Kenyuu Densetsu Yaiba

Legendary Brave Swordsman Yaiba

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 剣勇伝説YAIBA
English: Legendary Brave Swordsman Yaiba
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Type: TV
Episodes: 52
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 1993 to Apr 1, 1994
Premiered: Spring 1993
Broadcast: Fridays at 18:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Pastel
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Theme: Martial ArtsMartial Arts
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.111 (scored by 45174,517 users)
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Ranked: #37112
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Popularity: #6613
Members: 9,656
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Kurogane Yaiba is a boy who doesn't want to become what any regular kid would: A samurai. That's why he undergoes a hard training with his father, knowing only the forest as his world. Then, one day, he is sent to Japan, where he has to deal with a whole new civilized reality, meeting the Mine family, the evil Onimaru and even the legendary Musashi, having lots of dangerous adventures, becoming stronger everyday.

(Source: ANN, edited)

Characters & Voice Actors


Yoshida, Shunji
Yuyama, Kunihiko
Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Yuuki ga Areba (勇気があれば)" by Kabuki Rocks (カブキロックス)

Ending Theme

"Shinchigakunaki Tatakai! (神智学無き戦い!)" by Kabuki Rocks (カブキロックス)


Aug 15, 2023
Yaiba was one of Gosho Aoyoma's earlier manga before he created the smash hit series Detective Conan. I have yet to read the manga, but I have heard it does not adapt it all the way and the anime had an anime-only ending. But despite all of these claims, this was a very good show and I hope to see it grow in popularity soon.

The plot really isn't all that hard to follow; it basically goes this kid named Yaiba wants to become the best samurai so his dad sends him to Japan. But this guy named Onimaru wants to take over Japan. So Yaiba ...
Apr 18, 2010
Preliminary (17/52 eps)
yaiba!!!{well the name is quite long so ill refer it as yaiba} is another great work of aouyama after dc and magic kaito!!
well ull love the story line.. its about a boy who has one goal in mind ie to become the greatest samurai of all time...
he faces all the WIERD problems; challenges and situations ie out of imagination
in the very 1st epi ull definately get hooked into the anime, ull seriously laugh holding ur stomatch!! imagine a 9 year old guy seeing a girl 1st time in life!!
the series a little kiddish but also has ecchiness in it!!! well there are quite scenes ...
Mar 8, 2023
Preliminary (3/52 eps)
What the hell happened to this adaptation?
I don't know how many people have never read this manga and watched this anime for the first time. It was a bad journey. I'm not talking about kids under 7 who watched this anime. I say people older than 7. God, I know this is an anime from '93, '94, but look at Dragon ball GT, I won't say more. The story was cut halfway, and believe me, they cut the best parts. The only positive thing I found is the ost, the songs are quite nice and smooth, I mean the song in the last episode. I ...

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