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Posted 8/4/13 , edited 8/4/13
I have been patiently following this anime .

Season 2 , they are a couple years older , the drama in the Kingdom unfolds .

Zheng has a few years before he is offically becomes the King but at the same time , in a lot of danger basically becuase he has only one loyal General but he needs another who commands a big army and there is a faction that might outpower him .Here we also meet his mother and his past is revealed.

And so the position of the General is up for grabs basically by the new generation ....wherein Morita san's character Shin is trying to get there but there are 2 other challegers.



There are 9 episodes in season 2 so far and right now its all about the background story of Zheng . I really liked the story and its quiet sad .

I know not everyone are into this kind of historical anime , about politics and wars ,but I find this very fascinating take on history .

So who else out there is watching this anime?

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Of course I'm watching it. As I stated in my previous comment, it is one of my favorite manga. The scanlations have FINALLY caught up to the anime (not the latest chapter in Japan, just the anime) literally this week. The good thing about season two is that it will bring back some arcs they skipped during the first season. Just now for example, Zheng's back story and the whole concubines relationships. However, Qiang Lei trying to assassinate Zheng and being stopped by Xin is probably impossible to fix at this point.
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Posted 2/15/14

iashakezula wrote:

There are 9 episodes in season 2 so far and right now its all about the background story of Zheng . I really liked the story and its quiet sad .

I know not everyone are into this kind of historical anime , about politics and wars ,but I find this very fascinating take on history .

So who else out there is watching this anime?



I've just stared watching it.

OH MY GOD HOW THE HELL AM I SUPOSSED TO FOLLOW THIS WHEN PEOPLE DON'T AGREE ON NAMES.

Shin is a stupid name, because it's the Japanese-translated spelling of a Chinese name, ergo Translations are wierd.

Xin is the most badass name ever. I will name my first kid Gatsby, and my second kid Xin.

Any information where I can watch the second Season? Season 1 was up on Hulu+. I'd much like the Chinese translation of names, as odd as they are to figure out. As I do really really like Chinese names, like...a lot.

For those who're wondering about picking the show up. I'll say you gotta have taste. It's Dynasty Warriors the anime, and despite a horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible HORRIBLE opening 10 episodes(Blame the meh-CGI and bad writing) it really picks up by the second act.

I'm talking like, a huge pick up here. The show only got better and better as they improved the CGI, introduced more interesting characters, had Xin obtain proper character development(which shows!) and started splicing proper animation with the CGI effects.

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Finished the second season today.

Just a mini thought on the finale and somewhat of the overall season:
Wow, Xiang has a child with the majesty now. Grats to her!

Looks like Xin has another obstacle/wall to get pass while Qiang continues her quest to avenge her sister. If season 3 ever comes, I hope both will be explored. In terms of action, my favorite would be Xin vs. Lun during the middle course of this series. I really like how Xin improved and showed his skills during their encounters. I wasn't fond of the use of CGI though tbh...

Overall, rating 8/10. Might read the manga.

I sure as hell hope Season 3 come soon in the future...
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Posted 3/4/15 , edited 3/4/15
I just finished season 1 and haven't had any luck finding out where I can watch season 2... can anyone direct me somewhere? Do you have to buy the DVD's? If so, do they have decent subtitles?

Edit: Found a place, adding 'season 2 episode 1' really helps with the searching.

I'm very happy with the improved animation for the second season, the story is so great it deserves to look good too.
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3D animation was pretty much gone in the second season except for some backgrounds. Much of the second season is heavily hand drawn, and it also looks more graphic than the first season. The second season has a different tone from the first, since this is where it also starts getting more and more historical.

For people who are not aware of it, Xin is loosely based on a real life general of the Qin Dynasty named Li Xin. Li Xin is noted as being one of the youngest generals. His most notable achievement is defeating the bulk of the Kingdom of Yan's forces (Kingdom of Yan occupies what is currently the Beijing area). Li Xin's invasion of the Kingdom of Chu (Heibei area) was met with initial success, but his blitzrieg fell to a halt. Li Xin gambled that he could defeat Chu with 200,000 but Wang Jian disagreed, Chu being the strongest of the Kingdoms and needed at least 600,000 to defeat it. Upon Li Xin's defeat, Zheng pulled Wang Jian out of retirement who led a larger army into Chu.

Historically considered the Four Great Generals of Spring Autumn Period
Bai Qi
Li Mu
Lian Po
Wang Jian

Li Mu maybe considered Ying Zheng's greatest adversary. Historically, Ying Zheng took special measures to take care of Li Mu. The short lesson here folks, is that political strategy e.g. subterfuge > military strategy.

Bai Qi (Haku Ki) has never a record of his defeat, and is really an outstanding general. However, his historical reputation to this day, is that of a butcher.

The historical Meng Wu and Wang Ben led campaigns into Yan and Chu.

The historical Meng Tian led the Qin campaign against the Xiongnu (Huns). The Great Wall was his idea, as was other grand infrastructure projects. Historically he is considered efficient and visionary, but inhumane in his means.

Meng Yi served as a chancellor to Ying Zheng. He also led the campagin again the Qi.

The historical Chancellor Li Si is the promulagator of the Legalism School, which greatly influenced Chinese political thought to such a great extent even today. He is not considered a popular historical figure, as his teachings tend to espouse totalitarianism.




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