SAMURAI X: THE OVA COLLECTION Trust, Betrayal, Reflection Language: English, Japanese Subtitles: English Region: Region 1 Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Number of discs: 3 MPAA Rating: UNRATED Studio: A.D.V. Films DVD Release Date: January 27, 2004
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The same can be said of the Reflection OAV. This is the sad part of the story, how the whole story wraps up. Of course, not in the original plotline of what Nobuhiro Watsuki originally wrote, but it is indeed a good rendition.Read more ›
I've heard complain from friends and reviews of how the OVA collection does not portray the feeling the story does, and it is not as good. However due to my lack of experience with this series and the OVA being my first viewing, I must say it is of excellent quality as a stand alone product.
The visuals is sharp and the sword fights beautifully animated. A very sad story from beginning to end, and I kinda enjoyed it this way. An enchanting plot with great character development. Humor may have helped it out a little bit, but I have no complaints as the serious situations really gets you into the mood and I felt thats how the characters really were. I've heard the voice acting is from a different cast for the OVAs and that it wasn't in such great character. Once again I see no problem in this category, I've had no problems understanding the emotions the characters were trying to portray and did not bother to change to japanese with subs.
So for new people like me that are trying to get into the kenshin series, this is a good place to start. Although I can't really recommend this to the actually fans of the series already, it might be worth checking out also. A last piece of advice is that you may want to save the "Reflection" episodes for later, when you actually watched the whole series. (Slight spolier coming up ahead). I had trouble understanding some of the flashback scenes that Kaoru had, and characters that are in the T.V. series, but the ending was sad and wonderful at the same time. This is actually the first anime in my collection that I've watched more than once.
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The OVA series really opens your eye to what Kenshin was about before he turned in his killing sword for the Sakabatoa. Read morePublished on Aug. 17 2004 by Matthew Wong
I have only seen this anime in the orijinal japanies as American voice work can be a bit lacking, that hasn't stopped me from being ingulfed in the kenshin univers, as with manny... Read morePublished on June 18 2004
I love the anime series of Rurouni Kenshin, but the OVA's, especially Trust and Betrayal, are simply amazing! Read morePublished on May 7 2004 by D. M. Lacey
Samurai X (or Rurouni Kenshin) OVAs are among the best anime ever produced. The story, the art, the characters, everything just blew my mind away when I saw them for the first... Read morePublished on April 22 2004
ok this movie was probably one of the BEST anime movies i have ever seen. I loved seeing how Kenshin got his way into being batosai the man-slayer. Read morePublished on March 26 2004 by Chrisby
This kenshin, the one from the ova, is depressingly real. unlike the tv series, which was cheerful and exciting, the ova is dark, dreary, and full of emotion and meaning. Read morePublished on Feb. 28 2004
One of the very best. The animation style is unique, the music moody, the plot unfolds beautifully, the atmosphere is overwhelmingly tragic. Read morePublished on Feb. 26 2004
unlike the cartoony style done in the tv series, Samurai X offers a serious look in the character of Kenshin Himurs, and shows great character development from his time as a... Read morePublished on Jan. 27 2004