Another big second season, huh? I have to be honest and say that I never really gave the first season a fair try. I stopped after the first five minutes of the third episode. I just couldn’t bring myself to watch that artwork any longer.
To me it’s definitely the artwork that made me pass this up. I could never get used to it, although I must admit that this second season looks better somehow. Maybe I have matured? I might be willing to give this another chance.
I never really got a chance to capture the story, which is a shame, because it looked quite interesting. It’s too bad that the artwork put me off during the first season. This story is usually right up my alley.
I couldn’t bring myself to watch the first season because of my own personal preference, but that doesn’t mean I don’t recommend it. I suggest you give this a fair shot, because the story really looked quite promising.
Plot Summary: In the Warring States Period of ancient China (475-221 BCE), Shin and Hyou are war-orphans in the kingdom of Qin. They dream of one day proving themselves on the battlefield. One day, however, Hyou is taken to the palace by a minister. Winding up on the losing side of a power-struggle, Hyou manages to return to the village, barely alive. Shin then meets a boy who closely resembles Hyou, Ei Sei. For now he is the king of Qin; later he will become the emperor Shi Huangdi.