Sunday, 6 August 2017
ANIME REVIEW: SAMURAI WARRIORS SENGOKU MOSOU COMPLETE SEASON 1 COLLECTION
Samurai Warriors Sengoku Mosou Complete Season 1 Collection
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Running Time: 325 Mins
Audio: English DD 5.1 Japanese DD 2.0
Release Date: Out Now!
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes
If you see the characters on the cover art, you will no doubt remember them from the hit anime, Sengoku Basara, and you wouldn't think you were seeing things. Now that you've gathered this is a period piece where samurai clans warred with each other, even though some respected as well as despised their opponents.
As we've seen in other feuding Japanese anime series, there are those who use warring to gain an advantage as we see here. The feuding is over and Hideyoshi Toyotomi has defeated his enemies and created a united peace - at least for the time being as underneath the equilibrium, there stirs hidden foes who want to take over. Hideyoshi died but his son has to wait to take over in his name, instead Ieyasu and Ishida are to be rulers while he grows up. Everything seems great on the surface, but the brothers don't see eye to eye on how they rule and soon opposition starts and feuding occurs once again.
Samurai Warriors Sengoku Mosou is based on the smash hit video game of the same name that goes into what the warring samurai classes went through during endless battles and feuding. With the same characters as in the video game, we get to see what happens through their eyes and the devastation they feel. For many, anime series that are made from video games can be a big disappointment when they don't contain the moves they remember using in the game they played. This one proves that listening to what fans want can come in handy when you're watching such an anime, and it can benefit how a reviewer can comment favourably on it.
If you remember watching Sengoku Basara, this runs along similar lines though the characters seem to look very different from that series, which I found strange. The only way I could tell they were from Sengoku Basara was from their clothes (okay, I admit I could tell he was Sanada Yukimora from the red headband and coins symbol he wore) among others. To be frank, I have waited a while for this DVD to be released and now that it has, I'm not disappointed with the result.
Bonus Material: Bonus Ova Episode Samurai Warriors Special - Legend of the Sanada.
Summary: Lives up to the original game and has some comical aspects through all the warring - excellent!