Rurouni Kenshin: New Kyoto Arc Review [Capsule Computers]

Travis Bruno of Capsule Computers writes:

"If you were to ask almost any anime fan about the first five anime they watched, a number of them would likely mention the Rurouni Kenshin anime series which aired in North America ten years ago. Now almost a full decade after the series stopped airing, Sentai Filmworks has released a special OVA set created by Studio Deenin 2012 to put a different spin on one of the most popular story arcs in the original anime, the Kyoto Arc. However has this well-known story arc transitioned successfully into a ninety minute OVA release?"

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wishingW3L1264d ago (Edited 1264d ago )

the problem is that it packs so much content and at the same times it leaves so much out that unless you watched or read the original manga and anime then it'll be really hard to understand anything. On top of it they tried to go for a serious mood like the Betrayal ovas but they didn't pull it off the right way so it only comes off as being cheesy and boring.

hkgamer1263d ago

Pretty much what wishingW3L says.

It's basically for RK fans who craves for more RK. Kyoto Arc just has too much content for 90 minutes and everything seems rushed.

I'm still hoping for a 4-5 OVA of the Jinchuu Saga, now that would be epic.

koga881263d ago

It also really doesn't help that none of the original voice actors returned for this. I mean it's fine that they couldn't get all of them, but to think they couldn't get even a few of the original television dub cast back is sad.