Hijikata Toshizou: Shiro no Kiseki

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Synonyms: Hijikata Toshizo: Shiru no Kiseki, Hijikata Toshizo Shiro no Kiseki, Hijikata Toshizo: The White Trail, Toshizo Hijikata: Cornerstone of Understanding
Japanese: 土方歳三 白の軌跡


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 12, 2004
Producers: Imagica, Beyond C.
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio 4°C
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, SamuraiSamurai
Duration: 32 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.091 (scored by 11661,166 users)
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Ranked: #84152
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Popularity: #9221
Members: 3,241
Favorites: 6


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A biographical sketch of the life and ideals of Hijikata Toshizou, Vice Commander of the Shinsengumi, fighting to uphold the Shogunate during the Meiji revolution.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Uratani, Chie
Director, Storyboard, Animation Director, Character Design
Nomura, Kazuya
Key Animation
Itou, Nobutake
Key Animation
Hori, Motonobu
Key Animation


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Ending Theme

"The White Tracks (白の軌跡)" by Ruruko Minagawa

Aug 9, 2010
The best anime about the Meiji era. Only for 30 minutes author managed to convey all of the events, feelings and thoughts.

I think that before watching this anime it is better to watch Gintama because you become attached to the characters, so you compassionated them more. You worried for the Shinsengumi. Kondo-san surprised you, Hijikata-san was so amazing and you were very sad because of Okita's illness. But most importantly that you know that all of characters were real, they lived in Japan, they are real people)

I think that this anime is very interesting and cognitive.
Jan 21, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Before watching this anime, you should be familiar with the history of Shinsengumi and its figures. Otherwise the plot might be a bit confusing and fast.

I don't know much about Hijikata's life, but I could follow the OVA quite well. The plot progressed fast, but not too fast. The info texts between the events were very useful, especially with time skips.

The art style was okay, when considering the length (and probably short budget). The animation worked, though I think the overall style is a bit too simplistic. I did like the fact that the characters were clearly distinguishable, and especially Souji's facial expressions worked well.

I ...
Apr 29, 2019
I cried a lot. It's perfect fron an historical point of view. Hijikata is one of my favorite characters and they show even his love story. I love Shinsengumi members. I'm in love with this historical period, I'm in love with them. I cry everytime i watch something like this.

Hijikata is shown as perfect as he is. Handsome, strong, strong-willed, but lovable. Our Demon-chief is the best.
I was surprised from the accuracy about Sannan's affair, it's the first time i see this in an anime. I loved it

They are real. They are no mere characters. I loved how much they showed Shinsengumi's ...

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Morridine - Sep 4, 2012
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It’s time to ditch the text file.
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