Guin Saga


#1

###Guin Saga

Genres: adventure, drama, fantasy
Themes: beast, medieval, war, war-medieval
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of episodes: 26
Vintage: 2009-04-05 to 2009-09-27

Plot Summary: The ancient kingdom of Parro has been invaded by the armies of Mongaul, and its king and queen have been slain. But the “twin pearls of Parro,” the princess Rinda and the prince Remus, escape using a strange device hidden in the palace. Lost in the Forest of Rood, they are rescued from Mongaul soldiers by a strange leopard-headed man named Guin, who has no memories except for the word “Aurra.”

ANN Info Page

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Per PR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

###SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES GUIN SAGA
HOUSTON, May 7, 2010—Sentai Filmworks today announced its acquisition of the new, hit anime series, Guin Saga. Based on the 30 million copy-selling, 151 novel series by Kaoru Kurimoto and featuring the first full soundtrack by composer Nobuo Uematsu, get ready for adventure on a truly epic scale in GUIN SAGA!

Fleeing the Mongauli Army, royal heirs Remus and Rinda attempt a desperate magical escape that strands them inside the spirit-infested Roodwood. But as the Mongaul close in, the Prince and Princess are rescued by Guin, a strange warrior with the head of a leopard! However, the danger is only beginning, for the master of the Mongaul, the wraith-possessed Black Count, who must drink blood to keep his rotting flesh from falling from his body, will not stop until Rinda and Remus are his captives!

About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, including hit series like Clannad, Gintama, Eyeshield 21 and hit movies like Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuff and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, PLAYSTATION Network and YouTube.


#2

[size=16]Some of the English cast:[/size]
Director - Steven Foster

Guin - David Wald
Rinda - Emily Neves
Remus - Blake Shepard
Norisse - Jay Hickman
Istavan - David Matranga
Suni - Hilary Haag
Amnelis - Elizabeth Bunch
Astrias - Chris Patton

Janice Williams
Seraphim Digital


#3

Eps. 1 n’ 2 up on iTunes and PSN.

Sweet…


#4

[size=16]More English Dub cast[/size]:

Marus - Chris Hutchison
Riya - Christopher Ayres
Miail - Adam Von Wagoner
Orro - Adam Von Wagoner
Ema - Jessica Boone
Rana (Rhana) - Luci Christian
Vanon - Jovan Jackson
Rotou (Ruto) - Justin Doran
Count Rickard - John Swasey
Archduke Vlad - Rob Mungle
Flori - Melissa Davis
Aldross the Third - Andrew Love
Irumu (Irrim) - Kalob Martinez
Karthron (Caaslon) - John Swasey
Gayusu (Gajus) - Steven Knight
Garansu (Garanth) - Leraldo Anzuldua
Ferudorikku (Feldrik) - Nate Morries
Li Fa - Carli Mosier
Porakku (Pollak) - Marco Peretti
Regia (Rigea) - Taylor Hannah
Rozen (Rozan) - Jovan Jackson
Runan (Lunan) - Justin Doran
Ruto - Justin Doran
Sid (Siba) - Jovan Jackson
Skarl (Scaal) - Kalob Martinez
Tangaddo (Tangard) - Matt Thomas

Disclaimer - We are using the names as spelled in the official English releases of the novels. As such, I tried my best to interpret/match to the spellings, but I won’t promise a 100% accuracy. Missing names may also be due to the character not appearing until a point in the anime for which I do not yet have cast lists.

Janice Williams
Seraphim Digital


#5

Jessica Boone and Hillary Haag, even if in smaller roles have me sold!


#6

I downloaded episodes 1 and 2 of this off iTunes and I have to see I’m really enjoying it so far. The animation is great. The story and characters are strong so far. Also, the dub is great and perfectly cast. All the leads are exceptional, especially David Wald.

I have to say my favorite part is the end theme, This Is My Road. It’s absolutely beautiful.

I’m having difficulty locating the actual ED, so the above is the full version.


#7

You know what came to mind?

Aniplex will probably release the Guin Saga BD themselves, ala Garden of Sinners style. They’re just gonna wait for Sentai to do all the hard work of dubbing and subbing it, paste it on their BD, and give it a new shiny packaging, all for the nice “premium, collectors” tune of…oh, say…$300-$400.

Yup…that’s what I say.

mmm…hmmm…

yup…

http://www.tvjab.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/king_of_the_hill_alley.jpg

…mmm…hmmm…


#8

I’d really like to get this on Blu-ray. It reminds me of Utawarerumono, and I thoroughly enjoyed that series. At least I’ll have a chance to check it out in a few days on the online player. This is a definite for me, but Blu-ray would be my choice.
Slick


#9

My DVD arrived for this a couple days ago, so I can’t wait to watch it. Also of note, it seems Sentai has some higher expectations for this series. First of all, they actually made some promotional cards for Right Stuf to distribute with shipments. I got one in a recent box. Also, they bought some space on ANN. It’s currently decked out in a Guin Saga banner, something I haven’t seen the guys in Houston do in a long, long time. They even managed to get the discs into most Best Buys. Hope it works out well for them.


#10

Seen the first three episodes and so far enjoying the series. The dub has been top notch so far.


#11

I just finished the third episode and I have to agree it is a very good show so far. But the little monkey type girl, Suni, reminds me of the Monchichi’s. Am I the only one who remembers that show and sees the similarities?


#12

[quote=Froggy]
I just finished the third episode and I have to agree it is a very good show so far. But the little monkey type girl, Suni, reminds me of the Monchichi’s. Am I the only one who remembers that show and sees the similarities?[/quote]

I remember that one too. And yes, I can see the similarities too.


#13

Episode 1 –

I really like how this story begins and the music is wonderful, but then I wanted to smack that whiny little boy – I see his sister got all the character in that family! But then it got good again when Guin appeared. I swear that Remus has no spine! I can only imagine what kind of king he will make. However, I can see Rinda as a queen although they say she is only to be a seer. We shall see! I like the whole mystery behind Guin as well.

Episode 2 –

It’s a shame they still get caught after going through all that. I knew that Lord Vanon would not do anything when the sand ran out. He did mean for Guin to die, but I’m glad that young soldier threw his sword to Guin. I wonder what will happen to Orro for going against his lord. And I hope Guin doesn’t have to fight Istavan – they look like they should be allies instead.


#14

[quote=dragonrider_cody]

[quote=Froggy]
I just finished the third episode and I have to agree it is a very good show so far. But the little monkey type girl, Suni, reminds me of the Monchichi’s. Am I the only one who remembers that show and sees the similarities?[/quote]

I remember that one too. And yes, I can see the similarities too.[/quote]

Suni
http://gigazine.jp/img/2008/12/03/guin_saga_nhkbs2/guin_04.png

Monchichi


#15

They do look alike! :laugh:

Episode 3 –

At least the fight is called off. And Orro is imprisoned as well for giving Guin his sword. Perhaps he will become an ally as well. I am sure they will get out somehow!
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And they do! Orro is released during a raid and he releases Guin and Remus. They need to find Rinda! And who is this other warrior that keeps popping up? It was really sad when Orro died, but I hadn’t expected Vanon to be a spirit. At least Guin is able to destroy him.
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They find Rinda and her new friend and they were so lucky that there was water under the tower when they jumped. How did Guin know that? And when they did jump, it looked as if Istavan was waiting for them.

Episode 4 –

I’m glad everyone is ok. I knew I liked Suni! “Remus diapers”! :laugh: I thought it was strange that they said they needed a boat and one pops up just like that.
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I like the story of Istavan’s destiny and I wonder who the Shining Lady is. Will he end up with Rinda and rule Parros instead of Remus? Or will he end up with Amnelis and rule Mongual?
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This group really can’t catch a break – it’s just one peril after another! I get the feeling that Duke Norrise sold out Parros. For a guy that supposedly died, he was looking pretty healthy and unchained, while the rest of the citizens were being rounded up by the Black Knights. And I can’t wait to see Suni’s village!


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Episode 5 –

Guin remembers another clue to his past, but again, it’s meaningless until he remembers more. Guin and the twins are captured again and Amnelis is another that wants to know who Guin is. I’m not sure how Istavan got a sandworm roped but at least he was able to save Guin and the twins. I’m sure Suni went to her village for help too. Now Istavan wonders if Amnelis is his Shining Lady and I wonder too.


#17

I have a question about the dub.

I read that when Sentai was dubbing it, they took the first half seriously, but then for the 2nd ald they turned it around and made it into a “gag dub.” Is that true?


#18

Having watched it all the way through, I saw no signs of gags in it, at least nothing that wouldn’t belong. It’s been a while.


#19

[quote=“Vata_Raven”]I have a question about the dub.

I read that when Sentai was dubbing it, they took the first half seriously, but then for the 2nd ald they turned it around and made it into a “gag dub.” Is that true?[/quote]

No, there were two or three rough spots in the dub. One was a singing scene and the other involved some evil laughter that didn’t turn out well. It was just a dub with a couple bad spots, not a gag dub. Altogether the scenes account for maybe 5 minutes of the total runtime.


#20

Can I take a wild guess and say if I enjoyed Tears of Terra, I’ll enjoy Guin Saga?