Peacemaker - Complete Collection
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Many of the characters and incidents in Peacemaker are based in fact, although the filmmakers take considerable liberties and the story rambles. But it's the interaction of the characters that gives the series its appeal: Even the minor samurai feel like credible individuals. Writer Hiroshi Yamaguchi and director Tomohiro Hirata refuse to offer facile solutions to Tetsu's inner conflict, which gives Peacemaker a satisfying depth. The boxed set lacks the many extras--both on video and in print--that were included with the individual discs. (Rated 15 and older: violence, alcohol and tobacco use, nudity, risqué humor) --Charles Solomon
- 24 episodes on five discs
Top Customer Reviews
This version has both the Japanese voices with English subtitles and the English voices.
The anime series itself is wonderful, and it's definitely slashable, if you're so inclined.
I am not a fan of blood and gore in the least, so I was surprised that not only did I enjoy the fight scenes, but felt there weren't enough of them! The action scenes are very well done, in the few episodes that they appear in.
There isn't much nudity. Mostly you can see the chests of certain guys (like Harada). There are scenes with another man naked and it scans up his body from the pelvic area/hip bones to his face, no genitals. Later you see the same guy sitting in his underwear. As for females, there is cleavage and and half covered breasts in ONE episode. So don't expect a parade of half naked people anywhere in this anime.
I'm the type of person to like Sailor Moon, Pom Poko, Spirited Away, etc. But I simply love Peacemaker! If you don't like watching anime subbed, but hate how bad the translations usually are in the dubbed versions, you don't have to worry with Peacemaker. The dubbed translations are very close to the subtitled translations (if only Sailor Moon was like that!).
or Japanese audio. The extras aren't much pretty much the usual trailers
and intro/ending songs but for the price this great series is well worth it. I will say like some other anime series this is not really a family
anime as there is a great deal of violence,bloody deaths,and mature themes some younger family members or friends should see. After you're done with this series I say try watching the Samurai X box set or the Rurouni Kenshin series to see the opposing sides view of the Shinsengumi
both these series sets are also very good though with the Samurai X box set I'd advise watching it subbed unfortunately the English voice actors for that set weren't as good as the actors for the Rurouni Kenshin series
It follows the story of the real-life Tetsunosuke Ichimora, age 15. After the brutal murder of his parents at the hands of Loyalists, Tetsu vows to join the Shinsengumi over the objections of his frantic big brother Tatsunosuke. His life becomes entwined with that of other characters both real and fictional, most notably becoming page to the strict Vice Commander Toshizo Hijikata - who doubts Tetsu will have what it takes when the time for battle arrives; and taken under the wing by painfully young Captain Soji Okita, historically documented to have loved children - who is already beginning to show signs of the Tuberculosis which would eventually kill him and perhaps sensing that he doesn't have much time before becoming incapacitated tries to help Tetsu maintain the moral and spiritual innocence that he himself can never get back.
Can Tetsu find his place in the world and strike a balance between Tatsu's potentially emotionally cripling overprotectiveness and the weight on his soul that joining the fight against the Loyalists might entail? Will vengeance rule his heart, or will he become a peacemaker as his parents would have wanted him to be?
An anime that any fan of historical fiction should enjoy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Though it hits a really dry spot in the middle of the series it picks back up right at the end, and more than makes up for the lost time.Published on January 19, 2011 by Audrey L. Greenhalgh
This story was great! I laughed. I cried. I hated and loved the bad guy. Sumumu has to be my favortie character next Okita. I have actually watched the whole this twice.Published on January 7, 2008 by Shannon M. Sims
I would highly recommend this series to anyone interested in martial arts anime, the Shinsengumi, and those who like their anime with a touch of humor like this show Peacemaker has... Read morePublished on June 16, 2006 by Ronnie Clay
I love Rurouni Kenshin I guess I'm a sucker for samuray series even if I close my eyes in the bloody scene, The peacemaker was not what I expected, It was better!! Read morePublished on March 21, 2006 by Lupe M.