Romeo x Juliet: Juliet Collection, Part 2
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(Aug 11, 2009)
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Romeo x Juliet from Funimation breaks the 24 total episodes into a pair of two-disc sets. The second of which (reviewed here) is known as The Juliet Collection and contains episodes 13-24. Packaged within an appropriately artistically decorated cardboard exterior slipcase is a pair of thin disc cases each containing a single dvd (with 6 episodes on each).
Total runtime comes in at 290 minutes and the show wears a conservative TV PG (13+) rating, based presumably more on the grander adult oriented themes (we do all know how this tale will end) than it is language, sexual scenarios, or gore.
Language options are standard fair sub & dub meaning the original Japanese dialog track is presented (in stereo) as well as the option of instead watching an English dub (in Dolby Surround 5.1). Finally English subtitles are available with either vocal option.
Extras include an English actor commentary track over Act (episode) 24, textless songs, and a host of Funimation trailers on the second disc.
As was the case with the first collection, the source material here deviates from the original William Shakespeare play while retaining many of the same fundamental concepts of forbidden love, dictatorship governments, and the agony of heartbreak.Read more ›
William Shakespear's classic tale of these two star crossed lovers is taken to a whole new level of excitement, action, suspence, and romance--all housed within a two volume DVD set. Romeo is a young noblemen and the son of the ruthless Prince Montegue who has brought the helpless and innocent people of Neo Verona to their knees. Juliet is the last surviving member of the slain Capulat family and Neo Verona's only hope for a brighter future. Although they are supposed to despise one another, these two young people simply cannot deny the strong love that they instantly share for each other upon their first meeting. But as they fight to keep their love alive against all odds, will they also be able to end the reign of the vicious tirant Prince Montegue?
This adaption is very loosly based on the play, so not everything is entirely by-the-book. But in the end, the moral of the story is still the same: that the power of true love is strong enough to overcome all obsticals, no matter what.
What more can I say, other than this is an amazing buy! But words really don't do this anime justice--You have to WATCH it. I highly reccomend this product. It may be a little pricey, but you will not regret it!
I had a few doubt going into this series, but my misgivings were quickly put to rest, I thought it might turn out like the Leonardo DiCaprio movie Romeo and Juliet, the movie was pretty bad. Thankfully the anime series is a whole lot better.
Romeo X Juliet is a extraordinary anime series. There is the same story of two waring families, and the two children from the families falling in love. There are so many things that make this a great anime series. First the story, sure there's the same classic story, but GONZO added much more and new twists to the story. The world the anime series takes place in is wonderful. A mysterious land floating in the sky, winged horse, and of course the Tree called Escalus. The mystery behind the floating land is the real story. The love story, between Romeo and Juliet is just a added benefit.
The characters were also amazing. GONZO brought many changes to them, adding more life to them than in the classic play. Characters from Lady Portia(Romeo's Mother), William, Ophelia, and many more.
Next is the music, which is excellent on par with Fullmetal Alchemist, but a notch below Cowboy Bebop.
Finally the animation is done by GONZO. The did a stunning job with Romeo X Juliet, it just amazes me how good a job they do.
Overall Romeo and Juliet is a classic anime series, and is in my top 5 anime series I've seen
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I liked this version so much that my daughter borrowed it. Unfortunately she tends to borrow for a long period of time. LoL!Published 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
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
I love this anime. i received it in good condition. i recommend it to everyone. There's nothing to dislike about this mang....it is the bomb!!!Published on April 23, 2013 by Beloved Goddess
A great anime that takes the original Romeo and Juliet and gives it a little twist! The artwork is amazing and everything in this set came neatly packaged and very nice! Read morePublished on February 11, 2013 by Kate
Part to of there series and it is great the box set is great I provided lots of pics for you to see for your self if you like romeo and juliet I recommend buying it no doubt.Published on January 10, 2011 by Geicorules