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  • Audio Rating: N/A
  • Video Rating: N/A
  • Packaging Rating: N/A
  • Menus Rating: N/A
  • Extras Rating: N/A
  • Age Rating: All
  • Region: 2 - Japan
  • Released By: Geneon Entertainment, Japan
  • MSRP: ¥5000
  • Running time: 210
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Hakkenden, Legend of the Dog Warriors

Hakkenden Vol. #1


What They Say

The Review!
Cover Art: n/a
Audio Rating: B+
Video Rating: C+
Packaging Rating: C (Jewel case)
Menu Rating: C+
Content Rating: B+
Value: A
Story: Japan-Age of the Samurai-
Eight warriors are destined to meet and put a stop to an evil army lead by a demonic samurai. The story revolves around these worriers, their past and how they work out their differences to save a princess who is essential for the Samurai's plan.

Video: It's 210 minutes on a single sided disc! The quality is good, but never great, think of as VHS quality on a 100 gram disc as opposed to lugging around 7 VHS tapes.

Audio: Japanese Track is good, crisp and clear. too bad there aren't any subtitles. The English track is the same as the one on the US VHS tapes. English voice acting is more of a theater drama then an anime.

Extras: not much, I don't think they could fit any even if they wanted to. The chapter stops are annoying-one at the beginning of each episode-. character sketches are a good addition to anyone interested in drawing. the disc is 2 years old so you wont find anything new in the commercials.

Content: Is it worth it, to quote Homer Simpson "well DUCHY". The entire Hakkenden series on one disc for under 50 bucks, great story, great character design, great art and animation-Although for some strange reason, the art takes a sharp dive in the middle episodes, if you want to experiment, start a new series. you can't even tell who the characters are unless you memorized their names-.in other words, a real sweet deal.

Japanese Language,English Language,Pioneer commercials,Character Sketches

Review Equipment
Sony DVP-S725D -code free, Sony Wega 29 inch TV,7 Fingers and 2 eyes.


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