Samurai 7 DVD Box Set (Hyb) - Viridian Collection
K. M. Ta - Jul 25 2010
Rating: Pretty good!
A most interesting rendition of this well-known story
OK, I have to say that I did not watch the English dub, only the Japanese sub. At first, I was a bit disconcerted by the unusual mix of samurai and modern cultures, and thought that this was going to be just another sci-fi style adaptation of a beloved story.
However, as I watched the series, I must admit that it got better and better, and stayed true to the original ending. The character voice acting is excellent, and the animation is quite good. It was obvious that a great deal of care and planning went into artwork and execution of the animation. Music was good to OK, and that's saying that it wasn't bad enough to distract from the story.
This story is really about the characters, and on that score I can say that it is quite excellent. The plot builds nicely and has great twists (and a few extraneous moments/characters too), and the action is also very good. The humor is mostly subtle, but entertaining. The dialogue reflects the various lifestyles of the characters, e.g., the farmers talk like "country bumpkins". The bad guys are very bad, and some of the good guys are good and bad at the same time.
By the end of the series, I was a total fan.
Thanks for reading.
B W. BODDY - Mar 12 2011
Way to go….If you’re going to put Kurosawa’s name on the cover you better be able to deliver….AND BOY THEY DID!!… This is one of those you’ve got to see it to understand it, because I can’t explain it to you Anime’s..
The way they mixed it up.. Some sci-fi here, a little fantasy there, a little supernatural over yonder, What a cool way to bring “7 Samurai” to Anime !!
good job, great show!