Donten ni Warau
Why do I get the feeling that this was created with girls in mind? I started watching and I could not help but notice how incredibly girlish those three brothers are. They give off that pretty boy model vibe.
I don’t want to complain about the artwork, but I cannot see those characters doing well in this setting. You cannot beat up a girls’ anime idol. To see those ‘smooth’ boys fight in this setting is rather weird. They are missing frowns on their faces, scars on their bodies and perhaps manlier personalities…
The story is a little vague. I have seen two episodes and I still have no idea what the point of it is. Are they merely protecting their territory? Are they after something? Or are they looking for someone? I don’t know yet.
If you like to watch historically inaccurate anime with rather feminine ninjas; go for it. I for one am still unsure about continuing to watch this show.
Plot Summary: In the eleventh year of the Meiji era carrying swords was forbidden by the government and those known as samurai were slowly fading away. However, there were plenty who didn’t like those changes taking place in Japan and inevitably the crime rates increased. The country’s only solution was an inescapable lake prison. Since the prison had no other way to access it except by water, the three boys of the Kumo family were assigned to transport the criminals to their new “home”.