Cestvs: The Roman Fighter

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kentou Ankokuden Cestv, Cestus: The Legend of Boxing in the Dark Ages
Japanese: セスタス-The Roman Fighter-


Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 15, 2021 to Jun 24, 2021
Premiered: Spring 2021
Broadcast: Thursdays at 00:55 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 5.991 (scored by 48564,856 users)
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Ranked: #86782
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4323
Members: 17,053
Favorites: 80

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Synopsis

In the year 54 AD, 15-year-old slave fighter Cestvs desires one thing—an escape from his violent life. It is the wish Cestvs' owner has promised to grant him, but only after he wins 100 battles. However, Cestvs quickly comes to terms with the fact that, as a slave, his life is expendable. After the death of his friend, the possibility of freedom is the only thing keeping him going. With a burning ambition to attain it, Cestvs embarks on a journey to earn himself back, even if it means fighting other slaves for the entertainment of the public.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Cestvs

Main
Mineta, Hiromu
Japanese

Zafar

Supporting
Koyama, Rikiya
Japanese

Roxane

Supporting
Kobayashi, Sanae
Japanese

Nero

Supporting
Uemura, Yuuto
Japanese

Demitorius

Supporting
Touchi, Hiroki
Japanese

Narrator

Supporting
Ootsuka, Akio
Japanese

Sabina

Supporting
Endou, Aya
Japanese

Demitorius, Ruska Atticus

Supporting
Ono, Kensho
Japanese

Agrippina

Supporting
Inoue, Kikuko
Japanese

Emden

Supporting
Takeuchi, Ryouta
Japanese

Staff

Kawase, Toshifumi
Director, Script, Series Composition
Monma, Kazuya
Director
Nakano, Tooru
Sound Director
Tokuda, Masahiro
Music


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Opening Theme

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"Endeavor (エンデヴァー)" by Dragon Ash
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Ending Theme

"Kirei da (きれいだ)" by Sarasa Kadowaki (門脇更紗)



Jun 23, 2021
KANLen09 (All reviews)
Well, well, well. What to think of this one. It seems that the production staff team of this show didn't get the note that the main character doesn't even show up for like 90% of its adaptation, which is actually meant to flesh out the worldbuilding of this show even more. Instead, the person to blame: Toshifumi Kawase, the 3-in-1 director, script and series composer of this show, decides to do a Higurashi and lay barren the 90% of the adaptation of mangaka Shizuya Wazarai's immaculate work that is akin to the late Kentarou Miura's Berserk in full late-90s style artwork and story, all in read more
Jun 23, 2021
theGodde (All reviews)
Cestvs has been an interesting experience for me. I never read the manga and went into this with absolutely no expectations whatsoever. Perhaps it was because of my low expectations, but I actually quite enjoyed this show.

The story is pretty average. The world building is minimal and the story often jumps around the place. As an example, the first scene of the anime only shows up again at the end of the 4th episode. This was supposed to be a smart hook then a slow build up to an interesting reveal. However those of us who were watching this as it came out had read more
Jun 23, 2021
GotS (All reviews)
Hey everyone! And welcome to “Garbage of the Season [2]!” The series where I discuss the current season's trashy pile of unwatchable monstrosities so that mom can’t say I’m doing nothing with my life. But before I start, I’d suggest you smash that helpful button and click on notifications so that you won’t miss out on any of my upcoming reviews. So without further ado, roll the intro…

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Today’s garbage is the ever popular Cestvs: The Roman Fighter or as I like to call it, a tragic misfortune. For the premise wasn’t actual dogshit, there was a read more
Jun 23, 2021
CataOrShane (All reviews)
I decided to watch this anime because I'm a sucker for history and I'm a huge Hajime no Ippo fan, which is an anime about boxing. This sounds like the perfect anime for someone like me, right? Let's start off with the visuals.

Animation:
1) CGI usage most of the time. Character movement seems incredibly slow, clunky and worst of all, it breaks immersion;
2) Not a fan at all of the character design


Sound:
1) the soundtrack is okay
2) Most of the voice actors hired are incredibly experienced and famous. However, the seiyuu chosen for Cestvs is a rookie and I find that interesting. read more

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