Excerpt: I watched this with my wife, and she is fairly new to anime. We both enjoyed it. It is well paced with just the right sharpness on the animation. The sound is solid as well. Great for any anime fan. I watched it online, and was debating how much better it could look on blu...well it blu-me:) hehe. Glad I have added it to my collection.
realistic environments! but who drew the faces a 5yr old?
26 June 2009
Excerpt: The PQ was beautiful and crisp, however the quality of the actual artwork is that of the stills. So don't expect bright colors in this one. Instead expect near realistic environments from the autumn leaves in the woods to the the dirt, rocks, and grass on the ground- and the snow fall in the end. Look forward to fast crisp fight scenes with moderately realistic effects. Well as realistic as animation can get without using CGI that is.
Excerpt: I actually saw this in theaters, as a one day only thing and loved it! The pq is top notch and the battle scenes are just awesome! Aq is great too, and the plot is very good as well. The extras are weak, they could've added a lot more then they did, but overall something great and every anime lover should own it!
Summary: Sword of the Stranger -- What do you get. A great story minor twists but very emotional Amazing detailed sword fights (some of the best ive seen if not
the best) Very well done animation Not a romantic film but does tug at the heart strings
9.5/10 One of the best animations ive seen in a long time.