Review: Romeo x Juliet (anime)
March 24, 2011
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Ikeda, T. (Producer). (2004). Romeo x Juliet. [Web]. Retrieved from http://www.hulu.com/romeo-x-juliet
This anime version of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is heavy on the teen angst, romance, and melodrama that many high school-aged teens have to read. However, it is also heavy on flying horses, sword fights, and a fun conspiracy plot to keep even the most ardent Shakespeare haters (me!) entertained. The show does go the rail, with a pretty strange fantasy, tree of life story that runs through the show but goes batty in the last episode. Also, besides the political wheelings, dealings, and killings, there are few surprises from the show. Most viewers will know what is going to happen to the young lovers. Most will just enjoy the ride.
Those interested can watch the first episode below.