Mutsu Enmei Ryuu Gaiden: Shura no Toki

Time of Shura

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Alternative Titles

English: Time of Shura
Synonyms: Shura no Toki - Age of Chaos, Shura no Toki
Japanese: 陸奥圓明流外伝 修羅の刻


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2004 to Sep 28, 2004
Premiered: Spring 2004
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 18:00 (JST)
Licensors: Media Blasters
Studios: Studio Comet
Source: Manga
Genre: ActionAction
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, Martial ArtsMartial Arts, SamuraiSamurai
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.571 (scored by 88928,892 users)
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Ranked: #13772
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Popularity: #3786
Members: 22,021
Favorites: 120

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Legends tell of an invincible martial art known as Mutsu Enmei-Ryu, an unarmed style that allows the user to defeat any number of armed opponents using incredible speed and strength. This is the story of three generations of those who bear the name Mutsu, and their encounters and battles with the strongest fighters of their era.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Misawa, Shin
Matsuoka, Hiroki
Sound Director
Hashimoto, Masakazu
Episode Director, Storyboard
Minami, Yasuhiro
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

"Identity" by sacra

Ending Theme

"Natsuhiboshi" by Akane Osawa

May 17, 2007
Stormy_77 (All reviews)
In a battle between an armed opponent and an unarmed one, does the armed opponent have an advantage? Not if the unarmed person practices Mutsu Enmei-Ryu.

Shura No Toki (Age of Chaos) follows 3 generations of practitioners of the Mutsu Enmei-Ryu UNARMED fighting style. The animation is probably the weakest part of this series but the fighting more than makes up for it, this is the most "technical" martial arts I've seen in an anime, without any of the "style", "blood" and "special powers" elements interfering with the purity of the art. This alone elevates this series above any other martial arts type anime offerings.

The first read more
Aug 15, 2008
Gobind (All reviews)
Story: I think the story is great because how it flows really. In this series they manage to pack so much into each episode without it feeling rushed at all. I really think they did well here because even though each episode was around 20mins it felt just right. The story was pretty good fitting these characters into history which I thought was really good the thing that got me was the 3 different generations, which I thought was awesome. Overall the story is really enjoyable but the last generation is the best. It kept me hooked.

Art: Ok, first let me point out that this read more
Jun 19, 2015
scottro11 (All reviews)
As someone who did karate and some other martial arts (albeit
unskillfully), for many years, I loved this show.

This series was a prequel to a manga about a modern day karateka (Karatepractitioner.) It has 3 distinct arcs, one around the beginning of the
Tokugawa reign, where the hero meets Musashi, one in the time of Iemitsu,
the third Tokugawa shougun, and one around the time of the Meiji rebellion.

Historically, there probably wasn't a roundhouse using martial art in Japan
till the 20th century, but if one suspends a bit of historical knowledge,
the martial artist and history buff can both enjoy the series. It's far
more respectful of read more
Aug 2, 2011
chu-san (All reviews)
This, in my opinion is one of the most not known, yet the best anime that I've ever watched. I've started with Shura no Mon, and then towards Shura no Toki (in Manga). Soon after, I found out that there was an anime of it, and quickly rushed to my computer to watch it.

This anime is quite unlike most of the martial arts animes, since this is pure fighting. No magic, no energy thingys, etc.
This is one of the many factors that makes this anime one of my favorites.

The story has 3 arcs, all involving one of the most famous Japanese Samurais.

The first one read more

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