Mutsu Enmei Ryuu Gaiden: Shura no Toki

Time of Shura

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Synonyms: Shura no Toki - Age of Chaos, Shura no Toki
Japanese: 陸奥圓明流外伝 修羅の刻
English: Time of Shura
French: L'Ère des Shura
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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: 7.591 (scored by 1018310,183 users)
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Ranked: #16592
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Popularity: #4448
Members: 24,934
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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
Yoshikawa, Kouji
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Identity" by sacra

Ending Theme

"Natsuhiboshi" by Akane Osawa


May 17, 2007
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 ...
Jul 16, 2012
Mixed Feelings
The Good:
A story that very much reminded me of Ruroni Kenshin except the main character does not have any qualms with killing a guy. Set in Japan before it opened its ports in the 1800s so having taken several Japanese history classes it was nice to know a little of what was going on especially in the last arc with the Shinsengumi. It spans the story over several generations of the main character's family, too bad it never focuses on anything but the current generation and does not show anything of what is happening with the older. The female leads have unique ...
Nov 10, 2013
This anime is fucking shit.

Musashi challenges an unarmed guy to duel and then gets beaten? When did this happen? Since when did Musashi become an idiot? He never challenged someone to fight unless he was certain he was going to win. And Musashi almost NEVER fought fairly. He always used some kind of underhanded trick to ensure that he would win. Anyone who read his book would know that he had no patience for honor or fairness in combat. Also, losing to an unarmed guy? Top lels. The whole point of Musashi being in the anime is to show that the MC is stronger ...

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