First, A Disclaimer
Some time ago I made a video version of a review of Netflix’s Castlevania that I’d previously written for my main blog, Sakura Sunrise. In the beginning, I felt the need to make a disclaimer after it came to light that the writer, comic artist Warren Ellis, had allegations of sexual harassment levied against him.
My thinking was thus: The show may very well be the product of incredible animators, artists, and producers that have crafted the identity of the show, but while I can look past the writer’s transgressions, others might not be able to. Some may feel a moral obligation not to support something if there is a chance that the toxic creator is still making money.
That same dilemma is where I find myself now, about to review a franchise of samurai films that I consider to be nothing short of excellent. However, there is an asterisk. Or maybe just a silent prodding at the back of my head. This film series is an adaptation of Rurouni Kenshin, a manga written by a man named Nobuhiro Watsuki.
In 2017, Nobuhiro Watsuki was charged with possession of child pornography…Continue reading “Rurouni Kenshin | How Good Art Transcends A Problematic Legacy”