Gifuu Doudou!!: Kanetsugu to Keiji

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Synonyms: Gifuu Doudou!! Naoe Kanetsugu Maeda Keiji Sakegatari, Kanetsugu & Keiji
Japanese: 義風堂々!! 兼続と慶次
German: Gifu Dodo!! Kanetsugu and Keiji
Spanish: Gifu Dodo!! Kanetsugu and Keiji
French: Gifu Dodo!! Kanetsugu and Keiji
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Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 3, 2013 to Dec 18, 2013
Premiered: Summer 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Genre: ActionAction
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, Martial ArtsMartial Arts, SamuraiSamurai
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.421 (scored by 26922,692 users)
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Ranked: #72222
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Popularity: #7074
Members: 8,174
Favorites: 15

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The Sengoku era gave birth to many historical legends. One of them is Naoe Kanetsugu, the brilliant military general of the Uesugi family. Together with Maeda Keiji, a legendary warrior on the battlefield, who become lifelong friends with each other, they carve out a piece of history in the most dangerous and volatile time in Japan's history. The two men recall their beginnings and the journey they took to get to the accomplished position they now sit at.

Characters & Voice Actors


Kaida, Yuki

Higuchi, Soemon

Fukuda, Nobuaki

Konoe, Sakihisa

Narita, Ken

Sen no Rikyuu

Saka, Osamu

Tokugawa, Ieyasu

Sugou, Takayuki


Nobe, Nobuyasu
Shirahata, Bob
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Saito, Noriaki
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Tomoda, Masaharu
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
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1: "SAMURAI ROCK: Gifuu Doudou!! ver. (SAMURAI ROCK 〜義風堂々!! ver.)" by Kouji Kikkawa
2: "The Sliders" by Kouji Kikkawa

Ending Theme

1: "Gekka ni Kawasu, Sagazuki to Chigiri (月下に交わす、杯と契り)" by Daisuke Namikawa & Sakuya Satou
2: "Last Moment" by Wakai Yuki

Episode Videos


Feb 23, 2014
Another excellent work from Tetsuo Hara (Hokuto no Ken), this one is historical fiction about two eccentrics and their quest to... well, do awesome and manly things.

This show will put hair on your chest, make your muscles grow and impress women. And if not, you'll still have fun watching it. It's a well-written, stylish show with great art and a strong plot.

It's not a 'perfect masterpiece' but it's a great show nonetheless.

The OP theme was the best OP theme of 2013. If you like HnK you will like this show, as I did, because it is written in a style similar to HnK.
Mar 26, 2015
Some might find it difficult to get into this show. The way the story is told to us makes it clear that the two main characters have survived whatever ordeals they faced, and the action itself is not nearly as kinetically satisfying, juicy or frequent as you get in lots of other anime, particularly ones that tend away from the moe side of the scale. Therefore, don't go into this expecting a huge amount of intensity, drama, action or gushing feels. Gifu Dodo is in essence a temperate tale told in smaller stories and adventures that tend to involve strategy, philosophy, courage and loyalty, all ...
Aug 15, 2013
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (9/25 eps)
If it weren't for two other particularly strong entries, Gifuu Doudou!!: Kanetsugu to Keiji—the double exclamation marks say it all, really—would probably be a strong contender for the most righteous show of the summer 2013 anime season. Gifuu Doudou!!'s premise is simple: Naoe Kanetsugu and Maeda Keiji, two ridiculously large and powerful "legitimate eccentrics," recount their exploits dispensing their brand of "RIGHTEOUSNESS" all over Sengoku-era Japan. It has the right attitude to make this sort of narrative funny and fun, clearly not taking itself very seriously with things like an over the top opening (entirely composed of recycled footage of course) named "SAMURAI ROCK" with ...

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Why so veery underrated
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