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Youma


Alternative Titles

English: Blood Reign: Curse of the Yoma
Synonyms: Curse of the Undead Yoma
Japanese: 妖魔

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 1, 1989 to Jun 1, 1989
Producers: Animate Film
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Duration: 38 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 6.251 (scored by 2,000 users)
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Ranked: #61202
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Popularity: #4230
Members: 4,235
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Synopsis

A terrible war has ravaged the land, and now, fueled by the blood of numerous fallen warriors the Yoma, demons from hell, emerge once more. A skilled ninja seeks to end the bloodshed these demons inflict upon humanity, but to do this he must fight against his undead former best friend and fellow ninja who was killed in battle and has been resurrected to serve the Yoma.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hikage
Hikage
Main
Horiuchi, Kenyuu
Japanese
Horiuchi, Kenyuu
Kazami
Kazami
Supporting
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Japanese
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Aya
Aya
Supporting
Tsuru, Hiromi
Japanese
Tsuru, Hiromi
Aya
Aya
Supporting
Tominaga, Miina
Japanese
Tominaga, Miina

Staff

Annou, Takashi
Annou, Takashi
Director
Aikawa, Shou
Aikawa, Shou
Script
Watanabe, Hiroya
Watanabe, Hiroya
Theme Song Arrangement
Kusunoki, Kei
Kusunoki, Kei
Original Creator


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"Ashita e no Prologue (未来へのプロローグ)" by Midori Karashima




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loknkey
Jul 30, 2008
The relationship between the main character and villain is what makes this anime good. Surprisingly, only one point of view is given, and the two main characters hardly ever interact. The protagonist displays emotion rarely, leaving the viewer free to imagine what he may be thinking. However, some subtle clues are given, and it seems as if he is asking the same questions as the audience. What makes a man evil? Is there still good left inside of him? Is there any hope for redemption?
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CrushDepth
Aug 22, 2014
Its almost inevitable that any piece that falls into the historical ninja action realm is going to be compared to that watermark film, Ninja Scroll. While the two do seem to have a lot in common at first, the pacing, mood, and delivery are quite different. Blood Reign happens to be four years older (1989) and lacks a lot of the flash and slick animation that its more famous peer has. Yet it maintains a healthy of dose of a ninja hero slicing and dicing minions of the dark, which is probably what you're looking for if you're looking at this.

Putting aside the opulence of read more
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Shura-shurato
Mar 4, 2013
This is one anime that SHOCKED me to death, made me feel like an scaredy cat and freaked me out back in 1999, 1:45 at night, but besides that it really shows the art of drawing and scaryness compared to todays anime in the same genre, THIS had an potential in further serie's /ova's i can only dream about!!!!@! The storyline really nicely mix in with the chara and at some parts when a bit bit of history( don't count the demons with it) have those untouched in-scene sketches,HANDDRAWN! can be grainy and mufly at time's but plz DON'T RE-MASTER, HD OR BLUERAY THIS read more
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bedheadred
Feb 18, 2014
The war torn land is mottled with strange occurrences attributed to the rise of yoma or demons, feeding off blood and misery. A skilled ninja, Hikage, is ordered to silence his best friend and finds his friend holds a dark secret.

I have tried on 3 separate occasions to watch Blood Reign. The animation looks similar to Ninja Scroll and I really enjoy Japanese folklore, but I can’t get through the piece. The main character has no personality beyond persistence. The soundtracks has some really cheesy 80′s keyboard music but also some beautiful period sounding pieces. The story is hard to follow and the character design read more
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