Kuromukuro

Plot: When the ogres attacked over 400 years ago, a samurai named Kennosuke Tokisada Ouma and the princess of the Washiba fought back with a stolen mecha dubbed "Kuromukuro".
Now, the ogres are back. The first line of defense against the alien mecha is a special organization of UN scientists, who are researching a relic found at the Kurobe Dam. The daughter of the research director, Yukina Shirahane, is at Kurobe when the ogres attack and accidentally activates the relic. Kennosuke emerges, and, mistaking Yukina for his princess, fights off the ogres to protect her. Through an odd turn of events, Yukina becomes bonded to the Kuromukuro, and with Kennosuke's knowledge of the ogres, they are able to fight back. But can the samurai, displaced from his time, be trusted? (A-)

Characters: B

Artwork & Animation: Absolutely GORGEOUS backgrounds! -- A

Voice Acting: A-

Music: B

Objectionable Content: blood, suggestive themes, profanity

Other: This was a bit more complex than what I could go into here. The series has a satisfying storyline, and watching Kennosuke try to acclimate to his new surroundings is a lot of fun.

Overall Score: A-

Recommendation: 2.5/5

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