Archives de l’auteur : mwrine

A Bit of Historical Knowledge

Shinsengumi, what’s that?   – Definition The Shinsengumi were a special police force in Japan, well-known for their very strict respect of the Warrior Code, aka “Bushidô” (literally translated as: the way of the warrior). They saw the end of … Lire la suite

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Rurôni Kenshin -るろうに剣心, the live-action movie (2012)

                It is the adaptation of the manga by Watsuki Nobuhiro, directed by Ôtomo Keishi for the big screen. As I said earlier, I tend to be afraid of manga adaptation in movies. One … Lire la suite

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Hakuôki -薄桜鬼〜新選組奇譚, (Hakuōki ~Shinsengumi Kitan) TV Series (2010)

Hakuôki is an anime series adapted from a video game by Idea Factory. It is an historical fiction produced by Studio Deen, and composed of two seasons, (Hakuôki Shinsengumi Kitan and Hakuôki Hekketsu Rokku) and a prequel intituled Hakuôki Reimeiroku. Each season … Lire la suite

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When The Last Sword Is Drawn – 壬生義士伝 (2003)

This movie directed by Takita Yôjirô was supposedly absolutely great. It won several prizes (Best Film award at the 2004 Japanese Academy Awards, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor…) and since it was about Saito Hajime, Captain of the 3rd Division … Lire la suite

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Shinsengumi Peacemaker TV Live-action series -新撰組PEACE MAKER (2010)

I decided that I had to stop praising everything which has to do with Shinsengumi. It’s not that I like everything, it’s that I’d rather talk about the ones I like… So let’s change a bit and talk about what … Lire la suite

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NKH’s Shinsengumi! – 新選組! (2004)

                The NHK’s Shinsengumi! Is a jidaigeki which is (thank you, NHK!) freely downloadable on the internet with English subtitles. This is a very important fact. It has 50 episodes of approximately 43 minutes … Lire la suite

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Rurôni Kenshin -るろうに剣心 (1994)

Maybe I should have started with this adaptation. It was while reading the manga Rurôni Kenshin that I first heard of Shinsengumi, after all. Rurôni Kenshin, aka Samourai X is a manga adapted in animation and in movie with live-action … Lire la suite

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