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Samurai 7: Escape From the Merchants v.2
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After the mysterious murder of the Imperial Envoy in the Magistrate's home-with a bloody sword as the only clue-a citywide hunt for all samurai begins. With a high price suddenly on their heads, the band of a samurai must quickly escape the city.
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Volume two though gets more into the story, or at least in parts. There still is a great deal of character introduction. The final two samurai make their appearances in this one, but a little more of the characters' pasts are revealed along with more of the world setting and history. It also develops some of the character relationships in volume two.
As was expected, the action scenes are excellent and the characters, though numerous, have their own unique qualities. The one problem, though, is the huge number of characters, whether they're protagonists or antagonists. It's extremely difficult to grasp all of the names. Counting right now in my head, there are nine protagonist characters and five antagonist characters, not to mention the numerous support characters that have popped up.
I recommend this for fans of Samurai Champloo or if you own and have liked the first volume of Samurai 7.
This volume centers around 3 main plots: the introduction of 2 new samurai: Heihachi and Shichiroji, the formal induction of a third and things known as Guardians. What's different about this one than Volume 1 is that the plot's finally starting to kick in. If you've been keeping score, there's one samurai left until they move towards their main goal: to defeat the bandits terrorizing a village.
It's one of those kind of animes where you either think it's one of anime's premier shows or you think that it's a blemish and a poor re-imagining of a film classic. So far, it's not a bad series. This is volume 2 after all and it's too early to tell whether it's an anime classic or it's another overrated show.
One thing's that's disappointing is the image and sound. At times the image got incredibly bright with a noticeable whitish tint while at times it went back to normal although it could just be my tv. And on the english tracks, it was hard to hear the english voices while the japanese tracks had odd sound problems too.
If you've been following the dvd's so far, it's pretty good with an obvious room for it to be great. So it's pretty much wait and see but so far, I'm enjoying it.
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Good Animation, love it bunches. Purchased it for a gift. Arrived quicker than expected and was well packaged for protection.Published on November 25, 2012 by Casteela
The farmers of Kanna continue their search for seven samurai to protect their homes from "The Bandits. Read morePublished on September 11, 2007 by James Duckett