Ranked #6198


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Wakate Animator Ikusei Project, 2012 Young Animator Training Project, Anime Mirai 2012
Japanese: 龍-RYO-


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 2, 2013
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Original
Duration: 25 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.051 (scored by 4,165 users)
Ranked: #61982
Popularity: #2902
Members: 7,691
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Ryo is about the son of a samurai who lost his parents during the attack of English ships on a Japanese town who is given the name Ryo and becomes the bodyguard of Ryoma Sakamoto, a man who has his own plan to fight for the country.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Sakamoto, Ryouma
Sakamoto, Ryouma
Fujiwara, Keiji
Fujiwara, Keiji
Yanagawa, Akari
Yanagawa, Akari


Chigira, Kouichi
Chigira, Kouichi
Kuroishi, Hitomi
Kuroishi, Hitomi
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement, Music
Takaoka, Junichi
Takaoka, Junichi
Animation Director, Character Design

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Ending Theme

"Yubikiri (ユビキリ)" by Hitomi

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Mar 23, 2015
Ryo is a 2013 short that's a part of a project known as Anime Mirai (Young animator training project). These shorts are essentially sponsored platforms that are used to help up and coming animators by providing funding and are usually produced by various studios.

Now being an animated short doesn't imply that it can't tell a coherent story, or atleast execute a premise properly enough in order to draw intrigue into wanting to see more. You don't even have to look far, as two successes that emerged from this same program were Little Witch Academia and Death Billiards. With Academia garnering enough acclaim to have read more
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May 20, 2014
Being a single episode anime obviously has its limits, and this anime was no exception to the rule. However, when compared the the other three anime in Anime Mirai 2013, I definitely feel that this one fell short.

My biggest problem with this anime stemmed from the story itself. Personally, I felt it was very disjointed. Although I get that there was a large time skip in between scenes, it just seemed too abrupt and not as connected as it should. Another problem I had with the story is that I just didn't comprehend it as well as I think I should have. This probably read more
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Aug 3, 2013
Ryo is one of the four anime from Anime Mirai 2013 (Young animator training project).
I'm going ahead and say that this short is probably one of the worst of the Anime Mirai’s shorts, but lest start with the actual review.
The story itself is a little strange and quite difficult to understand, from what I read and from the title the story should focus around a boy, who lost his parents, who is given the name Ryo by Ryoma Sakamoto.
He then follows Sakamoto as his bodyguard during his journey to revolutionize Japan.
As for what I saw the story put Ryo on the side and take Ryoma read more
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Dec 27, 2014
What the fuck? I mean, WHAT THE FUCK did I just watch?

There is no story, the characters are incredible flat and lame, and any of them are memorizable, really, what the fuck.
At the start we can see a flashback of Sakamoto Ryoma fighting this dude, Hijikata in a ship, so when I was watching I really was expecting that they get to that point... And what happens? IT FUCKING DISAPPEARS, Ryoma get killed and anyone knows what the fuck happen with the Ship fight scene.
I have to admit that the fighting scenes are really well animated, but the problem is that there is like read more
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Both talk about orphans during Japan's Bakumatsu era. In Ryo, the titular character serves the revolutionary Sakamoto Ryōma, while in Peace Maker Kurogane, Tetsunosuke, serves in the Shinsengumi. 
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Set in the same chaotic time period of Bakumatsu. Both of them have very serious tones, involving bloodshed and only have the mildest of comedies. Ryoma and Kenshin both have loved ones whom they ultimately cannot be together forever due to circumstances. And finally, death is the central theme for between these two.  
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Anime: Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto
Historical anime taking place in Edo Japan. Akizuki from Bakumatsu served as Ryoma Sakamoto's bodyguard. Members of the Shinsengumi are here too. 
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Anime: Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan
This reminded me a lot to RK, its about a boy living in the Meiji era and that sees the horrors of the war 
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If you like Ryo and interested in that historical period then try Shura no Toki. The 3d arc of SnT describes life and death of Sakamoto Ryoma more clearly 
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