History Anime / RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms

28th Jun '16 7:27:01 PM Willbyr
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18th Nov '15 3:23:23 PM Sunnychance
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* BloodBrothers (Liu Bei, Guan Yu and Zhang Fei)
* BoisterousBruiser (Zhang Fei)
* DiagonalCut (Although these tends to not be so gory since most of the soldier extras, as stated before, look like cardboard cutouts.)
* DoingInTheWizard (Some of Zhuge Liang's moments of "omniscience," plus the "summoning" of the southeastern wind, from the novel are shown to instead be due to him and his sister secretly observing affairs.)
* GentleGiant (Guan Yu. He's the most even-tempered and diplomatic of the Three Sworn Brothers.)
* HeelFaceTurn and FaceHeelTurn (These occur often as power shifts, causing most of the characters to switch loyalties at some point or other.)

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* BloodBrothers (Liu BloodBrothers: Liu Bei, Guan Yu and Zhang Fei)
Fei.
* BoisterousBruiser (Zhang Fei)
BoisterousBruiser: Zhang Fei.
* DiagonalCut (Although DiagonalCut: Although these tends to not be so gory since most of the soldier extras, as stated before, look like cardboard cutouts.)
cutouts.
* DoingInTheWizard (Some DoingInTheWizard: Some of Zhuge Liang's moments of "omniscience," plus the "summoning" of the southeastern wind, from the novel are shown to instead be due to him and his sister secretly observing affairs.)
affairs.
* GentleGiant (Guan GentleGiant: Guan Yu. He's the most even-tempered and diplomatic of the Three Sworn Brothers.)
Brothers.
* HeelFaceTurn and FaceHeelTurn (These FaceHeelTurn: These occur often as power shifts, causing most of the characters to switch loyalties at some point or other.)



* KidHero (Liu Bei, at the beginning.)
* PowerTrio (Liu Bei - Ego, Guan Yu - Superego, and Zhang Fei - Id )
* TheBigGuy (Guan Yu)
* TheStoic (Guan Yu}
* TheStrategist (Zhuge Liang a.k.a Kong Ming)

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* KidHero (Liu KidHero: Liu Bei, at the beginning.)
beginning.
* PowerTrio (Liu PowerTrio: Liu Bei - Ego, Guan Yu - Superego, and Zhang Fei - Id )
Id.
* TheBigGuy (Guan Yu)
TheBigGuy: Guan Yu.
* TheStoic (Guan Yu}
TheStoic: Guan Yu.
* TheStrategist (Zhuge TheStrategist: Zhuge Liang a.k.a Kong Ming)
Ming.
4th Sep '15 5:11:55 PM nombretomado
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Looking at the artwork, it seems very difficult to believe that it was animated in 1991. (About the same time that ''{{Nadia The Secret Of Blue Water}}'' was animated. ) This is mostly because the animators decided to use the 1970's-era character designs from Yokoyama Mitsuteru's manga without updating them. It's also because the animators decided to rely heavily on StockFootage and cheap shortcuts. (One [[http://www.themanime.org/viewreview.php?id=889 web-reviewer]] has noted the ease in which the battling characters sliced each other in half --and that this was probably made easy by the fact that most of 2nd-century China seemed to be populated by cardboard cutouts).

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Looking at the artwork, it seems very difficult to believe that it was animated in 1991. (About the same time that ''{{Nadia The Secret Of Blue Water}}'' ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' was animated. ) This is mostly because the animators decided to use the 1970's-era character designs from Yokoyama Mitsuteru's manga without updating them. It's also because the animators decided to rely heavily on StockFootage and cheap shortcuts. (One [[http://www.themanime.org/viewreview.php?id=889 web-reviewer]] has noted the ease in which the battling characters sliced each other in half --and that this was probably made easy by the fact that most of 2nd-century China seemed to be populated by cardboard cutouts).
20th Jul '15 1:34:19 PM Willbyr
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Now as far as the plot itself is concerned, it runs thus: The Han Dynasty is corrupt and crumbling into chaos. Evil cultist Zhang Jiao and his Yellow Turban armies are sweeping across the countryside burning, pillaging, and generally doing whatever it is that evil cultists do. Stepping up to the plate on the side of good are Liu Bei Xuande (the virtuous fresh-faced {{Kid Hero}}) and his sworn brothers, Guan Yu Yunchang ( {{The Stoic}} [[TheBigGuy Big Guy]] ), and Zhang Fei Yide (the BoisterousBruiser). Liu Bei tries to put together a volunteer army to bring peace to all of China, but unfortunately for him, there are are other factions in the neighborhood vying for power. These include the ambitious Sun family, and the sinister "survival by any means necessary" Warlord Cao Cao. Now if all this kind of sounds familiar to you, then you've probably played one of the many video games inspired by this story, namely the ''Romance of the Three Kingdoms'' strategy games or the ''VideoGame/{{Dynasty Warriors}}'' {{Hack And Slash}} battle games. (Notably, although the anime ends far earlier than both the novel and what the games cover, within that timeframe it actually hews to the novel itself a ''lot'' more than ''Dynasty Warriors'' does.) Or perhaps you've even read -GASP!-- the [[http://www.threekingdoms.com/ original source novels this anime was based on.]]

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\nNow as far as the plot itself is concerned, it runs thus: The Han Dynasty is corrupt and crumbling into chaos. Evil cultist Zhang Jiao and his Yellow Turban armies are sweeping across the countryside burning, pillaging, and generally doing whatever it is that evil cultists do. Stepping up to the plate on the side of good are Liu Bei Xuande (the virtuous fresh-faced {{Kid Hero}}) KidHero) and his sworn brothers, Guan Yu Yunchang ( {{The Stoic}} (TheStoic [[TheBigGuy Big Guy]] ), Guy]]), and Zhang Fei Yide (the BoisterousBruiser). Liu Bei tries to put together a volunteer army to bring peace to all of China, but unfortunately for him, there are are other factions in the neighborhood vying for power. These include the ambitious Sun family, and the sinister "survival by any means necessary" Warlord Cao Cao. Now if all this kind of sounds familiar to you, then you've probably played one of the many video games inspired by this story, namely the ''Romance of the Three Kingdoms'' strategy games or the ''VideoGame/{{Dynasty Warriors}}'' {{Hack And Slash}} ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' HackAndSlash battle games. (Notably, although the anime ends far earlier than both the novel and what the games cover, within that timeframe it actually hews to the novel itself a ''lot'' more than ''Dynasty Warriors'' does.) Or perhaps you've even read -GASP!-- the [[http://www.threekingdoms.com/ original source novels this anime was based on.]]



To be fair, this is only the anime adaption, which ends a lot earlier than the manga that this was based on, which was both extremely famous and well-done. Also, it actually doesn't [[{{Flanderisation}} flanderize]] the characters much moreso than the source material, which it pretty faithfully follows. (For example, in taking a long detour away from the three brothers to concentrate on Cao Cao vs. Yuan Shao for a while.)

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To be fair, this is only the anime adaption, which ends a lot earlier than the manga that this was based on, which was both extremely famous and well-done. Also, it actually doesn't [[{{Flanderisation}} flanderize]] {{flanderi|sation}}ze the characters much moreso than the source material, which it pretty faithfully follows. (For example, in taking a long detour away from the three brothers to concentrate on Cao Cao vs. Yuan Shao for a while.)

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2nd Apr '15 8:29:43 PM nombretomado
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Now as far as the plot itself is concerned, it runs thus: The Han Dynasty is corrupt and crumbling into chaos. Evil cultist Zhang Jiao and his Yellow Turban armies are sweeping across the countryside burning, pillaging, and generally doing whatever it is that evil cultists do. Stepping up to the plate on the side of good are Liu Bei Xuande (the virtuous fresh-faced {{Kid Hero}}) and his sworn brothers, Guan Yu Yunchang ( {{The Stoic}} [[TheBigGuy Big Guy]] ), and Zhang Fei Yide (the BoisterousBruiser). Liu Bei tries to put together a volunteer army to bring peace to all of China, but unfortunately for him, there are are other factions in the neighborhood vying for power. These include the ambitious Sun family, and the sinister "survival by any means necessary" Warlord Cao Cao. Now if all this kind of sounds familiar to you, then you've probably played one of the many video games inspired by this story, namely the ''Romance of the Three Kingdoms'' strategy games or the ''{{Dynasty Warriors}}'' {{Hack And Slash}} battle games. (Notably, although the anime ends far earlier than both the novel and what the games cover, within that timeframe it actually hews to the novel itself a ''lot'' more than ''Dynasty Warriors'' does.) Or perhaps you've even read -GASP!-- the [[http://www.threekingdoms.com/ original source novels this anime was based on.]]

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Now as far as the plot itself is concerned, it runs thus: The Han Dynasty is corrupt and crumbling into chaos. Evil cultist Zhang Jiao and his Yellow Turban armies are sweeping across the countryside burning, pillaging, and generally doing whatever it is that evil cultists do. Stepping up to the plate on the side of good are Liu Bei Xuande (the virtuous fresh-faced {{Kid Hero}}) and his sworn brothers, Guan Yu Yunchang ( {{The Stoic}} [[TheBigGuy Big Guy]] ), and Zhang Fei Yide (the BoisterousBruiser). Liu Bei tries to put together a volunteer army to bring peace to all of China, but unfortunately for him, there are are other factions in the neighborhood vying for power. These include the ambitious Sun family, and the sinister "survival by any means necessary" Warlord Cao Cao. Now if all this kind of sounds familiar to you, then you've probably played one of the many video games inspired by this story, namely the ''Romance of the Three Kingdoms'' strategy games or the ''{{Dynasty ''VideoGame/{{Dynasty Warriors}}'' {{Hack And Slash}} battle games. (Notably, although the anime ends far earlier than both the novel and what the games cover, within that timeframe it actually hews to the novel itself a ''lot'' more than ''Dynasty Warriors'' does.) Or perhaps you've even read -GASP!-- the [[http://www.threekingdoms.com/ original source novels this anime was based on.]]
14th May '14 8:34:53 AM SeptimusHeap
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* TheMessiah (Liu Bei)
20th Jul '12 11:14:45 PM GGCrono
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And yet, somehow, the makers of this series ''found'' a way....

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And yet, somehow, the makers of this series ''found'' a way....
way...
26th Jan '12 8:49:13 AM MarqFJA
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* {{Ho Yay}}: Liu Bei and Zhuge Liang get so close in Episode 35 (the episode after they finally meet) that Zhang Fei and Guan Yu explicitly call the latter Liu Bei's "boyfriend" and "loved one," jealous of the fact that "the new guy," and a non-warrior at that, [[HeterosexualLifePartners shares meals with and sleeps in the same bed as their sworn brother]].



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19th Sep '11 12:38:33 AM Adannor
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Now as far as the plot itself is concerned, it runs thus: The Han Dynasty is corrupt and crumbling into chaos. Evil cultist Zhang Jiao and his Yellow Turban armies are sweeping across the countryside burning, pillaging, and generally doing whatever it is that evil cultists do. Stepping up to the plate on the side of good are Liu Bei Xuande (the virtuous fresh-faced {{Kid Hero}}) and his sworn brothers, Guan Yu Yunchang ( {{The Stoic}} [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheBigGuy Big Guy]] ), and Zhang Fei Yide (the BoisterousBruiser). Liu Bei tries to put together a volunteer army to bring peace to all of China, but unfortunately for him, there are are other factions in the neighborhood vying for power. These include the ambitious Sun family, and the sinister "survival by any means necessary" Warlord Cao Cao. Now if all this kind of sounds familiar to you, then you've probably played one of the many video games inspired by this story, namely the ''Romance of the Three Kingdoms'' strategy games or the ''{{Dynasty Warriors}}'' {{Hack And Slash}} battle games. (Notably, although the anime ends far earlier than both the novel and what the games cover, within that timeframe it actually hews to the novel itself a ''lot'' more than ''Dynasty Warriors'' does.) Or perhaps you've even read -GASP!-- the [[http://www.threekingdoms.com/ original source novels this anime was based on.]]

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Now as far as the plot itself is concerned, it runs thus: The Han Dynasty is corrupt and crumbling into chaos. Evil cultist Zhang Jiao and his Yellow Turban armies are sweeping across the countryside burning, pillaging, and generally doing whatever it is that evil cultists do. Stepping up to the plate on the side of good are Liu Bei Xuande (the virtuous fresh-faced {{Kid Hero}}) and his sworn brothers, Guan Yu Yunchang ( {{The Stoic}} [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheBigGuy [[TheBigGuy Big Guy]] ), and Zhang Fei Yide (the BoisterousBruiser). Liu Bei tries to put together a volunteer army to bring peace to all of China, but unfortunately for him, there are are other factions in the neighborhood vying for power. These include the ambitious Sun family, and the sinister "survival by any means necessary" Warlord Cao Cao. Now if all this kind of sounds familiar to you, then you've probably played one of the many video games inspired by this story, namely the ''Romance of the Three Kingdoms'' strategy games or the ''{{Dynasty Warriors}}'' {{Hack And Slash}} battle games. (Notably, although the anime ends far earlier than both the novel and what the games cover, within that timeframe it actually hews to the novel itself a ''lot'' more than ''Dynasty Warriors'' does.) Or perhaps you've even read -GASP!-- the [[http://www.threekingdoms.com/ original source novels this anime was based on.]]
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