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Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto

Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto

Alternative Titles

English: Intrigue in the Bakumatsu: Irohanihoheto
Japanese: 幕末機関説 いろはにほへと

Information

Type: ONA
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2006 to Apr 6, 2007
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.261 (scored by 8075 users)
Ranked: #23302
Popularity: #1346
Members: 23,210
Favorites: 95
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

action drama historical samurai

Synopsis

In the final years of the Bakumatsu, wandering mercenary Yojiro Akizuki travels the length and breadth of Japan. And while he employs his sword in the usual fashion, he also uses it to help him locate supernatural items which he pursues with single-minded determination, often with bloody results. In the course of his quest, he crosses paths with a traveling theater group whose members have their own dark agenda. Is it a chance meeting or the result of some, as yet, undiscovered conspiracy?

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

Episodes

Episodes  26
Aired  Oct 6, 2006 to Apr 6, 2007
Status  Finished Airing
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Characters & Voice Actors

Akizuki, Yojiro
Akizuki, Yojiro
Main
Namikawa, Daisuke
Japanese
Namikawa, Daisuke
Hayes, Houston
English
Hayes, Houston
Ibaragi, Soutetsu
Ibaragi, Soutetsu
Main
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Japanese
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Guardiola, Illich
English
Guardiola, Illich
Yuyama, Kakunojou
Yuyama, Kakunojou
Main
Satou, Rina
Japanese
Satou, Rina
Neves, Emily
English
Neves, Emily
Kotoha
Kotoha
Supporting
Sonozaki, Mie
Japanese
Sonozaki, Mie
Mosier, Carli
English
Mosier, Carli

Staff

Takahashi, Ryosuke
Director, Creator
Oohashi, Yoshimitsu
Director
Fujino, Sadayoshi
Sound Director
Hayashi, Naotaka
Episode Director, Key Animation



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Sep 6, 2008
Somiboo
I think it's important to firstly note that this anime is heavily influenced by Japan's history.
It is a re-telling of what Japan went through in the final years of the Edo period, when the Samurai, Ronins, Citizens, and Military forces from Japan and foreign countries, fought for control of the country. The interesting battles and real-life tales of betrayal and backstabbing, are retold with a hint of the supernatural element, which although seemingly far fetched, does hold more than a hint of realism. The story is fascinating, but if the viewer is not into the history genre and does not care about sitting through, read more
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Jul 20, 2007
edythemighty
Although I haven't seen much of this anime, I feel I have to express myself about it, so I'll make this short. The story itself is certainly a refreshing change of pace from other anime which either ignore placing fantasy elements, or go overboard and spin a wild tale of youkai and miko. The art style is definitely top notch for a modern anime, especially taking into account it is not an OVA. As for the character development, I've seen about 10 episodes or so, and I find the character development quite lacking, the main character simply meets up with the others and they quickly read more
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Jun 4, 2010
ThatAnimeSnob
STORY SECTION: 4/10 [Pseudo-realistic with a lot of pointless fuss over trivial matters.]
Analysis: General Scenario 1/2, Pacing 1/2, Side Stories/Extra Spices 1/2, Believability/Reasoning/Realism 0/2, Conclusion 1/2

- The story is about this cool-looking warrior, with the funky name of “The Eternal Assassin”, sent to save feudal Japan from a civil war, invoked by a cursed skull. Which is quite ridiculous as a concept, since it presents the wars of that era to be the result of a curse and not of power struggles amongst greedy merchants and feudal lords. Japanese people are presented as peaceful people that are easily mind-washed into becoming frenzied killers by a read more
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Oct 1, 2009
rockman_blues
When i started with this one i was too tired of watching mecha and school stuff which i can never get enough of. I thought that this was going to be an anime that i'd rather get out of my way before going back to where i was. But the show like all anime builds up on you. I remember being so intrigued at one point that i took a day off work to finish the series.

The ending in particular was a satisfying one...mostly that is. The songs were really catchy...in fact i still find myself humming them quite often. The only thing i hated read more
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Recommendations

Both have a heavy history telling background.
Both are historical anime about the same historical period (shinsengumi). Lots of sword fights, serious topics.
Both involves the Tokugama shogunate (Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohahoheto is set on the final years of the Tokugawa Era while Rurouni Kenshin is set during the beginning stages of the Meiji Era). Both have wandering samurais as protagonists who later settle down with some companion. Both of them have female love interests who are also skilled in swordsmanship. And both animes have real life historical figures (Hajime Saito for RK, Hijikata Toshizo and Okita Souji for BKI who are all part of the Shinsengumi) which the protagonists are acquainted to.
Both series re-tell, real events in the history of different countries (Japan for Bakumatsu, and France for Le Chevalier) with the addition of supernatural elements. They both focus on a supernatural power, which is symbolic of the power struggle undertaken by individuals in the past, to secure their country.
Both are historical, and somehow they seem have the same story
Many similarities, from the first sight when I saw this I remembered all kinds of "Basilisk" There are two parties:
Action - historical - Samurai

Opening Theme

"Kouya Ruten (荒野流転)" by FictionJunction YUUKA

Ending Theme

"Ai no Tsurugi (愛の剣)" by TAKAKO & THE CRAZY BOYS

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