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SAMURAI FLAMENCO Seriously Underrated Anime? -- THE VICE PIT

Does this farce of wannabee superheroics deserve more respect? Or does it get torpedoed by its drastic tonal shift?!

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Kuma_From_Argentinaon Dec. 4, 2013 at 5:38 p.m.

This show is the first in a very long time to make me shout " WHAT THE F***?" loud enough to get shouted back from a neighbour. The Wham Episode is just to surprising.... I never saw it coming

Marshal Victoryon Dec. 5, 2013 at 1:49 p.m.

Hm didnt expect the tonal shift at 7.But as a rule i try any more not to think or project what i think is next with anime.Stories feel better that way.But i got a theory on who is the big bad in Torture tho.An his name may have been mentioned in the vid there.

Its not in same gene as Kill la Kill so cant compare them myself.Its entertaining enuff for me to stay after the tonal shift in 7.Its not ground breaking but ground shakeing with that shift.For 3 episodes its kick ass lite.3 more episodes its kick ass like with a senti twist.7 on were in a whole new ball game curve balls an all.

@Kuma_From_Argentina: I actualy said out loud when the shift happend " holly sh!t".Yes i even misspell things i say !

sickVisionz moderator on Dec. 5, 2013 at 2:07 p.m.
Episode 7 completely turned me off to the series. I was iffy on checking the series out because I knew there was one approach I might like and a far more likely approach that I'd hate. The first 6 surprised me in a good way. Episode 7 turned it into the thing I knew I'd hate. I'm done with the series unless I catch wind that 7 is soon revealed to be a dream or dude is on a movie set.
takashichea moderator is online on Dec. 9, 2013 at 10:16 a.m.

I wasn't a fan of slice of life shows, but Samurai Flamenco was pretty enjoyable. I tried it because it reminded me of Tiger and Bunny except without real superpowers but with normal folks doing heroic things. After episode 7, the not so normal life has been changed forever. With episode 7, people became so used to monsters. They could have done it a different way instead of mutating a guy into aguillotine gorilla. It's not taking it seriously after a few folks lost their heads. I admit I didn't like the change much.

Stuff I take away from this show:

  • Samurai Diamond has a uniform fetish.
  • Gintoki's VA was amazing

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