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Kazemakase Tsukikage Ran


Alternative Titles

English: Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran
Synonyms: Wind-borne Moon-lit Ran, The Samurai Girl
Japanese: 風まかせ月影蘭

Information

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
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.181 (scored by 3,109 users)
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Ranked: #27092
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Popularity: #3304
Members: 7,880
Favorites: 37
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Synopsis

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

Tsukikage, Ran
Tsukikage, Ran
Main
Yasuhara, Reiko
Japanese
Yasuhara, Reiko
Myao
Myao
Main
Okamura, Akemi
Japanese
Okamura, Akemi
Kidoya Ramen Owner
Kidoya Ramen Owner
Supporting
Ean
Ean
Supporting
 

Staff

Maseba, Yutaka
Maseba, Yutaka
Producer
Daichi, Akitarou
Daichi, Akitarou
Director, Script, Storyboard, Original Creator
Tanaka, Kazuya
Tanaka, Kazuya
Sound Director
Takahashi, Ryosuke
Takahashi, Ryosuke
Script


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"Leave it to the Wind" by Akemi Misawa

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




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CookieBun
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 read more
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ace52387
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 read more
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scottro11
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 read more
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5camp
Jun 18, 2012
Tsukikage Ran is about a female samurai and her fellow female martial artist travelling companion in pre-industrial era Japan (Edo period? I'm terrible with the exact dates of these period pieces). It's a very goofy take on the genre, with everyone acting all cartoony and pulling exaggerated facial expressions and cartoon dust clouds, and the animation plays it suitably free and loose during those areas. However when a fight is going down, suddenly the animation takes this huge jump in quality and every punch and jump and sword swing is meticulously detailed, which makes these scenes far more exhilarating and exciting than the goofy set read more
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