Ogre Slayer

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 鬼切丸
English: Ogre Slayer
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 9, 1994 to Jul 21, 1995
Producers: KSS, OB Planning, TBS, Shogakukan
Licensors: VIZ Media
Studios: Pastel
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, HorrorHorror, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: GoreGore, Martial ArtsMartial Arts, MythologyMythology
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 29 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.191 (scored by 971971 users)
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Ranked: #83402
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Popularity: #9525
Members: 3,208
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There was once an ogre (oni) mother who gave birth to a human looking child. Instead of an ogre's horn, this child was born with a sword in hand called the "Onikirimaru" or Ogre Slayer. He has no name and is only referred to by the name of his sword. Though he appears human, he is pure ogre. Believing that he will become human once all of his kind have vanished from the world of humans, he sets out on his destiny to slay all of his kind. Even now, in the mother world of Japan, he is still out there slaying ogres.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Hisakawa, Aya


Kato, Takao
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Terada, Kenji
Kusao, Takeshi
Theme Song Performance
Kusunoki, Kei
Original Creator


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Ending Theme

"Owari no Nai Houkou (終わりのない彷徨)" by Takeshi Kusao


Aug 18, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Sorry this is my first review, and I am glad that this might be the first review for this series on MAL. Sorry for the spoilers.

Onikirimaru is about an "ogre" who looks exactly like a human. His duty on Earth is to slay all of his "ogre" brethren so that one day he may become a real human boy. This is the story of the JAPANESE PINOCCHIO except his nose doesn't grow longer when he lies, and he also carries a sword... Whatever let us continue with the review.

My experience with this OVA is pretty poor. Due to the fact that I do not ...
Jan 23, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Note: the following comes from a video review, links on my profile page.

Onikirimaru creates a world where the personal of what is (likely) to be humans watching is contrasted by that which, externally at least, is perceived to be not human, except if only actions are considered both the familiar and ogres run parallel.

A Shinto kind of aura pervades the anime, where a spiritual type of barrier is able to prevent the 'hideous' sort of nature that ogres emanate, shields that only function on such creatures... but what if reality isn't as binary?

These oni tempt humans to a point where their desires and even will ...

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