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Japanese: 書家


Type: TV Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 27, 2010
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Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.941 (scored by 23962,396 users)
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Ranked: #102062
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Popularity: #8217
Members: 5,515
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The story is set during the turbulent years of the shogunate, as dark forces try to undermine the shogun's power in Edo-era Tokyo. Shirou Sumiya is the leader of the "Way of the Paper Drawing" clan which captures the chaos of the struggles with rapid brush strokes. Sumiya is summoned to Edo, and his disciples, who have extraordinary powers in their secret drawing techniques, become part of the ensuring battles with giant drawn creatures.

(Source: ANN)


Kenji Saidou won the Grand Prize in the 7th Animax Awards with the script for Shoka, which resulted in it being animated.

Characters & Voice Actors


Terakawa, Hidekazu
Yamada, Makoto
Director, Storyboard
Koizumi, Kisuke
Sound Director
Imaishi, Hiroyuki
Key Animation


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Apr 26, 2010
Mixed Feelings
Shoka (Calligraphers), is a bit of a strange take on historical fantasy, but then again, I've come to expect a degree of eccentricity, inventiveness and originality from the competition known as Animax Taisho.

Written by Saido Kenji, the screenplay for Shoka won the 7th Animax Taisho back in September 2008. The story is set at a time of unrest in Edo (Tokyo), during the Tokugawa Shogunate, and the Emperor has called on the Art Wielding Clan to counter the increasing appearance of strange monsters within the city. The clan leader, known simply as Publisher (although I suspect his real name is Genryu Jumonji), has ordered Sumiya ...

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