Kizuna: Kizuna Kodaka Signature Editon
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(Mar 07, 2006)
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Also to answer a previous reviewer's question. Yes this is the only two out there, this edition has both episodes one and two. The third one, is on a dvd called Much Ado About Nothing which like this dvd is out of print. There is no plans to release a box set since according to wikipedia(which is not always reliable) the company that released this BeBeautiful has since gone out of business and media blasters adult anime imprint Kitty owns Much ado.
So what are you waiting for straight yaoi loving otaku out there. Buy it already.
The only problem with the Dub is that it features Dan Green as Enjouji, and if you don't know who Dan Green is - he's the voice of Yugi from Yugi Oh! And hearing Yugi during the `rompy' scenes is...odd...lmao. Dan Green also did the voice of Tsuzuki from Descendants of Darkness so it's all good.
There are quiet a number of extras which is a nice change. And just a note, the animation is older compared to titles like Gravitation (which is out now) so if you're not a fan of older Anime art forms, this probably won't be the best for you.
The product of this impossible endeavor is a cheesy, complicated, fluffy and confusing anime that we,personally, managed to salvage by poking fun at the entire time.
The original Japanese version of Kizuna was easier to take serious, probably because stupid stuff sounds less stupid when you read it in subtitles. The heightened emotions and reactions are easier to swallow as well when it's delivered in Japanese. However, Enjoji's voice is quite annoying and whiny and made me hate the character.
In the English dub, that voice is significantly improved (and I plan on getting Dan Green to sign my copy of the DVD if I ever see him at a con). However, the actor voicing Ranmaru sounds like he's bored and whiny throughout the entire episode. This is harder to ignore when you actually speak the language. And the voices of the hosts at the gay (ahem, I mean hustler) bar are really, REALLY funny.
The horrible dialogue is also impossible to ignore when put into English.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The packaging it arrived in was a little damaged. I'm happy though to have this apart of my collection. ^^Published 11 months ago by Laurin Turner
If I had read the manga, I'm sure I would enjoy seeing it brought to life, but as a stand-alone it's not worth it. Read morePublished on April 14, 2008 by G V