Ranked #1717

Peace Maker Kurogane

Alternative Titles

English: Peace Maker Kurogane
Synonyms: Peacemaker Kurogane, PMK
Japanese: PEACE MAKER 鐵


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2003 to Mar 24, 2004
Premiered: Fall 2003
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: GDH, TV Asahi, Imagica
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.451 (scored by 14,798 users)
Ranked: #17172
Popularity: #1319
Members: 31,504
Favorites: 271
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Although traumatized by witnessing the murder of his parents by one of the Choushuu, Ichimura Tetsunosuke's thirst for revenge lead him to desire strength. At the age of 15, Tetsunosuke approached the Shinsengumi, wanting to become one of its members. However, Tetsunosuke lacked the skill, mind and will to emotionlessly cut down whoever threatened peace and the Shinsengumi. Even with the support of his brother Tatsunosuke and his newfound friends of the Shinsengumi, little did Tetsunosuke know the blood and pain he would have to face being part of this historical group.


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Saiga, Mitsuki
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Hijikata, Toshizo
Hijikata, Toshizo
Nakata, Jouji
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Yamazaki, Susumu
Yamazaki, Susumu
Sakurai, Takahiro
Sakurai, Takahiro
Ichimura, Tetsunosuke
Ichimura, Tetsunosuke
Kobayashi, Yumiko
Kobayashi, Yumiko


Matsuda, Akio
Matsuda, Akio
Hirata, Tomohiro
Hirata, Tomohiro
Director, Key Animation
Kameyama, Toshiki
Kameyama, Toshiki
Sound Director
Kamitsubo, Ryouki
Kamitsubo, Ryouki
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(1/24)

Episode Title Aired
1 Cherry Blossoms
Sakura (桜)
Oct 8, 2003

Opening Theme

"You Gonna Feel" by Hav

Ending Theme

"Hey, Jimmy!" by Hav

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Aug 9, 2008
Peace Maker Kurogane is a historical action series based around the Shinsengumi; the Japanese police force active in the Edo period, perhaps now popularised in the West by the success of Gintama. Like many of its anime counterparts, the series is only loosely based on actual events, with much of the material taking an episodic, comedic route.

We follow Tetsunosuke, a young boy set on joining the Shinsengumi in an attempt to seek revenge on the man who killed his parents two years earlier. As far as revenge plots go; it's fairly typical, standard fare. As events heat up, however, the story begins to fall in read more
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Jan 8, 2008
Wanna hear random? I was voting in a hot anime guys poll and I didn't recognize one of the candidates, so I looked him up (it was Susumu). And stumbled here. I read the synopsis, glanced at the rating, read the review... and thought, "Eh, why not give it a chance?" I think you should be thinking the same thing. ;)

Right now, I think my opinion is a little colored by how surprised I was by this anime. As I chain-watched episodes of this show, I kept on thinking things like: "Wow, I am actually really enjoying this"; "Why didn't read more
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Aug 7, 2009
did not enjoy it. watched with high hopes, not at all bloody as the box set promised. not only dropped it but, removed it form my collection. saw more action in power rangers.its slow no action and even less blood
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Sep 26, 2008
Well this is my first review and everything might had been said but I think I'll try my best.

Story: It's one of the two best anime I've seen on the beggining of the Meiji area in Japan around 1865. In "Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen", the side of the Ishin Patriots is presented, but in Peace Maker, it's the side of the Shogun clans. Everything happens in a small periode of time from the encounter wiht the Shinsengumi to the end.

Art: Well, if you don't like blood, violence, injuries, or ... you won't like it so much, but it's well done. It's more colorfull than some violence read more
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Anime: Hakuouki
Both anime talking about the samurai in the Edo era, and the story talks about a group of people work in kill , wearing the same clothes 
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Two samurai shows set approximatively in same time period, with some overlapping characters, and red-head main characters!!!
Comedy and action mix perfectly in both, however Kenshin is more interesting and gripping. If you liked Peacemaker you'll LOVE Kenshin 
reportRecommended by daya
Anime: Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto
Both are historical anime about the same historical period (shinsengumi). Lots of sword fights, serious topics. 
reportRecommended by Juxian
Anime: Gintama
Peace Maker Kurogane is a historical drama that is set during the Bakumatsu and is told entirely from the Shinsengumi's perspective. It is not incredibly historically accurate (though it is more true to history than Gintama and is set in the real world rather than an alternate universe) and the Shinsengumi characters are, of course, portrayed differently here than in Gintama, but the series might interest fans who are curious about the Shinsengumi. 
reportRecommended by Aikoh
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Both titles are about the Shinsengumi in the same era of Japan's history. A handful of the characters are featured in both works, so it's interesting seeing the same historic people portrayed differently. 
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- Both have a young boy as the mc
- Both have samurai/ninjas or similar
- both lots of action and fight scenes
- both have background themes of tragedy and revenge
- both have moments where you want to cry
BOTH ARE TOTALLY UNDER APPRECIATED! There anime are fantastic for all ages. 
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