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Tenpou Ibun: Ayakashi Ayashi

Tenpou Ibun: Ayakashi Ayashi

Alternative Titles

English: Ghost Slayers Ayashi
Synonyms: Tenpouibun Ayakashiayashi, Strange Story of Tempou Era: Ayakashiayashi, Tenpou Ibun Ayakashi Ayashi
Japanese: 天保異聞 妖奇士

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2006 to Mar 31, 2007
Duration: 20 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.051 (scored by 2583 users)
Ranked: #30992
Popularity: #2452
Members: 8,190
Favorites: 15
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

adventure drama historical supernatural

Synopsis

In the year of Tenpo 14, Yoi, monsters from another world attack Edo. Those who fight against them are members of Bansha Aratemesho. In public, Bansha Aratemsho is known as an organization to study foreign books. In fact, they are a organization dedicated to destroying the Yoi. These warriors are called Ayakashi. They gather information of odd events in the country, and are sent to destroy Yoi who appear. They are generally very strange people. For example, a guy who has lost his memory, a girl who dresses like a man. They have special powers with which to beat the Yoi.

(Source: AniDB)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Tenpou Ibun Ayakashi Ayashi
Sequel: Tenpou Ibun: Ayakashi Ayashi - Ayashi Shinkyoku

Characters & Voice Actors

Saizou
Saizou
Main
Sheh, Stephanie
English
Sheh, Stephanie
Niino, Michi
Japanese
Niino, Michi
Ryudo, Yukiatsu
Ryudo, Yukiatsu
Main
Blum, Steven
English
Blum, Steven
Fujiwara, Keiji
Japanese
Fujiwara, Keiji
Abi
Abi
Supporting
Koyama, Rikiya
Japanese
Koyama, Rikiya
Price, Jamieson
English
Price, Jamieson
Atl
Atl
Supporting
Taylor, Julie Ann
English
Taylor, Julie Ann
Orikasa, Fumiko
Japanese
Orikasa, Fumiko

Staff

Nishikiori, Hiroshi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Miyaji, Masayuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Yamagata, Atsushi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Character Design, Animation Director



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Apr 30, 2008
godlikeng
Ayakashi Ayashi is set in the Tenpou era in Edo, Japan. The events in the story occur before the arrival of Commodore Perry. The leads of the show are a band of warriors known as Ayashi, who are commissioned to fight beasts from the other world, known as Youi.

Story
The series starts out a little episodic (monster of the week, if you will). However, it comes off very well in blending fantasy into real history. The plot starts to pick up near the middle, but feels a little rushed near the end due to the fact that the series was originally planned for a 50 read more
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Mar 9, 2013
HybridMedia
Anybody remember the name of Sho Aikawa? Well, people who follow anime and especially manga knows him from doing scripts for Fullmetal Alchemist, Martian Successor Nadesico, Gad Guard & Violence Jack to name a few but with this wholly original idea from him, it actually has a peak of interest in one anime connoisseur to another but once going in, should we be quick to call this a classic in the making?

Anyway, in the 14th year of the Tenpo era, there was a secret shrine for “Bansha Aratamesho” (a research institution for foreign literature and learners) under the city of Edo. To the public, read more
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Aug 24, 2011
ThatAnimeSnob
Ghost Slayers Ayashi is yet another good example of how trying to be different does not automatically create an enjoyable show. A memorable, perhaps, but rarely something you will look forward to watching the next episode.

The first major problem with this anime is it’s story. Not only it is episodic to the most part, when it later on tries to have an on-going plot, it rushes to finish it in a most distasteful way. I hear it was cut short because of poor ratings but that is not an excuse; if it had an on-going plot right away the ratings would most likely be satisfactory read more
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Dec 19, 2009
beezabubba
Basically what sticks out about this show is that the art direction has a somewhat retro (not dated) feel. Nice Monster design in most episodes and short story arches so you dont feel like your just waiting for the action sequences. Also if you have studied any Kanji/Chinese then you'll like the main character's power of bringing out the monsters "Character" then turning it into a weapon. Overall an enjoyable ride.
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Recommendations

Same time period and interesting mysterious main character. i would think sword of the stranger is by far the superior of the two but that's my opinion. Anyway Enjoy
Both series contain real historic events, places and people which are mixed with fantasy elements. If you liked one of them, then you will probably like the other one too.
both historical japanese settings

Opening Theme

#1: "Ryuusei Miracle" by Ikimono-gakari (eps 1-12)
#2: "Lone Star" by Captain Straydum (eps 13-25)

Ending Theme

#1: "Winding Road" by Porno Graffitti (eps 1-12)
#2: "Ai Toiu Kotoba" by Saki (eps 13-25)

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