Jouran: The Princess of Snow and Blood

Joran The Princess of Snow and Blood

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English: Joran The Princess of Snow and Blood
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2021 to Jun 23, 2021
Premiered: Spring 2021
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 01:29 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Bakken Record
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.121 (scored by 2972029,720 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #94652
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Popularity: #2143
Members: 95,728
Favorites: 381

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In 1931, the Tokugawa Shogunate remains in power, marking the 64th year of the Meiji era. Holding a monopoly over the newly discovered "Dragon Vein," the government is leading Japan toward an advanced Edo period. During this time, an elite force of executioners called "Nue" is tasked with defending the Shogunate from a rebel institution known as the "Kuchinawa."

As the owner of the Tsuyukasa Bookshop, Sawa Yukimura runs the store's day-to-day business inconspicuously. But behind the scenes, she seeks vengeance against the man who slaughtered her tribe and family. With a special ability to transform granted by her blue blood, Sawa joins Nue after being promised information regarding the target of her revenge: Janome, the leader of the Kuchinawa.

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Opening Theme

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"Exist" by RAISE A SUILEN (eps 2-11)

Ending Theme

1: "Exist" by RAISE A SUILEN (eps 1)
2: "Embrace of light" by RAISE A SUILEN (eps 2-12)


Jun 9, 2022
Jouran was a great watch, but I feel it had some short comings. It's story varied from episode to episode, with some being phenomenal, and others feeling very diluted and almost cheap compared to the overall story at work.

The art for this show, the acting, the score, are all absolute pieces of art. I don't think they could've made them better if they tried. The story however, was above average in an overall sense, feeling interesting and unique, but moment to moment felt weak. at times it felt like the driving force was something akin to stereotype shonen 'The Power Of Friendship: TM' ...
Oct 30, 2021
Mixed Feelings
The anime was meh story is not much, just your average stuff. I did not feel like there was a main villain in the whole anime that caught my attention and even there are some characters that stood out but just not enough.

Action wise and animation its not the best but decent enough. Art style is very nice to look at and take in the scenery at some points but i find that there are alot of cuts in the anime and transitions between clips didn't feel smooth it felt like my editing lol.
also there is the soundtracks which are fitting for the era ...
May 3, 2022
It took me far longer to finish this anime than I had intended so I'm not entirely in the mood to write a lengthy review on it. I will however give a few reasons why I believe it is mediocre at best and downright awful at worst.


1. Characters are not great. Besides Elena I found most characters boring or annoying. Sawa was generally okay but she was no where near good enough to carry this anime.

2. SO MANY FAKE OUT DEATHS. Holy shit. Fool me once, shame on me, fool me 5 times shame on you. Like wtf. Asahi alone had 2 fake out deaths, ...

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