Heike Monogatari

The Heike Story

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 平家物語
English: The Heike Story
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Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 13, 2022 to Mar 24, 2022
Premiered: Winter 2022
Broadcast: Thursdays at 01:05 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Science SARU
Source: Book
Genres: DramaDrama, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, SamuraiSamurai
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.781 (scored by 2613426,134 users)
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Ranked: #10582
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Popularity: #2400
Members: 81,661
Favorites: 696

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The Taira clan, also known as the Heike, holds immense authority over Japan. When a young girl, gifted with an odd eye that allows her to see the future, foolishly disrespects the clan, her father pays the price of her crime with his life. Soon after, as fate would have it, Taira no Shigemori—the eldest son of the clan leader—stumbles upon the same unfortunate girl, who now calls herself "Biwa." Biwa informs him that the downfall of the Heike is imminent. After learning of the great injustice Biwa suffered at the Heike's hands, Shigemori vows to take her in and care for her rather than let her be killed.

In an era of rising military tension, the Heike are in the midst of a cunning struggle for power, and bloodstained war is on the horizon. Shigemori, whose eyes allow him to see spirits of the dead, is both anxious and hopeful to prevent his clan's demise. Biwa, however, is reluctant to reveal the future to him and must adapt to her new life filled with both happiness and sorrow in this pivotal chapter in Japanese history.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Cook, Justin
Choi, Eun-Young
Producer, Production Manager


Opening Theme

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"Hikaru Toki (光るとき)" by Hitsuji Bungaku (羊文学)

Ending Theme

"unified perspective" by agraph feat. ANI (++SCHADARAPARR++ (スチャダラパー))

Episode Videos


Nov 24, 2021
The Heike Story, Heike Monogatari, or more objectively documented in Japanese history books as: The Tale of the Heike. No matter what you call this show, I see it as 3 words: a cult following.

It's so pleasant, fresh and refreshing to watch a historical work like "The Tale of the Heike" which was already very well documented in the history books throughout centuries as an epic account throughout its many translated derivatives, and the well-known 3-person team of director Naoko Yamada, scriptwriter Reiko Yoshida, music composer Kensuke Ushio who were once stationed at KyoAni making "A Silent Voice" and "Liz and the Blue Bird" before ...
Nov 24, 2021
Mixed Feelings
While many people were kindly disheartened by Naoko Yamada’s departure from KyoAni, I see it as a logical step forward in her already auspicious career. Yes, KyoAni is unquestionably an industry leader, pushing the envelope on how visually marvelous anime can be, but at the end of the day, KyoAni still caters to a broad audience—they wouldn’t be as successful as they are if they didn’t. With her latest films being “A Silent Voice” and “Liz to Aoi Tori,” Yamada has been dipping her toes into more experimental media for some time now, and with that requires creative freedom not as easily available at that ...
Nov 24, 2021
I love Yamada Naoko, and the last thing I expected this to be was a disappointment. Think about whether or not you'd be excited to watch a light novel adaptation because its fans swore by it. Now replace “light novel” with "14th century epic chronicle,” and instead of getting an adaptation which enlivens the story, you get the screenwriters reading the SparkNotes summary of the original text out loud while periodically inserting their own headcanon at the most inopportune times and reinterpreting the setting in a similarly jarring fashion. A historical text of this nature had simply too much ground to cover, and an eleven ...

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