Soul Hunter - Complete Collection
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BUT ENOUGH of that boring background stuff... on to the anime.
Soul Hunter is a series spanning 6 dvds and follows Taikoubou's (a taoist seer) journey to bind 365 demons (including Dakki herself) to prevent unbalancing the order of things in the mortal world.
animated in the style of Slayers and El Hazard (a funny anime in its own right) in both its model art and tongue in cheek humor, Soul Hunter is light hearted and very well translated (the English voice acting is very good) -- in fact, on the dvd, there are 'Translator's Notes' that explains little tidbits that might be missed during the first viewing of the series.
the first few episodes are a little slow until the different characters had some time to develop and then it picks up pretty quickly with all of the usual manic skirmishes between different mystical powers.
cleanly drawn and well acted, get past the slightly slow start and you'll be hooked.
Taikoubou leads a cast of quirky characters brought together by strange circumstances. The problem is Taikoubou is not a normal hero by any means and has no intention of completing his quest to seal 365 demon sennins. He figures he'll just go after Dakki, the evil temptress that has taken over the empire and who he believes to be the head honcho. Armed with his weapon, the paopei of wind called Daishinben, his bumbling adventures begin.
While at first this show may come across as a light-hearted, comic adventure, it turns out to be much more as the plot deepens and allies become enemies. Pasts are brought out and secrets are revealed. Taikoubou may even turn out to be a strategic genius who truely believes the words of the heart are stronger than steel. Then again, he may just be as stupid as you think! ~_*
That is the basic plot, but as in all anime nothing is quite so simple and SH is no different. In fact, many times thru-out the anime it gets confusing because there are more than one plot line happening at once, flash backs to other time to confuse you, and you lose track of valuable information and story plot during such events.
One thing this anime has going for it tho is the fight scenes and the humor...it is non stop, and with great fight scenes comes huge suspenes, which definatly builds when you are lead to believ obne of your favorite characters at the end is dead. (i wont say who because i dont want to spoil it). But it is very exciting and there is much at the end about Taikoubou that explains why he does what he does and so on.
This is certainly an anime series yuo dont want to miss....its right up there with neon genesis evangelion and all the best...this is a treasure sure ti be loved for its own uniqueness and style.
-Historical Background Information
-Voice Actor Profiles
-Glossary of Terms (very useful)
-US Trailor/US Teaser
Most Recent Customer Reviews
great anime i love it.
Doesn't mater the age everyone will like it. there is so many layers you should read book to understand all
I just loved soul hunter, you just haf to see it for your self.... There is som big jumps in the story but if you see it from the begining to the end you`ll understand it better.Published on December 14, 2011 by BlackMoonLIght
Terrible, wicked spirits trod the ground searching for ways to annihilate mankind! The wise guardians in the sky know they need a brave, clever soldier to single-handedly send the... Read morePublished on September 6, 2005 by Ronnie Clay
I fell in love with Soul Hunter from the first DVD. Everything after that was absolute heaven... True, it has some faults, like sometimes breaking the fourth wall and/or moving... Read morePublished on December 2, 2003
(Don't ask about the title- I'm a little obsesed...) but anyway this DVD and infact this whole series is something you do not want to miss! Read morePublished on July 11, 2002
This is in the absolute depth of sillyness. The plot develops slowly but the animation is great. If you like silly animes that good action, silly evil villans, and happy midi music... Read morePublished on February 23, 2002