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Blade of the Immortal

Alternative Titles

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


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


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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

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Anotsu, Kagehisa
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Nojima, Hirofumi
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Otono-Tachibana, Makie
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Noto, Mamiko
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Magatsu, Taito
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Nakai, Kazuya
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Mashimo, Koichi
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Director, Storyboard
Kurokawa, Tomoyuki
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Episode Director, Storyboard
Sawai, Koji
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Episode Director, Storyboard
Arie, Yuuki
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Opening Theme

"Akai Usagi" by Makura no Sōshi

Ending Theme

"Wants" by GRAPEVINE

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Mar 31, 2009
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
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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Aug 24, 2008
Yes, I have only just watched the first episode, I know that normally I would have no right in the least to write a review, but this is a special case. It is special because Blade of the Immortal is by far my favorite manga (sorry Berserk), period. When I first turned a friend onto the manga, he said to me, "Wow, thy could never make this into an anmie." He was right. From the wonderful sketched art (that has not been recreated in the anime) to the believable relationships amid complete madness (which I can already see are going to be screwed by the read more
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Nov 1, 2008
Blade of the Immortal. By first glance at the title, you'd think that the show would be pretty cool, but unfortunately after 1 episode you would be immensely disappointed.

Blade of the Immortal follows the story of a guy named Manji. Manji is a samurai who is known to have killed over 100 men and lived to tell the tale. To put it simply, he's immortal. In the beginning, a girl named Rin hires Manji as her bodyguard as she travels to get revenge on the people who killed her family. The overall basis of the story isn't all that bad, but everything else makes it read more
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1. Both anime is about Sword fights (or other weapons that are not guns or so).

2. The anime style almost no different.

3. In both anime the warriors have inhuman powers.

* Diffrent - One ends in tragedy and the other end in sort of "happy ending".

I recommend both anime (I like them both). 
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Both main characters have a goal in mind, but require them to involve themselves with several conflicting, often similar, viewpoints/destinations. Both main characters ironically share some sort of connection, and develop a bond that allows them to neither hate, nor idolize their counterpart. The result, is two of the more fascinating and intelligent action chanbara animes out right now.
Both have a wonderful composer at their disposal, who creates some funky, and out-of-era, but more-often-than-not a splendid score.

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Manga 'Blade of the Immortal' To End in December

According to Mainichi, manga Blade of the Immortal was announced to end in the Afternoon magazine February 2013 issue to be released on December 25th. 19 years of se...read more

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