On the one hand, it's fantastic that there continues to be so much cool new "Ruruoni Kenshin" stuff out there-- the Blu-Ray DVD of "Trust and Betrayal"
is spectacularly pretty-looking (and, according to Wombat's first impressions
, it looks great and has a booklet full of useful information and pretty pictures...well, the booklet is in Japanese, but there's also a booklet which is a translation of the booklet...).
I am ambivalent about the movie being in Blu-Ray (ok, look; I don't have Blu-Ray, I am trying to avoid the temptation; I know that it's supposed to be ultra-amazing in many ways that would be VERY TEMPTING.... but I don't honestly remember the movie being so fantastic, visually, that Blu-Ray would really make it substantially more amazing/clearer. OTOH, it may just be that I haven't seen it in a while, and the fact that it has basically one cool fight flashback which it then repeats over and over and over again kind of annoys me, which would not be solved by having it be both annoyingly repetitive and better-looking). I want to set all copies of "Reflection" on fire and then smash them with hammers-- there is no degree of pretty that is going to fix the degree of oft-incoherent stupid there.
Upcoming Weaseltastic "reboot"? Um. Yeah. Still kinda boggled, there.
And then today I ran across this upcoming addition
to the RK product line...
(With special action lounging pose!
Now, of course, since this is Kenshin, and Kenshin is all about his past self being different from his present self, there is also another figure
(Never fear, the amazing action gi
will leap in and save you!)
I'm not linking the other in-detail image directly, because, um... the hands are disturbing. Just... yeah. As are the faces, frankly.
(Also: what are you supposed to do, have them engage in epic pose-offs with each other?)