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: 7.221 (scored by 56355,635 users)
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Ranked: #30292
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Popularity: #5046
Members: 16,970
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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Nazuka, Kaori


Takahashi, Hiroki


Imai, Yuka


Matsuyama, Takashi


Nakao, Azusa


Maseba, Yutaka
Daichi, Akitarou
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


Aug 10, 2021
It was a good show more or less, but it had so much more potential that wasn't realized. No backstory on where Ran came from, no real underlying message or conflict either. It's like an unfinished version of Samurai Champloo when it comes to wandering, penniless ronin and chance encounters while walking across the countryside.

Then again, the lack of blood and more adult themes in this show probably indicates it wasn't meant for a mature audience and so the sophistication of the plot likely wasn't a priority.

The art, sound, and character development all felt like it came straight of Rurouni Kenshin given the time ...
May 30, 2019
風まかせ月影蘭 - Kazemakase Tsukikage Ran is a light-hearted samurai series in the style of a Jidai-geki, whose main objective, besides the depiction of a beautiful historical setting, is entertainment. The comedy is refreshingly simple or better, not exaggerated and therefore convincing. A series that, despite its low popularity, is worth a sneak peek.

Story: simple, but on the other hand it doesn't try to be more than it actually is (7/10)
The simple main story revolves around the two main characters Ran and Meow, their random encounter and how a really good friendship develops through the shared adventures. One could argue that a day by day slice ...
Jan 16, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Recommendation: A samurai adventure slice of life series. Enjoyable if you like period pieces set in feudal Japan, but otherwise skippable.


+ The wandering samurai structure lends itself well to the episodic format. There is no overarching story, and each episode is self contained, so it can even be watched out of order after episode 1 with no loss of comprehension.

+ Grounded in a way that anime usually isn't. There are no pink haired lolis with magical swords or anything of the sort here, it's relatively realistic and restrained.

+ Artwork, music, costuming and character design are all very evocative of the setting and time period. It ...

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