Another 100 years has passed since the end the end of Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 2 (200 years after the original anime). In the past that is, very little time has gone by in the future. One day, Kasuga Nozomi encounters a strange boy at her high school, who sends her across time and space to Kyou, a place in another world that bears a strong resemblance to Kyoto towards the end of the Heian period. There, the Minamoto clan ("Genji"), led by Minamoto no Yoritomo, is at war with the Taira clan ("Heike"), led by Taira no Kiyomori. The Heike hope to defeat the Genji by releasing vengeful spirits to disturb the earth`s natural flow of energy and to terrorize the land. The boy is revealed to be the human form of Hakuryuu, the White Dragon God that protects Kyou, who is weakened by the presence of the vengeful spirits. As the Hakuryuu no Miko (Priestess of the White Dragon God), Nozomi allies herself with the Genji because Hakuryuu cannot send her home until his power is restored...
The show had a lot of potential, but was painfully incomplete. The viewer enters the story partway through, with the characters already having been transported into a new world and having been there for some time. All of the stones have been assigned to guardians, though we don’t know how or when. There is a lot of back story that can only be guessed at without having read the manga or played the games.
The characters are quite interesting and there is a complex dynamic between friend and foe. There are no clearly defined right or wrong sides.
Unfortunately there is a gap in the plot between the ending of this show and the continuation in the sequel, and the sequel only goes half way through the war. What is present is worthy enough, but without a beginning or an ending to the story, watching it felt pretty pointless. read more