Hero Tales: Complete Box Set
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His village was burned. His friends were murdered. And a mustachioed madman stole the sacred sword of power that rightfully belonged to him. Seeking justice, young Taito embarks upon a mission of vengeance that brings him face to face with cutthroat bandits, lethal ninjas, and zombie foot soldiers! Aided in his quest by new comrades with mysterious powers, Taito stays true to his goal: destroying Lord Keiro, the man with the malevolent mustache. As the final showdown approaches, the young hero's emerging powers allow him to seek revenge against the man who destroyed his world. Only one warrior can emerge victorious in the series that DVD File calls, ''one part Lupin III, one part GI Joe and one part Avatar: The Last Airbender.''
Top Customer Reviews
This product resembles nothing of FMA with the exception of the characters faces somewhat modeling after the look of FMA. The animation is subpar, the fights are poorly blocked and employ 2 frame movements and animation-saving director's gimmicks. The colors are washed out and don't jive well with the backgrounds, CG is integrated poorly, and a lack of shading has the characters looking like cutouts.
I don't wanna to crap too hard on the story. Just because a story is simple, doesn't make it bad. The plot to Hero Tales is as paper-thin as the average kung fu movie. There's some mild revenge, youthful angst and a generic quest packed with redundant formula. Stories like these can survive, but only with interesting characters, lots of growth, or at least stunning animation.
In summation, this is a great product if you have young kids that you're hoping to indoctrinate into anime. As an artistic product among of sea of quality anime, it offers little to nothing. It's a shame.
It was alright for an anime, but I was a little let down by the second half.
Spoiler (kind of)
Seven different warriors who are tied to the stars that make up the Big Dipper are drawn into a conflict to determine the fate of a country that is similar to China. Allegiances change, characters die, good characters ultimately win in the end.
Like many of these 26 episode animes, I felt that the ending was kind of rushed. There were a number of larger fights in the last 2 episodes that could have gone on longer or been more intense.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this is not appropriate for children. Wanted to return but I was told no returns and to re-sell it myselfPublished on April 2, 2014 by lisa
My son loved the show. I was laughing so hard that we could hear him laughing in the family room while he is upstairsPublished on January 19, 2014 by tamara brothers