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Sword Gai: The Animation

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Japanese: ソードガイ The Animation


Type: ONA
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 23, 2018
Producers: LandQ studios
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Production I.G, DLE
Source: Manga
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.151 (scored by 8,359 users)
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Ranked: #70622
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Popularity: #2370
Members: 26,438
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A woman died a suspicious death in the forest. Beside her, the sword-smith Amon finds a new-born boy with a tragic fate and takes him in. About 10 years later, this boy who is named Gai and who has become Amon's apprentice, loses his right arm in an accident while making a sword. Amon decides to take a sword called "Shiryuu," which is a sword with demonic powers that has been passed down for generations, and fashion it into an artificial arm for Gai. That was the beginning of it all...

The story of this boy, who has become one with a demonic weapon and is drawn into a cruel fate in which he must face countless battles, can be seen as either the story of "a beautiful weapon and an ugly person" or of "the cruelty of weapons and the beauty of humans." This is a completely new world of comic noir.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Miki, Naoki
Sugita, Tomokazu
Sakura, Ayane
Ariga, Issei
Matoba, Shin
Shimazaki, Nobunaga
Kuroda, Takaya


Kameyama, Toshiki
Sound Director
Uemura, Yuuto
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"Sadamegoto (サダメゴト)" by Yuuto Uemura

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Mar 23, 2018
RebelPanda (All reviews)
This has to be one of the most disjointed, nonsensical, pointless anime I have ever had the misfortune of sitting through. After being delayed for two years, Sword Gai has finally graced our screens; spraying us with its lovingly shat out excrement. Now’s the time to grab an umbrella because no one will be spared from this epically bad dumpster fire.

Bear with me please, this synopsis may be hard to understand because well, Sword Gai is total nonsense.
In a setting that resembles modern day Japan (I still have no clue where or when), there are certain infamous swords so old that they inhabit souls. read more
Mar 23, 2018
Leveruis (All reviews)
No hard spoilers in this review however there are some references to objects and the aroma the story gives off; however no direct examples from the story are given nor do I give off the main Ideas of the plot.

Story (4): Starts off very ambitiously with an amazing first episode to pull the watcher in; however this feeling does not last. Once episode 6 is reached the story becomes a droll. I simply could not get myself to understand or comprehend the gravity of the situation. I can't help but feel this is a result of 'jumping around' the show could not decide what to read more
Mar 25, 2018
ChiisaiInu (All reviews)
Netflix has come up with yet another original Anime.. Or wait... was it? I will begin with the MC who is dull, lifeless, pessimistic, and self centered. We hardly know anything about him other then he is an ass. This is the shows biggest issue. The show focuses so little on the MC you almost wonder if he was the MC or yet another random character. The MC is followed by the loving Sayaka the daughter of the MC's master who seems to hold some emotional attachment to the MC. Yet for some reason the MC chooses to blow this off because his problems are read more
Mar 23, 2018
vern4813 (All reviews)
So in case you're wondering, this is a Netflix series. One of the bunch that they have been spitting out since the beginning of 2018. I would honestly give this anime more of a 7.5 rather than a 7 but I don't want to give it an 8. Any "spoilers" I mention are either in the synopsis or you find out in the first episode. So there are demon swords (so...refreshing) and when a human combines with them they either turn into a demon or control it and use its power...sorta. The twist is that if you use the power too much then it will read more


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Netflix Anime 'Sword Gai The Animation' Gets Sequel

Netflix Anime 'Sword Gai The Animation' Gets Sequel

The official website for Sword Gai The Animation has announced that the anime will get a sequel. Titled Part II, it will be streamed on Netflix worldwide this summer...read more

Netflix Anime 'Sword Gai: The Animation' Announces More Cast Members

Netflix Anime 'Sword Gai: The Animation' Announces More Cast Members

An additional set of cast members have been announced for the upcoming Sword Gai: The Animation anime. A PV featuring the opening theme song has also been revealed. ...read more

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