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Blade of the Immortal

Blade of the Immortal

Alternative Titles

English: Blade of the Immortal
Synonyms: Mugen no Juunin
Japanese: 無限の住人

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 14, 2008 to Dec 29, 2008
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.011 (scored by 11562 users)
Ranked: #29902
Popularity: #964
Members: 25,424
Favorites: 81
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action adventure historical

Synopsis

Manji is an amoral swordsman, who has been cursed with eternal life. He has grown tired of living with all the death he has created. He has no skills other then those of killing, thus he forms a plan to regain his mortality: he shall kill one hundred evil men for each good one he has killed. The old witch who afflicted Manji with immortality agrees to Manji's proposition and Manji is set on his path to kill one thousand evil men. On his journey he meets a young girl, Rin, who has her own vengeance to seek against the sword school whose members slaughtered Rin's family. Rin and Manji journey together, each hoping to find some kind of peace. In their way are many varied enemies. Rin and Manji are almost constantly under attack and must learn to live their lives, avoiding being consumed by revenge.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Blade of the Immortal

Characters & Voice Actors

Manji
Manji
Main
Seki, Tomokazu
Japanese
Seki, Tomokazu
Silverstein, Keith
English
Silverstein, Keith
Hyakurin
Hyakurin
Main
Toyoguchi, Megumi
Japanese
Toyoguchi, Megumi
Strassman, Karen
English
Strassman, Karen
Anotsu, Kagehisa
Anotsu, Kagehisa
Main
Nojima, Hirofumi
Japanese
Nojima, Hirofumi
Weisz, Ezra
English
Weisz, Ezra
Asano, Rin
Asano, Rin
Main
Satou, Rina
Japanese
Satou, Rina
Lee, Mela
English
Lee, Mela

Staff

Mashimo, Koichi
Director, Storyboard
Arie, Yuuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Sawai, Koji
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kurokawa, Tomoyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard



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Mar 31, 2009
Ravenroth
I will start by saying that, having read the manga, I was very excited when I heard that there was going to be an anime adaptation, and I had high hopes/expectations for it. It is possible that my review will be biased in that regard. That being said, I'll begin my review.

Art: The art was, in my opinion, not bad. The character designs were true to the manga, I didn't notice any particularly huge problems with inappropriate scenery or just general sloppiness. However, this anime was based on a very violent, sword-fight laden manga, but there were few fights scenes read more
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Jan 26, 2009
Qualtagh
I should start off by saying that this anime is great. It has involved characters, a solid plot, and wonderful art. But watching this show would be a horrible mistake. The manga surpasses it in every way, and watching Blade of the Immortal will do nothing but spoil the plot.

It's evident that a lot of time and effort was put into doing the manga justice. However, the nuances and subtleties which make Samura's work so great are simply not suited for anime. The mangaka himself was originally against animating Blade of the Immortal. I can't imagine why read more
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Recommendations

These two anime have very similar action and the same setting. A lot of characters are similar too.
Immortal killers.... What more do I need to say?

Opening Theme

"Akai Usagi" by Makura no Sōshi

Ending Theme

"Wants" by GRAPEVINE

Recent News

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09-25-12, 6:53 PM

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