Onihei

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Japanese: 鬼平
English: Onihei
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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: ActionAction, DramaDrama
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, HistoricalHistorical, SamuraiSamurai
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.351 (scored by 1521215,212 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #28182
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3515
Members: 40,847
Favorites: 101

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Synopsis

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

Main
Horiuchi, Kenyuu
Japanese

Gohei, Ishikawa

Supporting
Ishikawa, Kaito
Japanese

Omasa

Supporting
Park, Romi
Japanese

Kimura, Chuugo

Supporting
Okamoto, Nobuhiko
Japanese

Ofusa

Supporting
Hayashibara, Megumi
Japanese

Hisae

Supporting
Iwao, Junko
Japanese

Ojun

Supporting
Senbongi, Sayaka
Japanese

Hattori, Suminosuke

Supporting
Takaguchi, Kousuke
Japanese

Takasugi, Ginpei

Supporting
Fujiwara, Takahiro
Japanese

Riemon

Supporting
Nishimura, Tomomichi
Japanese

Staff

Maruyama, Masao
Producer
Miya, Shigeyuki
Director, Character Design
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Hata, Masami
Episode Director, Storyboard


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Opening Theme

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"Onihei ~Edo wo Hashiru~" by Kouhei Tanaka
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Ending Theme





Reviews

Oct 23, 2023
A great many anime have sought to synthesize the iconic Samurai with other aesthetics and genres, most notably the Samurai Western, but Onihei is utterly unique in this regard, representing a bold synthesis which I call Samurai Noir. Focused on crime and human drama, with a smooth, stylized aesthetic that compliments the visual landscape of 18th century Japan, this attempt at something really distinct in the medium is a resounding success. Beginning with the story, the viewer is presented with this highly episodic, human-centered tale of the dramatic struggle between the law and morality, thieve's honor and honorable thieves, and the flames of passion which ...
Aug 21, 2023
I watched this during my adolescence, a period in life where you're changing both physically, intellectually, psychologically, and socially, as well as the development of your own moral compass, and man did this Anime leave an impression.

This might sound cheesy but the way Heizou carried himself really inspired me at a time when I needed it the most. And it's not like Heizou is this perfect 2-dimensional character, the show constantly reminds us of what he used to be and it's that character development that leads him from just being a strong student of Kenjutsu to a real master. Despite his ...
Sep 26, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I watched Onihei. Here are my thoughts:

I dropped this halfway through but picked it up again a few months later and managed to complete it. Overall it was pretty mediocre but did have a couple positive qualities. Foremost, this show does a good job of depicting the 18th-century Japan setting, both visually and from a sociological perspective – many social themes that prevailed during that time period are featured in the writing (ex. caste system, prostitution and infidelity, criminality and law enforcement, gambling and drinking). This anime can be interesting from a sociological perspective. That said, I found the constant focus on burglaries became boring ...

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