Anime Review for Episode one of Hyakka Ryouran / Samurai Girls
I have really been waiting for this to hit the airwaves. I really am getting into the figures and love how the characters are this series. Though taken off of Queen's Blade a bit, it is a totally different story and a much more believable one that QB (sorry girls). If you want a brief history or back story, check out Synergetic Beams Blog (no need retelling it again).
This is a different Anime as the style is outlined heavily. Some have said it looks too much like a comic book, but I actually enjoy the style. They use black ink a lot to symbolize blood and to fill in the areas that you REALLY REALLY want to see. Either that or you get the overly bright light over the good parts as well. I really hope they release the unaltered version for us perverts in the West.
Want to know who the voice actor(esses) are, check out Hashihime as they have the character and voice match ups.
Starts off with the main characters attacking a group of Bombers and laying waste to them all. Didn't know that samurai's could fly. After that intro, you have your normal theme beginning.
The opening theme is very upbeat and shows a nice mix of glimpses to the characters. It is set during the Year 22 of Heisei Period. The beginning is actually the end of the episode as you will see later in the show.
We have Yagyuu Muneakira getting of the train and immediately starts a narrative about the school and why he came there. All the time he is taking pictures as he walks to the temple.
Oh no, he didn't take a pic of these ladies undressed. We see the infamous "Black Blood Splat" that will plague us the entire show. Due to this, he gets more than he bargained for upon arriving.
Almost feel sorry for the guy as you know what is coming next - right!
Overall: B < only because the blot out the damn Boobies!!