Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohaniheto
The series is set in the Bakumatsu era, with the Shogunate being in its final years, and war fast approaching. When Akizuki Yōjirō, a dark and mysterious mercenary, nears something supernatural with some kind of importance to him, the ornament on the end of his sword hilt waves in its direction, his eyes glow mysteriously, and he is driven to go after it. He comes across a traveling theater group who is out for revenge for the killing of the parents of the group's leader, and whose mysterious playwright likes to secretly help along events of history. Yōjirō joins them to lend them his skill against their enemies, while dark conspiracy continues to follow behind him.
"Nicely animated, set in Meiji era Yokohama. Main characters somewhat uniquely designed. This first episode introduces the background story. Looks interesting."
"The background of a critical transition in Japanese history gives the story an interesting underlying tension and the visual style and action are fun to watch but the subtitles were hard to read and I lost track of who was doing what to whom."
"Interesting period anime. Has great potential. If you like Samurai7, this is one you should watch."
"It's a good show. A little confusing but it has good story."
"i can't really comment. i couldn't read the subtitles. visually interesting tho."
"To much exposition, not enough sword fighting. The whole magic thing needs explanation. Interesting but not my style."
"The subtitles by PNU-Shinsen was the only downfall of a other excellent show. Still it has some elements of Tenpou Ibun Ayakashi Ayashi as men search for the lost head (of household or clan) who we assume is main character with a power to kill demons with his very sword. The theatre troop out for revenge is an interesting plot line as is the fall of the Shoganate itself."
Review Date: January 14 2007
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