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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: Gonzo
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

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


Chigira, Kouichi
Kuroishi, Hitomi
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Performance, Music

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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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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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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.
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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Ending Theme

"Yubikiri (ユビキリ)" by Hitomi

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