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 2596325,963 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #49532
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2548
Members: 68,206
Favorites: 154

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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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"Akai Usagi" by Makura no Soushi

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"Wants" by GRAPEVINE


Jun 14, 2020
Blade Of The Immortal, this anime althought short is interesting, gory, action packed, but sad in a way, as a samuarai has had to live for such a long time as he was cursed with immportality. But, eventually he finds a glimmer of hope in a young girl, determined to help her with her revenge, in turn making his own wish come true that he truly desires, in which he would be free of his this torturous fate he suffers from, that is "endless time". This man bares deep scars that won't heal, as a reminder of endless battles from his past and in his ...
Jul 24, 2019
Mixed Feelings
I'll start this by saying: I have not read the manga for this series. I'm sure that's fleshed out more than this show but going off the show itself? I don't think it's for me.

The art was fine for the most part, good animation with most of the fights, decent dub, but the fact the show ends before the story is completed really kinda made me throw up my hands. The pacing felt really slow at times and with the lack of a real conclusion, I'm left thinking I wasted what time I sunk into the show (while also grateful it wasn't longer).

Even after ...
Sep 3, 2023
Here’s another adaptation that missed the mark. Animation and sound are pretty standard with nothing particularly interesting to remember them for. This kills everything the manga was going for, meaning the rough pen artwork is gone and so is most of the gore. Turning that to a typical anime artstyle just kills the artistry. It’s like taking the Watchmen and changing them into Super Friends.

Beyond that, this series is not even good as a standard action series. The main character is immortal and can never die no matter how many times he gets stabbed, clubbed or thrown into a huge blender. It doesn’t really matter ...

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'Mugen no Juunin' Manga Gets New Anime Adaptation

'Mugen no Juunin' Manga Gets New Anime Adaptation

Publishing company Kodansha opened an official website for a new anime adaptation of Hiroaki Samura's adventure samurai manga Mugen no Juunin (Blade of the more

Manga 'Blade of the Immortal' To End in December

According to Mainichi, manga Blade of the Immortal was announced to end in the Afternoon magazine February 2013 issue to be released on December 25th. 19 years of more

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