Honoo no Mirage: Minagiwa no Hangyakusha

Mirage of Blaze: Rebels of the River Edge

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Synonyms: Mirage of Blaze OVA
Japanese: 炎の蜃気楼~みなぎわの反逆者~
English: Mirage of Blaze: Rebels of the River Edge
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 28, 2004 to Nov 26, 2004
Producers: Aniplex
Licensors: Media Blasters
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, Boys LoveBoys Love, DramaDrama, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, ReincarnationReincarnation
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.811 (scored by 41394,139 users)
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Ranked: #51922
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Popularity: #6118
Members: 11,033
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Takaya was sent to Kyoto to investigate the re-awakening of Ikko sect and Araki Murashige, a member of the Ikko sect who deserted the clan.With the help of his vassal Haruie, Takaya is finally successful in tracing Araki who hunts down a 400-years-old mandala (Buddhist artifact for meditating) that was made of the hair of the deceased Araki clansmen. Unfortunately, by the time they meet, Haruie recognizes Araki as Shintarou, her lover in her past-life. Takaya orders her to eliminate Araki, who is a threat, but will she be able to do it. Furthermore Takaya finally meets Naoe...

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After coming from the main series, I had hoped that the sequel might move the plot forward somehow. Instead, the plot moves sideways and sort of flops. It has glaring flaws that, had I not just watched the main anime, I probably might grimace at. Would I still recommend it? Absolutely.

ART: 5/10. This is probably the most disappointing part of the 3-part OVA. You can tell that Madhouse was on an incredibly short budget with the increasing amount of still frames and slow pans. It felt like one of those 5-minute BL videos with the stiff expressions and jerky movements—except it was 1 hr and ...

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