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Synonyms: Wakate Animator Ikusei Project, 2012 Young Animator Training Project, Anime Mirai 2012
Japanese: 龍-RYO-


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 2, 2013
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, SamuraiSamurai
Duration: 26 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.851 (scored by 60316,031 users)
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Ranked: #96722
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Popularity: #5163
Members: 12,387
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During the turbulent end of the Tokugawa era, many children became war orphans. One of these orphans, a nameless son of a samurai, ends up meeting Ryouma Sakamoto, a man working against the Bakufu government. Impressed by the orphan's skill with a blade, Ryouma gives him the name "Ryo" and lets him travel by his side.

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Ryo was one of four anime to be produced in 2012 for Anime Mirai 2013, a group of anime funded by the Japanese government's annual Young Animator Training Project.

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Chigira, Kouichi
Kuroishi, Hitomi
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement, Music
Iwata, Keiko
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Nakagawa, Hideki
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"Yubikiri (ユビキリ)" by Hitomi

Mar 23, 2015
ZephSilver (All reviews)
Ryo is a 2013 short that's a part of a project known as Anime Mirai (Young animator training project). These shorts are essentially sponsored platforms that are used to help up and coming animators by providing funding and are usually produced by various studios.

Now being an animated short doesn't imply that it can't tell a coherent story, or atleast execute a premise properly enough in order to draw intrigue into wanting to see more. You don't even have to look far, as two successes that emerged from this same program were Little Witch Academia and Death Billiards. With Academia garnering enough acclaim to have read more
May 20, 2014
Chikkoi (All reviews)
Being a single episode anime obviously has its limits, and this anime was no exception to the rule. However, when compared the the other three anime in Anime Mirai 2013, I definitely feel that this one fell short.

My biggest problem with this anime stemmed from the story itself. Personally, I felt it was very disjointed. Although I get that there was a large time skip in between scenes, it just seemed too abrupt and not as connected as it should. Another problem I had with the story is that I just didn't comprehend it as well as I think I should have. This probably read more
Aug 3, 2013
Terrorking (All reviews)
Ryo is one of the four anime from Anime Mirai 2013 (Young animator training project).
I'm going ahead and say that this short is probably one of the worst of the Anime Mirai’s shorts, but lest start with the actual review.
The story itself is a little strange and quite difficult to understand, from what I read and from the title the story should focus around a boy, who lost his parents, who is given the name Ryo by Ryoma Sakamoto.
He then follows Sakamoto as his bodyguard during his journey to revolutionize Japan.
As for what I saw the story put Ryo on the side and take Ryoma read more
Dec 27, 2014
BalmungAS (All reviews)
What the fuck? I mean, WHAT THE FUCK did I just watch?

There is no story, the characters are incredible flat and lame, and any of them are memorizable, really, what the fuck.
At the start we can see a flashback of Sakamoto Ryoma fighting this dude, Hijikata in a ship, so when I was watching I really was expecting that they get to that point... And what happens? IT FUCKING DISAPPEARS, Ryoma get killed and anyone knows what the fuck happen with the Ship fight scene.
I have to admit that the fighting scenes are really well animated, but the problem is that there is like read more

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