Jan 9, 2013

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Bakumatsu Gijinden Roman

Well, this sure felt familiar. It was like I was watching a hairy Lupin the third that stole for others instead of himself. It was very strange at first, but I think I could get used to it. Besides, it’s not like I’m a huge Lupin the third fan.

Bakumatsu Gijinden RomanAnyway, the artwork, not unlike Lupin the third, was very average. However, it definitely fits the story. The story takes place in the Edo period, so the artwork kind of matches. I do believe some of the characters could use a little more work though.

Frankly, I’m rather disappointed by the historical inaccuracies. I’m not sure if the story is supposed to be serious, but I’ve seen lots of inaccuracies. Like technology that didn’t even exist in that age yet. It’ll be interesting to see where they’re going with this.

This is the difficult part, because I don’t know whether or not I should recommend this. The artwork isn’t bad and the story can get pretty interesting, although full of historical inaccuracies. I suppose all action and Lupin the third fans would like this sort of thing. Just give the first episode a try!

Plot Summary: The stage is the close of the Edo period, an age when, not unlike our own time, both natural and man-made disasters left chaos in their wake. Manjiro makes a living helping the people of the troubled capital city, but behind the scenes, he also works in secret to take back precious belongings stolen from the people by unjust political powers and conspiratorial menaces. The people call him “Get-backer Roman.”

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