Shigurui: Death Frenzy

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Synonyms: Crazy for Death
Japanese: シグルイ
English: Shigurui: Death Frenzy
French: Shigurui : Furie Meurtrière
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 19, 2007 to Oct 11, 2007
Premiered: Summer 2007
Broadcast: Thursdays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama
Themes: GoreGore, HistoricalHistorical, Martial ArtsMartial Arts, PsychologicalPsychological, SamuraiSamurai
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.381 (scored by 3417134,171 users)
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Ranked: #21352
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Popularity: #1613
Members: 111,161
Favorites: 820

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At the beginning of the Edo Era, when people enjoyed a time of peace, Lord Tokugawa Tadanaga holds a fighting tournament. In the past, matches were fought with wooden swords. This time, real swords will be used.

One-armed Fujiki Gennosuke and blind Irako Seigen will fight each other in this match. Both are disciples of Iwamoto Kogan, who is known as Japan's greatest swordsman. Each of them are determined to prove himself the successor of Iwamoto's school. However, there can only be one champion.

So begins a story of intertwining fates, conflict, and strange destinies.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Cook, Justin
Ueda, Yasuyuki
Hamasaki, Hiroshi
Director, Storyboard
Honda, Yasunori
Sound Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Shigurui" by Kiyoshi Yoshida

Ending Theme

"Koji" by Kiyoshi Yoshida

May 15, 2008
Ranivus (All reviews)
Popular to contrary belief, Japan's Tokugawa (or Edo) period, wasn't all about fancy clothes and fairy tales at all. It was a time when honor and loyalty ruled in a man's world. Where women were treated as mere objects and held rather little to no power. And being formal with your enemies was as common as wielding a blade. This story basically follows the trials and tribulations of two warring clans rife with sex, lies, and deceit.

Don't get me wrong, Shigurui isn't a complete historically accurate show, but it's damn close. Starting off with the music, its very reminiscent of something you would hear read more
Nov 25, 2008
GuUguk (All reviews)
Do not drop this anime, endure a few episodes! (Assuming that you are aware that this one has maybe too much gore/blood/violence!).
This anime has one of the greatest plots I have ever seen (and not just anime), every scene is there for a reason and a part of the complete picture. So, from my! point of view Shigurui is underrated.


Let me tell you how I started to watch this one; I wanted to watch something with samurais in it and started to watch Shigurui as a coincidence. The first episode was just awful, I did not liked it at all; too much blood, read more
May 20, 2013
mahoganycow (All reviews)
Among the numerous things a review is supposed to accomplish, there's this: Give the reader a sense of what to expect from the content that's under examination in order to help them determine whether or not they should dedicate their valuable time to checking it out. To that end, I'll try to steer some poor souls away from trouble immediately by saying that Shigurui contains a massive amount of exceedingly gruesome gore as well as all manner of violent sexual predations, and in many cases those two things appear onscreen simultaneously. If you have a strong aversion to the stomach-turning, you can probably just read more
Mar 10, 2008
bjtdevera (All reviews)
1. It's a very serious anime. No jokes, all business.
2. There is brief full-frontal female nudity in almost every episode. Sex scenes are brief, and are presented much like a slideshow of dim, still images.

1. Production value is obviously very high.
2. Story is solid as long as you watch the entire series within a relatively short span of time. If you leave too much time between episodes, the story will be harder to follow.
3. If you're in the mood for an intense, violent, and gory samurai anime, this is definitely the one for you.

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