Things I Like: Catdog (Nickelodeon)

Catdog Nickelodeon

I loved the cartoon series. Dog was such a great character, but Cat was a prick.

Greasers Catdog Nickelodeon

The greaser dogs were a good set of villains.

Winslow Catdog Nickelodeon

And Winslow was the voice of the wisdom.

Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning (2021 Film) Review

Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning 2021 movie poster

When I was in middle and high school, Rurouni Kenshin was one of my favorite anime shows. My wife and I were looking for something to watch on Netflix and we saw this one. I knew the live-action films existed but I was hesitant to see them because they don’t always work out. She was a big fan of the manga and anime too, so we decided to watch this one.

Hajime Saito and the Shinsengumi Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning 2021 movie

The movie is based on one of the later chapters of the manga covering Kenshin’s past with the Boshin War. The streets of Kyoto aren’t very safe as the shogun’s elite troops are definitely looking for rebels to slaughter.

Kenshin Himura Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning 2021 movie

We see Kenshin Himura as the assassin of the shadows before he became famous. While the name of a manslayer known as Battousai becomes a legend in Japan, his personal name is still a mystery to most. Kenshin kills and slaughters many in hopes that their deaths will bring a new era of peace.

Tomoe Yukishiro Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning 2021 movie

But what he didn’t expect was a beautiful woman named Tomoe Yukishiro. She’s definitely not a native of Kyoto, Japan but rather somewhere else in the Land of the Rising Sun. She doesn’t seem to be a spy as she had plenty of opportunity to kill Kenshin in his sleep. But what on Earth is really going on with this mysterious beauty?

Tomoe and Kenshin Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning 2021 movie

Overall, I was pretty impressed by this anime movie and its live action actors. It’s completely a Japanese movie so they don’t make a lot of the mistakes that we see in American produced anime films. I was kind of curious of why they decided to make this one first, that’s when I realized that this movie was made last year and they have been making movies about Rurouni Kenshin for quite some time. It’s definitely better then the Trust and Betrayal OVA they made on the same story but worse than the original manga.

Score: B