Oi! Ryouma

Rainbow Samurai

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Synonyms: Oi! Ryoma, Oi, Ryuoma, Oi, Ryoma, Hey! Ryoma, O~i! Ryouma, O~i! Ryoma
Japanese: お〜い!竜馬
English: Rainbow Samurai
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Type: TV
Episodes: 39
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 1992 to Mar 30, 1993
Premiered: Spring 1992
Broadcast: Saturdays at 17:30 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Animation 21
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: None


Score: 7.061 (scored by 187187 users)
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Ranked: #37032
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Popularity: #13477
Members: 774
Favorites: 1


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In the middle of the 19th century, Japan was still closed off from the outside world. There were just the beginning signs of reformation in the long regime of Shogun Tokugawa.

In the remote countryside, on the island of Shikoko, a young boy named Ryoma is growing up in a lower-class Samurai family. A decade later, he is to become on of the leading figures to topple the Shogun's reign and open Japan to the western world.

Our story begins with Ryoma, a dreaming kid of seven years. Ryoma is an honest and tenderd-hearted boy who hates any sort of violence and brutality. He is so sensitive, and a bit naive, that he often cries from pity when he sees even the simples act of violence such as another kid trampling a tiny insect. The kids and even his family call him a "cry baby". However, he is not a coward -- not a "chicken" at all. His distress comes from a desire to prevent unreasonable acts and the wrong doings in life.

His older sister is the only person who understands his depth. She recognizes that her brother is gifted with a special talent and she does her best to protect him and cheer him up.

(Source: Enoki Films USA)


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Kagawa, Yutaka
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Fujiyama, Fusanobu
Sound Director
Daichi, Akitarou
Episode Director, Storyboard
Iwasaki, Yoshiaki
Episode Director


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"Kusottare no Namida (くそったれの涙)" by Tetsuya Takeda

Ending Theme

"Kaze no Ippo (風の一歩)" by Tetsuya Takeda

May 25, 2021
My wife, who is Japanese, recommended we watch this anime together as she had fond memories of watching it as a child. I'm not one to write reviews, but as nobody else has I felt it was my duty to do so - and hope it will be to the benefit of others who stumble across this hidden little gem.

The anime covers the Japanese revolution, also referred to as Bakumatsu Period, which translates to "end of the Shogunate" - anyone with an interest in Japan will surely want to study that period of time from the history books - but rather than that I would ...

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