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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
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Studios: Gonzo
Source: Original
Duration: 25 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ryo is about the son of a samurai who lost his parents during the attack of English ships on a Japanese town who is given the name Ryo and becomes the bodyguard of Ryoma Sakamoto, a man who has his own plan to fight for the country.

(Source: ANN)


Ryo was one of the four films of Anime Mirai 2013 (Young Animator Training Project), a project funded by the Japanese government's Agency of Cultural Affairs in order to support training animators.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Chigira, Kouichi
Kuroishi, Hitomi
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement, Music
Iwata, Keiko
2nd Key Animation
Takaoka, Junichi
Character Design, Animation Director

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"Yubikiri (ユビキリ)" by Hitomi

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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
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
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
Apr 19, 2018
Eoussama (All reviews)
Ryo was one of the four films of Anime Mirai 2013 (Young Animator Training Project), a project funded by the Japanese government's Agency of Cultural Affairs in order to support training animators.
I stumbled upon a lot of sci-fi shorts following the same program, but this is a first for me, feudal Japan was always a great plot setting for me, I just love the mythologies and even the core culture itself, but with this short, I got more than I bargained for...

- Story(7/10):
The story follows a young samurai boy who goes through a very warm yet unfamiliar experience after he lost his parent due to read more


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