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: Production I.G
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: DLE, LandQ studios
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, SupernaturalSupernatural
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 5.741 (scored by 3298132,981 users)
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Ranked: #107142
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2561
Members: 71,210
Favorites: 47

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When the gods would not answer in humanity's desperate hour of need, it turned to a demon instead. The supposed savior came wielding the sword Zsoltgewinn, but its uncontrollable lust for blood led it to kill those who summoned it too. Although the sword was sealed away long ago, it has been uncovered by the Shoshidai, an organization that collects such cursed artifacts. However, Zsoltgewinn proves to be too strong to be tamed by humans when its corruptive power influences the administrator, Takuma Miura, to flee with it in his grasp.

At the same time, Gai Ogata's family is torn apart due to the possession of another demonic sword, Shiryu, leading his father to be murdered and his mother to hang herself shortly after giving birth to him. Abandoned in the forest clutching the blade, he is discovered by the blacksmith Amon. Unnaturally transfixed by the sword, Gai works tirelessly for years to hone his smithing skills. However, when an accident costs him his arm, he gains a new one—in the form of a reforged Shiryu.

Now having a cursed sword for an arm, Gai must learn to control its violent urges. All the while, Zsoltgewinn continues its rampage, leaving a path of blood in its wake.

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Tomohito, Naka
Kameyama, Toshiki
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"Sadamegoto (サダメゴト)" by Yuuto Uemura

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Mar 23, 2018
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 ...
Mar 23, 2018
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Mar 23, 2018
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. ...

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