Shigurui: Death Frenzy – Special Report!

I finished watching the much-anticipated “Shigurui: Death Frenzy” last night.  It appears that the phrasing on the box “complete series” is somewhat of a misnomer.

“Shigurui” ends in the middle of nowhere.  Who wins the duel that was started in the first episode?  I don’t know.  I don’t know if I ever will.

This show had the potential to be great; it might even stll qualify for greatness despite being conclusionless.  Brother loved it.  He and I discussed how the art style and the progression of the series reminded us of the manga “Vagabond.”  It was beautiful and fun to watch even with (especially because?) the eyeball-eating, intestine bursting, and extreme boob exposure.  However, as the intensity of the violence and the story continued to escalate, I think we were expecting the most spectacular duel ever at the end.  And we didn’t get it.

There was a line in the show that I wanted to share with you because I want your opinion on it: “The vessel called the heart-once it cracks it can never fully heal.”  What do you think?  Is this true or does this statement deserve to be as violently discarded as the person who said it?


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