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English: Onihei
Japanese: 鬼平


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2017 to Apr 4, 2017
Premiered: Winter 2017
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 02:05 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio M2
Source: Novel
Genres: HistoricalHistorical, SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.311 (scored by 1200012,000 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #22752
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2850
Members: 34,791
Favorites: 90
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The blade arts of the "Devil" tasked with striking down evils threatening a peaceful Edo! Heizou Hasegawa, upholding the role of chief officer protecting against crime and arson! In 1783, the heart of the Tenmei era, Hasegawa held the office of chief director of the department charged with sustaining safety in the region, suppressing the most vile of thieves and criminals, an individual largely feared, renowned as Devil Heizou...

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hasegawa, Heizou

Horiuchi, Kenyuu

Kimura, Chuugo

Okamoto, Nobuhiko


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Iwao, Junko


Maruyama, Masao
Miya, Shigeyuki
Director, Character Design
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Minakami, Seishi


Opening Theme

"Onihei ~Edo wo Hashiru~" by Kouhei Tanaka

Ending Theme

"Soshite.. Ikinasai (そして・・生きなさい)" by Saori Yuki (由紀さおり)

Apr 3, 2017
Cinefil_original (All reviews)
My Opinion:
This show is grossly underrated both popularity-wise and rating-wise. I am here to right that wrong, through a short review that will touch the more important points.
Onihei is a well written show featuring nice characters, unfortunately the story felt a bit too segmented and without a clear direction.
However, it was one hell of a watching experience that had some meaningful life lessons which I will remember for some time.

Story: 8/10
The story revolves around Heizou Hasegawa who is the chief of the Arson Theft Control division which consists of a small group of people charged with keeping the peace and stopping criminals at read more
Apr 5, 2017
Adi (All reviews)
On one side of a brittle, canvas Shoji, lies a group of bandits—found in all shapes and sizes, though all donning the same, uniform black garments. Whispering to themselves in memorization the code of a true thief: to never kill, to never rape, and to never, ever steal from the poor whose earnings come from good work. More meaningless muttering occurs throughout the mob as they neatly organize their arsenal of tools; small daggers, picks for a lock, and of course their sharpened Katana—they don’t dare be spotted without one. On the other side of that same, brittle, canvas Shoji, lies a concealed troop of read more
Apr 4, 2017
jsmrcrzgrdl_ (All reviews)

Onihei tells the story of Arson Theft Control's chief, Heizo "The Oni" Hasegawa on how he captures and deals with the thieves.

I'm declaring that this anime is the best hidden gem of Winter 2017.

Everything about this anime is enjoyable to watch. The story's great because you learn the underlying reasons and secrets of every thief. Every episode you will learn a new thing.

The art's good as well. It was set on traditional Japan so every bit was great especially the soundtracks. It's like I've been to Japan after listening to that opening song. It was damn great.

The character development in each episode read more
Apr 6, 2017
LaLeLuLiLo (All reviews)
Onihei is a series of japanese hitorical novels that have been adapted into many forms such as live-action TV, Movie, Manga, and even a theater play. Now the story has been adapted into Anime format, and not only that, but is also the first anime that the new studio M2 has created.

The story of Onihei is set during the Edo period in Edo(tokyo) , and revolves around Heizou Hasegawa the chief officer protecting against crime and arson. him and everyone else in the department hold a duty with keeping peace and safety with in region, and bring down any criminal or thieves. read more

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