Reflections is within the past, so essentially it happened prior to the main series. A good time if you do watch it is around the Kyoto arc. Although it goes into things not touched by the anime which proceed the end of the series.
Personally I had no problem with the first half, but they did the same thing as with Dark Knight Rises where they depict Kenshin as weak and decrepit like they did with Bruce. The animation style is also different which I didn't favor either. And yes he is not the "Kenshin" personality because at this point he is Hitokiri Battousai the Manslayer. Where as of the beginning of the main series he had swore off killing as retribution for his deeds during the Meji Revolution.
Needless to say I would recommend both.
I used to watch One Piece when it was on Fox when they used to have a Saturday morning show. Then on Toonami but I didn't follow it after the Skypeia Arc as it seemed slow to me at that time. As for Naruto a Bleach I still follow the Manga but the Anime is riddled way to many fillers.
Hi Kenshin. Saw you're into Bleach and Naruto by stalking your and Live's conversation. o3o; You're obviously a Samurai X fan too, right? Assuming you've seen the whole series as well as the OVAs, I'd like to ask your opinion on something - I have the whole series as well as the three OVAs/Movies - The Movie, Trust and Betrayal and Reflections. I saw Trust & Betrayal before watching the series completely (did watch till like 13+ episodes) but still enjoyed it a lot. But then I heard on the internet that I should've watched the main series till the end to enjoy it. Been wanting to check out the Movie and Reflections for a while now. Should I complete the series first and then go for it? OR should I watch reflections first?
In a dilemma because some people have reviewed Reflections badly based on the fact that it portrays Kenshin with a totally out of character personality and people say that the work, although good on its own, does not do justice to "Kenshin" as a character. If I complete the series, I'll probably know Kenshin and all of his story and might probably, as a result, be as disappointed as the other fans. So yeah, was wondering if I should go for Reflections or not...
By the way, you're not into One Piece too, are you? crosses fingers and hopes I'm wrong