Action Mugen no Juunin: Immortal (Blade of the Immortal)

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  1. Kuze

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    Manji is an immortal swordsman, who has been cursed with eternal life. He has grown tired of living with all the death he has created. He has no skills other than those of killing, thus he forms a plan to regain his mortality: he shall kill one hundred evil men for each good one he has killed. The old witch who afflicted Manji with immortality agrees to Manji’s proposition and Manji is set on his path to kill one thousand evil men. On his journey he meets a young girl, Rin, who has her own vengeance to seek against the sword school whose members slaughtered Rin’s family. Rin and Manji journey together, each hoping to find some kind of peace. In their way are many varied enemies. Rin and Manji are almost constantly under attack and must learn to live their lives, avoiding being consumed by revenge.

    (Source: ANN)




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    Air Date: Oct 10, 2019


    First 2 episodes are already out on Amazon Prime video.
     
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    The visuals of the show is trippy as fuck.


     
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    You mean the intro is trippy as hell?

    Anyway, music didn't do anything for me. Serves me right for expecting something akin to the Takashi Miike movie or the Samurai Shodown games.
     
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    Nah. I watched the first two episodes. The visuals are like Shigurui but with twice the effects.
     
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    Is it any good and are they following structure of manga or the live action movie?
     
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    Animation is quite arthouse-esque. Story is following the manga but a few portions get skipped cause they're gonna adapt 30 volumes into 24 episodes. Like a few backstory and minor details will prolly be skipped.


    Direction is pretty pretty good tho.
     
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    I think I saw this name floating around somewhere. Might need to give it a try.
     
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    2nd half of the show shaping up to be quite interesting.
     
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    This has been a brilliant adaptation. Miles better than that old adaptation. Sure a bit cut in terms of length but it has incorporated all the best details in the most violent fashion. Wonderful direction as well.

    Shira has been one of the most despicable and perfect villain of this series. That moment when he was being eaten.

    Hopefully the last episode airs this week. Don't want it to be stuck in limbo with just one episode to go.
     
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    Manji the babysitter till the end of his life. Classic.
     

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