Pretty good movie overall. The only thing I really hated was Gara's stilt legs. That was just silly and distracting.
Overall, I felt like it did a good job sucking me in, despite my fears that it'd be a dumb time travel thing or a repeat of the Nobunaga thing. It helped that the villagers being like "WTF are you doing here? You guys are clearly monsters" made a lot of sense in this context.
And Gara's flipping Medal sandglass convoluted crap was stupid, but not so much that it interfered with my ability to enjoy it. I'm glad to see Bell's part explained in the movie.
That has got to be one of the best ending credits that I've seen for a movie in a long, long time. Just simply, well done. We need more stuff like that.
And of course, thank you to all the sponsors for donating for the purchase of this movie. That makes a big difference.
Wakaba Shun 若葉駿 Wakaba means "young leaf". And Shun means "fast, fast horse" and is a homonym for "spring"
Wakaba Satsuki 若葉 五月 Satsuki (Shun's mom) means "May"
Spring theme, eh?
The shogun was Tokugawa Yoshimune 徳川 吉宗. There was a period play about him called Abarenbo Shogun and that actor is the same one who plays the one in OOO Wonderful. I guess he was a pretty highly regarded shogun. Anyway, OOO and its Japanese history lessons. What up with that?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokugawa_Yoshimunehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abarenb%C5%8D_Sh%C5%8Dgun
The 2nd wiki article explains it, apparently Tokuda Shinnosuke is the alias he went by to travel incognito among the peasants
I don't know what Gara means or refers to other than the fact that there was a villainess from DaiRanger named that.
Bell has a bell, she's pretty self-explanatory. It might be worth noting that Ogino Karin 荻野 可鈴 who plays Bell has the kanji for "rin/bell" in her name.
Japan and its obsession with Germany and alchemy. By the way, I'm reading Fullmetal Alchemist right now, and it really sucks because someone vandalized this series by ripping out pages and marking out dialogue with marker. So senseless. But not as senseless as German experimentation on humans! I guess not all Europeon representations are as nice and clean as in Miyazaki's movies, eh, Japan?!
Oh god, that's Kaidou (Karahashi Mitsuru 唐橋充), isn't it? Someone really needs to look up all his appearances and make a collage of all his looks throughout the years. What a wild dude.