Two Sides of Kenshin

Hello, everyone! AC is here with two views of one of the most popular series of the 1990s. First up is the TV anime adaptation of Rurouni Kenshin. While the series is notably hampered by filler arcs, its main story explores its characters well and is worth watching even today. He is less impressed, however, by the live-action film adaptation of the story. Despite a running time of more than two hours, it squeezes entirely too much into the story by taking bits and pieces of the original plot and sticking them together into a “new” story that is barely coherent. However, AC does appreciate the casting and the action scenes.

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