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Kazemakase Tsukikage Ran

Kazemakase Tsukikage Ran

Alternative Titles

English: Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran
Synonyms: Wind-borne Moon-lit Ran, The Samurai Girl
Japanese: 風まかせ月影蘭

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 26, 2000 to Apr 19, 2000
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.191 (scored by 2547 users)
Ranked: #25942
Popularity: #2884
Members: 5,756
Favorites: 28
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Popular Tags

comedy

Synopsis

In the Edo or Tokugawa period (1600-1868), Ran, a female wandering samurai whose skill with the katana is only matched by her taste for sake (rice wine), is joined by a chinese martial artist who calls herself Lady Meow of the Iron Cat Fist. Tsukikage Ran has individual episodes that are just short stories of their adventures.

Episodes

Episodes  0 / 13
Aired  Jan 26, 2000 to Apr 19, 2000
Status  Finished Airing
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Adaptation: Kazemakase: Tsukikage Ran

Characters & Voice Actors

Meow
Meow
Main
Okamura, Akemi
Japanese
Okamura, Akemi
Ruff, Michelle
English
Ruff, Michelle
...
Tsukikage, Ran
Tsukikage, Ran
Main
Marshall, Mona
English
Marshall, Mona
Yasuhara, Reiko
Japanese
Yasuhara, Reiko
...
Takagaki, Kojuurou
Takagaki, Kojuurou
Supporting
Ootsuka, Houchuu
Japanese
Ootsuka, Houchuu

Staff

Daichi, Akitarou
Director, Script, Storyboard, Original Creator
Tanaka, Kazuya
Sound Director
Takahashi, Ryosuke
Script
Ikeda, Mamiko
Script



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Jun 8, 2009
CookieBun
As years pass, things change. So do anime. Once, most anime series that people watched were lighthearted series that for the most part concentrated on the fun. Now, many series are trying their hardest to be ambitious and be the next big thing. It is no way a bad thing, and from it spawns many wonderful titles, but sometimes one can get tired of it all.

So people look for things that are just plain fun to watch, like those Jackie-Chan movies. Kazemakase Tsukikage Ran delivers just that, in its short glory.

--Grade: 7, + 1 extra point for great characters and enjoyment: 8--

The show greets its read more
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Sep 25, 2009
ace52387
Leaving life to the wind perfectly describes Kazemakase Tsukikage Ran. The series follows the traveling swordswoman, Ran, and her partner Meow (or more likely, Miao) as they move from town to town, stumbling upon troubles and fortunes at the whims of fate and coincidence.

Story & Characters:
There isn't a semblance of a central plot, it's not particularly dramatic and its episodes are a bit formulaic. Perhaps it is this simple, and gentle approach to story telling which forgoes the dramatic and melodramatic that makes this series so easy to enjoy. It's safe; you know what to expect, and no pretentious philosophy lessons or read more
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Sep 13, 2010
Rasco
This anime Aired in the year 2000 So its a little old, people tend to watch airing anime thats understandable, As I was relaxing I Stumbled and found this anime, Being a Huge samurai Fan I knew that i was Going to Enjoy Kazemakase Tsukikage Ran...

Kazemakase Tsukikage Ran is More a Comedy relief I found myself laughing.
Ok so the Characters are sooo freakin Hilarious Ran the Main character has some habits that i find amusing( as you start watching the anime you'll know what i mean) Hint: SAKE!!!!
Just so you know i Thought Ran was A guy just like some random characters read more
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Jun 18, 2012
5camp
Tsukikage Ran is about a female samurai and her fellow female martial artist travelling companion in pre-industrial era Japan (Edo period? I'm terrible with the exact dates of these period pieces). It's a very goofy take on the genre, with everyone acting all cartoony and pulling exaggerated facial expressions and cartoon dust clouds, and the animation plays it suitably free and loose during those areas. However when a fight is going down, suddenly the animation takes this huge jump in quality and every punch and jump and sword swing is meticulously detailed, which makes these scenes far more exhilarating and exciting than the goofy set read more
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Recommendations

Rurouni Kenshin and Kazemakase Tsukikage Ran both are placed in the same time era. Both have good plots spotted by comic relief. The main difference is that Tsukikage Ran is more female-based (the main character is a swordswoman, as opposed to Kenshin, who is male).
Aside from being short, episodic series, both stories feature a strong, interesting lead woman who, along with a fellow companion, whimsically travel to different places. While Kino is more philosophically based, Ran is more action-adventure.
Directed by the same person, the similarities in the mood in hard to miss. Both feature really well done action scenes that take your breath away despite being on a small budget. Although that small budget is noticeable in the comic relief parts, the director's quirky style makes it acceptable. If you crave fast-paced sword battles, along the line of Rurouni Kenshin and the like, check these two out. Instantly likable characters, specifically kick ass female characters, makes these two series worth checking out.
Time period is around the same, animation and character designs. Both follow a hero character's journey. Action isnt about ridicilous magic powers but instead they have well choreographed fight scenes revolving close combat and swordfighting

Opening Theme

"Leave it to the Wind" by Akemi Misawa

Ending Theme

"Leave it to the Wind #2" by Reiko Yasuhara

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