Samurai Deeper KYO
From the creators of Rurouni Kenshin, comes the complete
collection of Samurai Deeper KYO that includes all 26 episodes.
This classic anime series revolves around a strange character called
Kyoshiro who, according to legend battled Demon Eyes Kyo, the slayer
of one thousand men, however before either of them could win, their battle was
cut short from a shooting star. This shooting star was actually a meteor
that caused both foes to be merged together.
The series which uses classic anime and
Manga stereotypes is set four years after this battle and Kyoshiro is
now a mild mannered medicine man, however deep within his soul, his
nemesis Kyo resides.
Unfortunately for our fallen hero, he is captured by a bounty hunter
called Yuya, however as she decides to cash in on her reward, she soon
discovers that Kyoshiro is not who he appears to be. This is all
triggered by a meeting with a strange snake demon who wishes Kyoshiro dead.
the demon attacks Kyoshiro, our humble hero is soon transformed into
something powerful as Kyo's power is unleashed. As the story progresses, Kyo's
personality eventually becomes more dominant as he searches
for his body which seems to be out of phase with the current universe.
story of Samurai Deeper KYO is a little confusing at times, albeit
nothing was lost in translation or so it seems, the characters and plots
do get a little distracting, however the action, drama, romance and
humour is extremely entertaining and will draw you in from the start.
Some of the confusion does stem from the variety of characters that are
introduced into the series which at times leaves you wondering who are
they and then where did they go. Of course, the star of the story is the
and Kyo and Yuya who seems
to be along for the ride. The battles are really impressive in the
series, especially as Kyo or Kyoshiro use their powerful giant sword.
animation of Samurai Deeper KYO may not be a visual treat, however the
entire series has a painted theme to it with earthy tones and some great
colours. Although the characters are quite clichéd, the animators make
the most of this medium that in turn creates an interesting and visually
impressive piece of anime art. The dubbing of the series is good as are
the actors who play their characters, even though it's way over the top
but like the art, suits the genre perfectly.
the end of the day, the story may not be the most original anime tales
to date, however as the two foes battle each other for supremacy, it's
quite enjoyable and for over 650 minutes, you really can't complain.
Check it out!
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