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Kasei Yakyoku

Alternative Titles

English: Nightsong of Splendor
Synonyms: Night Song of Splendor, Starlight Nocturne, Gasei Yakyoku
Japanese: 華星夜曲


Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 25, 1989 to Sep 25, 1989
Producers: Tokuma Japan
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Magic Bus
Source: Original
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.781 (scored by 187 users)
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Ranked: #44772
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Popularity: #8598
Members: 996
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The story takes place in old Tokyo, the Tokyo of August-September 1923 (Showa 12). At this moment in time, the city is a mixture of extremes... past and present, rich and poor, good and bad. This is a city where we see both horsecarts and motorcars, swords and pistols, lords and businessmen.

A wealthy woman from an upper-class family finds herself attracted to a handsome young man, Taka. He and his younger brother seem to be allied, perhaps not entirely willingly, with some of the city's criminal underground (Yakuza). The lady's lovely young maidservant, Sara, meets him too, and a conflict ensues which can only lead to tragedy, passion, and dishonor. But, as events move on, and the days pass, the viewer sees a terrible date coming closer... that unforgettable day of September 1, 1923, at 11:58, when the Great Kanto Earthquake and tidal wave struck Tokyo, causing the death of almost 100,000 people, one of the greatest disasters in human history.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Nozawa, Nachi


Dezaki, Satoshi
Dezaki, Osamu
Director, Storyboard
Yamada, Etsuji
Sound Director
Shinohara, Toshiya
Episode Director

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Feb 19, 2016
ines1993 (All reviews)
It's a beautiful love story, although it's a bit short and has an open end.
It shows faithfullness and pure love despite hard circumstances and poverty , and that love can't be bought or forced ...

It also shows the sadness of both poor and reach people (how poor people have to work hard to live and not choose the easy way to earn money by throwing away their dignity and selling their bodies, and how rich people have difficulties to live free of the family obligations and formalities and to trust people...)

The end was clever, it wanted to show that people can begin from zero and read more


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