Mugen no Juunin

Blade of the Immortal

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Japanese: 無限の住人
English: Blade of the Immortal
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 14, 2008 to Dec 29, 2008
Premiered: Summer 2008
Broadcast: Mondays at 00:00 (JST)
Producers: Production I.G, Kodansha
Licensors: Media Blasters
Studios: Bee Train
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: GoreGore, HistoricalHistorical, Martial ArtsMartial Arts, SamuraiSamurai
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.821 (scored by 2589425,894 users)
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Ranked: #49182
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Popularity: #2521
Members: 67,853
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Manji is an infamous swordsman in feudal Japan who is known as the "Hundred Man Killer," as he has killed one hundred innocent men. However, there is something far more frightening than his ominous reputation: the fact that he is immortal. This is the handiwork of eight-hundred-year-old nun Yaobikuni, who placed bloodworms capable of healing almost any wound in Manji's body.

To atone for his crimes, Manji resolves to kill one thousand evil men. Yaobikuni agrees to this proposal, saying that if he succeeds, she will undo his curse of immortality. Soon after this promise, Manji meets Rin Asano, a 16-year-old girl who requests Manji's assistance in killing those who slaughtered her parents.

Initially reluctant, Manji refuses Rin's desperate plea. However, owing to her evident lack of strength, Manji changes his mind and agrees to protect Rin for four years. With this partnership set in stone, the two embark on a perilous journey of bloodshed, vengeance, and redemption, each to fulfill their own life's cause.

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Yamada, Noboru
Mashimo, Kouichi
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"Akai Usagi" by Makura no Soushi

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"Wants" by GRAPEVINE


Aug 23, 2009

About anime:

Violent is not definite for the kids, but for an older audience.
Nicely developed historical drama, but the theme unfortunately I have to say that I saw in anime called Samurai Champloo. This anime is quite cold, and similarities with the Samurai Champloo (revenge) again has no similarity in the drawing, the main characters and the coarse of this anime.

The main character is a serious violator who is not good, even do some people may call it good because helped one girl and she seeks revenge.
For this young girl, he shows little of its goodness that is left in him.
But what is ...
Apr 14, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Focusing on Manji and Rin's quest to slay members of a group of master swordsmen called the Itto-ryu out of atonement and revenge respectively, Blade of the Immortal attempts to explore the moral ramifications faced with killing and the ramifications of not being able to die, the latter being the case for Manji as his body is infested with a plague of bloodworms that grant him immortality. However for 13 episodes, the scope of this title's story is a bit too grand for only 13 episodes.

To make things short and sweet, Blade of the Immortal's manga source material offers up a good deal of fleshing ...
Mar 31, 2009
I will start by saying that, having read the manga, I was very excited when I heard that there was going to be an anime adaptation, and I had high hopes/expectations for it. It is possible that my review will be biased in that regard. That being said, I'll begin my review.

Art: The art was, in my opinion, not bad. The character designs were true to the manga, I didn't notice any particularly huge problems with inappropriate scenery or just general sloppiness. However, this anime was based on a very violent, sword-fight laden manga, but there were few fights scenes ...

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