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Shigurui


Alternative Titles

English: Shigurui: Death Frenzy
Synonyms: Crazy for Death
Japanese: シグルイ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 19, 2007 to Oct 11, 2007
Premiered: Summer 2007
Broadcast: Thursdays at 23:30 (JST)
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 7.541 (scored by 17,135 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #14432
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1126
Members: 47,806
Favorites: 480
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Ranked #1443Popularity #1126Members 47,806
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

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

Irako, Seigen
Irako, Seigen
Main
Sasaki, Nozomu
Japanese
Sasaki, Nozomu
Fujiki, Gennosuke
Fujiki, Gennosuke
Main
Namikawa, Daisuke
Japanese
Namikawa, Daisuke
Iwamoto, Kogan
Iwamoto, Kogan
Supporting
Katou, Seizou
Japanese
Katou, Seizou
Ushimata, Gonzaemon
Ushimata, Gonzaemon
Supporting
Yara, Yuusaku
Japanese
Yara, Yuusaku

Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

"Shigurui" by Kiyoshi Yoshida

Edit Ending Theme

"Koji" by Kiyoshi Yoshida



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Ranivus
May 15, 2008
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
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GuUguk
Nov 25, 2008
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.

Why?

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
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mahoganycow
May 20, 2013
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
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Ben-Deck
Aug 13, 2015
I was recommended to watch Shigurui, knowing that i like the Edo and Sengoku era i was obviously going to watch it but till i ended the other ones that i have listed but i was told that this was accurate on the dark side of the samurais and how despicable they were and how mature the art and story was, and i was convinced to watch this anime before the other ones.

Story
Story is really mature, it's confusing at the beginning because there are a lot of flashbacks and you don't realise those are flashbacks at the moment but later when you are tying the read more
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