Ranked #3112

Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai Girls

Alternative Titles

English: Samurai Girls
Japanese: 百花繚乱 サムライガールズ


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 4, 2010 to Dec 20, 2010
Premiered: Fall 2010
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Arms
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.051 (scored by 42,812 users)
Ranked: #31122
Popularity: #500
Members: 85,665
Favorites: 219
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The story takes place in Japan in the early 21st century, in an alternate reality where the Tokugawa Shogunate has remained in power. In this reality, student councils are tasked with oppressing schools. Yagyuu Muneakira is a high school student who rebels against his student council with the help of girls who've had the names of famous samurai heroes passed on to them.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Yagyuu, Juubei
Yagyuu, Juubei
Yuuki, Aoi
Yuuki, Aoi
Sanada, Yukimura
Sanada, Yukimura
Kugimiya, Rie
Kugimiya, Rie
Tokugawa, Sen
Tokugawa, Sen
Kotobuki, Minako
Kotobuki, Minako
Yagyuu, Muneakira
Yagyuu, Muneakira
Hirakawa, Daisuke
Hirakawa, Daisuke


Shizuno, Koubun
Shizuno, Koubun
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Kusakawa, Keizo
Kusakawa, Keizo
Episode Director, Storyboard
Yoshida, Shunji
Yoshida, Shunji
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

Episode Title Aired
1 The First Kiss
Hajimete no Chuu (はじめての忠)
Sep 4, 2010
2 Naked Body Reincarnation
Ratai Tenshou (裸体転生)
Oct 11, 2010
3 The Identity of the Master Samurai
Master Samurai no Shoutai (剣姫の正体)
Oct 18, 2010
4 Hey, Give Me a Kiss!
Nee, Chuu Shite yo? (ねえ忠してよ?)
Oct 25, 2010
5 Here Comes the Warrior of Love!
Ai no Senshi, Toujou (愛の戦士、登場)
Nov 1, 2010

Opening Theme

"Last vision for last" by Faylan

Ending Theme

"Koi ni Sesse Tooryanse (恋にせっせ通りゃんせ)" by Aoi Yuuki, Minako Kotobuki & Rie Kugimiya

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Dec 28, 2010
Oh man.. It's another samurai harem. What's with Japanese people and turning historical figures into high school girls? Anyways, this anime series is based on a light novel series written by Akira Suzuki. Wait a minute. I know what are you wondering.. "Hey isn't the main male lead name is Muneakira?" Yes you're right. I mean if you're writing a story about a harem, wouldn't you want to be the center of it? And let's just add "Mune" to your name and nobody would even notice.
(Yes, I know Mune can also mean breasts..)

I really had high expectations with this one. No kidding. It's been a read more
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Jan 24, 2011
Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai Girls isn't a series that I expected much from so I guess in a sense it exceeded my expectations. It is not the best series out there and it's not for everyone either, but it can be a good time waster.

The series does have a plot but it only significantly advances in the final episodes. So like many ecchi comedies out there, there is very little plot and when there is it's pretty weak. However not every series requires a strong plot to succeed, in fact there are many series out there that are successful with no plot. All read more
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Dec 21, 2010
'Hyakka Ryouran SAMURAI GIRLS' is the 40th anniversary media-mix project by Hobby Japan, a plastic model / video game magazine publisher.
This series is an interesting watch because it's not only a "media-mix" as in franchise with products in multiple media platforms, it also feels like many popular anime series are mixed together. However, it represents everything that went wrong with today's anime industry.

Series like 'Gankutsuou', 'Mononoke', 'xxxHOLIC', 'Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei', and 'Yojouhan' have such distinctive and unconventional art style or character designs that you'll never forget once you've seen it. Sounds pretty cool, we should do it too! And there we have it, sumi-e (wash read more
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Sep 5, 2010
At this point of the story, it hasn’t fully revealed itself to be important, because majority of my thoughts were being distracted by the beauty of the cel-shaded animation. However, there is more to the story than just action fan service scenes.

Whether it’s standing still or in movement, it’s really a rich and attractive art design. The environments feel like a sharp watercolor painting, and the characters blend in with a darker, deeper color.

Hirakawa, Daisuke (School Days, Omamori Himari) and Kugimiya, Rie (Toradora!, Hayate the Combat Butler!) share the majority of airtime on the first episode. Both of these voice actors have had their share read more
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