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
Genre: DramaDrama
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, SamuraiSamurai
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.781 (scored by 2503125,031 users)
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Ranked: #10092
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Popularity: #2377
Members: 78,834
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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
Nakamura, Shinichi
Nakazato, Hiroaki
Assistant Producer


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))


Jan 8, 2024
Comentários desorganizados pra fromar uma review apropriada posteriormente já que vou precisar reassistir com muito mais calma pra finalmente poder botar tds meus pensamentos em ordem e formular algo que seja digno de todas as ideias apresentadas aqui

The art is impressive in all its aspects
General songs are wonderful, especially the Ending, but the Opening isn't far behind (even if the styles are quite different)
I can't enjoy Biwa's traditional songs, but the artistry is appreciated
You might get a little lost
Very good character work and the portrayal of the supernatural powers some have
VISUAL: 7,85
º animation 8
º character design 8
Jan 4, 2024
Mixed Feelings
This is an adaption of an ancient Japanese tale about a war between two great clans that ruled the country during the 12th century. The plot mainly entails the different battles that took place and the gradual downfall of one of the clans, with an anime original protagonist and supernatural aspects that didn’t add much to the story; her and another character inherit abilities to see into the future and see souls of the dead respectively.

After tragically parting with her biological father, Biwa, our protagonist (apparently) meets the compassionate leader of the Hieke (Taira) clan, Shigemori. He decides to take her in as he ...
Dec 5, 2021
A beautiful anime, wasted on a crap story. And no, I don't care for the excuse that it's a "documentary" for actual history or whatever. Keep it in the history textbooks instead of putting it on my screen if you don't want me to be critical of it. It simply does not work as an anime, or any form of entertainment for that matter. It is full of stupid people following stupid leaders and doing stupid and illogical things. For a while I thought it was a bearable amount of stupid, but the last episode pushed the limits beyond the acceptable.

There is no character whom ...

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