I got to be brutally honest with this show. It’s not doing much for me right now. I will keep watching for a little bit longer to see how it will develop, to hopefully greater heights, but for now we’ll see how it goes. I will go into greater detail why it’s not working or clicking for me, but first the episode itself.
Episode 2 kicked off from where we left off and our main two people are riding around on the motorcycle thingy that Kojiro had. One thing I did not touch on in my review of episode one, but this caught me off guard so bad that it is not even funny. How in the world do you have a world based around 185BC China, Japan, I don’t know and suddenly, out of nowhere, have someone blast in with a motorcycle. I don’t know what to think about this.
The episode was based around Kojiro, his character and his sword. His Katana, if you will. And how he’s meant to protect it and keep it by his side at all times. I thought the episode started off with a very unique feel and way of projecting Kojiro’s feelings about this. I feel like they made the right decision with how they want to show to go and that’s really with him and Musashi creating their own Bushi group and going around slaying oni, but I feel, personally, like Kojiro’s reluctance against all of it would’ve been a way more interesting approach to the genre and series overall.
Now this episode wasn’t bad. Beside from the quality of the animation at some points and suddenly there being like 20 Bushi’s coming in on flying motorcycle’s, which still feels so out of place for me. But it’s not doing it for me. I feel like the main reason is because the premise makes it up to be something that it is not. I felt like this was going to be a show which is very grounded in reality, besides the supernatural of course, but for them to abandon that a bit, made me a little bit sad.