Guin Saga

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: グイン・サーガ


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2009 to Sep 27, 2009
Premiered: Spring 2009
Broadcast: Sundays at 23:29 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Satelight
Source: Light novel
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.161 (scored by 1544015,440 users)
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Ranked: #34132
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Popularity: #3294
Members: 43,911
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He awakens in the dark forest of a mythical land with some type of leopard mask that he cannot remove. The only thing he remembers is his name—Guin—and that he is a warrior of unimaginable power. And when the two twins of Parros, innocent victims of a civil war arrive, Guin knows what he must do.

But the journey to save the children means much more than just slaughtering a few hundred well-trained Mongoul soldiers. Victory means he must battle magical desert tribes, assemble forces that have fought each other for hundreds of hears, and divine a mysterious plan that he is central to.

Prepare for a sweeping anime epic of mystery and magic! Of violent clashes and dark double-crosses. Ready yourself for the battle with Guin Saga.

(Source: Sentai Filmworks, edited)


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Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Susumu
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Opening Theme

Apple Music
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"Guin no Theme" by Nobuo Uematsu

Ending Theme

"Saga ~ This is my road" by Kanon


Sep 14, 2018
Kentaro Miura’s Berserk blatantly ripped off its story from Guin Saga. I know that Miura cited Guin Saga as an influence, but if Kaoru Kurimoto had never written this epic novel series―Berserk wouldn’t be what we know it as today. Kurimoto’s fantasy tale is very political and yet it focuses heavily on character dynamics; it is exactly the type of formula that I look for in a created-world setting. Many other high-fantasy series that I’ve consumed have only focused on world-building or the just character focus with a lazily written escapist setting, but Guin Saga finds a perfect medium.

• The execution, on the other hand, could ...
Apr 8, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Amazing Story. Amazing Characters. But the voices make me cringe. Don't rewatch it. If you've never watched it, It's worth giving a try. I watched it a while back and I liked it so I decided to rewatch it I started watching the first episode after 5 minutes of the horrible voices I couldn't stand it. If you decide to watch it I suggest watching subbed not dubbed. A problem with the story is that it's mainly violence and boring stuff but there are several episodes that I loved I don't want to get into details or I'll spoil it for you. The show is ...
Feb 8, 2014
Reasons this show rates so high on mal: people who haven't finished it (It has no freaking ending), people who enjoy the books.

That's my reasoning for how this trainwreck got such a high score. The anime starts off promising, a badass mysterious leopard-headed warrior kicks some ass defending two royal kids. Did you like that? Good, cause it's all downhill from here.

From the few sword fight scenes that feature no blood whatsoever. To the awkward dialogues with characters standing still staring blankly in front of them. To the adult warrior hitting on the pre-teen princess, scoring, and then deciding "hey! I'm leaving now!". To the ...

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Guin Saga Novel Wins the 30th Japan Sci-fi Taisho Special Award

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Guin Saga Novel Author Kurimoto Kaoru Passes Away [Updated]

Imaoka Kiyoshi announced in his blog that his wife Kurimoto Kaoru passed away on May 26th. She was 56 years old and had been suffering from pancreatic cancer. more

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