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Love is something you never regret....
For most of her young life, Juliet was forced to live a tortuous lie. Disguised as a boy, she lurked in the shadows of Neo Verona. Escaping from the monotony of a life in hiding only as the Crimson Whirlwind – a masked crusader determined to right the wrongs of a heinous regime. But now, as her people’s suffering reaches unspeakable levels, Juliet prepares to raise her sword and lead a rebellion against the villainous tyrant whose hands are stained by the blood of her ancestors. She is the last breath of a dying line of kings and the final, fleeting hope of a city that desperately needs her.
The artists at the Gonzo studio took little more than the names of the characters from Shakespeare's play for the fantasy-romance Romeo x Juliet. Neo-Verona suffers under the tyranny of the cruel, usurping Prince Leontes Montague: Fourteen years ago, he overthrew the benevolent Prince Capulet and slaughtered the entire royal family except for the infant Princess Juliet. Capulet loyalists have raised Juliet in secret, dressing her as the boy Odin. Lately, she's taken to meting out vigilante justice as The Scarlet Whirlwind in a getup that recalls Tuxedo Mask's costume in Sailor Moon. Juliet discovers her true identity on her birthday, just after she's met well-intentioned milquetoast, and heir to the throne, Romeo Montague. Naturally, romance blossoms amid bloodshed and attempted rebellion: "From ancient grudge break to new mutiny; where civil blood makes civil hands unclean." The plot of Romeo x Juliet is a muddle of unintentionally funny anachronisms and incongruities. Although Juliet has been fighting injustice as The Scarlet Whirlwind, she blanches at the idea of drawing blood, and her fiery spirit dissolves into whining and moping when things go badly. The dialogue is a bizarre mixture of pseudo-Shakespearean and contemporary slang. When Romeo suggests they meet again "at this self-same hour," Juliet replies, "I'll be there!" The filmmakers have added a playwright character named "Willie" and a standard-issue anime subplot about a magical tree that supports the world of Neo-Verona. English teachers will face interesting challenges when they try to present the real Romeo and Juliet to fans of Romeo x Juliet. (Rated TV PG: violence, brief nudity, alcohol and tobacco use, potentially offensive religious imagery) --Charles Solomon
(1. If They Did Not Meet, 2. The Promise--A Scent Remembered, 3. Love--Cruel Mischief, 4. Bashfulness--Beaten by the Rain, 5. Whirlwind--Burning Resolve, 6. Hope--Tomorrow Entrusted, 7. Warmth--Just for Now, 8. Nativity--What Justice Is, 9. Rise to Action--Hesitation Quelled, 10. Tears--To Have Met You, 11. The Vows--The Blessing of the Morning Sun's Blessing, 12. Solace--to Stay this Way)
i enjoyed it. shakespeare never grabbed my attention but i love anime so i bought it and it was really good sad to. too bad that the case and cover are fragile.Published on June 19, 2013 by jason
This series is absolutely beautiful- in it's enriching story line, gorgeous animation, memories perceived from the old tale, and a romance that you will never forget. Read morePublished on November 3, 2012 by MadiCat
If your like romeo and juliet this is the anime for you and the box set doesn't disappoint. Being part one of two. Read morePublished on January 10, 2011 by Geicorules
This is only the first part. So keep in mind my review is over the series. This show takes a very sci-fi view of the story by Shakespeare. This does him no honor but no shame. Read morePublished on August 28, 2010 by T-mas