Ranked #5299

Koutetsu Sangokushi

Alternative Titles

Japanese: 鋼鉄三国志


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2007 to Sep 28, 2007
Premiered: Spring 2007
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Picture Magic, NAS
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Unknown
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.421 (scored by 1,811 users)
Ranked: #52992
Popularity: #3206
Members: 6,066
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The Imperial Seal has been passed down through the generations since ancient times. It confers great power unto the warriors that it chooses. This is the story of those warriors.

It is a time of chaos and of civil war. It is a time when great armies clash in titanic battles and great heroes carve their names in history. It is also a time of death and destruction, when the people of the land live in constant fear of the sword. Onto this stage steps the reluctant Rikuson (Lu Xun), whose family had been the guardians of the Imperial Seal up until it was stolen by Sonsaku. At the behest of his mentor Rikuson offers his services to Sonsaku with the intention of confirming the will of the Imperial Seal. However, assassins strike down Sonsaku and the Imperial Seal is lost. So begins, Rikuson’s journey to recover the Imperial Seal and discover his destiny.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Shoukatsuryou, Koumei
Shoukatsuryou, Koumei
Koyasu, Takehito
Koyasu, Takehito
Hakugen, Rikuson
Hakugen, Rikuson
Miyano, Mamoru
Miyano, Mamoru
Chuubou, Sonken
Chuubou, Sonken
Nabatame, Hitomi
Nabatame, Hitomi
Kouseki, Ryoutou
Kouseki, Ryoutou
Saiga, Mitsuki
Saiga, Mitsuki


Hiramitsu, Takuya
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Sound Director
Yamashita, Kenichi
Yamashita, Kenichi
Miyano, Mamoru
Miyano, Mamoru
Theme Song Performance, Inserted Song Performance
Inotsume, Shinichi
Inotsume, Shinichi

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Opening Theme

"Nostalgia" by camino

Ending Theme

"Kuon" by Mamoru Miyano

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Oct 13, 2009
When I came across this my first thought was: "oh great! Some medieval adventure with Eastern traits full of hot guys and eventually tons of tasty slashing!" Yes, I think like this most of the time. And usually I'm never disappointed. The only exception is Koutetsu Sangokushi.

At first, I thought the story would be interesting. You know, reader, most of BL and slashable anime stories are not very interesting. So when I read the premise of this anime I was glad. It announced an adventure full of political drama and some magic here and there. However, it all seemed half-baked, incomplete, created by an incompetent read more
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Mar 6, 2008
Kouetsu Sangokushi is a historical anime, based on a Chinese tale, the Romance of the three kingdoms. The most of the story takes place at the lands of Go (one of the three kingdoms; Go, Gi and Shoku).
In the second scene, we come to know Rikuson, a son of a noble, ancient family, and his master, the beautiful Koumei. They are watching a battle, the Go army against the Gi army. Even the army of Gi is much more bigger, Rikuson thinks that Go will win, because he can feel some kind of strange power. This power comes from the Sovereigns Seal, an read more
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Aug 14, 2010
I know I've been saying this a lot lately, not just in person to person conversation, but on forums with other anime fans in various sights, the quality of anime and story-telling in anime is sinking at an absurd, and a show like Koutetsu Sangokushi is stark evidence that not only are a lot of these shows really bad, but they're getting worse.
Now, I after finishing this, I really tried to sit back and decipher what really makes this such an intolerable show, and how I managed to sit through this. One reason was just to see what the author was going to read more
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Mar 15, 2011
Honestly what saved this anime to me was the end.

The person who should of died, actually die. I cried still, but i think i would've cried more if Koumei died. His fate would've been just to sad. Mind u, its still sad how he has to live now without Rikuson.

In all honesty tho i love bishies/shounen-ai/fantasy the way it was pieced together wasn't good.

The series was fun to watch and served as good entertainment but i found myself cringing from certain moments because of the other clicheness or plain stupidity shown by the characters.

Too much POINTLESS deaths, POINTLESS struggles and RETARDED characters (Ryuubi, like read more
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