Saturday, November 18, 2006

King of Bandit Jing

I'm not sure what the point of this anime is. It seems so far to be fairly episodic. But that's okay, because it's not bad that way. It seems to involve some action (it's totally a shounen), some comedy, and definitely some fantasy/mystery. But it's not as childish as you'd think. It takes itself fairly seriously which works for the series.

The opening scene of the first episode was enough to make me interested. It shows a parade of different people on weird animals heading towards this towering city. The creatures and other forms of transportation look so awesome. I was totally intrigued. Now onto the story. The ep follows our main main, Jing (who we don't know is Jing at first), as he wonders around this thief city. The head honcho of the city is the worst. He steals all the loot from anyone that tries to steal his great treasure. That's the goal of any one in the city, they want to get this awesome treasure. Through a series of events, including meeting a old woman who gives him clues, and agitating a dragon like creature, Jing makes it to this treasure. He duels with our bad guy, and gets the treasure, or rather releases it. And no, I'm not going to elaborate. Oh, i forgot to mention that there has been posters warranting the arrest of the King of Bandits, who is still faceless. As you can tell from the title of the anime, it's Jing. And the head honcho guy learns this at the end of the anime.

The art is fairly reminiscent of Yugioh, but not in a bad way. It's not as oh-wow as that is. But the relation between the two lies in the kind of hair some people have, and other elements of the world. But it's much clearer and more detailed. (I hate the art of yugioh, if that helps) The music is good, it's not distracting but ads some to the show.

Overall- I totally dig this show and highly recommend it to everyone. Did I mention I'm 20 and I like this stuff? Some people might find that demeaning. I just shrug:)

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