Ranked #2122

Guin Saga

Alternative Titles

Japanese: グイン・サーガ


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2009 to Sep 27, 2009
Premiered: Spring 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Light novel
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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The ancient kingdom of Parros has been invaded by the armies of Mongaul, and its king and queen have been slain. But the "twin pearls of Parros," the princess Rinda and the prince Remus, escape using a strange device hidden in the palace. Lost in Roodwood, they are rescued from Mongaul soldiers by a strange leopard-headed man, who has no memories except for the words "Aurra" and "Guin," which he believes to be his name.

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Opening Theme

"Guin no Theme" by Nobuo Uematsu

Ending Theme

"Saga ~ This is my road" by Kanon

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Jan 22, 2010
This review is dedicated to Imaoka Sumiyo, better known as Kurimoto Kaoru, the author of Guin Saga, who passed away in May 2009. Few can come close to matching what you have achieved as a writer and author.

As a fan of science fiction and fantasy, I'm always on the lookout for enjoyable stories, and this is one of the reasons why I'm such a fan of anime. Imagine my surprise then, when I learned that a series that I've only ever managed to read parts of (and small sections they were too), and that I have tried on numerous occasions to find in English, was read more
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Mar 1, 2015
The royal twins of Parros have been driven on the run after their kingdom becomes overrun by enemies, and during their flight they come across Guin, a leopard-headed warrior seeking his lost memories of the past.

Be warned. If you’ve heard anything about Guin Saga it is most likely the fact that the story isn’t finished. The anime covers only around a tenth of the entire saga, written by Imaoka Sumiyo. This is not news and is simply something one needs to accept when going into the series, therefor I would mainly recommend Guin Saga to those that love pure high fantasy.

I will say that read more
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Mar 24, 2011
Considering 2009 was the first year i really started to notice that fewer shows were getting released year on year, it is truly surprising this project got the go ahead at all. Guin Saga is truly a faithful depiction of classic Fantasy/Adventure story telling, for better and for worst.

The story sets up and has the potential to be an epic masterpiece, the scale and complexity of the tale is vast, and ambitious, and while the scale of the story is rarely an issue, the show doesn't quite get there.

What the show does well, is what i would describe as the political aspect of the adventure, read more
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Jun 9, 2009
**Only watched the first 9 episodes**

After watching the first 9 episodes, I can say "Guin Saga" has a lot of potential and has proved to be rather enjoyable. Guin, an unusual leopard-headed man, awakens in the dangerous Forest of Rood without any memories except for the names Guin and Aurra. It is then that he wishes to find more about himself and why he is the way he is (a leapord head with a human body). When in the forest, he comes across the parros twins, a princess and prince. As they are being hunted down by Mongaul soldiers, he takes the twins along with read more
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Recent Forum Discussion

Is Guin Saga worth watching?
Ramzee - Oct 17, 2014
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Aug 24, 11:32 PM
Poll: To be continued? (spoilers)
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