Blade of the Immortal

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Alternative Titles

English: Blade of the Immortal
Synonyms: Mugen no Juunin
Japanese: 無限の住人

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 14, 2008 to Dec 29, 2008
Premiered: Summer 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Production I.G, Kodansha
Licensors: Media Blasters
Studios: Bee Train
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, HistoricalHistorical, SupernaturalSupernatural, SamuraiSamurai
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 6.821 (scored by 2191821,918 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #44512
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Popularity: #2193
Members: 59,869
Favorites: 126

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Synopsis

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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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Morishita, Katsuji
Producer
Mashimo, Kouichi
Director, Storyboard
Kurokawa, Tomoyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Sawai, Kouji
Episode Director, Storyboard


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Opening Theme

"Akai Usagi" by Makura no Soushi
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Ending Theme

"Wants" by GRAPEVINE



Mar 31, 2009
Ravenroth (All reviews)
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 read more
Aug 23, 2009
mokunica22 (All reviews)
Stroy:

About anime:

Violence!
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 read more
May 3, 2013
khunter (All reviews)
Blade of the immortal is a short 13 episode anime about an immortal samurai who because of past evil deeds must kill 100 evil men to free himself of this curse. So he meets this girl, and the two form a sort of friendship/partnership as he helps kill these evil men for her. The art is pretty decent though it feels right for the anime. You get a whole kind of classic feel from it. It takes place during samurai times japan so i suppose anywhere before 1868. The story really is simple, but it has elements of good and evil and a story that read more
Oct 31, 2015
MonroeAnime (All reviews)
Story, 3/10: The story suffers from poor pacing, there are times when the show will cut to a random event or random people and never explain what's going on.
on top of that the story takes a long time in the beginning to get moving, only to rush to a disappointing end. A character out for revenge joins with another that's immortal because of a curse/spell, nothing new there.

Art, 5/10: The art, for me at least, was average. The main characters and villains were the most notable nothing else really caught my eye, my biggest gripe would be battle scenes....apparently they've decided to not read more

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Manga 'Blade of the Immortal' To End in December

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