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Shigurui

Shigurui

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Crazy for Death, Shigurui: Death Frenzy
Japanese: シグルイ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 19, 2007 to Oct 11, 2007
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.611 (scored by 11121 users)
Ranked: #11312
Popularity: #941
Members: 26,320
Favorites: 319
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

action drama historical samurai

Synopsis

At the beginning of the Edo Era, when people enjoyed a time of peace, Lord Tokugawa Tadanaga holds a fighting tournament. In the past, matches were fought with wooden swords. This time, real swords will be used.

One-armed Fujiki Gennosuke and blind Irako Seigen will fight each other in this match. Both are disciples of Iwamoto Kogan, who is known as Japan's greatest swordsman. Each of them are determined to prove himself the successor of Iwamoto's school. However, there can only be one champion.

So begins a story of intertwining fates, conflict, and strange destinies.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Shigurui

Characters & Voice Actors

Fujiki, Gennosuke
Fujiki, Gennosuke
Main
Namikawa, Daisuke
Japanese
Namikawa, Daisuke
Burgmeier, John
English
Burgmeier, John
Irako, Seigen
Irako, Seigen
Main
Sasaki, Nozomu
Japanese
Sasaki, Nozomu
Tatum, J. Michael
English
Tatum, J. Michael
Sato
Sato
Supporting
Kimura, Haruka
Japanese
Kimura, Haruka
Marchi, Jamie
English
Marchi, Jamie
Oyou
Oyou
Supporting
Hikami, Kyoko
Japanese
Hikami, Kyoko

Staff

Ueda, Yasayuki
Producer
Cook, Justin
Producer
Hamasaki, Hiroshi
Director
Honda, Yasunori
Sound Director



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May 15, 2008
Ranivus
Popular to contrary belief, Japan's Tokugawa (or Edo) period, wasn't all about fancy clothes and fairy tales at all. It was a time when honor and loyalty ruled in a man's world. Where women were treated as mere objects and held rather little to no power. And being formal with your enemies was as common as wielding a blade. This story basically follows the trials and tribulations of two warring clans rife with sex, lies, and deceit.




Don't get me wrong, Shigurui isn't a complete historically accurate show, but it's damn close. Starting off with the music, its very reminiscent of something you would hear read more
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Nov 25, 2008
GuUguk
Do not drop this anime, endure a few episodes! (Assuming that you are aware that this one has maybe too much gore/blood/violence!).
This anime has one of the greatest plots I have ever seen (and not just anime), every scene is there for a reason and a part of the complete picture. So, from my! point of view Shigurui is underrated.

Why?

Let me tell you how I started to watch this one; I wanted to watch something with samurais in it and started to watch Shigurui as a coincidence. The first episode was just awful, I did not liked it at all; too much blood, read more
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Recommendations

As soon as Shigurui started, I thought, "Whoa, this opening looks a LOT like Texhnolyze's opening," and I turned out right. Even though the anime take place at completely different times, they have a lot in common. Both are very dark, bloody anime who are more suited for a mature audience. Both are confusing at the start and being explaining later on. Both also share a very similar animation style.
Both have death-crazy samurai and loads of blood.

Opening Theme

"Shigurui" by Kiyoshi Yoshida

Ending Theme

"Koji" by Kiyoshi Yoshida

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