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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: 6.981 (scored by 13093 users)
Ranked: #33432
Popularity: #1157
Members: 29,240
Favorites: 84
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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)

Episodes

Episodes  0 / 13
Aired  Jul 14, 2008 to Dec 29, 2008
Status  Finished Airing
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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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Apr 27, 2010
ThatAnimeSnob
Boy, adaptations are usually messed up but this was overkill…

I find very little to write about animation and sound. They are pretty standard with what you can get in modern anime. Almost uninspiring, there is nothing outstanding in overall. Although the battles are decent with catchy visual effects and a lot of gore and the music is fitting in ok, it is still not something you have any reason to remember.

On the other hand it is something to remember and hate if you happen to have read the manga this anime is the adaptation of. Not only the aesthetics flew out the window but also read more
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Nov 1, 2008
Grimmm
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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Recommendations

these two shows are similar in that they both deal with a woman, in the old days of the samurai, hiring 1 or 2 strong guys to help them pursue their goals. they both have comedy and a LOT of action
Atmosphere gives the same gloomy feeling.. In both animes we can see an immortal guys with katanas.. xD
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).
Both have interesting samurai main characters going on adventures with another person/people who are trying to figure things out about their life.
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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.

Blade of the Immortal's only real weakness is that it's forced episode count(presumably due to it's lateness and it's time of making), lowers the ability to appreciate it's differential success. Other than that, very little can prevent people to enjoy this. Still... that statement will vary to some.

Katanagatari is a bit more bold with it's existence. Being aired once a month is definitely a flag in of itself. Also, the it's uncanny ability to mix it's individual episodic story with it's own actual story. Many will be taken in more with it's entrepreneurial art and it's interesting dialogue byplay. However... all of these really mean is that the series is far more intelligent and study than your average action period drama.
Both involve strong male characters who fight around the same time and place. Shura no Toki main character focuses only on mute combat (hands only) while Blade of the immortal main character focuses on many different kinds of weapons. Both Main Charactes want to protect.

Opening Theme

"Akai Usagi" by Makura no Sōshi

Ending Theme

"Wants" by GRAPEVINE

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