Kazemakase Tsukikage Ran

Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran

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Synonyms: Wind-borne Moon-lit Ran, The Samurai Girl
Japanese: 風まかせ月影蘭
English: Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 26, 2000 to Apr 19, 2000
Premiered: Winter 2000
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 19:00 (JST)
Producers: Bandai Visual
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, Martial ArtsMartial Arts, SamuraiSamurai
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.121 (scored by 51325,132 users)
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Ranked: #33802
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Popularity: #4824
Members: 15,407
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In the Edo or Tokugawa period (1600–1868), Ran, a female wandering samurai whose skill with the katana is only matched by her taste for sake (rice wine), is joined by a chinese martial artist who calls herself Lady Meow of the Iron Cat Fist. Tsukikage Ran has individual episodes that are just short stories of their adventures.


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Director, Script, Storyboard, Original Creator
Tanaka, Kazuya
Sound Director
Tamano, Harumi
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Leave it to the Wind" by Akemi Misawa

Ending Theme

"Leave it to the Wind #2" by Reiko Yasuhara

Jun 8, 2009
As years pass, things change. So do anime. Once, most anime series that people watched were lighthearted series that for the most part concentrated on the fun. Now, many series are trying their hardest to be ambitious and be the next big thing. It is no way a bad thing, and from it spawns many wonderful titles, but sometimes one can get tired of it all.

So people look for things that are just plain fun to watch, like those Jackie-Chan movies. Kazemakase Tsukikage Ran delivers just that, in its short glory.

--Grade: 7, + 1 extra point for great characters and enjoyment: 8--

The show greets its ...
Sep 25, 2009
Leaving life to the wind perfectly describes Kazemakase Tsukikage Ran. The series follows the traveling swordswoman, Ran, and her partner Meow (or more likely, Miao) as they move from town to town, stumbling upon troubles and fortunes at the whims of fate and coincidence.

Story & Characters:
There isn't a semblance of a central plot, it's not particularly dramatic and its episodes are a bit formulaic. Perhaps it is this simple, and gentle approach to story telling which forgoes the dramatic and melodramatic that makes this series so easy to enjoy. It's safe; you know what to expect, and no pretentious philosophy lessons or ...
Sep 18, 2014
Perhaps it's because I grew up during a time when the formulaic western was popular, but half hour stand alone episodes of our heroines going into a town and (in most episodes) doing something to put things right, appeal to me.

When so many anime have an opening pop theme this opens with a more traditional sounding enka. It may be the only anime where I never skipped the opening song.

Some of the fight scenes were done quite well, being moderately realistic sword work. (Save for the lack of blood and, as seen in the opening scenes, the ...

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