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: Netflix
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, SupernaturalSupernatural
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 5.771 (scored by 2663726,637 users)
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Ranked: #94972
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Popularity: #2308
Members: 60,439
Favorites: 44

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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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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
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
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
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


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