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: Adult CastAdult Cast, GoreGore, HistoricalHistorical, Martial ArtsMartial Arts, PsychologicalPsychological, SamuraiSamurai
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.371 (scored by 3649136,491 users)
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Ranked: #22742
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Popularity: #1736
Members: 120,583
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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

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"Shigurui" by Kiyoshi Yoshida

Ending Theme

"Koji" by Kiyoshi Yoshida


May 12, 2022
I have no way of actually confirming, but this nigh-misantrophic anime feels a lot more accurate to what the samurai were probably actually like, compared to any more heroic depictions.
a hypermasculine cabal, high off authority, practicing nothing but worship of rigid power structures and the art of killing? yea, no way that wasn't a hotbed for corruption and depravity.
enjoy the not-so-subtle symbolism behind the school of samurai in this show being singularly devoted to a cruel elderly man, entirely succumbed to dementia, who only snaps into lucidity to commit acts of violence.

perhaps this is even the one actually great "horror" anime.
very slow paced and minimally ...
Mar 7, 2021
Mixed Feelings
've watched a lot of anime, but this one is one of the most unique out of all of the ones that I have watched. I've never seen an anime that is this violent, explicit, and drenched in darkness and stark realism. This is probably the most realistic samurai anime that one will ever see. Fights end quickly and characters die in gruesome fashion.

The animation and framing of the scenes make it so that it invites the viewer to pay close attention to bask in gruesome ends to characters and so that they don't miss clear cases of foreshadowing and symbolism methodically placed in ...
Nov 24, 2022
'𝘚𝘩𝘪𝘨𝘶𝘳𝘶𝘪' is a show that attempts to create an immersive representation of the Edo period/17th century through every aspect of the show, from its classical style soundtrack, muted colours and swordsman focused story, setting a tone which shows the hideous sides of this time. However, was '𝘚𝘩𝘪𝘨𝘶𝘳𝘶𝘪' able to effectively immerse the viewer and tell a compelling tale? In some ways yes, otherwise, mostly not.

The strongest aspects of the show as previously stated, are the artistic elements, but they are certainly not without their drawbacks. The soundtrack is solid and is reminiscent of what the Edo era would sound like, it is also applied ...

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