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  • Audio Rating: NA
  • Video Rating: NA
  • Packaging Rating: NA
  • Menus Rating: NA
  • Extras Rating: NA
  • Age Rating: 13 and Up
  • Region: All Region DVD
  • Released By: FUNimation Entertainment, Ltd.
  • Running time: 24
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Legend of the Legendary Heroes

Legend of the Legendary Heroes Episode #14

Legend of the Legendary Heroes Episode #14 Anime Review

By Chris Beveridge     October 01, 2010
Release Date: October 01, 2010


Legend of the Legendary Heroes
© FUNimation

Feeling hated and threatened, Kuku lashes out at anyone near him, which unfortunately is Ryner.

What They Say
As Ryner and Ferris wrestle with Sui and Kuu, Miran - in the Runa Empire on business- makes an unexpected appearance at the battle scene.

The Review!
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
The Leegend of Legendary Heroes continues with its uneven feeling in how it's telling its story where you aren't quite sure how it's supposed to be progressing. The show unfortunately brought in the addition of a child to the mix in young Kuku who has an alpha stigma himself. Ryner has a lot of empathy for the young man who is feeling very persecuted and angry at the world that seems to want him dead. It's good to see Ryner take to this and think about ways to help him, having gotten a potential nugget on the way to crystallize the stigma and remove it. For the boy, finally getting the clue that he's not along goes a long ways towards soothing him down though when Ryner reveals he's just like him.

This episode spends a good bit of time on the action as well as Kuu and Sui are involved in their fight against Ryner and Ferris, but it's a kind of chaotic piece that has an odd flow to it at times. The fight scenes in the series have been the high point for me as they've been well choreographed, but this one is too dark and has too many quick cuts to it. Where it gets even odder is the use of Miran in it as he intercedes and adds a bit of his particular charm to things. With his adversarial relationship with Ryner in place, the two are like a pair of dogs staring each other down and trying to prove who is who.

In Summary:
With the Legend of Legendary Heroes, I continue to feel like I'm missing something significant here. There are small things that play out here, most notably with Kuku and his new relationship with Ryner, but for the most part a lot of it is either the back and forth between Sui and Kuu with Ryner or the new mix with Miran thrown into things. It seems like every other episode of this series works while the alternating one is one that I really dislike as it comes across as pointless chaotic and without any serious merit. Or perhaps the dialogue and context of the episode simply isn't clicking and I'm not seeing something. This episode feels weak across the board and has left me underwhelmed once again.

Features
Japanese 2.0 Language, English Subtitles

Review Equipment
Sony KDS-R70XBR2 70" LCoS 1080P HDTV, Dell 10.1 Netbook via HDMI set to 1080p, Onkyo TX-SR605 Receiver and Panasonic SB-TP20S Multi-Channel Speaker System With 100-Watt Subwoofer.

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