Saturday, October 15, 2005

Continuing "Samurai Champloo"

Subject: Noir
I got through disc 5 finally.

There's really not much more I can gush about with this series that I haven't already gushed about before. I'm enjoying it immensely. It's cool, it's sharp, it's a blast. In this disc, we get a few more clues about what the destination is supposed to be, but really, as it's been said before, this show is more about the journey than the destination.

And Fuu said it herself in the 4th episode on this disc: "I want this journey to go on forever" (paraphrased from memory). Great stuff.

On a side note, the first ep on the disc (part 2 of the cliffhanger from disc 4); the ending was one of the more melancholy j-pop tracks on the soundtrack disc, with a sequence of natural, colorful backdrops; wrapped up with an "in memory of" credit. Does anyone know the story there? I'll go searching for it later, but that wound up being such a moving sequence (landscape stills that they were), I really want to know more about this person and what happened. Really, it was quite beautiful in it's simplicity.