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Sunday, 13 December 2015

Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (2014)

After resolving the cliff-hanger of RK: Kyoto Inferno (2014), the final part of the trilogy slows the pace for a while. It steps back from the aggression, giving Kenshin the distance that's necessary to best evaluate his next move.
Ōtomo's direction is once again excellent, whether it be capturing the tranquillity of a forest retreat or the fierceness of a final battle that kicked serious levels of ass he had an eye for what mattered. The choreographers also earn themselves copious amounts of praise and admiration.
It's mostly about Kenshin and his accountability, but the story breaks from that occasionally, enabling the secondary characters to prove their mettle.
The music was a blend of traditional sitting comfortably alongside modern.

4 sharp cornering skills of 5

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