Jun 26 2010 09:23 AM
The last ep finally had what I was expecting of this Anime, a lot of action and emotions.
It was great to see Hijikata getting pumped up while fighting Kazama and them almost beating each other.
Overall it was just Kit said. The problem in this anime were the slow first few eps and the mass of different plots. There were plot elements happening you only saw a few eps later again, like Kaorus brother. First he appears as a woman, then to attack the Shinsengumi, then to aid Okita and then to fight him. But between each of these was at least one ep (dont know how much inseries-time it was because I didnt pay attention to that) so that I dont really know if he was really needed. There would be enought plot without him and they couldve focused more on the Oni and the war. Okitas tuberkolosis wasnt really needed too in my eyes because it didnt really added anything except wasted screentime.
Characters were pretty good and not nearly as yaoish as I thought it would be for a group of bishies living together, whats good of course ^^
But here the same with the plot, there were characters I dont know if they were even needed, like Onsen. All that she has said couldve been said by Kazama when they met him too, without wasting time for another character.
But still this anime is not over, so lets see what they will do with the second season.
For now this anime gets a 7/10, because the first eps were pretty boring.