin series to see the opposing sides view of the Shinsengumi
both these series sets are also very good though with the Samurai X box set I'd advise watching it subbed unfortunately the English voice actors for that set weren't as good as the actors for the Rurouni Kenshin series
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A large number of anime fans are familiar with Rurouni Kenshin/Samurai X, a fictionalized account of the Meiji Revolution from the Loyalist point of view. In Peacemaker Kurogane, we get essentially the same story, only this time from the point of view of the Pro-Tokugawa forces - in particular the Shinsengumi guard, several of whom were supporting characters in the Kenshin franchise - and this rather underated historical actioner is an excellent companion piece to it's more famous counterpart.

It follows the story of the real-life Tetsunosuke Ichimora, age 15. After the brutal murder of his parents at the hands of Loyalists, Tetsu vows to join the Shinsengumi over the objections of his frantic big brother Tatsunosuke. His life becomes entwined with that of other characters both real and fictional, most notably becoming page to the strict Vice Commander Toshizo Hijikata - who doubts Tetsu will have what it takes when the time for battle arrives; and taken under the wing by painfully young Captain Soji Okita, historically documented to have loved children - who is already beginning to show signs of the Tuberculosis which would eventually kill him and perhaps sensing that he doesn't have much time before becoming incapacitated tries to help Tetsu maintain the moral and spiritual innocence that he himself can never get back.

Can Tetsu find his place in the world and strike a balance between Tatsu's potentially emotionally cripling overprotectiveness and the weight on his soul that joining the fight against the Loyalists might entail? Will vengeance rule his heart, or will he become a peacemaker as his parents would have wanted him to be?

An anime that any fan of historical fiction should enjoy.
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