Widgets Magazine

Blade of the Immortal (2019) Discussion Thread

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • [Fall 2019] Blade of the Immortal (2019) Discussion Thread

    Widgets Magazine
    無限の住人-IMMORTAL-

    A remake of the classic dark manga about an immortal ronin who needs to kill quite a lot of people in order to rest in peace traveling with a girl who is out to exact revenge on those who killed her family.

    Airs: Wednesday, October 9, 2019

    Studio: Liden Films

    ANN Entry
    My Anime List
    Official Site
    Amazon

    Manji is an immortal swordsman, who has been cursed with eternal life. He has grown tired of living with all the death he has created. He has no skills other than those of killing, thus he forms a plan to regain his mortality: he shall kill one hundred evil men for each good one he has killed. The old witch who afflicted Manji with immortality agrees to Manji’s proposition and Manji is set on his path to kill one thousand evil men. On his journey he meets a young girl, Rin, who has her own vengeance to seek against the sword school whose members slaughtered Rin’s family. Rin and Manji journey together, each hoping to find some kind of peace. In their way are many varied enemies. Rin and Manji are almost constantly under attack and must learn to live their lives, avoiding being consumed by revenge.

    Notes
    As usual, please try to follow these two easy forum courtesy habits when replying:
    1) If you're the first person to post about an episode in any given week, please indicate in the first line which episode you're posting about.
    2) If someone has already posted about an episode before you, please quote that post (or a relevant reply to that post), or include the episode title in the first line. ("Re: Episode 1") Just make sure the episode is indicated.

    For more guidelines please refer to this thread.
    MyAnimeList | Avatar: Rikka "Lily" Isurugi, Black Fox
    Watching: Gate, Mitsuboshi Colors, Snow White with the Red Hair, Ghost Hound, Toonami Stuff
    Simulcasts: FTL, KYB, FRB, MIX, FIL, MTI, DUN, ALS, COP, DRS, IDD, FSN-LE, VLS, MMZ, GIV, HES, HDB, AKO, NHG, RST, SND, PKC
    The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

  • #2
    Episode 1

    A double suicide solves nothing.

    I can definitely see why this show is an ONA and not on TV as that opening scene is bloody and grotesque, in-league with other violent shows like Berserk and Hellsing. Nevertheless, that was some amazing storytelling there setting up Manji and Rin as they are going to be together for the long haul. Manji is immortal, but getting his body parts amputated still hurts like hell. And then they meet Sabato, who has stitched two women to himself, one of them being Rin's mother. Manji sure showed that creep not to make a young girl cry and make her think about double suicide as that's exactly what Rin was prepared to do before Manji stopped her. It's off to a nice start there as the manga is supposed to be among the G.O.A.T., but with its long length that this is something that's going to be tough to adapt as the 2008 series is proof of that. With Amazon funding this project that I have high hopes for this adaptation.

    And onto the next episode as two episodes are up on premiere day.
    MyAnimeList | Avatar: Rikka "Lily" Isurugi, Black Fox
    Watching: Gate, Mitsuboshi Colors, Snow White with the Red Hair, Ghost Hound, Toonami Stuff
    Simulcasts: FTL, KYB, FRB, MIX, FIL, MTI, DUN, ALS, COP, DRS, IDD, FSN-LE, VLS, MMZ, GIV, HES, HDB, AKO, NHG, RST, SND, PKC
    The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

    Comment


    • #3
      Episode 2

      What's lost is found.

      So Rin begins her plot of revenge against those who killed her family, and her first step is to regain a sword that belonged to her father after meeting with Souri, and while she has the money to buy it back, unfortunately it's now property of Taito. And that leads to a battle between Manji and Taito, but he's quite different from the other thugs that Manji has fought against as at the very least he gave the sword back after he was beaten in a duel. Manji and Taito have established a rather interesting relationship there, all while Rin sure is starting to get stronger herself. Those two sure are getting along well seeing that they are both seeking peace of mind in extremely different ways.

      So as usual, trial period rules apply, though knowing how amazing the source material is, I'm pretty sure the anime will at least do a much greater justice than the 2008 series. Of course seeing how long this series is that I can expect a ton of stuff to be cut out maintaining only the core components like how Banana Fish was adapted, or this just being the first season. In any base, I'm pretty sure I'll be on board with this show seeing that it has some of the best storytelling out there, at least the manga does.
      MyAnimeList | Avatar: Rikka "Lily" Isurugi, Black Fox
      Watching: Gate, Mitsuboshi Colors, Snow White with the Red Hair, Ghost Hound, Toonami Stuff
      Simulcasts: FTL, KYB, FRB, MIX, FIL, MTI, DUN, ALS, COP, DRS, IDD, FSN-LE, VLS, MMZ, GIV, HES, HDB, AKO, NHG, RST, SND, PKC
      The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

      Comment

      Widgets Magazine
      Widgets Magazine

      Channels

      Collapse

      Widgets Magazine
      Widgets Magazine
      Working...
      X