Sunday, April 28, 2013

Jmovie review: Mahoro Ekimae Tada Benriken

The movie that started it all. Tada Benriken is very much about Tada and Gyouten while most of Bangaichi is more about the residents living in Mahoro. You get to see how Tada and Gyouten meet up, find out about their past and why they stay together. More so than Bangaichi, Tada Benriken features Tada and Gyouten as two wandering souls going out of their way to help people.

In Bangaichi, it was more in the process of their jobs but in the movie, Tada is less reluctant hero and more like this wandering ronin seeking to ease his pain by helping others. Your enjoyment of the movie will depend on whether you find the pairing of Tada and Gyouten entertaining.

As I said, I gave the dorama a must watch cause of the stories and didn't find the Benri brothers interesting. The movie gave me a better appreciation of the last four episodes and why those two do what they do. I would recommend watching the movie before the series but by itself the movie was just ok because the characters were not that interesting.


Jesus Christ Supercop said...

I finally got around to watching the movie. The story is meandering, needlessly long and frequently uninteresting, but the premise is good, and Eita and Matsuda work well together, so I'm going to try the drama as well.

IchiBaru said...

Watching the drama right now and trying to find the movie. Where did you get it from?

Akiramike said...

I got it from asiatorrents but you can get it here: