Shigurui News

Shigurui is a franchise comprised of 1 anime series, 1 manga series
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THE SAGA CONTINUES

This week marks the launch of the newly re-branded Project: Planet Tyro in the wake of a seemingly sour April Fools Joke I played on our spill group followers.

Anyway, getting back to the business of Anime & Manga this episode is another ANIME REVIEW ROUNDUP EPISODE.

How it works is that I basically combine some pre-recorded reviews of some interesting Anime / Manga titles we have seen recently

So in this episode we have

The Secret World Of Arrietty – Ft. Nuansay (11:24)

Shigurui: Death Frenzy – Ft. The Old Boy (45:43)

*Note: As an extra treat OB illuminates us on the manga which actually helps bring some closure on this title

Madoka Magica – Ft. EriksBlue (1:26:15)

Honey & Clover S1 & S2 – Ft. Nuansay (1:52:57)

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These last few days I haven't been fulfilling my promise of editing the wiki because I am lazy. Well, I'll get my work up on TnC later today, probably not long after I finish writing this blog. Actually, during the last few day's I've been watching the anime on Netflix. The most recent anime I've watched is Shigurui.

Shigurui

 
Shigurui is essentially about Fujiki Gennosuke and Irako Seigen samurai who has lost an arm, and is blind, respectively. Currently I've only watched 3 episodes in total, so the anime is not yet in full swing (no pun intended). So far I'm only on Fujiki's side of the story, which is fairly interesting. The anime is about a samurai tournament, and the first fight is between the two samurai stated above. The story doesn't follow their fight as much as it does their past. The anime traces back what happened to the two warriors that disabled them, and made them have to fight in the deadly tournament.
 
 
 
Although Shigurui is with out a doubt a master piece, I will not watch any more of this anime. The anime is extremely manly for one. It's so manly your neighbourhood friendly yaoi fangirl hasn't shipped any two character together. But that's not really the problem. I've watch plenty of series like that before. The big kicker here is that the anime is really heavy. It's dark, very dark. And right now I'm in the mood for something happy and fluffy and cute. But I could put it on hold? That's a 'no' too. I found that I had trouble understanding the anime. A lot of the samurai culture was beyond me. I found myself caught up in metaphors and symbolism that I tried to decipher while I lost the overall anime, and eventually forgot character's names (I had to look up Irako's name).
 
 
Don't let all that discourage you though. If you understand samurai culture, and you are a manly man, Shigurui is your best bet. It has great animation, fight scenes, art, dialogue and voice acting (even for the dub). The anime is dark, and definitely 18A but it really is amazing, just not everyone's cup of tea.
 
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FUNimation Entertainment Introduces

Beta Version Live Today, Site to Premiere in Spring 2009

 

Flower Mound, Texas (December 22, 2008) -- FUNimation Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Navarre Corporation, today announced the test launch of its online video service, www.funimation.com/video, offering viewers the largest selection of streaming, on-demand, premium anime programming for free.

FUNimation will legally offer hundreds of high-quality, full-length episodes, including many full series, of current and catalogue programming from its library. Among the many titles of the video player launch are episodes of Darker Than Black, Guyver, Black Blood Brothers, Gunslinger Girl Il Teatrino, Jyu-Oh-Sei, Negima 2, Ouran High School Host Club, Romeo X Juliet, Shigurui: Death Frenzy, STRAIN: Strategic Armored Infantry  and many other top titles that are not available anywhere else.

Each week, FUNimation will be rolling out new episodes of the newest and best anime from Japanese producers -- including those currently airing in Japan -- as well other select video such as trailers, exclusive interviews, podcasts and other FUNimation original productions.  

Features of the site include:

  •   Higher-quality video player
  •   Both subtitled and English-dubbed episodes
  •   Flash video streaming, ensuring ease of use and cross-platform compatibility
  •   Same-screen video playback, without a separate pop-up window
  •   Expandable video player
  •   Lower lights feature
  •   Ability to share video

 

During this beta period, FUNimation will continue to add features that will enhance the consumers viewing experience.

 

Free. First. FUNimation.com


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Row, row! Edit the wiki, you fine AV users!

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