Samurai Warriors anime, woo~

OKay, I don’t play Samurai Warriors (SW) because I don’t have the device to play it with, but still. I love their character design and I like how they handle history. PLENTY OF ACCURACY AND FUN THINGS IN THE DETAILS, YAAAY!!!


Left: Hideyoshi’s armour in real life, Right: Samurai Warriors 4

Only the helmet is accurate, but helmets are more identifiable than the armour set anyway. The rest of the suit are more or less identical from one samurai to the other, so I’m cool with spicing them up a little to give the character more individuality.

So naturally I’m all excited when I heard that they’re finally releasing an anime!! I’m more fond of the SW3 designs than SW4, which was the designs the anime’s using, but I take what I can get. Better yet? The music for the OP and ED are composed by one of my favourite bands, Wagakki Band, whose unique style involves fusing traditional instruments (like shamisen and bamboo flute) with modern rock music. This is the anime’s opening song:

I already know from the get-go that this would start with Odawara, because Yukimura is our poster boy and of course the story has to be about him, and I guess he didn’t really do much in real life before Odawara, but I was still sad I didn’t get to see the “oldies” like Shingen and Kenshin and Nobunaga and their retainers. Heck, I even want to see Akechi, even though pretty-face Akechi irritates me to no end. I understand it’s for fanservice, but I think at some point people started to forget that Akechi Mitsuhide was, in fact, OLDER THAN KENSHIN OR NOBUNAGA OR HIDEYOSHI OR IEYASU, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Nobu, Shingen, and Kenshin all only had some 3 seconds’ worth of cameo each in the beginning of the episodes, as “those who desired to unify the nation but failed”.


Hi, Nobu!


Aaaand… goodbye, Nobu!

Pffft, but hey, now I know what the back of Nobunaga’s armour looked like. I’ve always wanted to draw that absurd fantasy-RPG-WTF armour of his *sarcasm*

I’ve only watched the first episode, so there’s not much to comment on yet, but first impressions behind the cut~!!

As it were, the animation rather disappointed me. I dunno if it’s just me or if the anime really was badly-done, but I dunno… It felt so stiff for a professional anime. MikeInel’s indie animations over at Youtube were more fluid than this. The battle scenes… urgh… so stiff…. it hurts my brain…

And… the Odawara campaign was done in the first episode. Say what? ಠ_ಠ Can’t we see them duke it out a bit more? The Odawara mission was not only this one fight. They went around to take down a lot of castles before Hojo finally surrendered. Are we scrimping on episodes? How many episodes do we have scheduled? I’m disappointed! I’m angry! ٩(╬ʘ益ʘ╬)۶

Also, Kanetsugu, I know you wear a big giant “love” on your head, but SHUT UP ABOUT LOVE ALREADY. It makes an already-weird scene even weirder!

sw a sw b

I have nothing against ho-yay, but… this is just REALLY BIZARRE \(●ʘ̅ロʘ̅●)/

Well, I have to admit I only know vague details about what happens after Odawara, so maybe we’ll have more funtimes in episode 2 onwards. The first episode kind of dragged =___=


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