Ankoku Shindenshou Takegami


Guardian of Darkness

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Takegami: Guardian of Darkness, Ankoku Shinden Takegami, Ankokushin Denshou Bushin
Japanese: 暗黒神伝承 武神 (Takegami)
English: Guardian of Darkness
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Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 23, 1990 to Jan 24, 1992
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Central Park Media
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: MechaMecha
Duration: 42 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 5.531 (scored by 10841,084 users)
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Ranked: #114922
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Popularity: #10230
Members: 2,875
Favorites: 1

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Synopsis

A trio of diabolical dragons stirs from eons of slumber deep within the earth. Charging to the surface, they launch a bloody rampage against humanity, feasting on the weak and gaining strength from their hapless victims' souls. It will take the power of ancient god Takegami, the Guardian of Darkness, to vanquish the evil serpent forces. But alas, the mortal body Takegami inhabits belongs to a host reluctant to fight.

Characters & Voice Actors

Amano, Terumi

Main
Hidaka, Noriko
Japanese

Kouichi

Main
Inoue, Kazuhiko
Japanese

Sakagami

Supporting
Morikawa, Toshiyuki
Japanese

Satsuki

Supporting
Touma, Yumi
Japanese

Bouan

Supporting
Suzuki, Katsumi
Japanese

Soujou

Supporting
Sakaguchi, Yoshisada
Japanese

Office Lady

Supporting
Touma, Yumi
Japanese

Seijirou

Supporting
Matsumoto, Yasunori
Japanese

Mother

Supporting
Takagi, Sanae
Japanese

Matsuura, Sayoko

Supporting
Sakakibara, Yoshiko
Japanese

Staff

Yamasaki, Osamu
Director, Script
Taniguchi, Gorou
Production Manager
Oobari, Masami
Character Design, Key Animation, Animation Director
Nakazawa, Kazuto
Key Animation


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Reviews

Feb 20, 2022
Mixed Feelings
While I'm not a huge fan of 90's anime, it isn't terrible and has a good foundation of which the story grows from a simple 'meh another one of these' to 'that actually makes sense.'

While at first I was expecting just another action, low budget anime, it was quite interesting at how they tried to provide environmental effects to set a mood. It's focus was not just on the characters, but the setting itself. That really stood apart from other anime as it was done in a way that wasn't rushed to get to the action.

Over all, not too bad. Nothing really stood out other ...
May 22, 2022
“Ankoku Shindenshou Takegami” is yet another dark Shinto/Buddhist mysticism-laced OVA. It adds tokusatsu and kaiju elements to be distinctive, but it’s dull, the characters are difficult to sympathize with, and the story is convoluted.

The story of “Takegami” centers on a typical Japanese teenage boy, Koichi, who finds out that he’s the “chosen one” destined to fight against some ancient dragons when they reawaken and try to destroy humanity. Being the “chosen one” means that he hears the voice of the god Susanoo in his head (who was his ancestor and is inhabiting his body), and he unconsciously dons a red “Power Rangers”-esque monster suit and ...
Nov 26, 2023
This OVA has serious problems. The pacing is so slow the first 10 minutes felt like an hour. Took all my willpower not to hit the fast-forward button to speed it up. I would estimate 70% of this anime is just panning shots. Imagine a 20 second long left-to-right camera shot of a rock, a cave, or a street sign, that's how absurd the pacing is. Way too many scenes of people standing around without any dialogue. The story itself is completely generic, something about ancient spirits possessing kids. All the characters are unlikable. The animation is muddy and lacks any detail. There are only ...

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