It started fine, gritty, I would say, until… Until it ruined the potentially good historical (and thus realistic) atmosphere. I am not even talking about the magic, that was introduced pretty early in the show, but some minor things. Like the way Shizuma lifts a policeman, for example, and how “ninjas” later on. And generally how much of a loud fool he seems to be, considering that he was in a war, where his friends (or compatriots, dunno) died. All of this does not match the style that I see, which suggests something more or less “real” and down-to-earth. I mean, even the music tries to be atmospheric for the most part, but then at points turns to practically fanfares. This dissonance …

Meiji Gekken: 1874
By 1874, seven years have passed since the end of the samurai era. A former samurai, Shizuma Orikasa works as a rickshaw driver in Tokyo while look...
  • Sukaiira

    Your words are much more concise than my thoughts, but yeah… This is pretty much how I felt about it as well.
    The beginning was pretty good and than out of nowhere that courtyard fight scene against the gangsters was superflous, over the top, ridiculous.
    The police officer lift was very cringe aswell and even the animation part of it was very …