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Guin Saga

Guin Saga

Alternative Titles

Japanese: グイン・サーガ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2009 to Sep 27, 2009
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.321 (scored by 7833 users)
Ranked: #21342
Popularity: #1450
Members: 20,365
Favorites: 74
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Synopsis

The ancient kingdom of Parros has been invaded by the armies of Mongaul, and its king and queen have been slain. But the "twin pearls of Parros," the princess Rinda and the prince Remus, escape using a strange device hidden in the palace. Lost in Roodwood, they are rescued from Mongaul soldiers by a strange leopard-headed man, who has no memories except for the words "Aurra" and "Guin," which he believes to be his name.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Guin
Guin
Main
Horiuchi, Kenyuu
Japanese
Horiuchi, Kenyuu
Wald, David
English
Wald, David
István
István
Main
Asanuma, Shintaro
Japanese
Asanuma, Shintaro
Matranga, David
English
Matranga, David
Aldo, Naris
Aldo, Naris
Main
Hickman, Jay
English
Hickman, Jay
Uchida, Yuya
Japanese
Uchida, Yuya
Aldoros, Remus Al Jeinus
Aldoros, Remus Al Jeinus
Main
Shepard, Blake
English
Shepard, Blake
Yonaga, Tsubasa
Japanese
Yonaga, Tsubasa

Staff

Wakabayashi, Atsushi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Hanyuu, Naoyasu
Episode Director
Foster, Steven
Script, ADR Director
Kanon
Theme Song Performance



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Jan 22, 2010
Archaeon
This review is dedicated to Imaoka Sumiyo, better known as Kurimoto Kaoru, the author of Guin Saga, who passed away in May 2009. Few can come close to matching what you have achieved as a writer and author.




As a fan of science fiction and fantasy, I'm always on the lookout for enjoyable stories, and this is one of the reasons why I'm such a fan of anime. Imagine my surprise then, when I learned that a series that I've only ever managed to read parts of (and small sections they were too), and that I have tried on numerous occasions to find in English, was read more
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Mar 1, 2015
Markezzo
The royal twins of Parros have been driven on the run after their kingdom becomes overrun by enemies, and during their flight they come across Guin, a leopard-headed warrior seeking his lost memories of the past.

Be warned. If you’ve heard anything about Guin Saga it is most likely the fact that the story isn’t finished. The anime covers only around a tenth of the entire saga, written by Imaoka Sumiyo. This is not news and is simply something one needs to accept when going into the series, therefor I would mainly recommend Guin Saga to those that love pure high fantasy.

I will say that read more
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Mar 24, 2011
Nipsirc
Considering 2009 was the first year i really started to notice that fewer shows were getting released year on year, it is truly surprising this project got the go ahead at all. Guin Saga is truly a faithful depiction of classic Fantasy/Adventure story telling, for better and for worst.

The story sets up and has the potential to be an epic masterpiece, the scale and complexity of the tale is vast, and ambitious, and while the scale of the story is rarely an issue, the show doesn't quite get there.

What the show does well, is what i would describe as the political aspect of the adventure, read more
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Sep 30, 2013
mudball2
The reason my interest was piqued for Guin Saga was because I was already a fan of Nobuo Uematsu's band Earthbound Papas. They performed a piece called Thread of Fate and the song was entrancing to the point where I became curious of it's origin.

I did research on Guin Saga and was surprised to find that it was a novel that was in publication since 1979 and the series had to be concluded after the author's untimely death. I felt emotionally attached to the series before I had even started to watch it as a result of this prior knowledge that I had attained. read more
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Recommendations

"Utawarerumono" is one of the many other works of Japanese fantasy to have been inspired by the "Guin Saga". The similarities are obvious ^^
reportRecommended by lumi - Add to favorites
Both set in a world full of conflict, unlike our own and following the rise and fall of nations. Lots of Medieval / Ancient Chinese Fantasy world themes.
The same epic fantasy atmosphere.
Both are epic fantasy anime from spring season 09. Both are about siblings fighting a war they didn't start. Both pair of siblings have royal blood in their veins, and are aided by a magical creature (Guin/Lord Arawn). Both female leads are some kind of prophets and sorceresses.

Tears to Tiara contains a few fragments of comedy, which makes it slightly less dramatic than Guin Saga. But both anime are great entertainment and if you enjoy one of them, then you should be able to enjoy both.
They are both based on epic fantasy novel series with historical elements, rise and fall of kingdoms, magic, politics, wars, heroics; both stories are influenced more by Persian epics rather than Japanese or Asian influences
Jyu Oh Sei and Guin Saga are very similar in the sense that both of the stories' characters resemble a character from the other. Both series are based on survival of the fittest, and are full action packed adventures leaving you with the wanting for more after every episode.

Opening Theme

"Guin no Theme" by Nobuo Uematsu

Ending Theme

"Saga ~ This is my road" by Kanon

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